Damen Shipyards Group will be attending the Seawork Commercial Marine & Workboat Exhibition & Conference in Southampton, UK, on 13-15 June 2017. Visitors will be able to meet company representatives at the quayside stand Q9. Two of Damen’s newest vessels – a Renewables Service Vessel 3315 and a Composite Stan Pilot 1505 – will also be on display, moored adjacent to the stand.
Contrary to previous editions of Seawork, Damen will be outdoors at stand number Q9. “We decided to move out of the exhibition halls this year. This way, we’ll be able to show visitors around the two Damen vessels that will be present,” says Damen Sales Manager UK Casper Vermeulen. “And to enjoy the famous British weather, of course.”
The two Damen vessels that will be attending Seawork show the potential of Damen’s designs in the maritime workboat market. The Composite Stan Pilot 1505 is constructed from composite materials, which combine lightweight properties with strength and stability. This leads to numerous benefits such as reduced operating costs (fuel and maintenance) and greater speed.
The second vessel is the Voe Vanguard, the Renewables Service Vessel (RSV) 3315 that was recently delivered to Scottish company Delta Marine. Designed specifically for offshore wind support duties, the RSV will also be able to take on tidal power support contracts too. The Voe Vanguard will be coming to Seawork after completing her first contract on the Walney Extension wind farm.
The 2017 edition of Seawork marks Casper’s last trade show before his retirement. “It’s always been a pleasure to come to Seawork”, he says. “I think this year’s event will be a fitting opportunity to say goodbye to many of people I have enjoyed meeting and working with over the years.”
Mr Vermeulen will be accompanied at the stand by his colleagues, UK Sales Managers Arjen van Elk and Frederik van der Linde.