Damen signs contract with Canada’s Group Ocean for two Modular Multi Cats

Contract signing
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Contract signing
Source: Damen
Damen Shipyards Group signed a contract with Canada-based Group Ocean for the delivery of two Modular Multi Cats 1205. The vessels, which are made of standard, container sized units for easy transportation anywhere in the world, will serve as dredging support vessels on an oil sands project in the north of Canada. The location of the oil sands tailings ponds upon which the Multi Cats will work is inland and not easily accessible by water. The modular nature of the vessels means that they can be easily transported to site by truck and then quickly assembled for operation on location. The modularity of the design also makes any future relocations straightforward.
 
Damen has a strong relationship with Group Ocean, dating back to 2011. This is the second contract between the two companies, whose shared approach and philosophy ensures a smooth, dynamic and complementary flow of work. The synergy between both companies has been proven during the first join project for the construction of Ocean’s first TSHD which Damen was providing all technical support and the steel/component package for the construction of this vessel at Ocean’s shipyard.  
Artists impressions of the two Modular Multi Cats 1205
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Artists impressions of the two Modular Multi Cats 1205
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Tommy Theriault, Business Development Director for Ocean Marine Works and Dredging, explained: “In addition to the ease with which we can transport these vessels to inaccessible locations quickly and cost-effectively, Damen’s standardized shipbuilding process meant that they already had one of the vessels on stock for extremely fast delivery. It will also allow us more flexibility for future development across Canada.”  
The first delivery took place in February – less than three months following the signing of contract. The second vessel, which is being built at Damen Shipyards Kozle in Poland, will follow in Q2 2018. The Damen Multi Cat has is a versatile workboat with an extensive track record in many sectors. It is used for towing and anchor-handling, dive support, marine engineering, offshore energy operations and for dredging and dredging support operations.
 
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