On Wednesday 11th April 2012, Director André Hollander and Sales Manager Theo Kloosterman proudly announced the first shiprepair order of Damen Shiprepair Brest (France) by sounding the bell in the traditional way. It is the first vessel is booked under the new management and comes in the second week after the acquisition of the former Sobrena Yard in Brest by the Damen Shipyards Group.
The order was granted by the French offshore and subsea service provider Bourbon Offshore Surf, specialised in Subsea Umbilicals Risers Flowlines (SURF) services and concerns the docking of the Alcyon, one of Bourbon’s Anchor Handling Tug Supply vessels.
Scope of work
The docking consists of the 30-years survey, including all normal items, a complete external paint program, repairs of tank coatings and major steel renewal in fore peak area. The Alcyon is scheduled for docking on Monday 16th of April 2012.
Damen Shiprepair Brest
Damen Shiprepair Brest is a well-established repair yard with modern facilities. It has three graven dry-docks and sufficient repair berths. The biggest dry-dock measures 420 x 80 meters and is one of the biggest in Europe, allowing the yard to accommodate almost any ship in the world.
The shipyard offers a broad range of services for any vessel type, including LNG tankers, oil tankers, semi-submersibles, shuttle tankers, FPSO’s, offshore construction vessels, jack-up rigs, ro-ro vessels and ferries. The highly skilled workforce is particularly well-known for its LNG tanker expertise.
More info on the recent acquisition can be found here: www.damen.nl/news/2012/03/sobrena
Damen Shipyards Group
Damen Shipyards Group (est. 1927) is a globally operating company with 37 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 constistent quality.
Damen’s focus on standardisation and modular construction leads 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 super yachts. In addition to shipbuilding, Damen offers efficient customer support, customer financing and complete lifecycle service.