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Damen Shipyards To Build Four More Hybrid Electric Vessels

BC Ferries continues to roll out its Clean Futures Plan and has awarded Damen Shipyards Group contracts to build four more battery electric-hybrid Island Class vessels scheduled to go into service in 2022.

In the spring of 2017, BC Ferries awarded Damen contracts to build two “first in class” of these battery electric-hybrid vessels. These vessels have successfully completed sea trials and will arrive in Victoria, B.C. by January 2020.

With the extension of the partnership between BC Ferries and Damen now confirmed, Damen will extend its agreement with Point Hope Shipyards of Victoria, B.C. to provide technical and warranty support for the new vessels with their local staff.

The Island Class is a battery-powered ferry. When electric charging technology matures to make electricity available in the quantities required, BC Ferries will operate these new ships as all-electric ferries, using clean energy. In the interim, these ships will use an on board low-sulphur diesel hybrid system.

Damen Building Two LNG-Hybrid RoRo’s for Seaspan Ferries

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Damen is building two LNG-Hybrid RoRo vessels for Seaspan Ferries at Damen Shipyards Mangalia.

These two innovative 149m vessels will join Seaspan’s fleet with 1,034 lane metres and have 209m3 LNG storage onboard and 2 megawatt hours of battery capacity.

They will go into service for Seaspan Ferries as part of the company’s fleet replacement program and work alongside the SEASPAN SWIFT and SEASPAN RELIANT.

The vessels will be classed by Bureau Veritas and will go into operation in 2021 with construction starting in 2019.

Ship-To-Ship LNG Bunkering To Come To The North-East Baltic Sea In 2020

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A contract between parent company of Eesti Gaas (Estonia’s leading energy company), and Damen Shipyards Group has been signed for the construction of the first of a series of short-sea LNG bunker vessels to operate in the Baltic Sea.

„We are pleased that Tallink Grupp’s pioneering step of selecting LNG as the fuel for its newest vessel MEGASTAR a few years ago, has now led to Eesti Gaas taking this important step and ordering a new bunker vessel, which will benefit all future vessels operating on LNG in this region,“ Tarvi-Carlos Tuulik, Head of Ship Management, Tallink Grupp AS said.


By | 2018 Newsletter week 28 | No Comments

Damen To Build Five Electric Ferries For Arriva Danmark

Damen Shipyards Group signed a contract with multinational public transport company Arriva Danmark for five fully-electric ferries, known as the Damen Ferry 2306 E3.

Damen E3 vessels are designed with the philosophy of being environmentally friendly, efficient in operation and economically viable.

On the contract signing photo attached from left to right:

Johan Spiegelenberg (Category Manager Bus), Jens Boe Jacobsen (Business Development Director), Torben Hansen (Director Bus of Arriva Danmark), Martin Verstraaten (Sales Manager North, West and South EU, Damen), Arnout Damen (Chief Commercial Officer, Damen), Frank de Lange (Sales Director North, West and South EU, Damen).

Fast Ferry for Angolan Transport Ministry launched at Damen Shipyards Singapore

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In a ceremony held at Damen Shipyards Singapore on April 19, the Minister of Transport for the Republic of Angola officially launched the new Damen Fast RoPax Ferry 4812 ordered by the Ministerio dos Transportes through IMPA (Instituto Marítimo e Portuário de Angola).

The vessel will be operated by TMA Express (Transporte Marítimo de Angola) and operate on Angola’s Atlantic coastline between the capital Luanda and Cabinda, around 400 kilometers to the north, via Soyo.


By | 2018 Newsletter Week 12&13 | No Comments

Damen Shipyards Group completes negotiations with the Romanian Government on the Mangalia shipyard

Negotiations between Damen Shipyards Group and the Romanian Government on the Mangalia shipyard were completed on March 21.
Currently Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) owns 51% of the shares in the yard. On November 10, 2017, Damen signed a share purchase agreement for the acquisition of DSME’s shareholding in DMHI, subject to the Romanian Government’s pre-emption right.
Following productive and conclusive negotiations on long-term strategic partnership with senior officials of the Romanian Government, the waiver of the pre-emption right is expected to be made public by the end of March. Subsequently, the successful completion of the transaction is expected shortly thereafter.

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