Damen shipping multiple pontoons to Rotterdam
5 Aprile 2018
Delivery ensures clients fast, cost effective delivery of stock pontoons
In week eleven, the SAL Heavy Lift vessel MV Lone loaded onboard a newly built batch of eleven Damen flat top Pontoons in Shanghai. MV Lone is bringing the pontoons to the Netherlands. The majority of the pontoons will be available quickly to Damen’s clients from stock.
Mr. Maximillian Karp, Senior Chartering Manager at SAL Heavy Lift said, “We are pleased to have found once again the opportunity to cooperate with Damen and tender our flag ship MV Lone for this transport.”
Two of the pontoons have been sold already to a client in the Netherlands. The pontoons have diverse applications in civil construction projects, fish farms, heavy lift, dredging and renewable energy operations amongst other things.
In total there are nine Stan Pontoons on board the vessel of the types Stan Pontoon 4111, Stan Pontoon 5211, Stan Pontoon 4113, Stan Pontoon 5213, Stan Pontoon 6313, Stan Pontoon 6120 and , Stan Pontoon 7220. These units are built for stock and are available to clients for direct delivery. The vessel is expected to arrive in week 16.
As well as the Stan Pontoons, there are two Spill Pontoons, which have been already been sold to Damen’s client, Amsterdam-based Maja Stevedoors. These pontoons will limit the spill of dry bulk materials in the Port of Amsterdam during transshipment operations. These Spill Pontoons are purpose built for the client and feature specific features to control and handle dry bulk materials on the pontoon. Such a feature is based on the client’s wish to optimise environmental sustainability in its operations.
The idea of bringing the pontoons to the Netherlands on board a heavy lift transport is explained by Damen Product Director Pontoons and Barges Frank Koppelaar: “We have identified that there is a demand pontoons in Europe. Bringing them here means we have them ready for the fastest possible delivery when our clients need them. Additionally, shipping multiple units on a heavy lift vessel is very cost efficient, which means we are able to offer our clients a competitive price per unit.”
This is a very effective means of transporting large numbers of vessels around the world and one that Damen has used successfully on multiple occasions for various sectors of the maritime industry.
Damen Shipyards Group
Damen Shipyards Group operates 34shipbuilding and repair yards, employing 10,000 people worldwide. Damen has delivered more than 6,000 vessels in more than 100 countries and delivers some 160 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.
Damen offers a wide range of products, including tugs, workboats, naval and patrol vessels, high speed craft, cargo vessels, dredgers, vessels for the offshore industry, ferries, pontoons and superyachts.
For nearly all vessel types Damen offers a broad range of services, including maintenance, spare parts delivery, training and the transfer of (shipbuilding) know-how. Damen also offers a variety of marine components, such as nozzles, rudders, anchors, anchor chains and steel works.
Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC) has a worldwide network of eighteen repair and conversion yards of which twelve are located in North West Europe. Facilities at the yards include more than 50 floating and (covered) drydocks, the largest of which is 420 x 90 metres, as well as slopes, ship lifts and indoor halls. Projects range from the smallest simple repairs through Class’ maintenance to complex refits and the complete conversion of large offshore structures. DSC completes around 1,300 repair and maintenance jobs annually, both at yards as well as in ports and during voyage.
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