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Van Wijngaarden Marine Services Orders First Damen Multi Cat DP1

Van Wijngaarden Marine Services has placed an order with Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld for a Damen Multi Cat 3013, to be named KILSTROOM. Until now, the company had ordered only from the Shoalbuster range. This new order allows Van Wijngaarden Marine Services to extend the range of services that it offers its customers.

Damen Multi Cats are tough, multi-function vessels and the 30-metre Multi Cat 3013 is one of the largest vessels in the range with a bollard pull of 38 tonnes. The KILSTROOM will be fitted with a dynamic positioning system along with additional customisations.

The contract was signed on 15 August by the CEO and managing director of Van Wijngaarden Marine Services Mr. Wim van Wijngaarden and Mr. Peter van Wijngaarden together with Jos van Woerkum, managing director of Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld.

“We very much look forward to taking delivery of our first Multi Cat,” says Peter van Wijngaarden. “This move is the result of discussions with our customers in the construction, dredging and wind farm support sectors. They are encouraging us to broaden the range of services that we offer and prefer to use Multi Cats for certain projects. KILSTROOM will also complement and enhance our Shoalbusters, with the two types of vessel capable of working together very effectively on a variety of assignments.”