Damen Shipyards Group has signed a contract with Group Ocean of Canada, for the delivery of two Modular Multi Cats 1205 that will be used as dredging support vessels on an oil sands project in northern Canada. The oil sands project location is inland and difficult to access, so the project needed equipment that was transportable and easy to assemble. The vessels are standard, container sized to allow for easy transport anywhere in the world.
With a Multi Car in stock, Damen will supply the first vessel in February. The second is being built at Damen Shipyards in Kozle, Poland, with expected delivery in the second quarter of 2018.
The contract helps support Group Ocean’s goal to become a world-class organization providing towing, pilot boat, marine services, equipment rental and dredging. Group Ocean operates mainly in Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick and Western Canada
This is the second contract between Damen and Group Ocean who have been working together since 2011.