Damen delivers multi cat to Leask Marine
Damen Shipyards Group has delivered a Multi Cat 2712 to Orkney-based Leask Marine. The vessel has been delivered just six weeks following contract. She will perform a variety of marine engineering-related tasks including dive support, anchor-handling and cable-laying assistance.
The Multi Cat, named C-Force, is Leask Marine’s second Damen vessel. Leask Marine has operated its first, the C-Salvor, a Multi Cat 2409, for many years.
The two companies signed a contract on March 3rd and Damen handed the vessel over on April 19th – just six and a half weeks later – as it had a vessel available at one of its Dutch yards.
In that time, Damen carried out a series of adaptations to its standard platform in order to tailor the vessel to Leask Marine’s specific requirements. This included creating space for desks and computers in the wheelhouse so that Leask Marine’s clients can work during operations. It also included the addition of four winches for a four-point mooring system.
“We are particularly pleased to have purchased the Damen Multi Cat 2712, and the purchase of C-Force is another significant milestone in the development of the business and provides a great enhancement to the range of services we provide,” says Douglas Leask, MD. “This is the latest of a number of significant investments over the past year and the result of this has been record growth for the business, working with some of the most recognisable international clients in the offshore marine renewables market.”
C-Force left Damen’s yard on 19th April headed for Kirkwall. On her way, the vessel called in to Dundee to conduct her first job – towage of tidal turbine, the Orbital O2 2MW device, to Orkney.
Following her arrival in her home port, Leask Marine will install dive support equipment to the vessel. After this, she will sail south to support operations at the London Array Offshore Wind Farm off Harwich.