Damen Shipyards Group News

15 Aug 2019

Cape Town Damen Shipyards Joins WISTA

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South Africa's Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) has joined the Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA). The yard is represented in the Association by Transformation and ESD Manager Eva Moloi.WISTA is an international networking organization whose mission is to attract and support women, at the management level, in the maritime, trading and logistics sectors.Transformation and ESD Manager Eva has been nominated to WISTA South Africa’s Executive Committee as the Cape Town Chapter Representative.Eva said…

07 Aug 2019

Damen Signs Milestone Pontoon Order

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Damen Shipyards Group has recently signed a contract for the delivery of a pontoon to France-based company, Marc SA. The contract is a significant one for Damen, being the 100th order for a pontoon since the company opened its dedicated Pontoons & Barges product department in 2010.The client, is a leading civil works company in Brittany, located in Brest, Roscoff, Cherbourg and Lorient and serves the urban, rural, road, rail, maritime, industrial and environmental sectors. Marc uses pontoons to carry out its scope of work in the maritime arena, which includes harbor and quayside projects.

06 Aug 2019

Damen Goes 'Solar' at Dutch Shipyards

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As part of its ongoing commitment to sustainability, Damen Shipyards Group is having solar panels installed at a number of its Dutch yards. Collectively, the installations will provide approximately 12 MW clean electricity per year.Project manager, Gerard Kornet, of Damen explains, “At Damen, we always take a long-term view. It’s part of our culture as a family company, we want to ensure the sustainability of the business for the next generation. This means that what we do has to be both profitable and in tune with the environment in which we operate.

05 Aug 2019

Auckland Signs for Damen Electric Tug

Damen RSD-E Tug 2513 artist impression (Photo courtesy of Damen)

On July 29th, New Zealand’s Ports of Auckland signed a contract with the Damen Shipyards Group for the delivery of an innovative new vessel. The RSD-E Tug 2513 will be the first fully-electric ship-handling tug in the world with 70 tonnes bollard pull. The vessel completes the green cycle of energy in the port with its unrivaled performance in sustainability.Building on green foundationsDamen’s RSD Tug 2513, unveiled in 2018, already boasts extreme green credentials, being fuel-efficient and IMO Tier III ready.

02 Aug 2019

Damen Multi-Mission 1608 for Aquaculture

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On 26th July, Damen Shipyards Group and Coastal Workboats Scotland unveiled a new vessel for the aquaculture industry in Oban, Scotland. The unveiling of the new Damen Landing Utility Vessel 1608 took place at the same time as the handover of the first in series, to client Loch Duart.The LUV 1608 is built by Coastal Workboats Scotland to a Damen design that was engineered by Damen design bureau OSD/IMT. The vessel will be able to carry out a wide range of support tasks to the aquaculture industry, including the transportation of people, equipment and feed to offshore fish-farming locations.

23 Jul 2019

New Vessels Up Security Offshore Nigeria

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A pair of new patrol vessels have been delivered to boost the security presence for offshore operations off the coast of Nigeria.The Netherlands based Damen Shipyards Group said on Tuesday it has handed over two Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 3307 vessels configured as patrol boats to West African offshore services supplier Homeland Integrated Offshore Services Limited (HIOSL).The delivery of Guardian 9 and Guardian 10, just five months after the contracts were signed, adds to the existing…

15 Jul 2019

Wärtsilä wins Hopper Dredger Propulsion Deal

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The technology group Wärtsilä has again been selected by the Netherlands-based shipbuilding company Damen Shipyards Group to provide the main propulsion solutions for a large Marine Aggregate Dredger (MAD). The dredger is being built for the U.K. company Hanson Aggregates, a leading supplier of heavy building materials for the construction industry. The order with Wärtsilä was signed in May 2019.An identically designed vessel from Damen, which is expected to begin operations within the coming few months, is also fitted with the same Wärtsilä solutions.

