Two new Damen tugs to be built in Vietnam

Two new Damen tugs to be built in Vietnam

Singapore: Damen Shipyards has received orders from Seacontractors for two new Stan Tug workboats, which will be built in Vietnam.

The new tugs will be the first such vessels to feature Damen’s new 70-tonne bollard pull STu 3011 design. They will be built at Damen’s new Song Cam yard, Vietnam, which has recently undergone extensive customisation work.

Seacontractors plans to deploy the two new vessels in anchoring handling and terminal works. The vessels – to be named Atlantis and Dian Kingdom – will be delivered in June 2015.

“We’ve put a lot of thought into these vessels, ensuring they meet the tough requirements set by our clients, particularly in the Middle East. Damen has done a great job for us in developing these customised designs and the end result is worth it,” Xander Schanssema, Managing Owner of Seacontractors, said of the deal.

At the end of September, Seacontractors placed an order for a Damen Shoalbuster 3209 tug, which is currently under construction at the Damen Albwardy Yard in Sharjah, UAE.

The vessel, which will be named Sea India, is the first Shoalbuster in the existing fleet equipped with FiFi-1 fire fighting equipment. She is expected to be delivered on the 25th of November 2014 in Dubai. [10/10/14]