Damen Bergum Yard Ready for Market Recovery

The Damen shipbuilders in the Dutch province of Friesland will not just be sitting on their laurels after the delivery and christening of the two Damen Combi Freighters 3850 (the Noordvliet and Zuidvliet) and the Damen Combi Coaster 2500 MV Anita.

Noordvliet

The specialised yard, part of Damen Shipyards Group, is ready for a market revival.

This was what Remko Bouma of Damen Shipyards Bergum had to say about the developments in the maritime industry, in which Damen Shipyards plays a prominent role.

The branch in Bergum contributes by building vessels in the 8200, 2500 and 3850 series, as well as other products in its portfolio.

Damen’s Combi Freighters 3850 Noordvliet and Zuidvliet have already been deployed in regular service from the Baltic States to the Black Sea, where their sister ships previously supplied by Damen have already proven themselves.

Damen Bergum Yard Ready for Market Recovery
Zuidvliet

The Combi Freighters 3850 generally transport project-specific, bulk and non-bulk cargoes. The Noordvliet and Zuidvliet showed what they could do on their maiden voyages, during which they transported parts and equipment for wind farms from Germany to the Mediterranean region.

MV Anita

This sea/river vessel has been chartered by Vertom USC Holding, a Rotterdam-based tramp shipping agency. Among other things, MV Anita can transport 54 TEU or a total of 2,500 tonnes of dry bulk goods, steel, or other types of cargo.

The sea/river vessel runs routes between the United Kingdom and ports in continental Europe. Through environmentally friendly features, in particular by flexibly deploying its main engine (which saves fuel) but other “eco” measures as well, the vessel can be operated much more fuel efficiently than its predecessors in the same class.

 

drydocks, May 22, 2014

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