05 Jul 2019

Damen Signs Pact with Karachi Shipyard

General Manager Shipbuilding Commodore (R) Saleem Iqbal SI(M) and Damen regional director Teun Haverkort sign a contract for two Damen ASD Tugs 2009. Photo: Damen Shipyards Group

Dutch shipbuilding conglomerate Damen Shipyards Group signed a contract with Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works (KS&EW) for a Damen Technical Cooperation (DTC) Material Package.The contract will see KS&EW constructing two Damen ASD Tugs 2009 with Damen’s support, said the company which operates 36 shipbuilding and repair yards.The contract was signed on behalf of KS&EW by General Manager Shipbuilding Commodore (R) Saleem Iqbal SI(M) and by regional director Teun Haverkort on…

02 Jul 2019

Damen Aligns with UN Sustainable Goals

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Damen Shipyards Group, in its latest edition of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report, has detailed the group's alignment with UN Sustainable Development Goals."Damen has designed to align its CSR approach to the UN Sustainable Development Goals in recognition of its global responsibilities as an international player," said a press note from the Dutch defense, shipbuilding, and engineering conglomerate.The group has focused on seven of the seventeen SDGs, being the most relevant to the shipbuilding industry, whilst continuing to work towards the remainder.

27 Jun 2019

Damen to Build Eco-efficient Tug for Baleària

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Damen Shipyards Group has signed a contract with Spain-based major ferry operator Baleària for the delivery of a Stan Tug 1606 E3.The contract was signed by Mr. Ettore Morace and Mr. Guillermo Alomar, executive director of operations and fleet director of Baleària respectively and Carlos Gonzalez Martin on behalf of Damen. The vessel is an answer to increasing demands for sustainability in the maritime industry. It will be the first IMO Tier III compliant tug to operate in the…

21 Jun 2019

​​​​Damen Welcomes Mexican Training Vessel, Cadets

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Due to the port visit of the Mexican Sail Training Vessel ARM Cuauhtémoc to Scheveningen, the Netherlands, Damen Shipyards welcomed a group of officers, cadets and crew into its facilities in Gorinchem, The Netherlands. With this event, Damen celebrates its relationship of more than 40 years with Mexico, a country with some of Damen’s most important and long lasting customers.Through this relationship with Mexico, Damen has contributed significantly and is still committed to the development of the Mexican shipbuilding industry via its technical cooperation program…

06 Jun 2019

Damens Shoalbuster 2711 at Seawork 2019

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Damen Shipyards Group has announced that it will be presenting its new design of Shoalbuster to the maritime market during the upcoming Seawork Marine and Workboat Exhibition in Southampton next week. Damen has developed the new 27 meter long, 11 meter wide vessel in response to recent Maritime Labor Convention (MLC) changes concerning crew accommodation capacity.Damen introduced the first Shoalbuster 25 years ago with a view to combine the bollard pull of a Tug with the shallow draught of a Multi Cat.

06 Jun 2019

Damen to Showcase Capabilities for US Offshore Wind Sector

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Damen Shipyards Group will be present at the fourth annual US Offshore Wind 2019 Conference and Exhibition on June 10-11, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. Damen’s attendance reflects the company’s belief in the enormous potential of offshore wind in North America.Damen has been an active player in the European offshore wind industry since its beginnings around a decade ago. Since then the company has built up a diverse portfolio of successful designs that can be deployed throughout…

04 Jun 2019

​​​​Maritime Constructions Receives Damen Dredger, Multi Cat

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Damen Shipyards Group has delivered a Cutter Suction Dredger (CSD) 500 and a Multi Cat 1506 to Maritime Constructions of Port Adelaide, Australia. The two vessels have been put to use on a port extension project in Onslow, Western Australia.Maritime Constructions has been awarded the contract to carry out capital dredging works for the Onslow Marine Support Base Channel Dredging project, which will see the modification and expansion of the Beadon Creek Harbor Approach Channel, Swing Basin and Berth Pocket.

29 May 2019

Damen is Ready for Seawork 2019

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Damen Shipyards Group will be attending Seawork International in Southampton, UK, on June 11-13, 2019 with two vessels on display and a quay-side trailer stand. In addition to a Multi Cat 1908 and the new design Shoalbuster 2711, which will both be open to visitors, the company will be represented by a comprehensive team of commercial and technical personnel.Seawork is renowned for being Europe's largest Commercial Marine and Workboat Exhibition. Therefore, it should come as no…

27 May 2019

Hanson Orders Advanced Aggregate Dredger

On the contract signing photo from left to right: First row: Joppe Neijens (Sales manager, Damen Shipyards Group), Simon Willis (CEO, Hanson UK). Second row: James Whitelaw (Managing Director, Asphalt & Contracting, Hanson Aggregates), Louise Collacott (Company Solicitor, Hanson UK), Jas Suman (Purchasing Director, Hanson UK), Rod Lafargue (Managing Director, Hanson Aggregates Marine), Martin de Bruijn (Managing Director Workboats, Damen Shipyards Group)

