Keel laying ceremony held for a series of Damen Stan Pontoons.

by Hans | September 25th, 2011

With proud we announce that September 21st 2012, with the guidance of heavy fireworks, the first keel has been laid for a new series of Damen Stan Pontoons which will be built in cooperation with Ganghua Shipyard Co., Ltd.

The series contain 12 pontoons with optional 6 + 10 pontoons and differs in sizes from 30 x 11 meter to 120 x 32 meter and will be built under the Lloyds rules.  The delivery times are set to be from January 2012 till December July 2012 for the first series. The optional pontoons, after effectiveness of the orders, will be ready during the second half of 2012.

From the right to the left Mr. Li Nianhua (Owner Ganghua  Shipyard Co., Ltd.), Mr. Andries Koster (Lloyds register surveyor), Mr. Wang Wei Zhong (General Manager Jiangsu Soho Marine Co., Ltd.), Mr. Frank Koppelaar (Director Damen Shipyards Pontoons & Barges) and Mr. Frederik Marks (Project Manager Damen Shipyards Pontoons & Barges) 

As a good Dutch tradition a coin will be laid under the first keel section. To emphasize the good harmony and international cooperation a Euro coin, a Romanian Lei (to honor the Romanian inspectors on site) and a Chinese Yuan were put under the keel.

The cooperation between Damen Shipyards B.V. and Ganghua Shipyards Co., Ltd. has become to efficient building methods and the high quality standards of Damen Shipyards is ensured by the workmanship of Ganghua Shipyards Co., Ltd in cooperation with the dedicated building team from Damen Shipyards side.

For more information feel free to visit our website: www.damen.nl , call Damen Shipyards                               0031 183 639911                 and ask for our sales team or send email to pontoons-barges@damen.nl

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