Swiss company Promar has ordered two platform supply vessels of the new PSV 3300 design from Damen Shipyards Group in a bid to further expand the offshore fleet under its management in the next five years.

The company, which aims to deploy the vessels in the West African market, will take delivery of the first and second vessels in February and August 2015, respectively.

Promar chartering supervisor Olivier Meynis de Paulin said: "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.

"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."

"These ships are built in line with North Sea standards."

The PSV 3300 is being tailored to meet or even exceed Promar’s charterers’ expectations and its design is said to include several technical features to ensure good seakeeping behaviour, which reduces downtime.

Several specifications such as fire-fighting ship 1, ROV preparations, oil spill detection radar and a tank heating system are also being added to the vessels.

The company, which has been chartering in the West African region since 2002, aims to enlarge its fleet, and its first priority is to offer its charterers high-quality vessels.

Promar manages a fleet of multi-purpose supply vessels and fast crew boats, which serve the global offshore marine industry.

Image: PSV 3300 design platform supply vessel. Photo: courtesy of Damen Shipyards Group.