Damen and Port of Douala contract signing

Photo credit: Port of Douala

The Director of the Autonomous Port of Douala (PAD) in Cameroun, Cyrus Ngo’o, and the Africa Regional Director of the Damen Shipyard, Gorinchem, the Netherlands, Jan Van Der Vorm have just signed a contract for the construction of two new ASD 2811 tugboats with a capacity of 60T Bollard Pull, for the Régie Délégué du Remorquage towage company being a subsidiary of PAD.

The project, with a cost of 11,655,207,965 FCFA (about USD 18,8 million), consists of the tugboat construction, transport of the tugboats to Douala, training, technical assistance for one year after the sale, supply of spare parts and insurance.

For project management connected to the building of the two tugboats, the Autonomous Port of Douala states that they have signed an agreement with the two Cameroun based companies Matgenie and Chantier Naval et Industriel du Cameroun.

These new acquisitions are part of a vast program to renew the fleet of nautical equipment at the Autonomous Port of Douala.