The cooperation between KOC and Damen goes back to late 1980’s, when Damen delivered steel crew / pilot tenders and the large fire fighting / terminal tug “Sabahi” to KOC. In the early nineties, after liberation from the Iraqi invasion, Damen delivered to KOC a complete new fleet of tugs, crew tenders, work boats and mooring boats. Damen has supported KOC throughout all these years with provision of technical services, spare parts, and maintenance / renovation assistance.
Damen’s naval architects and designers in The Netherlands have already started working on the development of this unique series of state-of-the-art tugs. Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania will be constructing all 14 units, with deliveries scheduled from 2014 onwards.