DISCOVER Magazine #7

Niron Staal launches RoPax 5212

Published in category: Public Transport

The launch, on 31st January, of a RoPax 5212 hull, marks Niron Staal Amsterdam’s first newbuild contract with Damen Shipyards Group.

According to Roland Berends, Director at Niron Staal Amsterdam, the Ropax 5212 hull was a noteworthy project: “First and foremost of course as it was our first newbuild contract with Damen.

Secondly, also because of the expertise and experience shared between both parties throughout all engineering phases.

This resulted in a hull, fully painted and with all hot works completed, in less than 3 months. A great accomplishment within the deadline set.”

“We are pleased to say that we will be commencing multiple contracts in the spring,” informs Mr. Berends.

And, of course, we will be using the lessons learned from this first successful project to continually improve our construction and management processes.

Currently, the Ropax 5212 Passenger Ferry hull is being outfitted for final delivery at Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld, where it was towed on February 1st following the launch.

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