Damen delivers Multi Cat to Leask Marine in Record Time
Damen Shipyards Group has delivered a Multi Cat 2712 to Orkney-based Leask Marine. The vessel has been delivered just six weeks following contract; a result of Damen’s series building philosophy. 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. They have operated their first, the C-Salvor, a Multi Cat 2409, for many years. The company approached the shipbuilder with a request to deliver a new vessel very quickly. Damen, known for building its vessels in series and for stock, we well positioned to assist, having a vessel available at one of its Dutch yards. 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.
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.
C-Force left Damen’s yard on 19th April headed for Kirkwall. On her way, the vessel called in Dundee to conduct her first job, towage of the world’s most powerful 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.