Damen Shipyards Delivers Multi Cat 2309 To Atlantic Towage & Marine

Damen Shipyards
Damen Delivers Atlantic Towage & Marine Ltd Workboat, named 'Ocean Energy"

Published Apr 20, 2023 10:08 AM by The Maritime Executive

Hi-spec vessel includes Kongsberg DPS and IMO Tier III readiness

reland-based marine services company Atlantic Towage & Marine Ltd took delivery of a new Damen Multi Cat 2309 workboat, named 'Ocean Energy.' The vessel will spearhead Atlantic’s push into the European market, with a special focus on the fast-growing offshore renewables sector.

To optimize the vessel for its role, Atlantic Towage has specified a larger forward deck crane AKC 185 HE4 and an AK34 aft deck crane from HS Marine. A DP1 system from Kongsberg synchronizes twin screws aft and a bow thruster for optimum maneuverability. Other deck gear includes anchor handling, towing and tugger winches. Accommodation is for up to seven crew across five cabins.

Ocean Energy is IMO Tier II compliant and the engineering space is pre-prepared for retrofitting a Damen Marine NOx Reduction System. This uses selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology to raise a vessel to Tier III compliance and, with the necessary space already available, it can be efficiently fitted when required. While this is the most efficient way to be future-proofed for IMO Tier III, Damen also offers a range of retrofit options to suit most requirements. Additional customizations have been implemented to optimize the vessel for her various roles.

The handover ceremony took place at Damen Shipyards Gorinchem, where the MuC 2309 was fitted out  following the build of her hull and superstructure at Damen Shipyards Ko?le. The Lady Sponsor was managing director Sean Harrington’s eight-year old daughter Kyla Harrington. 

Atlantic Towage was founded in 2008 by Sean Harrington and today operates a fleet of ten vessels that includes tugs, dive support vessels, and multipurpose workboats. This variety allows the company to offer a wide range of services. Ocean Energy will now begin a contract in Danish waters to assist with cable installations.

“I would like to thank all the Damen team for the superb vessel they delivered,” said Sean Harrington. “They were a pleasure to deal with and we would have no hesitation in returning to them for our next new vessel.”

“Damen is proud to have cooperated closely with Sean during the design phase and build phase” says Frederik van der Linde, Damen’s UK and Ireland sales manager. “We look forward to seeing this vessel in operation, supporting the renewables industry. We wish its owner and crew safe passages and every success.”

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Damen Shipyards Group has operated for over ninety years and offers maritime solutions worldwide through design, construction, conversion and repair of ships and ship components. By integrating systems, we create innovative, high-quality platforms, which provide our customers with maximum added value.

Our core values are fellowship, craftsmanship, entrepreneurship, and stewardship. Our goal is to become the world’s most sustainable shipbuilder via digitalization, standardization and serial construction of our vessels. 

Damen operates 35 shipyards and 20 other companies in 20 countries, supported by a worldwide sales and service network. Damen Shipyards Group offers direct employment to more than 12,000 people. 


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