Volt Processor

GALLERY: Vessel specifications as featured in ‘Maand Maritiem’

The June edition of SWZ|Maritime is doing the rounds already. You can check out the Maand Maritiem column written by author Gerrit J. de Boer where you will find the latest specifications for newly commissioned ships.

New commissions

ASD 2913
The authorities of the Rash Al Khaimah Ports has ordered an ASD 2913 type tugboat from Albwardy Damen to be used at the new bulk terminal Saqr Port which comes into effect in mid-2018. Read the full report in SWZ|Maritime magazine.

Royal IHC and Baggerbedrijf de Boer – Dutch Dredging, Sliedrecht signed a contract on 1 May for the construction of a 2300 m³ hopper dredger Lesse, a bigger and better version of the previously delivered Albatros and Mahury.

Dredging concern de Boer – Dutch Dredging, Sliedrecht has ordered a multi-functional salvage and tugboat Peter from Scheepswerf Hoekman, Urk to be delivered in May 2018.

Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam will build a trawler for J. Hakvoort, Urk. The contract was signed on 21 April. The trawler is set to be delivered in February 2018 and will mainly be used on the North Sea to catch shrimp.

Innovative pelagic trawler
France Pélagique Paris (established in 1988 as a division of the Cornelis Vrolijk group, IJmuiden) and Havyard Ship Technology, Leirvik in Sogn signed an agreement on 11 April to construct a pelagic trawler, 80 metres in length for delivery in December 2018. The agreement also includes an option for the construction of a second trawler. It will be outfitted with new technology for sustainable fishing and efficient sorting of pelagic fish types.

Launches and christenings

Tommy Norton
On 6 April the Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD) 650 Tommy Norton was launched to water at Damen Yichang Shipyards for Gippsland Port, Bairnsdale following which it sailed on its own keel from Shanghai to Australia.  


Arklow Vanguard
Royal Bodewes has built the Arklow Vanguard, the sixth in a series of ten Traders 5150 under the classification of Bureau Veritas for Arklow Shipping. On 8 May it was delivered to the client. The ship was launched to water on 31 March. After the delivery the Arklow Vanguard departed from Eemshaven to Lloydkade in Rotterdam for its first voyage.

Arklow Clan
The Arklow Clan was handed to Arklow Shipping Ltd., Arklow by Ferus Smit in mid-May. The ship, the fourth in a series of ten class 1A icebreaker Traders 5100 put to water traditionally and not with ceremonial diagonal launch. These Traders are built in the class league of Bureau Veritas. On 8 May the Arklow Clan was transported from Westerbroek to Eemshaven where the first two test sails were made. The Arklow Clan departed for its first voyage from Eemshaven to Duinkerken on 16 May.

VB Sahel and VB Sahara
Boluda Maurice LTEE, Abidjan will sail two tugboats, type ASD 2810, with dimensions of 293 bt, 87 nt and under Burean Veritas class league. It was built by Damen Shipyards Sharjah. On 17 January they sailed from Al Hamriyah to Abidjan.

Svitzer Eureka
The Svitzer Eureka by Svitzer Australia has been stationed in Melbourne since 7 December 2016. The ATD 2412 is under the class league of Lloyd’s Register and built by Damen Song Cam Shipbuilding, Haiphong.

SST Portobelo
Saam Smit Towage has order a new ASD 2411 from Damen Shipyards to be used in the port of Colón, Panama. The tugboat the SST Portobelo was built by Song Thu Co., Danang. On 24 February it arrived in Rotterdam aboard the container ship Trina of SAL.

