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Damen Shipyards Group opens new engineering centre in Helsinki
May 14, 2019

Damen has established a presence in Finland for the first time. The Helsinki office has been set up to take advantage of the depth of engineering expertise that exists in the country following the group’s entry last year into building large vessels for the RoPax, Cruise and Offshore markets via.

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Screening installation MAD3500 fully assembled

Assembly completion celebrated at the Damen Dredging yard Last week the completion of the assembly of the screening installation of the CEMEX Go Innovation was celebrated at the Damen Dredging yard. The screening installation is designed for the aggregate dredger type MAD3500 currently under construction. This hopper dredger features several.

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Damen and Wilson Sons complete shallow dive support vessel conversion in Brazil
May 13, 2019

In April Damen and Wilson Sons Estaleiros completed the conversion of platform supply vessel Fulmar to a shallow dive support vessel (SDSV). For this, the vessel, owned and operated by Wilson Sons UltraTug Offshore, need an upgrade from DP1 to DP2 Class notation. When Wilson Sons UltraTug Offshore was awarded.

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Rimorchiatori Augusta orders second Damen ASD Tug 2810 for operations in Sicily

Damen Shipyards Group has 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.

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New Damen ASD Tug 2411 for Port of Hamburg
May 10, 2019

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.

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Damen cuts steel for new Day Cruise Vessel
May 7, 2019

Building for an inland location with Damen Technical Cooperation Damen Shipyards Group 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.

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Appeal Damen Shipyards
May 3, 2019

Appeal Damen Shipyards The national newspaper NRC published stories about Damen Shipyards Group in 2018, partly based on internal memos of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs following a freedom of information request (Public Administration Act (WOB)). Damen today appealed against a decision of the court to grant disclosure of additional.

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ASFAT and Damen sign MOU at IDEF in Istanbul

On 2nd May, 2019 Damen Shipyards Group signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Askeri Fabrika ve Tersane İşletme AŞ (ASFAT) for collaboration in the production of marine platforms. The MOU signing took place at the 14th International Defence Industry Fair (IDEF) taking place in Istanbul April 30th – May.

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Work begins on twin Damen Fast Crew Suppliers 2710 ordered by Hung Hua Construction Co. Ltd. of Taiwan
April 29, 2019

Work has begun at Damen Shipyards Singapore on the construction of two of Damen’s latest fast crew supply vessel; the FCS 2710. In what was described as ‘the cutting ceremony’, as the vessels are being built in aluminium, Mr. Chung Pang Chen and Mr. Polin Chen of Hung Hua Construction.

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Damen’s InvaSave mobile ballast water treatment system goes on tour ahead of IMO deadline
April 26, 2019

First stop – Lisbon 16-17 May In less than five months, the IMO’s Ballast Water Convention will be extended to cover existing vessels as well as new builds. As of 8 September, all will be required to comply by the time of their first IOPP certificate renewal following that date..

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Albwardy Damen receives MASTECH award for the new Damen Multibuster 8020
April 23, 2019

Albwardy Damen has received an award for its innovative design of the new Damen Multibuster 8020 shallow draught, multi-purpose vessel. The award was presented at the MASTECH international marine technical conference, held on board the iconic QE2 floating hotel in the UAE. Albwardy Damen has been developing the Multibuster 8020.

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Biggest European shipbuilders collaborate on vessel connectivity
April 18, 2019

The biggest European shipbuilders have announced a new cooperative initiative to develop and demonstrate a connected vessel platform. This project is named Code Kilo. In order to meet the digitalisation challenges of a diverse audience of stakeholders, in a robust, secure and cost-effective way, EUROYARDS members (Chantiers de l’Atlantique, Damen.

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Damen Shipyards Group reports net loss for 2018

Damen Shipyards Group has posted a net loss of 17 million euro for 2018. This is the first time in 15 years that the Dutch shipbuilder has announced losses. Damen reports that its financial situation stems from a sustained period of difficulty in a number of maritime sectors and investments.

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Damen launches two road ferries for Canadian operator BC Ferries
April 17, 2019

In the space of just a few weeks, two, 81-metre road ferries for the Canadian ferry operator BC Ferries have been launched at Damen Shipyards Galati and are now being fitted out ahead of entering service next year. Once operational they will be capable of carrying up to 300 passengers.

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Damen Marine Components completes supply of unique rudder and steering gear system to ice breaker
April 15, 2019

In an important milestone in the build of the Antarctic Supply Research Vessel (ASRV) Nuyina for the Australian government’s Antarctic Division, Damen Marine Components (DMC) has completed the supply and installation of a number of critical systems. These had to be fabricated to exceptionally high standards to cope with the.

