A contract was signed between Damen Shipyards Gorinchem and Frøy Vest AS from Norway recently for delivery of a Stan Pontoon 4113 (YN 523702) and a Multi Cat 2712 (YN571725).
The Multi Cat 2712, with a length of 27.27 metres, a beam of 12.5 metres and a maximum bollard pull of 34.8 tonnes, is a new type of workboat.
The vessel carries two Cat C32 TTA CERT engines with a total power of 1,790 bkW at 1,800 rpm, which offer the vessel a maximum speed of 10.5 knots.
Its basic functions are anchor handling, dredger service, supply, towing, hose handling, surveying and fish farm works.
The typical applications for the Stan Pontoon 4113 are deck cargo and RoRo operations and it can be deployed in deep-sea areas, coastal and inland waters.
The pontoon has a moulded length of 41.4 metres, a moulded beam of 13 metres and a moulded depth of 3 metres.
According to Remko Hottentot, Damen Manager Sales Norway, the Damen-developed combination of a Multi Cat and a Stan Pontoon is an entirely new concept in the fish farm industry.
Mr Hottentot said: “This concept is new for the fish farm industry as a whole, not only for this client. The industry is growing and has to comply with stricter norms in terms of safety, the environment, etc.
“Damen always tries to listen closely to the operational input of clients, who also have to comply with the new flag state demands. So, it was quite logical that we came to this new concept after having heard what Frøy Vest had to say.
Mr Hottentot concluded: “This positive response led to the sale of the first combination. Both vessels are Damen proven-standard vessels, but they have been adapted to the demands and wishes of the customer, Frøy Vest. For instance, the deck is not made of wood for reasons of hygiene, and larger cranes and winches have been placed on deck for enhanced productivity.”
(Source: Damen Shipyards)