Damen Signs Contract for Delivery of Utility Vessel to Port Authority of Jamaica
A contract for the delivery of a Utility Vessel was signed between Daman Shipyards Group and the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJAM) on the 21st of August. For buoy laying and for the maintenance of support operation in the ports, Damen’s client will use the vessel.
Damen has had a good relationship with PAJAM ever since the 1990s when the order for two Stan Tugs 2909 was placed by the port with Damen. Two Pilot Vessels 1605 were also ordered.
“It was”, says Captain Hopeton Delisser, “the success of these past deliveries that made PAJAM continue its business relationship with Damen.”
“Our past experiences with them have proven to be very positive. They have always demonstrated an ability to translate our requirements into reliable vessels and this has given us the confidence in their capability to deliver, once again, a vessel that meets our needs.”
Damen sales manager Alan Borde says, “We were very pleased to receive this order from PAJAM as it confirms their satisfaction with the previous deliveries. We enjoy a good and long-standing relationship that contributes significantly to ensuring the success of the vessels. I am looking forward to working again with PAJAM on the construction of this new vessel.”
The UV 3911 which can carry twelve crew members is a 39.4 x 10.8-meter vessel. It will also have an A-frame which can be operated remotely from the wheelhouse. The A-frame will have a capability of 5 tonnes and a towing winch. It will be provided for at the Damen Maaskant Shipyard Stellendam which is in the Netherlands. Its delivery is scheduled for Q1-Q2 2021.