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Van Wijngaarden Marine Services held Naming Ceremony for Damen Multi Cat 3713 Vessel

Posted on January 29, 2024

‘Waddenstroom’ has joined five Damen Shoalbusters and a DP1 MuC 3013 in Van Wijngaarden Marine Services’ (VWMS) workboat fleet. The 37-metre, DP2 vessel, delivered by Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld, is the largest MuC in the Damen range.

VWMS) and Damen signed the contract for the vessel in May last year – just 8 months ago. The rapid delivery is the result of Damen’s practice of building vessels in series and keeping them in stock. At the time of the order, the MuC 3713 was already in build.

The standard vessel platform was then tailored to meet VWMS’ requirements, adapting the steel work and deck to accommodate the range of equipment needed in order to fulfil VWMS’ diverse work scope.

VWMS was also keen to ensure the vessel performed as sustainably as possible. To achieve this, Damen fitted Waddenstroom with its in-house developed Marine NOX Reduction System; a selective catalytic reduction system to cut maritime emissions in line with IMO Tier III requirements.

In a further move towards sustainability, the vessel is outfitted with the DP2 capabilities it requires to serve the offshore renewable energy industry. Waddenstroom additionally features a diesel-electric propulsion system, ensuring optimal efficiency and a reduction of both fuel consumption and emissions.

Damen also installed ten of the vessel’s sixteen crew cabins above deck to meet VWMS’ exacting standards for crew comfort.

Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld Commercial Manager Jeroen van Woerkum said, “We are very proud of what we have achieved with the Waddenstroom. This is an innovative vessel that meets all the current requirement for sustainable performance…”

Peter van Wijngaarden, Managing Director of VWMS agreed, saying, “As Dutch maritime family companies, Damen and VWMS have long shared the same values. …we can work together on developing vessels that meet the technical and sustainable requirements of the maritime industry of today and tomorrow.”


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