Multi Cat 2712 Panda Launched at Damen Shipyards

The Panda, a Multi Cat 2712, was officially launched and christened at Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld last week.

This new Damen vessel is delivered to Dutch family-owned tug and workboat company Herman Senior BV.

Jack van Dodewaard, Herman Senior Managing Director, said: “The new Multi Cat 2712 has the big advantage that she is suited for deepsea work and can sail worldwide under her own keel. At the moment we have our vessels in Latin America, Australia, the Middle East, North Africa and Europe so this new addition will add to our flexibility.”

The Multi Cat 2712 has a bollard pull of 32 tonnes and two 290 tonnes/meters cranes on board with a lifting capacity of 11.5 tonnes at 16.5 meters, so is suitable for a wide range of tasks, Damen said.

The Damen Multi Cat series offers a complete range of workboats based on thoroughly tested, up-to-date designs and built from high quality standardized components.

Typical applications

  • Towing and pushing operations;
  • Dredging support;
  • Harbour maintenance;
  • Buoy and anchor handling;
  • Deck and/or liquid cargo transport;
  • Pollution control.

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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

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