On April 11, 2012, Director André Hollander and Sales Manager Theo Kloosterman 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, specialized in Subsea Umbilicals Risers Flowlines (SURF) services and concerns the docking of the Alcyon, one of Bourbon’s Anchor Handling Tug Supply vessels.
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. Alcyon is scheduled for docking on Monday 16th of April 2012.
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.