EMAR Offshore Services welcomes Damen ASD Tug 2811
EMAR Offshore Services, a Netherlands-based dedicated maritime service company, welcomed a new vessel to its fleet, the company said in its release.
The Damen ASD Tug 2811, named E-TWO, was ordered in November 2018 with a special request for the installation of an additional FiFi1 system, aft winch and hydraulic crane. This ASD Tug 2811, one of Damen Shipyards Group’s ‘next-generation’ harbour tugs, will be deployed for assisting in the berthing and unberthing of industrial vessels in major ports.
Johan van Beek, Managing Director of EMAR Offshore Services, has big plans for the vessel; “This expansion of the fleet enables us to ramp up operations in Africa and fully establish ourselves as a leading marine services operator in the region”. The ASD Tug 2811 is an upgraded version of the ASD Tug 2810, further optimised with features that include full compliance with the new stability regulations, a modular marine NOx reduction system and the Damen Digital Platform to maximise performance and reliability. Its improved power and manoeuvrability allow the vessel supreme performance even in restricted waterways. E-TWO is the fifth vessel Damen has supplied to EMAR Offshore Services and is the fourth tug ordered directly by EMAR.
“The moment we decided we needed another vessel, I went straight to Damen”, says Mr van Beek. “We know Damen has the vessels in stock, previously delivered vessels have performed very well, and the purchasing and delivery process is as smooth as it gets.”
E-TWO is underway to China to collect her first tow, a new 75x25 metre flattop barge for EMAR named E-Barge 1. Purchased from Damen Concordia Shipbuilding, E-Barge 1 will be towed to the Middle East to be used on marine construction projects as part of the establishment of EMAR’s position in the region. A sixth Damen vessel is now under negotiation and EMAR hopes to reveal this news very soon.
“Damen is immensely proud to deliver the E-TWO”, says Vincent de Maat, Sales Manager Damen “Working with EMAR is a pleasure, as they’re clear about what they require and provide exactly the right amount of input we need to deliver an exact match to their requirements.”
EMAR Offshore Services was established in 2010 and today operates all over the world, with a current focus on the regions Caribbean, South America, West Africa, Middle East and Russia. EMAR supports the oil & gas, construction and mining companies with their need for towage knowledge and equipment.
Damen Shipyards Group
Damen Shipyards Group operates 36 shipbuilding and repair yards, employing 12,000 people worldwide. Damen has delivered more than 6,500 vessels in more than 100 countries and delivers around 175 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 values 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 superyachts. For nearly all vessel types Damen offers a broad range of services, including maintenance, spare parts delivery, training and the transfer of (shipbuilding) know-how. Damen also offers a variety of marine components, such as nozzles, rudders, winches, anchors, anchor chains and steel works. Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC) has a worldwide network of eighteen repair and conversion yards of which twelve are located in North West Europe. Facilities at the yards include more than 50 floating (and covered) drydocks, including the longest, 420 x 80 metres, and the widest, 405 x 90 metres, as well as slopes, ship lifts and indoor halls. Projects range from the smallest simple repairs through Class’ maintenance to complex refits and the complete conversion of large offshore structures. DSC completes around 1,300 repair and maintenance jobs annually, both at yards as well as in ports and during voyage.