Gorinchem, 2018-11-29, Damen press release
Société Nouvelle de Remorquage et de Travaux Maritimes signs contract with Damen Shipyards Group
Damen Shipyards Group has recently signed a contract with Société de Remorquage et de Travaux Maritimes (SNRTM) for the delivery of one Damen STu 1606 that shall operate in the Mediterranean Sea in Toulon, France.
The contract was signed in the Netherlands at Damen’s headquarters, between Mr. Eric Arnal, Managing Director of Société de Remorquage et de Travaux Maritimes and Arnout Damen, Chief Commercial Officer of Damen Shipyards Group.
Société de Remorquage was founded in 1968 by Yves ARNAL (Mr. Eric Arnal’s grandfather). The company specialises in harbour and offshore towage, as well as maritime transportation. In 1983 the Arnal family created the Société Nouvelle de Remorquage et de Travaux Maritimes (SNRTM) and therefore, has more than 35 years of experience in towing services and maritime transport.
This important milestone is the first contract between the two family-owned companies (SNRTM –Damen Shipyards Group). The sale was administered by Reinier van Herel – it was his last contract as a Damen Sales Manager before taking up his new role as Head of Business Innovation. Speaking on the occasion of the signing, Mr. van Herel said, “I am proud to have introduced these two family businesses to each other. There is a clear match between the two parties and I strongly expect this to be the start of a long-lasting and mutually fruitful relationship.”
Due to Damen’s philosophy of standardised shipbuilding in series, the Damen STu 1606 was already in stock and available for fast delivery to the client. Damen will hand over the vessel before the end of Q1 2019, after completing the Tug in accordance with the SNRTM’s wishes.
Damen Shipyards Group
Damen Shipyards Group operates 35 shipbuilding and repair yards, employing 12,000 people worldwide. Damen has delivered more than 6,000 vessels in more than 100 countries and delivers some 160 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, winches, anchors, anchor chains and steel works.
Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC) has a worldwide network of eighteen repair and conversion yards of which twelve are located in North West Europe. Facilities at the yards include more than 50 floating and (covered) drydocks, the largest of which is 420 x 90 metres, as well as slopes, ship lifts and indoor halls. Projects range from the smallest simple repairs through Class’ maintenance to complex refits and the complete conversion of large offshore structures. DSC completes around 1,300 repair and maintenance jobs annually, both at yards as well as in ports and during voyage.
On the first contract signing photo from left to right:
Mr. Eric Arnal (Managing Director of Société de Remorquage et de Travaux Maritimes), Arnout Damen (CCO, Damen Shipyards Group).
On the second contract signing photo from left to right:
Reinier van Herel (Sales Manager, Damen Shipyards Group), Mr. Eric Arnal (Managing Director of Société de Remorquage et de Travaux Maritimes), Arnout Damen (CCO, Damen Shipyards Group).