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Mummy Sarah and Daddy Sam together at work on river job

Damen Cutter Suction Dredger and Stan Tug for Nigeria

Two more vessels have been sold to a long term Nigerian customer. A tug, type STU2208, and a cutter suction dredger, type CSD500, have arrived at their up-river operating point. There they will assist at an inlands port in keeping the river navigable.

The Nigerian customer has well chosen the vessels names : “PASAM” for the tug meaning “Daddy Sam”, and “DASERAH” for the CSD500 meaning “Mummy Sarah”. Both vessels will be working alongside a CSD500 delivered by Damen previously. Their main aim is ensuring the accessibility of an inland port, used by a fuel depot.

Scope of work
The cutter suction dredger will perform continuous maintenance dredging on the river, where sand banks keep menacing the navigability. The tug will tow fuel barges and assist during the mooring process of these barges. Moreover the tug will assist the dredger for relocations, for refueling, and jobs as anchor handling using its hydraulic deck crane. Furthermore the “PASAM” is a standby Fire Fighting vessel as it has been fitted out with a complete FiFi installation. The “PASAM” has unrestricted navigation class approval, and sailed from the Netherlands to Nigeria on its own keel in 3 weeks time.

Characteristics
The CSD500 “DASERAH” is a standard DAMEN cutter suction dredger fitted out for a max dredging depth of 14m. It has been enhanced by a number of option packages, including anchor booms and a spud carriage pontoon for boosting its efficiency. The dredging accuracy has been perfected by adding the NAGUARD survey software package. In addition discharge piping afloat and on land was included in the package delivery.

Both the tug and the dredger have been commissioned on location by Damen Field Service engineers and have started their respective jobs.

Photos:
 - The PASAM assisting at the assembly of the DASERAH at Port Harcourt along the transport vessel
 - The PASAM assisting at the assembly of the DASERAH at Port Harcourt at sunset
 - Arrival at Port Harcourt : PASAM on own keel, CSD500 as components on transport ship seen behind it
 - The CSD500 DASERAH during river maintenance dredging LOW RES

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Damen Dredging Equipment
Ms Saskia den Herder, PR
Tel +31 33 247 40 40
E-mail SdH@damendredging.com

About Damen Dredging Equipment:
Damen Dredging Equipment is a specialised supplier of dredging equipment and dredging instrumentation & automation. Fully owned by Damen Shipyards Group and based in Nijkerk, the Netherlands, the company has over 70 years of experience in the construction of dredging equipment serving the worldwide dredging industry. The dredging tools are all built to specific customer requirements, making use of a wide range of standard equipment.

More information can be found on www.damendredging.com


2015-01-12

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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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