13-06-2017, Gorinchem, Press release

Damen Stan Pontoon 4512 delivered to Norway’s Skyssbåtservice

Norwegian maritime transport company Skyssbåtservice has taken delivery of a Stan Pontoon 4512 from the Damen Shipyards Group. The 45-metre barge will be capable of fulfilling a variety of roles in both the general maritime transport sector projects and the oil & gas industry.

As well as carrying general cargo along the Norwegian coast on its 12 tonnes per m² deck, the barge is fitted with a bow ramp giving it full RoRo capability. Tug stoppers on the stern also allow it to be pushed as well as towed to its destinations.

Skyssbåtservice’s new Stan Pontoon 4512 is additionally classified as a fuel oil barge. Its double hull, covering both its bottom and sides, protects the six internal tanks capable of carrying a total of 540 m³. An encased manifold is fitted on deck. This capability will also make the barge eligible for inclusion in the permanent pool of vessels that supports Norway’s coastal oil contingency plan.

The barge will join four other vessels in the fleet operated by Skyssbåtservice. Established in 1983, the company has developed a niche from its base at Vestre Åmøy on the south west corner of Norway’s coastline. Particular areas of expertise include supporting construction projects in or alongside the sea, as well as servicing oil & gas installations. The new barge will add valuable capacity in the transport and storage of heavy machinery, including vehicles.

“We are certain that the Damen 4512 barge will prove to be a valuable and versatile addition to the Skyssbåtservice fleet,” said Remko Hottentot, Sales Manager Norway for Damen. “The combination of a strong stable platform and substantial tank capacity fits in well with Skyssbåtservice’s multifunction, full service business model. Our barges are built to give many years of trouble-free service, and our staff and facilities at Damen Shipyards Stavanger, just a short distance from Vestre Åmøy, are always available to provide any support necessary.”

Damen Shipyards Group

Damen Shipyards Group operates 33 shipbuilding and repair yards, employing 9,000 people worldwide. Damen has delivered more than 6,000 vessels in more than 100 countries and delivers some 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 values 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 superyachts.

For nearly all vessel types Damen offers a broad range of services, including maintenance, spare parts delivery, training and the transfer of (shipbuilding) know-how. Damen also offers a variety of marine components, such as nozzles, rudders, anchors, anchor chains and steel works.

In addition to ship design and shipbuilding, Damen Shiprepair & Conversion has a worldwide network of 17 repair and conversion yards with dry docks ranging up to 420 x 80 metres. Conversion projects range from adapting vessels to today’s requirements and regulations to the complete conversion of large offshore structures. DSC completes around 1,350 repair and maintenance jobs annually.

On the Picture: Damen Sales Manager Norway Remko Hottentot, with Torgeir Vareberg and Lisa Chaparian of Skyssbåtservice on the occasion of the contract signing for a Damen Stan Pontoon 4512.

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