Damen vessels on display at Seawork International 2017
Damen Shipyards Group will be attending the Seawork Commercial Marine & Workboat Exhibition & Conference in Southampton, UK, on 13-15 June 2017. Visitors will be able to meet company representatives at the quayside stand Q9. Two of Damen’s newest vessels – a Renewables Service Vessel 3315 and a Composite Stan Pilot 1505 – will also be on display, moored adjacent to the stand.
Contrary to previous editions of Seawork, Damen will be outdoors at stand number Q9. “We decided to move out of the exhibition halls this year. This way, we’ll be able to show visitors around the two Damen vessels that will be present,” says Damen Sales Manager UK Casper Vermeulen. “And to enjoy the famous British weather, of course.”
The two Damen vessels that will be attending Seawork show the potential of Damen’s designs in the maritime workboat market. The Composite Stan Pilot 1505 is constructed from composite materials, which combine lightweight properties with strength and stability. This leads to numerous benefits such as reduced operating costs (fuel and maintenance) and greater speed.
The second vessel is the Voe Vanguard, the Renewables Service Vessel (RSV) 3315 that was recently delivered to Scottish company Delta Marine. Designed specifically for offshore wind support duties, the RSV will also be able to take on tidal power support contracts too. The Voe Vanguard will be coming to Seawork after completing her first contract on the Walney Extension wind farm.
The 2017 edition of Seawork marks Casper’s last trade show before his retirement. “It’s always been a pleasure to come to Seawork”, he says. “I think this year’s event will be a fitting opportunity to say goodbye to many of people I have enjoyed meeting and working with over the years.” Mr Vermeulen will be accompanied at the stand by his colleagues, UK Sales Managers Arjen van Elk and Frederik van der Linde. Damen Shipyards Group operates 33 shipbuilding and repair yards, employing 9,000 people worldwide.
Damen has delivered more than 6,000 vessels in more than 100 countries and delivers some 180 vessels annually to customers worldwide. Based on its unique, standardised ship-design concept Damen is able to guarantee consistent quality.
Damen’s focus on standardisation, modular construction and keeping vessels in stock leads to short delivery times, low ‘total cost of ownership’, high resale values and reliable performance. Furthermore, Damen vessels are based on thorough R&D and proven technology. Damen offers a wide range of products, including tugs, workboats, naval and patrol vessels, high speed craft, cargo vessels, dredgers, vessels for the offshore industry, ferries, pontoons and superyachts.
For nearly all vessel types Damen offers a broad range of services, including maintenance, spare parts delivery, training and the transfer of (shipbuilding) know-how. Damen also offers a variety of marine components, such as nozzles, rudders, anchors, anchor chains and steel works. In addition to ship design and shipbuilding, Damen Shiprepair & Conversion has a worldwide network of 17 repair and conversion yards with dry docks ranging up to 420 x 80 metres.
Conversion projects range from adapting vessels to today’s requirements and regulations to the complete conversion of large offshore structures.
DSC completes around 1,350 repair and maintenance jobs annually.
Source: Damen Shipyards Group