22 Vessels from Asia to Rotterdam
(With extra pictures) The Damen Shipyards Group is shipping a total of 22 vessels from several Damen shipyards aboard the heavy-lift vessel Happy Star. This is Damen’s largest transportation of stock vessels to date.
Upon arrival in Europe later this month, the completed vessels will be ready for immediate sale and can swiftly be put into operation. Damen has already sold a number of the vessels being transported. Amongst these are two Fast Crew Suppliers (FCS) 2610 to be used at North Sea offshore wind parks.
Scope of the Transport
The scope of the transport was derived with a close eye on the needs of clients in Scandinavia, Western Europe and Africa. Rimmert Berlijn, Damen Service Coordinator Heavy Lift, explains: ‘We took a lot of time to carefully consider what vessel types we would transport, and in what numbers, in order to best serve the requirements of a wide range of clients.’
Following the initial loud-out and embarkation from Shanghai, the transport made calls at the Vietnamese ports of Hai Phong and Da Nang and at Singapore to collect additional vessels. Included in the transport are Damen ASD Tugs 2310, 2411 and 3212, Stan Tugs 1606, 1004 and 1907, Stan Pontoons 5213 and 3011 and the above mentioned FCS 2610 vessels.
Upon arrival in Europe, the vessels will receive final touch-ups and cleaning before delivery to clients or distribution to various Damen shipyards.
Happy Star is equipped with two 900 tonne heavy-lift mast cranes, 3280 m2 of unobstructed deck space, and a weather deck with pontoon hatch covers extending the full length of the ship.
The album below contains extra pictures of the transport (all by Damen). Please click the pop-out link to view the pictures in their proper dimensions.