Damen Marine Components, part of Damen Shipyard, recently signed a contract to supply propulsion parts, systems, and equipment to Chile for the country’s new Antarctic research vessel, the company said.
Damen will provide twin Commander Ram-Type electro-hydraulic steering gear units, twin Atlantic semi-spade rudders, and twin stern tube casting parts, the company announced 7 August. The equipment will be delivered in 2020.
Construction of the vessel, known as project ‘Antarctic I’, started in May 2017 at the state-run Chilean shipyard ASMAR, in its Talcahuano facilities. According to ASMAR, the vessel will cost more than USD210 million and will have a length of 111 m, a maximum speed of 15 kt, and a crew of 120.
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