AUGUST 28, 2013 — Damen Shipyards Group reports that its Galati, Romania, shipyard has handed over World Peridot, the second platform supply vessel in a series of six on order for Norwegian shipowner World Wide Supply.
The ship's are being built to Damen's innovative PSV 3300 design and delivery of World Peridot came just seven weeks after the handover by the shipbuilder of the first of class PSV 3300, World Diamond (see earlier story).
Steinar Kulen, representing owner WWS, confirmed that the worldwide-capable PSV had been delivered on schedule and would join sistership World Diamond on the North Sea spot charter market. "The collaboration with Damen in developing and building this series of PSV has been very good, resulting in a high quality and competitive vessel," he said.
The remaining ships in the series have already secured long term charters offshore Brazil.
The PSV 3300 features what Damen calls "a radical design rethink," with a wave piercing bow, slender hull lines and diesel electric propulsion with azimuth stern drives combining to optimize seakeeping and fuel efficiency.
The 80.1 m length, 1,500-tonne deck capacity vessels have DP2 capability and have been designed to Damen's "E3' principles" — Environmentally friendly, Efficient in operation and Economically viable.
The PSV 3000 is one of five PSV types available from Damen ranging from 1,500 dwt to 6,500 dwt. The group's expanding offshore portfolio includes completely new designs for fast crew suppliers, anchor handling tug suppliers, a heavy lift vessel, a "ro-ro deep dredge" vessel, and a powerful new Damen Offshore Carrier 7500.
"Our strategy is to deliver an entire range of high-tech vessels for offshore customers that are built on principles defined by reduced total cost of ownership," said Jan van Os, Damen Director Offshore.