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Damen, Delta Marine construct new vessel design

Written by  OE Staff Wednesday, 21 October 2015 10:25

Image: RSV 3315 artist's design/Damen Shipyards Group

The close working relationship between Delta Marine and the Damen Shipyards Group has produced a new vessel design – called a Damen Renewables Service Vessel 3315. The Scotland-based offshore wind service provider recently awarded Damen a construction contract looking towards a launch in early 2017.

“For the last couple of years we’ve been working on this new design with Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld,” says Dave McNaughtan, Delta Marine general manager. “We came up with concepts – gave them to Damen, who would put those ideas on the drawing board. They gave their expertise – adding the engineering for example – and then came back to us.”

The Renewables Service Vessel 3315 will be able to take on a lot of the work larger offshore construction vessels currently perform, says Naughton. "We'll have full DP2 capability and, with such a wide deck, we'll be able to fit a cable lay carousel, work class ROVs or cable trenching machines." The vessel will also be fitted with two large HS Marine cranes and a 4-point mooring system.

Following fabrication of the hull in Poland, Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld in the Netherlands will complete the final outfitting process. With the launch scheduled for 1Q 2017, the Delta Marine team are looking forward to taking delivery. 

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