Damen Building 2 Vessels for Sharjah Ports
Sharjah Ports Authority and Damen Shipyards officially celebrated the keel laying of two new vessels on December 11 at Damen Shipyards Sharjah, the Dutch group’s new facility. Mohammed Meer Al Sarrah, Director of the Department of Seaports and Customs at the Hamriyah Free Zone Authority and Sharjah Airport International Free Zone presided over the ceremony. A long-term Damen customer, the United Arab Emirates port and customs authority already has eight Damen Stan Tugs in its fleet.
Powerful, First of Class Damen Tug Delivered
The first Damen ASD Tug 3110 was built in 1993: the Citta Della Spezia. Over the past 10 years almost 100 small Damen ASD Tugs of the following types have been built: Damen ASD Tug 2509, 2810, 3110, 3111 and 3211. These are multi-purpose ASD Tugs, designed for working over both the bow and the stern. The recently developed Damen ASD Tug 2411, however, is a real push-pull ASD Tug, designed primarily for working over the bow. This tug is a powerful 4200 kW vessel that develops a bollard pull of around 70…
Smit Orders 4 Damen ASD Tugs
Smit and Damen Shipyards Gorinchem signed a contract for four Damen ASD Tugs 3213, a new type of offshore terminal tug, recently developed by Damen. The delivery of the first two vessels is scheduled for mid July 2009 and the remaining two will follow in December of the same year.
CORIMA Orders a Damen ASD Tug 2810
CORIMA, part of the Italian Gesmar Group, has ordered a Damen ASD Tug 2810. The Damen ASD Tug 2810, which has a 60 metric tons bollard pull, will be deployed in the port of Ancona. With the official signing ceremony taking place on January 12, the new tug is due to be delivered at the end of the year. Riccardo Vitiello, CORIMA President and Managing Director Gesmar Group, said, “We already have a Damen ASD Tug 3110 and have always thought Damen is a very good, high quality shipbuilder.
Scafi Expands Fleet with Italian Damen Tug
Damen is to construct a new ASD 3212 tug for Scafi, the Italian shipping group that includes a number of international towing companies. The contract cements their already strong business relationship that goes back 20 years and represents the first Damen ASD 3212 for Italian waters. This is the 15th contract between Scafi and Damen. “We are delighted to work again with a respectable Italian owner such as Scafi,” commented Damen Sales Director North West and South Europe Frank de Lange.
First Damen ASD 2810 Leaves for Trinidad
On July 31, 2013, ARC Towage signed four contracts at the Netherlands shipbuilder Damen Shipyards Group. The newbuilding contracts with ARC Towage are the result of a special joint venture set-up for the terminal berthing services for a significant energy industry player in Trinidad and Tobago. The first Damen ASD 2810, MV Kairi, left for Trinidad, while the second vessel will leave in two weeks. The last two tugs will arrive mid-December this year. The tugs are being built at Damen Shipyards Galati…
Damen’s First Hybrid Tug Delivered
Iskes Towage & Salvage took delivery of the Bernardus, the first Damen ASD 2810 Hybrid, Damen announced in a press release today, stating the delivery represents a turning point for the tug industry as operators and port authorities demand innovative solutions to rising fuel costs and stricter emissions regulations. Based in IJmuiden near Amsterdam (the Netherlands), Iskes has been operating a conventional Damen ASD Tug 2810 since November 2011. “We already had a very good experience with our existing Damen ASD 2810…
Smit Orders 11 Damen Tugs
From left to right: Mr B. Vree of Smit, Mr E. van der Noordaa of Damen, Mr. B. de Feyter of Smit and Mr. Smit and Damen recently signed contracts for a total of 11 vessels of 3 different designs during the Europort Maritime Exhibition. It was reported that 3 Damen Multipurpose Pusher Tugs, with a bollard pull of approx. 25 tons; 6 Damen ASD Tugs 2810, with a bollard pull of approx. 60 tons; and 2 Damen ASD Tugs 3211, with a bollard pull of approx. 70 tons are under contract. The vessels will be built at Damen yards in Romania, Vietnam and The Netherlands and the deliveries are scheduled to take place as from 2008 up to 2010. In addition to these 11 tugs, another 12 vessels are presently under construction for Smit.
