Norwegian Shipowner Places Order for New Damen-built Platform Supply Vessels

Newly founded shipowner, World Wide Supply (WWS), has ordered four platform supply vessels with Damen Shipyards. The PSV 3300 CD, built according to Damen’s E3 principles, is a newly designed platform supply vessel for servicing oil and gas rigs worldwide and is specifically designed to perform safely and economically in adverse weather conditions. All four vessels will be built at Damen Shipyards Galati, Romania. First delivery scheduled for early 2013, last delivery end of 2013.

Damen PSV 3300 CD platform supply vessel
Damen PSV 3300 CD

Chairman of World Wide Supply, Mr. Knut Herman Gjøvaag comments:

“We have a lot of faith in this new design and in Damen as shipbuilder. These new ships are highly competitive and will contribute positively to the industry.  It is a modern design, but a safe operation is secured by the choice of proven technology.  We are also satisfied with the fact that Remøy Management has invested into World Wide Supply and accepted commercial- and technical management of the ships. Their background from the offshore industry and safe operation of Coast Guard Vessels for the Norwegian government, secures a highly professional operation of the vessels when they enter the market in 2013.”

“With this exciting ship concept we reenter the market for specialized ships and this 4 vessels gives new and interesting opportunities for us. We have ambitions within the supply vessel market, and this is a good start”, says the ship owner and Managing Director for Remøy Management AS.”

The PSV 3300 CD was launched at Europort last November and is the result of a dedicated design and research process for a new type of offshore supplier: a real workhorse with good seakeeping qualities, less need for maintenance and reduced emission levels. The vessels are built according to the highest environmental and safety standards and with an eye for crew comfort.

The 80 m long vessel has a large, 720 m² main deck, improved speed performance with the same engine size compared to her predecessors and incorporates proven technology and components of Damen’s other PSV series. A unique eye-catching design, with a well-designed, sleek bow makes the PSV 3300 E3 a distinctive vessel. Damen benefited from design input from its Norwegian client WWS and from operational studies carried out on Damen PSV’s operating in the North Sea and in Brazilian waters. The result is a vessel with very little slamming, and improved comfort and safety for the crew, vessel and cargo.

Damen PSV 3300 CD platform supply vessel

World Wide Supply

WWS is owned by a group of Norwegian and international financial investors and industrial companies that see a need for specialized offshore services and fit-for-purpose vessels to match. WWS will enter into a management agreement with Remøy Management AS (Fosnavag, Norway) and will draw on the 40 years of experience and services of Remøy with respect to vessel management and crewing.

Remøy Management AS 

Remøy and its group of companies is one of the main investors in WWS.  In December 2010 Remøy publicly stated their interest in pursuing opportunities in other markets than its core-business market consisting of Coast Guard ships.  With WWS, the group now seizes that opportunity.

Since 1972, founder and chairman StÃ¥le Remøy (a fisherman and captain since the age of 15) has provided services to the Norwegian marine sector through Remøy Management AS. Amongst others, the company manages six Norwegian Coast Guard vessels. Remøy’s commitment to innovation is shown, for example, in the fact that it has been an early adopter of diesel-electric engines and by its use of LNG-powered rescue ships.

Damen E3

To reduce the environmental impact of its vessels and improve efficiency at the same time, Damen adheres to its E3 principles: Environmentally friendly, Efficient in operation and Economically viable. Combining the needs of the planet, the people operating the ship and the owner’s need to make a profit, the need for a new design emerged. Hull shape, coatings, the location of oil tanks, refrigerants, recovery of waste heat and engine emissions. The PSV 3300 CD fulfills the latest requirements of Clean Design and Environmental Protection standards of the major classification societies.

Damen Shipyards Group

Damen Shipyards Group (est. 1927) is a family-owned, yet globally operating company with 35 owned shipyards and numerous partner yards. Damen employs over 6,000 people, has built over 5,000 vessels worldwide and delivers up to 150 vessels annually. Based on its unique, standardised ship-design concept and short delivery times, Damen is able to guarantee constant quality.

Damen’s focus on standardization and modular construction approach lead to short delivery times (Damen keeps vessels in stock), low ‘total cost of ownership’, high resale value, proven technology and reliable performance. Damen offers a wide range of products, including: tugs, workboats, patrol vessels, high speed craft, cargo vessels, dredgers, offshore support vessels, oil-spill response vessels and even frigates and mega yachts. In addition to shipbuilding, Damen offers efficient customer support, customer financing and complete lifecycle service.