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Contract signed for Colombia´s new Oceanographic Research Vessel

10 December 2019

Damen Shipyards Group has signed a contract with Colombia's state-run company Corporación de Ciencia y Tecnología para el Desarrollo de la Industria Naval (COTECMAR) for the design and the materials package of an OSRV 8316 Oceanographic Research Vessel.

The contract calls for ship construction to start in early 2020 and ship completion by mid-2022, according to details released during the recent Expodefensa 2019 conference earlier this month in Bogota.

While Damen Shipyards is to provide the basic design, logistical support, and all the materials needed for the construction, the Colombian company will do the detailed engineering work and final assembly of the ship in COTECMAR's shipyards, in Cartagena de Indias.

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