Damen Delivers First Shoalbuster 3512
(With extra pictures) On 28 April, the Noordstroom, a Shoalbuster 3512 and the first of its kind, was christened and delivered to Van Wijngaarden Marine Services.
The ceremony took place at the port of Hardinxveld-Giessendam, the Netherlands. The contract was signed on 27 January 2015. The Shoalbuster 3512 Noordstroom was built at Safe Co. Ltd. at Gdansk, Poland, and subsequently towed to Hardinxveld for finishing.
The completely newly designed Damen Shoalbuster 3512 is 35 metres long and 12 metres wide. Its features include:
- Bollard Pull of approx. 55 tons at 2.90 meters draft
- Extensive working deck of 145 m²
- Accommodation up to 11 personnel
- Office room for the client, including V-Sat connection
- Fuel efficient due to three main engines
- Sustainable techniques on board, resulting in: “Clean Ship Notation” from Bureau Veritas, “Anchor Handling Notation” from Bureau Veritas
- A HS Marine deck crane with a lifting capacity of 11.3 ton @16.5 metres.
- An ability to carry up to seven (7x 20 ft.) and two (2x 10 ft) standard containers, facilitate diving,
- survey, renewables and dredging operations.
The delivery of the Noordstroom was also featured in SWZ Maritime's June issue (in "Maand Maritiem"). The photo album below contains pictures of the christening ceremony (all by SWZ Maritime editor G.J. de Boer). Please click the pop-out link to view the pictures in their proper dimensions.
Picture at the top by Flying Focus.