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BAKKER SLIEDRECHT AND DAMEN FORM PARTNERSHIP FOR DIAMOND MINING VESSEL PROJECT

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 

Damen Shipyards Group and electrical system integrator Bakker Sliedrecht are joining forces in the construction of a new complex offshore diamond mining vessel, Additional Mining Vessel (AMV 3), for De Beers Marine Namibia.

The e-integrator and shipbuilder will be responsible for the project engineering together as a team. Normally the engineers work separately from each other. This is the first time that Bakker Sliedrecht is operating in this format, as an electrical system integrator for Damen Shipyards Group. The transparent partnership is claimed to mean better quality assurance, higher efficiency and cost effectiveness for both parties.

Within the new construction project, Bakker Sliedrecht will take responsibility for the electrical system integration, detailed engineering, the supply of switchboard, lecterns and electrical systems. Damen Shipyards Group is responsible for the installation of all components on board the ship.

The new diamond mining vessel will be built at the Damen yard in Mangalia, Romania. Once AMV 3 has been delivered, the vessel will be used for diamond mining off the coast of Namibia from 2022 onwards.

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