AUSTRALIA-based propeller, fin system and gyrostabiliser manufacturer VEEM Ltd reports that leading international ship builder Damen Shipyards Group has successfully undertaken sea trails utilising VEEM Gyrostabilizers on board a Damen Fast Crew Supplier vessel.

Over two days in June, Damen hosted international delegates from the offshore renewable and non-renewable industries on board a Damen Fast Crew Supplier 5009 fitted with two VEEM VG260SD Gyrostabilizers and equipped with an Ampelmann L-type crew transfer gangway.

VEEM chairman Brad Miocevich, who attended the trials off IJmuiden Port in the Netherlands, said the performance of the VG 260SDs exceeded Damen’s expectations.

“It was impressive to see the new Damen, Ampelmann, VEEM combination working so seamlessly,” Mr Miocevich said.

“We are very excited to receive Damen’s confirmation that they would now like to proceed to the purchase phase and confirm commercial requirements and delivery dates for us to supply VEEM’s largest gyrostabilizer, the VG1000SD, for the new Damen FCS 7011.”

Damen Business Development manager David Stibbe said the company’s new 70-metre FCS 7011 fitted with the VEEM VG1000SD Gyrostabilizer would achieve roll reduction of up to 75% in 2.5m waves.

One of the advantages of VEEM gyrostabilizers, is that the amount of roll reduction can be specified for each individual application. Testing of the VEEM VG260SD Gyrostabilizers on the FCS5009 proved to be a great success with a roll reduction of 35-40%, which had been specified.

“One of the many interesting features of the sea trials was demonstrating the gyrostabilizers being switched on and off at the push of a button. This enabled those witnessing the sea trial to appreciate the immediate positive effect VEEM Gyrostabilizers have on the vessel’s roll motion,” Mr Stibbe said.