JULY 28, 2015 — Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam, The Netherlands, recently handed over a Twin Axe Fast Crew Supplier 2610 to a long time customer, family-run Groen Offshore, Guard & Support.
Named after the 10-year old granddaughter of Groen’s Managing Director, the 25.75 m Merel G is first Twin Axe FCS that will work in the oil and gas industry rather than offshore wind. She has been customized with offshore oil and gas standby capabilities and will be deployed on long-term charter for a major E&P operator in the Danish part of the North Sea.
The combination of superior seakeeping and the position of the wheelhouse result in the highest possible level of operability.
Groen Offshore, Guard & Support has over 40 years of experience in the offshore industry. Founded in 1973, with three vessels for the sport fishing and recreation business in the North Sea, Groen transitioned to the offshore industry in 1980 andnow specializes in guard and seismic support vessels – five of which were built at Maaskant. Operations were initially exclusive to the North Sea but have now expanded worldwide with a modern fleet of 27 vessels and 37-chartered vessels.