New Damen gem for World Wide Shipping
Galati August 22nd, 2013. Damen Shipyards Galati has handed over the second Platform Supply Vessel in a series order heralding a new era in offshore construction for Damen Shipyards Group. World Peridot, built to Damen’s innovative PSV 3300 design, has been delivered to World Wide Supply as part of the Norwegian owner’s latest commitment to cutting edge, modern tonnage. Delivery comes just seven weeks after the handover of the first of class PSV 3300, World Diamond, and is part of a rolling six-ship handover schedule from Damen for WWS.
Steinar Kulen, representing owner WWS, confirmed that the worldwide-capable PSV had been delivered on schedule and would join sistership World Diamond on the North Sea spot charter market. “The collaboration with Damen in developing and building this series of PSV has been very good, resulting in a high quality and competitive vessel,” said Mr Kulen. The remaining ships in the series have already secured long term charters offshore Brazil.
The PSV 3300 features a radical design rethink, with a wave piercing bow, slender hull lines and diesel electric propulsion with azimuth stern drives combining to optimise seakeeping and fuel efficiency. The 80.1m length, 1500-tonne deck capacity vessel features DP2 capability, and has been designed to Damen’s ‘E3’ principles - Environmentally friendly, Efficient in operation and Economically viable.
It is one of five PSV types available from Damen ranging from 1,500 dwt to 6,500 dwt. The group’s expanding offshore portfolio includes completely new designs for Fast Crew Suppliers, Anchor Handling Tug Suppliers, a Heavy Lift Vessel, a ‘Ro-Ro Deep Dredge’ vessel, and the powerful new Damen Offshore Carrier 7500.
“Our strategy is to deliver an entire range of high-tech vessels for offshore customers that are built on principles defined by reduced Total Cost of Ownership,” said Jan van Os, Damen Director Offshore.
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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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