In September Damen Shipyards Group signed a contract with Onego Shipyard in Karelia Russia to build a trailing suction hopper dredge 2000. The vessel will be built on order from Federal State Unitary Enterprise (FSUE) Rosmorport (the Russian Federation). The vessel will be delivered in 2019 where it will be used for maintenance operations in the northern region of Russia.
Construction of this hopper dredge will involve Damen Technical Cooperation (DTC) – a service that is provided to facilitate shipbuilding operations at a local yard of the end-client’s choice. “In this particular case we will be providing the design and materials package to Onego Shipyard” Damen Sales Manager Marc Tijssen said. “And because transfer of knowledge and technology is a key aspect of the DTC concept we will also be ready to deliver any assistance during the build process.”
Last year Damen delivered another TSHD 2000 to FSUE Rosmorport – the Severnaya Dvina. The newest vessel will be the sixth Damen dredge in Rosemoport’s fleet. The other vessels include one CSD 650 three TSHD 1000 vessels (built at Krasnoe Sormovo under Damen license) and the TSHD 2000 Severnaya Dvina. Rosmorport also operates a number of Damen workboats.
Damen said the new vessel will include some additional design requirements including a self-emptying system for bow discharge.
Damen sells vessel designs licenses and materials to clients and non-Damen yards around the world using the DTC concept. This can be further supplemented by engineering packages building supervision and even yard upgrades.