The Netherlands: Van Oord Takes Delivery of Damen Multi Cat 3213 Oceanus

Van Oord Takes Delivery of Damen Multi Cat 3213 Oceanus

 

On 30 November 2011, Van Oord performed the naming ceremony for its new Damen Multi Cat 3213 ‘Oceanus’. The Oceanus is the biggest Multi Cat ever built by Damen Shipyards and the first of its type. A sister vessel ‘Cronus’ is to be delivered April 2012, one month before the contractual delivery date.

The Multi Cats were ordered by Van Oord in November 2010 with Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld (The Netherlands). Their main purpose will be assisting the Athena, Van Oord’s new, self-propelled cutter dredger. This required Damen to design a new, larger Multi Cat in close cooperation with Van Oord.

Managing Director Jos van Woerkum is very proud of this vessel and his team in Hardinxveld: “We are proud to have completed this new design for Van Oord. As Damen designs for ‘operability at sea’, instead of ‘trial conditions’, we were pleased to see that Oceanus’ capacity is above par. The workboat made 10.8 knots during the trials against the 10,5 knots that is in the contract. Furthermore, we promised a bollard pull of 27 tonnes, but we delivered 30.2 tonnes bollard pull.

Characteristics

As Athena has heavy anchors, the Oceanus has a 340 ton-metre fore crane and a 80 ton-metre aft crane. The fore crane is equipped with a constant tensioning winch. The workboat has an enlarged depth, allowing the working deck to be 1.10 m above the waterline (normally: 80-90 cm). In addition to anchor handling, the 3213 will deliver supplies, water and fuel oil.

Dredging Today Staff, December 1, 2011; Image: Damen

Share this article

Follow Dredging Today

One thought on “The Netherlands: Van Oord Takes Delivery of Damen Multi Cat 3213 Oceanus”

Comments are closed.

Events>

<< Feb 2020 >>
MTWTFSS
27 28 29 30 31 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 1

3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

read more >

Jobs>

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Dredging jobs in Abu Dhabi at NMDC

National Marine Dredging Company “NMDC” aims to be the largest dredging player in the Arab’s Gulf region...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below....

apply