Promar names first of two Damen PSV 3300 vessels
Promar Shipping Services has christened the first of two Damen PSV 3300 vessels built at Damen Shipyards Galaţi in Romania. The Mamola Reliance will operate on the West African oil and gas market, where her high quality design will offer flexibility and a competitive edge, Damen Shipyards press release said.
Following the official handover on 23 February, the Mamola Reliance set sail for West Africa. En route she stopped off in Barcelona for her naming ceremony. The ceremony was attended by Promar’s CEO, Bertrand Prezioso, CFO, Olivier Utz and COO, Christophe Mansuy.
Lennart Samsom, Damen Project Manager Offshore and Transport, said that the building of the vessel demonstrated an excellent synergy between Damen and Promar. “We have built the Mamola Reliance in close cooperation with the Promar team. They have been involved from the design phase right up to the construction at Galaţi. The cooperation has been professional and open throughout.”
The delivery of sister ship, Mamola Defender, is scheduled for August 2015.
Damen’s relationship with the Mamola Reliance has not ended with the handover; Promar has selected a Damen Services initial spare parts package based upon Promar’s operating profile. Rinke Wesseling, Damen Area Services Manager, said, “Both companies know that it is crucial to have the right spare parts when you start operating a vessel. This leads to correct and timely maintenance and increased vessel uptime and performance.”
Damen Shipyards Group operates 32 ship- and repair yards, employing 8,000 people worldwide. Damen has delivered more than 5,000 vessels in more than 100 countries and delivers approximately 180 vessels annually to customers worldwide. Damen specializes in the construction of 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 super yachts. Besides, Damen offers a variety of marine components, especially nozzles, (flap-type) rudders, steering gear, anchors, anchor chains and steel works. In addition to ship design and shipbuilding, Damen Shiprepair & Conversion offers a network of 16 repair and conversion yards worldwide, with dry docks ranging up to 420 x 80 metres. Conversion projects range from adapting vessels to meet today’s requirements and regulations to the complete conversion of large offshore structures. DS&C handles 1,500 repair and maintenance jobs annually.