Following construction of the ASD 2411  at Damen Maaskant in Stellendam the SST Portobelo departed on 27 March to Europoort to complete towing tests and demonstration sails. The SST Portobelo departed on 21 April on its own keel from Rotterdam to Panama via Ponta Delgada.
On 26 April the Lingestroom was handed over to Van Wijngaarden Materieel Exploitatie BV, Hardinxveld at the Gemeentehaven of Hardinxveld afte rits baptism by Mrs I.C. van Wijngaarden-Ruitenbeek. It is the second Shoalbuster 3512 that Van Wijngaarden has ordered in the span of a year. The demonstration sail was held at Europoort on 19 and 20 April. The identical Noordstroom was delivered a year earlier on 28 April 2016 by Damen Shipyards. On 5 May the Lingestroom departed from Hardinxveld via Moerdijk to Dover.

Voe Vanguard  
The Voe Vanguard was baptised by Akira Mary Lumsden and the 16-month granddaughter of Bob Spanswick, director of Delta Marine Ltd., Lerwick, on 5 May at Damen Shipyards. He is a type DP 2 RSV3315 Reneweables Service Vessel, a new design based on the MultiCat.
Much has been said about this baptism in this month’s Maand Maritiem so read the comprehensive specifications in SWZ|Maritime magazine.

The new hopper dredger Spauwer of Scelveringhe Scheepvaart (Den Herder Seaworks) BV, Yerseke departed on 19 April from Rotterdam for demonstration sails at Europoort and on the North Sea. The keel laying for this 1C class dredging vessel, ice worthy,  took place on 22 April 2013 at the Chinese yard Daoda Heavy Industries in Qidong and the launch took place on 15 December 2015.

TSM Drenec
Padmos Stellendam machine factory delivery the tugboat TSM Drenec on 4 May to Thomas Service Maritimes in Rouen. The tugboat which is a Bureau Veritas class, type Clyde 20, a design by Macduff Ship Design Ltd. The casco was put to water on 23 December 2016 at MAC Scheepsbouw & Reparatie in Rotterdam.  

Broads Fisher & Wherry Fisher
In March James Fisher & Sons Plc., Barrow-in-Furness purchased two Fast Crew Suppliers 2008 from Damen Shipyards. They were named Broads Fisher and Wherry Fisher and sail under the British flag. The FCS’s 2008 were designed to transport passengers and materials to-and-from wind turbine parks up to 150 miles off the coast. Since April both boats are in Den Helder stationed in Lowestoft to transport technicians to-and-from the Galloper Offshore wind turbine park.

Waterbus 2407
The prototype of the Waterbus 2407 was introduced at Damen Shipyards, Gorichem in Merwede to potential clients, local and international. The waterbus is available in versions 16 and 24 metres with accommodation for 20 to 120 passengers and will be built in series in Antalya.

CSD 350
Three months after commission Damen Dredging Equipment, Nijkerk they delivered a CSD 350 to Heuvelman Ibis, Delfzijl to be used at Winschoterdiep where 220.000 m³ of sediment must be dredged. The dredger was towed in 48 hours to Delfzijl.

Volt Processor

Construction of the Utility Vessel (UV) 4312 Volt Processor is underway at Niron Staal Amsterdam BV. With dimensions of 499 bt it was commissioned in December 2016 by VOLT Service AS, Fosnavåg at Damen Shipyards. The construction will take place under the Lloyd’s Register class league and under the supervision of Remøy Management AS. The Volt Processor has been designed for maintenance and other functions at salmon farms.

Ship construction (aka “Scheepsbouw”) insert with interactive map

You will find a ship construction segment in this month’s SWZ|Maritime summarising industry developments of 2016, the details of which were released this year.

To summarise, the ship building and repairs industry faced a heavy crisis worldwide since 2015. For the Dutch shipbuilders and maritime suppliers the drop in profits were limited to between 14 percent from €8,2 billion to €7,1 billion. Following minor adjustments towards the end of 2015 more comprehensive measures were necessary by mid-2016. Job opportunities diminished in 2016 from 31.100 to 29.400.

Get the full overview in SWZ|Maritime’s June edition with an interactive map for reference.

Author: Mariska Buitendijk

Mariska Buitendijk is one of SWZ|Maritime's journalists as well as the magazine's copy editor.

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