Gorinchem, 2020-10-19, Damen press release,

Damen signs with Vletterlieden for multi-purpose Stan Tug 1004

Damen Shipyards Group has recently signed a contract with Corps van Vletterlieden for a Stan Tug 1004. The company will use the Stan Tug for a wide range of tasks, including mooring, supply, crew transfer and diving support, in the Port of IJmuiden in the north of the Netherlands.

Having signed the contract on October 2nd, Damen expects to deliver the vessel in January next year. The speed of the delivery is facilitated by Damen’s practice of building standard vessels in series. As well as ensuring fast delivery, this also guarantees the customer of a reliable product.

Despite the standardised nature of its vessels, Damen is able to tailor them to its clients’ requirements with options. In the case of the Stan Tug 1004 for Vletterlieden, this includes installation of a crane, a generator set and coupling winches. These will enable the boat to fulfil its multi-purpose functionality.

Damen sales manager Vincent de Maat said, “This is Vletterlieden’s first Damen vessel and we’ve been discussing the possibility of delivering a boat to them for some time, so I’m really pleased with this contract. We are looking forward to working with the client as we make the vessel ready for their needs in the coming months.”

Having been built at Damen Shipyards Changde in China, the Stan Tug 1004 is now at Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld in the Netherlands where she will be outfitted with the options ready for delivery to the client early next year.

The Damen Stan Tug 1004 is known for its superb manoeuvrability and outstanding handling characteristics. The vessel incorporates the latest hull and skeg designs and developments in fender, fairlead and winch design.

Damen Shipyards Group

Damen Shipyards Group operates 36 shipbuilding and repair yards, employing 11,000 people worldwide. Damen has delivered more than 6,500 vessels in more than 100 countries and delivers around 175 vessels annually to customers worldwide. Based on its unique, standardised ship-design concept Damen is able to guarantee consistent quality.

Our vision is to become the most sustainable and digital shipbuilder in the world. To achieve this, the focus is on going ‘back to the core’: on standardisation and series construction; the traits that have made Damen great and that are essential to make shipping greener and more connected. 

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, including the longest, 420 x 80 metres, and the widest, 405 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.

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