The largest pontoon ever stock-built by Damen was sold to the Canadian McKeil-Malaspina partnership will be towed to Newfoundland on the East coast of Canada this summer. Upon arrival in Canada the pontoon will be used to support offshore construction operations.
The Damen Stan Pontoon 12032 measures 120 m x 32,2 m (400 ft x 100 ft) and has a deadweight capacity of approx. 20,000 tonnes (50,000 Lbs) and a hold of 8.10 meter (27 ft). The barge is equipped with a sophisticated ballast system, generating set, mooring winches and with a deck load of 20 t/m² this barge can be used for complex RoRo operations and/or for transport of large offshore constructions.
Earlier this year Damen shipped 16 newly built pontoons from her shipyards in China to Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam. Most of the stock-built pontoons are sold, leaving only 2 Stan Pontoons and a Damen Transshipment Barge (incl. Liebherr crane) for direct sale. Early 2014 a new shipment of Damen Pontoons is scheduled to arrive in the Port of Rotterdam to ensure short delivery times.
Damen Shipyards Group
Damen Shipyards Group (est. 1927) operates more than 55 shipyards, repair yards and related companies worldwide. Damen employs 8,000 people in 35 countries, has delivered over 5,000 vessels since 1969 and delivers some 150 vessels annually to worldwide customers. Based on its unique, standardised ship-design concept and short delivery times, 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 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, frigates and super yachts. For nearly all vessel types Damen offers a broad range of Services, such as Lifecycle Maintenance Services, Customer Finance, Training and transfer of (shipbuilding) knowledge.
In addition to ship design and shipbuilding, Damen Shiprepair & Conversion offers a network of 16 ship repair & conversion yards worldwide, most of which are conveniently located along the North Sea coast from Brest (France) to Gothenburg (Sweden). Damen Shiprepair & Conversion operates 40 dry docks of all types and sizes and offers onsite/onboard repair services. Conversion projects range from updating smaller or older vessels to today’s requirements to the complete conversion or rebuilding of large jack-up rigs.