New Damen gem for World Wide Shipping

by Hans | August 29th, 2013

Galati August 22nd, 2013. Damen Shipyards Galati has handed over the second Platform Supply Vessel in a series order heralding a new era in offshore construction for Damen Shipyards Group. World Peridot, built to Damen’s innovative PSV 3300 design, has been delivered to World Wide Supply as part of the Norwegian owner’s latest commitment to cutting edge, modern tonnage. Delivery comes just seven weeks after the handover of the first of class PSV 3300, World Diamond, and is part of a rolling six-ship handover schedule from Damen for WWS.

Steinar Kulen, representing owner WWS, confirmed that the worldwide-capable PSV had been delivered on schedule and would join sistership World Diamond on the North Sea spot charter market. “The collaboration with Damen in developing and building this series of PSV has been very good, resulting in a high quality and competitive vessel,” said Mr Kulen. The remaining ships in the series have already secured long term charters offshore Brazil.

The PSV 3300 features a radical design rethink, with a wave piercing bow, slender hull lines and diesel electric propulsion with azimuth stern drives combining to optimise seakeeping and fuel efficiency. The 80.1m length, 1500-tonne deck capacity vessel features DP2 capability, and has been designed to Damen’s ‘E3’ principles – Environmentally friendly, Efficient in operation and Economically viable.

 Top row, fltr: Marian Patrascoiu-Project Manager Damen Shipyards Galati; Flemming Sørensen-Managing Director Damen Shipyards Galati; Bernard Tijs-CFO(rt) Damen Shipyards Group; Steinar Kulen-Representing owner WWS; Lennard Norby-Captain ‘World Peridot’ / Bottom row, fltr: Martijn Smit-Sales Manager Damen Shipyards Gorinchem; Harmke Tijs-Godmother ‘World Peridot’; Joris Porsius-Project Manager Damen Shipyards Gorinchem

It is one of five PSV types available from Damen ranging from 1,500 dwt to 6,500 dwt. The group’s expanding offshore portfolio includes completely new designs for Fast Crew Suppliers, Anchor Handling Tug Suppliers, a Heavy Lift Vessel, a ‘Ro-Ro Deep Dredge’ vessel, and the powerful new Damen Offshore Carrier 7500.

“Our strategy is to deliver an entire range of high-tech vessels for offshore customers that are built on principles defined by reduced Total Cost of Ownership,” said Jan van Os, Damen Director Offshore.

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