In April 2014, a contract between JAPDEVA (Costa Rica) and Damen Shipyards Group for a Damen Stan Tender 1504 was approved by the Controller General of the Central-American country. The contract is the conclusion of a thorough tender process that started in 2013.
With this contract JAPDEVA, the autonomous government body that manages the ports in Puerto Limon on the Atlantic side of Costa Rica, will expand its fleet of Damen-designed and -built vessels to five ships: the new Damen STe 1504, one other Damen Stan Tender and three Damen Stan Tugs. The vessel is named “Doña Laura”, after the Costa Rican president Mrs. Laura Chinchilla and will be used by pilots, operating in the ports of Puerto Limon and Moin.
The Damen Stan Tender 1504 is a very able and manoeuvrable vessel, especially capable in providing continuous service to its users. The vessel is expected to arrive in Costa Rica in May 2014. This as a result of the Damen philosophy to build multiple standard vessels in stock, in order to ensure rapid deliveries to its clients.
Damen Shipyards Group
Damen Shipyards Group (est. 1927) operates more than 55 shipyards, repair yards and related companies worldwide. Damen employs over 8, 000 people in 35 countries, has delivered over 5, 000 vessels since 1969 and delivers some 150 vessels annually to worldwide customers. Based on its unique, standardised ship-design concept and short delivery times, Damen is able to guarantee consistent quality.
Damen’s focus on standardisation, modular construction and keeping vessels in stock leads to short delivery times, low ‘total cost of ownership’, high resale value, proven technology and reliable performance. Damen offers a wide range of products, including: tugs, workboats, patrol vessels, high speed craft, cargo vessels, dredgers, offshore support vessels, oil-spill response vessels, frigates and super yachts. For nearly all vessel types Damen offers a broad range of Services, such as Lifecycle Maintenance Services, Customer Finance, Training and transfer of (shipbuilding) knowledge.
In addition to ship design and shipbuilding, Damen Shiprepair & Conversion offers a network of 16ship repair & conversion yards worldwide, most of which are conveniently located along the North Sea coast fromBrest (France) to Gothenburg (Sweden). Damen Shiprepair & Conversion operates 40 drydocks of all types and sizes and offers onsite/onboard repair services. Conversion projects range from refitting small fishing vessels into private yachts to the complete conversion or rebuilding of large jack-up rigs.