During a ceremonial party last Wednesday 21st of November Damen Shipyards signed the contracts for another 4 vessels. Damen Shipyards invited all the workers, suppliers and customer representatives to celebrate this new order. During the evening, with 1500 spectators, the contracts were signed for the building of 2 pieces Damen Stan Pontoon 4113 with heavy deck execution.
Those pontoons are for Damen’s stock position but intended to be for the Australian market. The two pontoons will be finished in February 2013. Also a contract was signed for a Damen Stan Lander 5915 for Smit Lamnalco. Smit Lamnalco will use the Landing Craft vessel for the Shell project in Gabon and is scheduled to be finished at the end of 2013.
Last but not least a contract was signed for Damen’s new customer AG&P. This contract contains a hugo Module Offloading pontoon of 140*40 meters and will be used as a transition pontoon for a huge LNG project in Australia. This pontoon has high ballast capacities and will be delivered by the end of 2013.
Damen Shipyards Pontoons &Barges division is a young division within the Damen Shipyards Group and has an order book of more than 40 vessels at the moment. The philosophy of Damen Shipyards to have vessels on stock to ensure short delivery times is also a part of the Pontoons &Barges division and at this moment several finished or semi-finished barges are available in both Rotterdam or Nantong-China.