Mexican offshore company Naviera Integral and Damen Shipyards Group have signed a contract for four more Damen Fast Crew Suppliers 5009 (FCS 5009).
The first two vessels will be delivered from Damen’s current stock and will be handed over in Vietnam on April 16th of this year. Construction on the second two vessels is expected to start soon, with delivery planned for July 2015.
All four vessels will operate in the Mexican side of the Gulf of Mexico, under a direct contract from PEMEX.
The signing ceremony took place in the Head Offices of Damen in the Netherlands on March 7th, 2014 and was attended by the presidents of both companies, Lic. Juan Pablo Vega Arriaga of Naviera Integral and Kommer Damen.
The 50-meter Damen FCS 5009 features the proven Sea Axe-bow, designed for worldwide offshore operations.
With these four vessels, Naviera Integral, which specializes in the transport of personnel and goods from and to offshore platforms in the Mexican portion of the Gulf of Mexico, will expand its fleet to 33 vessels, including 14 Sea Axes.
Photos: Two previous Damen FCS 5009’s, Dona Angela Maria T. (top two) Dona Lourdes (bottom). Photos (c) Damen Shipyards Groups