Largest Damen Stan Pontoon for McKeil-Malaspina
The largest pontoon ever stock-built by Damen was sold to the Canadian McKeil-Malaspina partnership will be towed to Newfoundland on the East coast of Canada this summer. Upon arrival in Canada the pontoon will be used to support offshore construction operations.
The Damen Stan Pontoon 12032 measures 120 m x 32,2 m (400 ft x 100 ft) and has a deadweight capacity of approx. 20,000 tonnes (50,000 Lbs) and a hold of 8.10 meter (27 ft). The barge is equipped with a sophisticated ballast system, generating set, mooring winches and with a deck load of 20 t/m² this barge can be used for complex RoRo operations and/or for transport of large offshore constructions.
Earlier this year Damen shipped 16 newly built pontoons from her shipyards in China to Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam. Most of the stock-built pontoons are sold, leaving only 2 Stan Pontoons and a Damen Transshipment Barge (incl. Liebherr crane) for direct sale. Early 2014 a new shipment of Damen Pontoons is scheduled to arrive in the Port of Rotterdam to ensure short delivery times.
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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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