Damen signs contract with Fairplay Towage

Damen Shipyards Group has signed a contract with Fairplay Towage Polska for the delivery of a Shoalbuster 2711 ICE

The Shoalbuster 2711 is a vessel from Damen’s standardised workboat portfolio, with features including an extreme shallow draft capability, large cargo capacity and its 45-tonne bollard pull.

This will be the first Shoalbuster 2711 to feature ice class to enable her to work all year round in Baltic ports. It will also be the first vessel of this type to be compliant with and certified to IMO Tier III emissions regulations.

Fairplay Towage Polska, Offshore Wind project manager Arkadiusz Ryz says: “The process of selecting a platform was not easy. Finding a multi-tasking vessel meeting our requirements and built to the highest standards was a challenge, but the Damen team managed this difficult task perfectly.”

Damen sales manager Joschka Boddeling says: “Damen Shipyards Group has the ambition to become the world’s most sustainable shipbuilder. This vessel, with its IMO Tier III certification and contribution to future renewable energy projects, is completely aligned with this goal. We are very proud of this project and very pleased to be working together with Fairplay Towage.”

Fairplay Towage Polska will use the vessel to perform diverse operations, including in the offshore wind industry in the Baltic and North seas. Damen is building the vessel in Poland.

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