Handover ceremony was held for new Damen vessels
On 20th October, a handover ceremony was held at Albwardy Damen, in Sharjah, UAE, marking Damen’s delivery of thirteen tugs to Jawar Al Khaleej Shipping.
Damen has delivered the thirteen vessels quickly, modified to the requirements of its client. The thirteen vessel order is including four ASD Tugs 2813, two ASD Tugs 3212, three RSD Tugs 2513 – all state-of-the-art vessels from Damen’s Next Generation Tugs series – three Stan Tugs 2208 and a Shoalbuster 2609. The contract includes spare part packages, training, a computerised planned maintenance system and a remote monitoring system on board of all tugs.
During the ceremony, seven of the thirteen tugs where lined up at the Albwardy Damen facility in Sharjah. Three tugs are already in operation and the remaining three boats are reportedly on voyage from the yard to the client. Albwardy Damen has played a crucial role in outfitting the tugs as per the client’s requirements and providing training to all crew prior to delivery.
“It has been an honour to extend our long lasting relationship with Jawar Al Khaleej Shipping and to support Jawar in this prestigious contract with GCPI. On behalf of Damen I congratulate both parties on their cooperation and on the delivery of their new tugs. This delivery includes some of the most state-of-the-art tug technology on the market, including cutting edge innovations in safety, design and remote monitoring. We have every confidence that these thoroughly fit for purpose tugs will meet the offshore terminal requirements and enables save and reliable operation," Mr Pascal Slingerland, Damen sales director Middle East, stated.
Maritime Business World