PROMAR orders two Damen Platform Supply VesselsEnergy, Logistics, News, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Supply ships — By admin on January 31, 2014 at 1:14 PM
PROMAR has ordered two Platform Supply Vessels from Damen Shipyards Group and this ambitious Swiss company is looking to further expand the offshore fleet under its management in the next five years. The first Damen PSV 3300 will be delivered in February 2015 and the second, in August of the same year.
Commenting on why the company chose a Damen vessel, Olivier Meynis de Paulin, Chartering Supervisor says: “The PSV 3300 is at the forefront of technology in terms of equipment, being modern and reliable. These ships are built in line with North Sea standards.”
PROMAR expects to employ the two vessels in the West African market. “West Africa is well-known to us. We have been chartering in this region since 2002 when we were established.
“Bringing the standards of the PSV 3300 to African countries will certainly be a valuable competitive edge. In addition, the design and the level of comfort proposed by these vessels are definitely an important advantage.”
He continues: “Damen is a prominent player in the shipbuilding industry with a reputation for delivering high quality, reliable, cost-effective vessels. This reputation was endorsed by our project managers, which naturally led to this partnership. The high standards and the dedicated commercial approach of Damen have been extremely satisfying.
PROMAR established its headquarters in Switzerland in 2002. Currently it has a fleet of Multi-Purpose Supply Vessels and Fast Crew Boats under management, which serve the global offshore marine industry.
The company covers all ship management competencies and has a presence in Africa, Europe and the Middle East, providing top quality services to meet the highest standards of oil majors and subcontractors. Marine safety and safe working practises are always vitally important to the company, stresses Mr Meynis de Paulin. Its first representative office was opened in Congo in 2010, followed by Gabon and Angola.
Mr Meynis de Paulin outlines the company’s ambitions, adding: “We are aiming to enlarge our fleet in the coming five years, bearing in mind that PROMAR’s first priority is to offer its charterers high quality vessels. Our tailor-made, commercial approach will enable us to expand in a way where we can respond to real market demand.”
“The PROMAR PSV 3300 is being tailored to meet or even exceed our charterers’ expectations,” he stresses.
Several specifications are being added such as Fire-Fighting Ship 1, ROV preparations, oil spill detection radar and a tank heating system.
Andrea Trevisan, Damen Sales Manager Sales Area North, West and South Europe, says: “We are delighted to welcome PROMAR as a valued new Damen customer, it is really exciting that a Swiss manager will be the first company to take this innovative vessel into the West African oil and gas market. This is a truly remarkable and courageous approach by PROMAR management, which we are very enthusiastic to support. It has been a real pleasure and constructive experience working on this project. We envisage that this will be the beginning of a long-term business cooperation, where quality is a strong focus for both companies.
“In addition to several innovative, technical features the PSV 3300 design ensures reliability and good seakeeping behaviour, which reduces downtime – crucial in the offshore market. Crews and engineers from the oil majors want to work on such a vessel, they know it is safe, with a high level of comfort,” he emphasises.
Damen Shipyards Group
Damen Shipyards Group operates 40 ship- and repair yards, employing 8.000 people worldwide. Damen has delivered more than 5.000 vessels in more than 100 countries and delivers approx. 180 vessels annually to customers worldwide. Based on its unique, standardised ship-design concept Damen is able to guarantee consistent quality.
Damen’s focus on standardisation, modular construction and keeping vessels in stock leads to short delivery times, low ‘total cost of ownership’, high resale value and reliable performance. Furthermore, Damen vessels are based on thorough R&D and proven technology.
Damen offers 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.
For nearly all vessel types Damen offers a broad range of Services, such as maintenance, spare parts delivery, training and transfer of (shipbuilding) know-how. To complete, Damen offers a variety of marine components, especially nozzles, rudders, anchors, anchor chains and steel works.
Damen Shiprepair & Conversion
In addition to ship design and shipbuilding, Damen Shiprepair & Conversion offers a network of 16 repair & conversion yards worldwide, with dry docks ranging up to 420×80 metres. Conversion projects range from adapting vessels to today’s requirements and regulations to the complete conversion of large offshore structures. DS&C handles 1,500 repair and maintenance jobs annually.