Pontoon to be delivered within 3 weeks of contract signing
Ocean Koper d.o.o, a member of the Ocean Team headquartered in Trieste, Italy, will strengthen its fleet with the addition of a Damen Stan Pontoon 9127. The contract, signed on 24 June, is for the largest pontoon in the region, and certainly in the Adriatic Sea.
This will be the second barge purchased by Ocean Koper from Damen. The towage company that provides offshore support services was established in 2005 and acquired the P9 barge, a Damen Stan Pontoon 7524, in 2010. Ocean Koper’s current fleet consists of two Anchor Handling Tugs, two tugs that are regularly involved in short-sea-towage-operations and two cargo barges.
There were a number of reasons why Ocean Koper decided to return to Damen, with a specific benefit being on stock availability. Damen Sales Manager Andrea Trevisan says: “We have a number of competitively priced, high-quality pontoons on stock that can be delivered from the port of Rotterdam within a very short time – which is the case with this particular order from Ocean Koper. The on-stock availability was definitely an advantage for both parties.”
Signed, sealed, delivered
The contract was officially signed on 24 June with the pontoon to be delivered within a 3-week time period of signing. With a length of 91.5 metres and a beam of 27.4 metres, the pontoon will be equipped with a few customised options prior to final delivery. “There will be a few smart options added to the pontoon and some features, such as the ballast system, tailored to Ocean Koper’s operations,” according to Mr Trevisan.
On the main photo from the left to right:
Mr. Riccardo Sala (Agent, Banchero Costa), Andrea Trevisan (Sales Manager, Damen Shipyards Gorinchem), Capt. Radko Malacic (Managing Director, Ocean Koper), Frank Koppelaar (Product Director P&B, Damen Shipyards Gorinchem)