CMM orders 5 Oil Spill Response Vessels
Compagnie Maritime Monégasque SAM has recently secured contracts with Petrobras Brazil to charter five new-build Fast Oil Spill Response Vessels with a new and innovative, highly fuel-efficient Damen axe-bow design.
CMM has secured contracts with Petrobras to charter five new-build Fast Oil Spill Response Vessels using a new innovative and highly fuel-efficient Sea Axe design by Damen Shipyards Group, allowing the vessel to reach offshore oil platforms in half the time it takes traditional Oil Spill Response Vessels. The vessels have unrivalled speed, stability and operability in deep seas.
Three vessels will start operating by end of December 2015 and two by end of June 2016. The four-year firm contract has a value of $130 million and is mutually extendable for a further four-year term. All of the vessels are being built by Damen, and will have state-of-the-art guidance and propulsion systems with built-in redundancies.
Christophe Vancauwenbergh CMM’s CEO said: “This is our second Brazil project and we look forward to further building and developing our partnership with Petrobras. CMM’s track record in managing and executing projects of this nature, working closely with the client, was key to our success in securing this contract.”
Please see Damen Shipyards Group company electronic office
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.
Company press releases