China Coaltrans 2020Bühler GmbHCimbriaCoaltrans Virtual World Coal Leaders Network 2020TMS Webinar Series COVID-19: A Leadership Perspective - ‘Container Terminals in the Pandemic - Rapid bounce back or slow recovery?Sailors Society
  • Cimbria
  • Vigan
  • Bühler GmbH
  • Telestack
  • TMS Awards 2020
  • Port of Stockton

Damen delivers complete package

Damen delivers complete package

(Posted on 22/05/20)

Damen Shipyards Group has signed an agreement with Korean yard Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction (HHIC) to deliver a complete components package. The package includes all equipment for oil recovery operations as well as a complete dredging installation. The multi-purpose vessel will primarily act as an oil recovery vessel, and will undertake work as a hopper dredger when not tending to emergencies.

Damen Shipyards Group operates 36 shipbuilding and repair yards, employing 13,000 people worldwide. Damen has delivered more than 6,500 vessels in more than 100 countries and delivers around 175 vessels annually to customers worldwide.

The 5,000 tons, 4,100 m3 vessel will be built by HHIC, a Korean yard experienced in building special purpose vessels that is, therefore, suited to the construction of Korea’s first large combined oil recovery and dredging vessel. As key supplier, Damen brings to the table a complete equipment package, combined with its wide experience in assisting non-Damen yards in the construction of complex vessels.

The equipment package comprises the dredging gear, the oil sweeping gear and the electric and hydraulic system. Moreover, the integration of all these systems is undertaken by Damen. The dredging installation is a complete turnkey package including a 900 mm trailing pipe, designed to dredge at max -30m depth, complete with its gantries and winches, a dredge pump and jet water pump including drives, plus ample hopper loading and discharging equipment, including dredge valves and overflows.

The oil recovery system consists of a rigid sweeping arm of 15 metres complete with its crane and various oil pumps in order to deal with oils of varying viscosity. The oil recovery system has been designed to work in waves up to 4 metres.

The multi-purpose vessel is being built for KOEM, the Korea Marine Environment Management Corporation. This Korean Governmental body has a mission to clean and protect the marine environment. KOEM pre-selected Damen as equipment supplier in February last year, following an intensive selection process. Damen’s sales manager Michiel Hendrikx says, “We are very pleased with this project. We have been in contact with KOEM about this for some years and are very excited to have successfully signed a contract with HHIC for the delivery of the oil recovery and dredging equipment for this unique vessel. We have previous experience in South Korea, though this will be our first time delivering a components package to Korean shipyard. I am sure that with the combined experience of both Hanjin and Damen we can make this project a success.”

Meanwhile a KOEM official commented, "With this Multi-purpose oil spill response vessel project, we will be able to build a foundation for strengthening the ability to respond to large-scale marine pollution incidents as well as establish a rapid control system in Korea." He also added, "We hope for the successful deployment of this vessel to the target site so that we may continue to protect our oceans effectively."

Damen has started on the engineering process, working towards ensuring the optimal fit of the dredging gear. The vessel is due to be delivered in 2022.

Latest News

North to enhance routing risk advice

(Posted on 23/10/20)

Leading international shipping insurer North P&I Club has launched a new marine risk awareness solution... Read more


IMEC commissions Ocean to develop competencies for Ratings

(Posted on 23/10/20)

The International Maritime Employers’ Council (IMEC) has commissioned Ocean Technologies Group... Read more


Piracy increasing off West Africa

(Posted on 18/10/20)

ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) figures show a rise in piracy and armed robbery on the world... Read more


CCS fleet grows to 155m GT

(Posted on 16/10/20)

China Classification Society (CCS) grew its serviced fleet to 34,974 vessels in 2019, marking another... Read more


Pandemic has some positive effects on training

(Posted on 16/10/20)

Leading international catering management and training provider, MCTC has revealed that COVID-19 has... Read more


INTERCARGO address key issues

(Posted on 12/10/20)

The International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners (INTERCARGO) has held its Annual General Meeting... Read more


Jones steps down as BRS chairman

(Posted on 12/10/20)

The BRS Group has a new chairman. As the partnership agreement stipulates, on reaching the age of 65... Read more


Høglund and Veracity to collaborate

(Posted on 12/10/20)

Høglund Marine Solutions (Høglund) and Veracity by DNV GL (Veracity) have signed a collaboration... Read more


German Shipowners welcome LNG investments

(Posted on 07/10/20)

“As one of the world’s major shipping nations, Germany needs an LNG infrastructure for its... Read more


Thome and Carsten Rehder agree JV

(Posted on 07/10/20)

The Thome Group and Carsten Rehder have agreed to cooperate in a joint venture.Under the agreement,... Read more


TMS Awards 2020TBA GroupPort of Vancouver USAViganTelestackCleveland Cascades Ltd
  • Sailors Society
  • The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology
  • TMS Webinar Series COVID-19: A Leadership Perspective - ‘Container Terminals in the Pandemic - Rapid bounce back or slow recovery?

Subscribe to our newsletter

Keep up to date with the latest global news in bulk cargo handling and shipping