In January 2014, an order was placed with Damen Shipyards Group for two Platform Supply Vessels (PSV). The first vessel, Mamola Reliance, was delivered in February 2015 and is currently in service, managed by PROMAR, in the West African market. This second vessel, Mamola Defender, is expected to be operational in the same region. The naming ceremony of the vessel took place on 23 September 2015. Both vessels are at the forefront of technology in terms of equipment. The PSV 3300 design ensures reliability, excellent seakeeping behaviour and low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions – crucial features for the offshore market.
During the construction of the vessel, PROMAR had a team based in Romania to supervise the project with Damen Shipyards Galati. According to Jérôme Bouchardy, Head of Projects and Commercial Manager at PROMAR, “There was a fruitful collaboration between the PROMAR team and Damen. Thanks to the great professionalism of all teams, as well as Damen’s excellent production capabilities, the project went well and was delivered on time. We are very proud to manage such a beautiful vessel. Like her Sister ship, Mamola Reliance, she has been designed and built to fulfill the highest requirements of the offshore industry. She features a broad package of options and is SPS compliant, offering therefore additional flexibility for clients.”
The Christening ceremony for Mamola Defender has taken place in Barcelona with official representation from Damen, PROMAR and the ship-owners.
“This was a fantastic cooperation between PROMAR, the Ship-owners and Damen, for all the processes related to the building of these two vessels. We are sure these high quality PSVs will be appreciated by all business partners, ” Damen Regional Sales Manager North, West and South Europe Andrea Trevisan comments. “I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at PROMAR. Building a ship is teamwork and the cooperation was excellent throughout this whole process. The team at PROMAR are professional and enthusiastic and we hope to be able to work with them again in the future.”
PROMAR, with headquarters in Switzerland, manage a fleet of Multi-Purpose Supply Vessels and Fast Crew Boats which serve the global offshore marine industry. The company covers all ship management competencies and has a presence in Africa, Europe and the Middle East, providing top quality services to meet the highest standards of oil majors and offshore contractors. They are dedicated to providing efficient expert services and addressing clients’ most stringent requirements.
With the conclusion of this project, and considering other current on-going projects, Damen continues to demonstrate its position as a leading supplier for the offshore oil & gas industry.
Damen Shipyards Group
Damen Shipyards Group operates 32 shipbuilding and repair yards, employing 9, 000 people worldwide. Damen has delivered more than 5, 000 vessels in more than 100 countries and delivers some 160 vessels annually to customers worldwide. Based on its unique, standardised ship-design concept 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 values and reliable performance. Furthermore, Damen vessels are based on thorough R&D and proven technology.
Damen offers a wide range of products, including tugs, workboats, naval and patrol vessels, high speed craft, cargo vessels, dredgers, vessels for the offshore industry, ferries, pontoons and superyachts.
For nearly all vessel types Damen offers a broad range of services, including maintenance, spare parts delivery, training and the transfer of (shipbuilding) know-how. Damen also offers a variety of marine components, such as nozzles, rudders, anchors, anchor chains and steel works.
In addition to ship design and shipbuilding, Damen Shiprepair & Conversion has a worldwide network of 15 repair and conversion yards with dry docks ranging up to 420 x 80 metres. Conversion projects range from adapting vessels to today’s requirements and regulations to the complete conversion of large offshore structures. DSC completes around 1, 500 repair and maintenance jobs annually.
About Promar Shipping Services S.A.
Promar Shipping Services offers Multi-Purpose / Platform Supply Vessels and Fast Crew Boats for Offshore operations. Company main strength is to provide tailor-made and high-quality services that cover all competencies of ship management with a strong focus on customer satisfaction.
Coordinating the activities of about 500 seafarers and support personnel worldwide, Promar manages a fleet of over 40 vessels (Mamola OSVs, Mamolino FCBs). Both ashore and onboard, personnel share professionalism, ambition, respect and team spirit as common values, with full dedication to marine safety and safe working practices.