Damen Shipyards Cape Town contracted for CSD 250 for Dredging Africa
Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) has recently delivered a Cutter Suction Dredger (CSD) 250 to Dredging Africa (Pty) Ltd. Due to Damen’s policy of series building standardized vessels, the CSD was in stock and available for fast delivery. This will be the first Damen CSD to operate in South Africa. The contract for the CSD came about after Dredging Africa signed a memorandum of understanding with DSCT at the yard’s first African Dredging Seminar, held in October last year.
Mr Arend van de Wetering, Director of Dredging Africa said: “From the outset, the collaboration has been excellent; Damen have gone out of their way to create the opportunity for this project to be realised. They really thought along with us to create a solution that matches exactly our needs – including looking at various financing options that are available.” Damen Product Director Dredging Olivier Marcus concurred, saying, “We are very pleased to be delivering this CSD to Dredging Africa. The cooperation between us has been very fruitful and we are looking forward very much to delivering the vessel in a short space of time.”
Dredging has enormous potential to open up new trading opportunities in South Africa and we are proud to play our part in supporting this.
DSCT will be on hand to support Dredging Africa in the ongoing service and maintenance of the CSD, including with the supply of spare parts from stock in order to ensure maximum uptime of the dredger.
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