Damen Shiprepair Brest (DSB) in France has received a booking for the dry-docking and repairs of two shuttle tankers managed by Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers. The 88,109 GRT sister vessels Karen Knutsen and Sallie Knutsen expect to arrive end February and Middle of March respectively.
Damen Brest’s Managing Director Jos Goris commented: “We are very pleased with the order from Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers. Shuttle tankers are delicate vessels and require a high level of operational reliability hence the selection criteria of a dry-docking will always be carefully considered by owners and operators. We are happy to see that Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers has chosen for Damen Shiprepair Brest.” Mr Goris added: “We are known for our highly qualified and trained mechanical department and surely this has been taken into consideration by owners in the decision making process”
Damen Shiprepair Brest presently has two Hyproc Shipping Company LNG carriers in the yard for extensive maintenance works, Italian owner LPG carrier Pertusola and Jan De Nul’s Simon Stevin for various modification works.
DSB is a well-established repair yard with modern facilities. The yard employs over 200 staff and has three graven dry docks and sufficient repair berths. The biggest dry dock measures 420 x 80m and is one of the biggest in Europe, allowing the yard to accommodate almost any ship in the world.
The shipyard offers a broad range of services for any vessel type, including LNG tankers, oil tankers, semi-submersibles, shuttle tankers, FPSO’s, offshore construction vessels, jack-up rigs, RoRo vessels and ferries. The highly skilled workforce is particularly well-known for its LNG tanker expertise.
Damen Shipyards Group operates 40 ship and repair yards, employing 8,000 people worldwide. Damen has delivered more than 5,000 vessels in more than 100 countries and delivers approximately 180 vessels annually to customers worldwide. Based on its unique, standardised ship-design concept Damen is able to guarantee consistent quality.
Damen’s focus on standardisation, modular construction and keeping vessels in stock leads to short delivery times, low ‘total cost of ownership’, high resale value and reliable performance. Furthermore, Damen vessels are based on thorough R&D and proven technology.
Damen offers a wide range of products, including tugs, workboats, naval and patrol vessels, high speed craft, cargo vessels, dredgers, vessels for the offshore industry, ferries, pontoons and super yachts.
For nearly all vessel types Damen offers a broad range of Services, such as maintenance, spare parts delivery, training and transfer of (shipbuilding) know-how. To complete, Damen offers a variety of marine components, especially nozzles, rudders, anchors, anchor chains and steel works.
In addition to ship design and shipbuilding, Damen Shiprepair & Conversion offers a network of 16 repair & conversion yards worldwide, with dry docks ranging up to 420 x 80m. Conversion projects range from adapting vessels to today’s requirements and regulations to the complete conversion of large offshore structures. DS&C handles 1,500 repair and maintenance jobs annually.