Damen lays keel on 75-Metre crane barge
Damen Shipyards Group has successfully completed the laying of keels for the Crane Barge 7532 to be delivered in Panama following the tender award in August of last year.
Built at Damen Yichang Shipyard in Hubei Province , China, the barge will be. Following the recent coronavirus outbreak the yard is almost back to full capacity.
Aware of the need to protect the health and well-being of all yard and community work, Damen continues to take strict security measures.
The 75 x 32 meter Crane Barge, a 77-year-old crane still in service, will succeed. The new Crane Barge 7532 will be fitted with a state-of-the-art crane at the Zhangzhou facility in Huisman following construction.
When the world faces the coronavirus pandemic, Damen is putting in place stringent safety checks to deal with the challenges this presents to the project. For example , the project engineers currently work from home and use digital communication to keep in touch with each other.
“We are delighted to be part of this important project. It is a real honour for us that this client has placed trust in Damen. We are confident that the Crane Barge 7532, with its Huisman crane, will serve the client’s needs. The barge has been designed as a high-quality product with safety and reliability top of mind – the ingredients needed to maintain the flow of trade through this internationally important region," Damen sales manager Americas Olivier van Papenrecht says.
Maritime Business World