The yard, positioned on Curacao close to the coast of South America is owned by the federal government and since 2017 has been leased to Damen.
The shipyard not too long ago undertook a $1.1m for the overhaul of the door on one of many yard’s 4 dry docks, in anticipation of the approval for a broader funding programme.
“This vital funding needs to be the go-ahead for a large-scale renovation programme for the yard. The choice on the funding programme for the yard will likely be made in a couple of weeks,” Peter Luiten, Common Supervisor of Damen Shiprepair Curacao advised the Curacao media.
In keeping with newspapers, the plans name for a $36m funding. After Damen took over the administration of the yard, the corporate upgraded the services with two floating drydocks. The bigger of the 2 measures 229.8m in size capable of accommodate tankers, boxships, and different bigger vessels. The smaller floating dock measures roughly 100m and is fitted to tugs, workboats, and offshore assist and anchor dealing with vessels.
The yard additionally has two graving docks with the bigger capable of accommodate vessels as much as 209.7m in size and a capability of 150,000 tonnes. The second graving dock has a capability for vessels as much as roughly 170 m in size and 28,000 tonnes. The yard additionally gives three mooring and restore quays with a complete size of practically 1,006m.
Curacao has one of many largest oil refineries within the area, however the 330,000-bpd Isla refinery was idled in 2018 throughout a dispute between its then Venezuelan operator Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) and oil firm ConocoPhillips. Because the expiration of Isla refinery lease on the finish of 2019, the authorities has seemed to draw new operators for the ability.
The re-opening of the refinery would possible be a lift to the enterprise and is probably going contributing to the choice to spend money on the yard’s services
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