Van Wijngaarden Marine Services has placed an order with Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld for a Damen Multi Cat 3013, to be named Kilstoom. This latest order represents a new step for the family-owned company. To date, its relationship with Damen has focused on the group’s Shoalbuster range. The Multi Cat 3013 will bring a new level of capability and allow Van Wijngaarden Marine Services to extend the range of services that it offers its customers.
Damen Multi Cats are multi-function vessels that, with their twin, heavy-duty cranes, rugged fendering, all-round visibility, extensive deck space and shallow draft, can be used for a wide range of coastal and offshore construction, maintenance and general-purpose activities. The 30-meter (98-foot) Multi Cat 3013 is one of the largest in the range with a bollard pull of 38 tons and the Kilstroom will be fitted with a dynamic positioning system along with additional customizations.
The contract was signed on August 15 by the CEO and Managing Director of Van Wijngaarden Marine Services Wim van Wijngaarden and Peter van Wijngaarden, together with Jos van Woerkum, managing director of Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld.