Dutch shipbuilder Damen Shipyards Group has signed an settlement with South Korean-based Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction (HHIC) to ship an entire elements package deal for a multi-purpose vessel.
Damen mentioned that the package deal
included all tools for oil restoration operations in addition to an entire
dredging set up.
The multi-purpose vessel will
primarily act as an oil restoration vessel however will undertake work as a hopper
dredger when not tending to emergencies.
The 5,000-tonne vessel will
be constructed by HHIC and might be Korea’s first massive mixed oil restoration and
The tools package deal
contains the dredging gear, the oil sweeping gear, and the electrical and
hydraulic system. The integration of all these programs can even be achieved by Damen.
The dredging set up is
an entire turnkey package deal together with a 900 mm trailing pipe, designed to dredge
at most 30-metre depth, full with its gantries and winches, a dredge and
jet water pump together with drives, plus ample hopper loading and discharging
tools, together with dredge valves and overflows.
The oil restoration system
consists of a inflexible sweeping arm of 15 metres full with its crane and
varied oil pumps to cope with oils of various viscosity. The oil restoration
system has been designed to work in waves as much as four metres.
The multi-purpose vessel is being constructed for KOEM, the South Korea Marine Environment Management Corporation. This authorities physique is accountable for cleansing and defending the marine setting.
According to the corporate, KOEM
pre-selected Damen because the tools provider in February final yr, following
an intensive choice course of.
Damen’s gross sales supervisor Michiel Hendrikx mentioned: “We have been in touch with KOEM about this for some years and are very excited to have efficiently signed a contract with HHIC for the supply of the oil restoration and dredging tools for this distinctive vessel.
“We have earlier expertise in South Korea, although this might be our first time delivering a elements package deal to Korean shipyard. I’m certain that with the mixed expertise of each Hanjin and Damen we are able to make this undertaking successful”.
“With this multi-purpose oil spill response vessel undertaking, we will construct a basis for strengthening the power to answer large-scale marine air pollution incidents in addition to set up a speedy management system in Korea”, a KOEM official said.
“We hope for the profitable deployment of this vessel to the goal web site in order that we could proceed to guard our oceans successfully”, he added.
Damen has already began on
the engineering course of with the vessel supply scheduled for 2022.
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