On Sept. 4, at a shipyard in Romania, Damen Shipyards Galati launched the Mamola Reliance, the first of two Damen PSV 33000s on order for PROMAR. The 80-meter platform supply vessel is scheduled for delivery in February 2015.

PROMAR expects to gain a valuable competitive edge in the West African market by employing these North Sea standard offshore vessels in the region, explained PROMAR’s Chartering Supervisor Olivier Meynis de Paulin. “In addition, the design and the level of comfort proposed by these vessels are definitely an important advantage,” he said in a statement. 

Damen has incorporated several client specifications in the newbuild vessel, such as Fire-Fighting Ship 1, ROV preparations, oil spill detection radar and a tank heating system. 

PROMAR’s second PSV 3300, Mamola Defender, is scheduled for delivery in August 2015.