World Wide Supply orders four Platform Supply Vessels of Damen Shipyards’ new PSV 3300 series
Newly founded offshore support company World Wide Supply (WWS) has ordered four PSV 3300 CD's with Damen Shipyards. The PSV 3300 CD, built according to Damen's E3 principles, is a newly designed platform supply vessel for servicing oil and gas rigs worldwide and is specifically designed to perform safely and economically in adverse weather conditions. All four vessels will be built at Damen Shipyards Galati, Romania. First delivery scheduled for early 2013, last delivery end of 2013.
Contract signing photo: (Top left to right) Frank de Lange, Area Director North West Europe DSG / Eldar Eilertsen, WWS / Steinar Kulen, WWS / Bernard Tijs, CFO DSG Bottom; (left to right) Jostein Sætrenes, CEO WWS / Martijn Smit, Sales Manager Norway DSG / Knut Herman Gjøvaag, Chairman of the Board WWS
The PSV 3300 CD was launched at Europort last November and is the result of a dedicated design and research process for a new type of offshore supplier: a real workhorse with good seakeeping qualities, less need for maintenance and reduced emission levels. The vessels are built according to the highest environmental and safety standards and with an eye for crew comfort.
The 80 m long vessel has a large, 720 m² main deck, improved speed performance with the same engine size compared to her predecessors and incorporates proven technology and components of Damen's other PSV series. A unique eye-catching design, with a well-designed, sleek bow makes the PSV 3300 E3 a distinctive vessel. Damen benefited from design input from its Norwegian client WWS and from operational studies carried out on Damen PSV's operating in the North Sea and in Brazilian waters. The result is a vessel with very little slamming, and improved comfort and safety for the crew, vessel and cargo.
World Wide Supply
WWS is owned by a group of Norwegian and international financial investors and industrial companies that see a need for specialized offshore services and fit-for-purpose vessels to match. WWS will enter into a management agreement with Remøy Management AS (Fosnavag, Norway) and will draw on the 40 years of experience and services of Remøy with respect to vessel management and crewing.
Remøy Management AS
Remøy and its group of companies is one of the main investors in WWS. Already in December 2010 Remøy publicly stated that the company was looking for new opportunities and keeping its eyes open for chances in other markets than its core-business market, that of battle vessels. With WWS, the group now seizes that opportunity.
Since 1972, founder and chairman Ståle Remøy (a fisherman and captain since the age of 15) has provided services to the Norwegian marine sector through Remøy Management AS. Amongst others, the company manages six Norwegian Coast Guard vessels. Remøy's commitment to innovation is shown, for example, in the fact that it has been an early adopter of diesel-electric engines and by its use of LNG-powered rescue ships. At Damen Shipyards they found like-minded partners for their new project.
To reduce the environmental impact of its vessels and improve efficiency at the same time, Damen adheres to its E3 principles: Environmentally friendly, Efficient in operation and Economically viable. Combining the needs of the planet, the people operating the ship and the owner's need to make a profit, the need for a new design emerged. Hull shape, coatings, the location of oil tanks, refrigerants, recovery of waste heat and engine emissions. The PSV 3300 CD fulfills the latest requirements of Clean Design and Environmental Protection standards of the major classification societies.
Damen Shipyards Group
Damen Shipyards Group (est. 1927) is a globally operating company with 35 owned shipyards and numerous partner ards. Damen employs over 6,000 people, has built over 5,000 vessels worldwide and delivers up to 150 vessels annually. Based on its unique, standardised ship-design concept and short delivery times, Damen is able to guarantee constant quality.
Damen's focus on standardization and modular construction approach lead to short delivery times (Damen keeps vessels in stock), low ‘total cost of ownership', high resale value, proven technology and reliable performance. Damen offers a wide range of products, including: tugs, workboats, patrol vessels, high speed craft, cargo vessels, dredgers, offshore support vessels, oil-spill response vessels and even frigates and mega yachts. In addition to shipbuilding, Damen offers efficient customer support, customer financing and complete lifecycle service.
Even though we are a major international group, we are still a family-owned company with a deep respect for our maritime heritage.
Possibly one of the strongest points of Damen is the flexibility of the organisation. The client is able to select from a large range of vessels with many options. In addition, the client can select almost any building location in the world, whether it is a fully owned and managed Damen yard, or a non-Damen shipyard. When choosing a non-Damen location, the building process is monitored by Damen in order to ensure uniform and high quality building standards.
Due to its strong financial position and excellent track record with the financing institutions, Damen is able to assist clients with all kinds of tailor-made financing solutions. This includes assistance in obtaining Export Credit Agency financing, access to Damen's large network of international financing institutions and access to grants and subsidies.
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Damen Shipyards Group operates 32 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.
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