Damen Shipyards Group and UK-based Hanson Aggregates Marine have signed a contract for the construction of a Marine Aggregate Dredger (MAD) 3500 vessel. Damen’s shipyard in GalaĹŁi, Romania is selected to build the innovative new vessel, which is  scheduled for delivery in early 2021. The ship will be used to extract aggregates offshore up to depths of 55 metres, for use in the onshore construction industry.The dredge equipment and screening installation will be constructed by Damen Dredging Equipment (DDE) in Nijkerk…

23 May 2019

New Fast Crew Supplier for OCTOMAR

Damen FCS 2206  (Photo: Damen)

Independent Angolan diving services company OCTOMAR Serviços Marítimos Limitada has taken delivery of a new Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 2206, its first vessel from the Damen Shipyards Group.The vessel was selected for its ability to undertake a variety of roles, including supporting diving operations and deploying an observation class remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) operations to undertake subsea inspections and repair and maintenance work on offshore facilities. The new vessel…

17 May 2019

Steel Cut on De Beers Diamond Ship

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Damen Shipyards Group and De Beers Marine Namibia (Pty) held a steel cutting ceremony to mark the beginning of construction on a new offshore crawler diamond recovery vessel for offshore operations in Namibia.At 177 meters (577 feet) long, the new vessel will be slightly larger than the current largest vessel in the De Beers Marine Namibia fleet, Mafuta (174 meters, 571 feet). Built from a Marin Teknikk design, the MT 6027, on-board features include a dynamic positioning system (DP2) based on a seven-thruster propulsion system powered by six generators of 3…

13 May 2019

Second Damen ASD Tug for Rimorchiatori

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Damen Shipyards Group  signed a contract with Rimorchiatori Mediterranei, a subsidiary of Rimorchiatori Riuniti of Genoa, Italy, for a Damen ASD Tug 2810. The vessel will be operated in Sicily by Rimorchiatori Augusta and is due for delivery in December this year sailing on her own keel from Damen Song Cam Shipyard in Vietnam.The new vessel, to be named Capo Peloro after one of Sicily’s major capes near Messina, will be the second Damen ASD Tug 2810 to join the Rimorchiatori Mediterranei fleet. The first was the Capo Boeo, which arrived in Sicily in December 2016.

10 May 2019

New Damen ASD Tug 2411 for Port of Hamburg

The Damen ASD tug 2411 (Credit:  Damen)

Order takes total operating there to seven.Damen Shipyards Group has signed a contract with Neue Schleppdampfschiffsreederei Louis Meyer GmbH & CO. KG for the supply of an ASD Tug 2411, to be named JAN. The vessel was built for stock at Damen Shipyards Changde in China before being transported to the Netherlands. She will now undergo finishing at Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam (Maaskant) and be delivered to her new owner in June 2019.JAN will operate primarily in the Port of Hamburg, as well as other German ports as required.

07 May 2019

Damen Cuts Steel for Windermere Cruises

Arjen van Elk  (Sales Manager UK, Damen Shipyards Group), Bill Bewley (Chairman, Windermere Lake Cruises). Pic: Damen Shipyards Group

Dutch shipbuilding giant Damen Shipyards Group N.V. has cut the first steel for a 34-metre long Day Cruise Vessel for Windermere Lake Cruises, located in England’s Lake District National Park.Damen and Windermere Lake Cruises have planned the vessel construction process in close consultation with local authorities and residents to minimise the impact on this protected and environmentally sensitive area, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Windermere Lake Cruises currently…

03 May 2019

ASFAT, Damen Sign MOU at IDEF in Istanbul

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On May 2nd, 2019 Damen Shipyards Group signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Askeri Fabrika ve Tersane Ä°Ĺźletme AĹž (ASFAT) for collaboration in the production of marine platforms. The MOU signing took place at the 14th International Defense Industry Fair (IDEF) taking place in Istanbul April 30th – May 3rd.Present at the signing ceremony were ASFAT Deputy General Manager Mr Bulent Safak and General Manager Mr Esad Akgün. Attending for Damen were Chief Operations Office…

18 Apr 2019

Damen Reports First Loss in 15 Years

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Netherlands-based shipbuilding giant Dutch Damen Shipyards Group reported a net loss of EUR 17 million (USD 19.1 million) in 2018 - the first time in fifteen years.Damen reports that its financial situation stems from a sustained period of difficulty in a number of maritime sectors and investments it has made in its future.Notably, despite rising oil prices, the offshore hydrocarbon sectors continue to present tough trading conditions. The harbour towage sector, a key market for Damen…

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