Damen ASD Tug Delivered to Clyde Marine
Clyde Marine Services has taken delivery of its first Damen ASD Tug, the shipbuilder announced today. The Damen ASD 2310 has been named CMS Warrior, and she will join a 12-strong fleet of tugs and crew tenders at the Scottish company. Based in Greenock, Scotland, Clyde Marine Services was established in 1913 and has a long history of working with Damen vessels. The first experience of a Damen vessel was when the marine services company bought a Damen Pushy Cat in the mid-eighties. The fleet includes Damen Stan Tugs 1906 and 1907, as well as two Stan Tug 1s.
Port of Caen Orders Damen ASD Tug 2810
The Port of Caen/Chamber of Commerce & Industry Caen Normandy (Chambre de Commerce et d’industrie de Caen Normandie) has placed an order for a Damen ASD Tug 2810. This follows Damen winning a public tender on December 8, 2015. Caen Normandy Chamber of Commerce & Industry has a port concession in both the Port of Caen Ouistreham and Cherbourg. The new Damen vessel will be deployed in the latter, hence its name Cherbourg 1. Bernard Léger, Chief Master of the port authority’s towage department…
"Bhagwan Pride" Arrives at Bhwagwan Marine
Two months post-contract signing, Australia’s Bhagwan Marine received the delivery of Damen ASD 2310. The tug, named Bhagwan Pride, will begin her duties with operations at an LNG development near the Barrow Island Marine Park, off the Australian West Coast. The Damen ASD 2310 is a mainstay of coastal and harbour towing and push-pull operations. The Bhagwan Pride has an ahead bollard pull of 48.7 ton and 46.5 ton astern – the total output of 3,000bkW provided by two Caterpillar 3512C TA engines. She will be mobilized for towing barges loaded with equipment.
Meyer's Group Orders Tugs for New Panama Canal Locks
The Meyer's Group has ordered two Damen ASD 2913 Tugs to operate in the newly expanded Panama Canal. At an official signing ceremony at the Panama Maritime XIII World Conference, Michel Mittelmeyer, Chief Executive Officer said the Meyer’s Group was awarded a contract last year to offer towage support in the new Panama Canal locks. These new tugs fulfill the requirements of the Panama Canal Authority as more powerful vessels, of at least 80 metric tons bollard pull, are needed given the ever-increasing size of vessels, added Mittelmeyer.
Damen ASD Tug for Sharjah Ports
Sharjah Ports Authority, has taken delivery of a Damen ASD Tug 2411, named Al Luolo’ Aya. His Excellency Sheikh Khaled bin Abdullah bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Department of Seaports and Customs at the Hamriyah Free Zone Authority and Sharjah Airport International Free Zone presided over the ceremony, which was held at Damen Shipyards Sharjah. Also present were Mahamed Meer Abdelrehman Al-Sarrah, Director of Seaports and Customs, Saud Salim Al Mazrouei, Director of Hamriyah Free Zone Authority and Sharjah Airport International Free Zone…
Damen Tugs Renew Towmar Baltic UAB fleet
Towage operator Towmar Baltic UAB recently renewed its fleet with two new Damen ASD Tugs 2810. The ship assistance and marine service company provides services to customers calling at the Port of Klaipeda (Lithuania) and the Port of Liepaja (Latvia) in the Baltic Sea region. TAK 10 and TAK 11 will operate in both ports. Managing Director of Towmar Baltic, Tomas Zabulionis, explains why the company chose Damen. “We have had a lot of experience with Damen tugs over the years. The most important reason Towmar Baltic ordered these tugs, is reliable performance," he said.
Bugsier's First Order with Damen
BugsierReedereican look back on a history that spans over a century. The company, with the largest tug fleet under German flag,will celebrate their 150th anniversary in 2016, and will also mark the delivery of the newly purchased Damen ASD 2411. The tug, to be delivered from Damen Shipyards Sharjah, will be named Bugsier 22 and serve as a harbour tug in German ports. With a strong tug fleet, Bugsier has been catering to the offshore oil and gas industry for decades as well as the thriving offshore wind energy market.
