PROMAR Orders Two PSVs from Damen

first_img此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 My location Print  Close zoom PROMAR has ordered two Platform Supply Vessels from Damen Shipyards Group and this ambitious Swiss company is looking to further expand the offshore fleet under its management in the next five years. The first Damen PSV 3300 will be delivered in February 2015 and the second, in August of the same year.Commenting on why the company chose a Damen vessel, Olivier Meynis de Paulin, Chartering Supervisor says: “The PSV 3300 is at the forefront of technology in terms of equipment, being modern and reliable. These ships are built in line with North Sea standards.”PROMAR expects to employ the two vessels in the West African market. “West Africa is well-known to us. We have been chartering in this region since 2002 when we were established.“Bringing the standards of the PSV 3300 to African countries will certainly be a valuable competitive edge. In addition, the design and the level of comfort proposed by these vessels are definitely an important advantage.”He continues: “Damen is a prominent player in the shipbuilding industry with a reputation for delivering high quality, reliable, cost-effective vessels. This reputation was endorsed by our project managers, which naturally led to this partnership. The high standards and the dedicated commercial approach of Damen have been extremely satisfying.” PROMARPROMAR established its headquarters in Switzerland in 2002. Currently it has a fleet of Multi-Purpose Supply Vessels and Fast Crew Boats under management, which serve the global offshore marine industry.The company covers all ship management competencies and has a presence in Africa, Europe and the Middle East, providing top quality services to meet the highest standards of oil majors and subcontractors. Marine safety and safe working practises are always vitally important to the company, stresses Mr Meynis de Paulin. Its first representative office was opened in Congo in 2010, followed by Gabon and Angola.Mr Meynis de Paulin outlines the company’s ambitions, adding: “We are aiming to enlarge our fleet in the coming five years, bearing in mind that PROMAR’s first priority is to offer its charterers high quality vessels. Our tailor-made, commercial approach will enable us to expand in a way where we can respond to real market demand.”“The PROMAR PSV 3300 is being tailored to meet or even exceed our charterers’ expectations,” he stresses.Several specifications are being added such as Fire-Fighting Ship 1, ROV preparations, oil spill detection radar and a tank heating system. Andrea Trevisan, Damen Sales Manager Sales Area North, West and South Europe, says: “We are delighted to welcome PROMAR as a valued new Damen customer, it is really exciting that a Swiss manager will be the first company to take this innovative vessel into the West African oil and gas market. This is a truly remarkable and courageous approach by PROMAR management, which we are very enthusiastic to support. It has been a real pleasure and constructive experience working on this project. We envisage that this will be the beginning of a long-term business cooperation, where quality is a strong focus for both companies.“In addition to several innovative, technical features the PSV 3300 design ensures reliability and good seakeeping behaviour, which reduces downtime – crucial in the offshore market. Crews and engineers from the oil majors want to work on such a vessel, they know it is safe, with a high level of comfort,” he emphasises. Promar, January 31, 2014last_img read more

Educators Commended for Preparing First PEP Students

A total of 41,617 grade-six students sat the examination earlier this year, the results of which will be announced by the end of the third week in June. Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Alando Terrelonge, is commending educators for their role in preparing students to sit the first Primary Exit Profile (PEP) examinations.He was speaking to JIS News at the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA)/Helen Stills Development Day event held at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa in St. James, recently.A total of 41,617 grade-six students sat the examination earlier this year, the results of which will be announced by the end of the third week in June.The students were tested in three stages with a Performance Task Test held on March 27 and 28; an Ability Test on February 26; and a Curriculum-based Test on April 16 and 17.“The exams went very well and I want to thank the officials from the Ministry, and all our education officers for the work that they did, and most importantly, I want to thank our principals and teachers for believing in the programme. I also want to thank our parents for embracing the programme,” Mr. Terrelonge said.He noted that while there were some concerns in the initial stages, the students were enthusiastic about the exams and are looking forward to the results.PEP, which replaces the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) as the national secondary school entrance test, is intended to provide a better and more complete profile of students’ academic and critical-thinking capabilities at the end of primary-level education.The annual Helen Stills Development Day, named for a former Knox College Principal, provides a forum for the sharing of best practices and innovative ideas as well as to enhance teachers’ personal and professional growth and development.This year’s event was held under the theme ‘Empowering Educators: Retooling, Innovating, Networking for Sustainable Development’. Story Highlights He was speaking to JIS News at the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA)/Helen Stills Development Day event held at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa in St. James, recently. Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Alando Terrelonge, is commending educators for their role in preparing students to sit the first Primary Exit Profile (PEP) examinations. read more