Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld last week hosted a naming ceremony for S.T. Marine Support’s new Multi Cat AUXILIA.
The vessel brings the total of Multi Cats in the company’s fleet to three, following the delivery of Multi Cats 3013 ODIN in 2010 and NERO in 2013.
According to Damen, AUXILIA is the first of her kind – a Multi Cat 3513.
S.T. Marine Support approached Damen for a new Multi Cat with larger deck capacity and greater winch capacity.
Jeroen van Woerkum, Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld commercial manager, said: “This is the fourth Damen vessel they have ordered since commencing their operations and we have gone on to develop a strong connection. This, combined with the company’s clear understanding of what they wanted from their new vessel, played a significant role in the development of the Multi Cat 3513. The client put a lot of energy into designing the layout of the vessel and helping us to get everything arranged and organised in the pre-construction phase. As a result, the construction process was very smooth and efficient.”
The contract was signed in February 2018 and Damen worked closely with the client in the development of the vessel.