Damen ASD 2810 Hybrid Tug Delivered to Multraship
Multraship took delivery of a Damen ASD 2810 Hybrid tug vessel, built at Damen Shipyards Galaţi, in Romania. The delivery is part of Multraship’s fleet expansion program, which involves a number of Damen vessel orders. The new vessel, named Multratug 28, sailed under her own keel to the Netherlands from Galaţi. The tug features an expected bollard pull of 61 metric tons. Damen’s ASD 2810 Hybrid is a new design, and Multratug 28 is the second of its class to be built. Dinu Berariu, Project Manager at Damen Shipyards Galaţi, said, “This hybrid tug is a very unique concept.
Svitzer Orders Pair of Damen ASD Tugs
On September 10, Svitzer and Damen Shipyards Gorinchem signed a contract for the construction and delivery two Damen ASD Tugs 2411. Although Svitzer already operates a few Damen Tugs in their fleet of over 500 vessels, this contract represents the first direct order. The deliveries are scheduled for respectively end July and end October 2008. Both tugs will have a bollard pull of approx. 70 metric tons and will be built according to the UK MCA requirements and are well equipped for various port operations.
Damen Delivers First Argentinian-Owned Tug
First Argentinian-owned Damen ASD 2810 tug arrives in Buenos Aires. Argentinian towage and harbour company Remolcadores Unidos Argentinos (RUA) has just taken delivery of the ‘RUA Cap. Lucio R’, a Damen ASD 2810 tug. Although Damen’s tugs have operated in Argentina before, this vessel is the first time a Damen tug is owned by an Argentinian company. Established in 1967 and based in Buenos Aires, RUA has a seven-strong fleet of vessels with a smaller bollard pull than the ASD 2810 newbuild.
Damen Tugs Delivered to Dutch Navy
In an official handover ceremony at the Den Helder Naval Base, the Royal Netherlands Navy took formal delivery of three Damen ASD 2810 Hybrid tugs. In addition to providing an increase in ship handling capacity, the new vessels are also installed with hybrid propulsion systems. This will contribute to Dutch Ministry of Defence ambitions regarding sustainable operations of the Navy. The acquisition of the three Damen tugs is part of the Royal Netherlands Navy’s ongoing fleet renewal programme.
News: Damen Delivers First-of-Class ASD Tug
The recently developed Damen ASD Tug 2411 is a real push-pull ASD Tug, designed primarily for working over the bow. This tug is a powerful 4,200 kW vessel that develops a bollard pull of around 70,000 kg; full ahead to full astern in a ship's length, turning around in 10 seconds. With the introduction of the Damen ASD Tug 2411, Damen Shipyards has put a new type of port tug on the market: very compact, with an enormous bollard pull. The prototype of this boat (yard number 512201) was built at Damen Shipyards Changde in China for stock and as a demonstration model, but before delivery the boat was sold to an Australian shipping company and named Barunga.
BTӦ Orders Damen ASD Tug
Sweden-based BogserTeam Ӧresund (BTӦ), part of MarCon gruppen, recently signed a contract with the Damen Shipyards Group for the delivery of a Damen ASD Tug 2810. MarCon gruppen is currently experiencing growth and is undertaking a program of renewal and expansion to its fleets. The ASD 2810 is currently being built on series at Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania. The completed vessel will be delivered to the client in June 2016, after which she will sail under her own keel to Sweden.
New Hybrid Tug Joins Multraship Fleet
Dutch towage and salvage specialist Multraship has welcomed into its fleet Multratug 28, an energy efficient hybrid Damen ASD 2810-type tug with FiFi 1 firefighting capabilities. Damen’s ASD 2810 Hybrid is a new design, and this is the second of its class to be built. Featuring diesel-direct, diesel-electric and battery-powered propulsion systems, this hybrid configuration will enable Multraship to lower fuel costs by up to 30 percent and emissions by up to 60 percent, the company said.
Svitzer Acquires Two Damen ASD Tugs
Svitzer has taken delivery of two Damen ASD Tugs 3212 in the UK. The initial contract was signed at the Tugnology 2015 event, which took place in London in May. The vessels were built for stock at Damen Song Cam Shipyard in Vietnam and arrived in Rotterdam in late October as part of a 22-vessel consignment on board BigLift Shipping’s heavy-lift vessel,Happy Star. Named the Svitzer Deben and Svitzer Kent respectively, the 32-metre vessels deliver 80 tonnes of bollard pull and are equipped with 2.8 metre controllable pitch propellers (CPP) and special render recovery winches.