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First Damen technical seminar to be held in Africa a big success
April 9, 2019

Damen Services has just completed its first technical seminar to be held in Africa. The event focused on engine-manufacturer Caterpillar (CAT) and involved technical staff and crew from owners and operators of Damen vessels in the region, spending three intensive days improving their problem-solving abilities and maintenance skills on all.

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High Speed Transfers’ second Damen FCS 2710 to debut with Shell
April 8, 2019

Supporting active drilling operations sets new level of CTV engagement UK-based crew transfer specialist High Speed Transfers (HST) has announced that its second vessel of Damen’s new FCS 2710 class will be contracted by Shell to support its exploration programme in the Black Sea commencing March 2019. Damen has long.

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Successful full performance test CEMEX dredge pump e-motor
April 5, 2019

Largest submersed permanent magnet e-motor passed test with flying colours The Marine Aggregate Dredger CEMEX Go Innovation, currently under construction for CEMEX Marine UK, is fitted out with a submersed dredge pump. This dredge pump is directly driven by an electric motor – and not an arbitrary one. As a.

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Damen and Arriva extend ferry service from Copenhagen city centre to port area with two additional Damen Ferries 2306E3
April 3, 2019

Arriva Danmark has extended the requirements of its contract with Damen Shipyards Group in order to account for longer ferry routes in the city of Copenhagen. Arriva originally contracted Damen to deliver five fully-electric Damen Ferry 2306 E3 vessels to cover passenger routes in the central metropolitan area of Copenhagen..

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Damen Marine Components wins first order in Turkey
April 2, 2019

Damen Marine Components (DMC) has signed its first order with a Turkish Shipyard. The client is TERSAN Tersanecilik San. Tic. Aṣ., based at Yalova City on the Sea of Marmara, and the equipment will be installed on a 108-metre Factory Freezer Trawler vessel. Designed by Skipsteknisk AS, design number STL191L,.

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A-ROSA signs contract with Concordia Damen for River Cruise Vessel

River Cruise specialist A-ROSA has signed a contract with Concordia Damen for a newbuild River Cruise Vessel. The new ship, which will be delivered spring 2021, will operate in the northern Rhine region, including trips from Cologne to Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Antwerp and Bruges. The innovative River Cruise vessel will take.

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Damen Marine Components to make its winch range available on the open market
April 1, 2019

It’s no secret that Damen Marine Components (DMC) designs and manufactures high-quality marine winches for a wide range of applications. However up until now mariners will have only encountered them on board Damen-built or maintained vessels, as they were previously sold exclusively within the Damen group. That is now to.

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'Bibby WaveMaster Horizon' launched and named at Damen Shipyards Galati
March 29, 2019

On March 29th, Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania launched Bibby Marine Services’ second Service Operations Vessel (SOV) 9020. During the same event, the vessel was officially named Bibby WaveMaster Horizon. Upon delivery later this year, the SOV will begin maintenance work on two EnBW and Enbridge-owned windfarms in the German.

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Sea Legend Pilotage’s Stan Pilot 1605 FRP gets the green-light

Trials see new vessel ready for operations in Canada Sea Legend Pilotage’s current aluminium pilot vessels can reach speeds of 20 knots. The new Damen vessels are based on a composite FRP hull. The reduced weight of this not only allows the vessels to reach 29 knots, it also reduces.

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Damen Verolme Rotterdam completes refit of drilling rig ‘Stena Don’
March 26, 2019

Damen Verolme Rotterdam (DVR) has completed a major refit of the Stena Drilling-owned 5th generation, semi-submersible drilling rig Stena Don. The vessel arrived at DVR in October 2018 and departed for her new contract off the UK’s Shetland Islands in February 2019. The most significant aspect of the works was.

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EMAR Offshore Services welcomes Damen ASD Tug 2811
March 25, 2019

EMAR Offshore Services, a Netherlands-based dedicated maritime service company, welcomed a new vessel to its fleet. The Damen ASD Tug 2811, named E-TWO, was ordered in November 2018 with a special request for the installation of an additional FiFi1 system, aft winch and hydraulic crane. This ASD Tug 2811, one.

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Damen Shipyards Den Helder signs order with Netherlands’ Defense Material Organization for Expeditionary Survey Boat

Damen Shipyards Den Helder (DSDH) and the Netherlands’ Defense Material Organization (DMO) procurement agency have signed a contract for the design, build and delivery of a prototype Expeditionary Survey Boat (ESB). The craft will be optimised for rapid environmental assessments and hydrographic surveys in harbours, river mouths, shallow waters, coastal.

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Steel cut for first short-sea LNG bunker vessel for Eesti Gaas at Damen Yichang Shipyard, China
March 21, 2019

On March 18, 2019, a ceremony was held at Damen Yichang Shipyard, China, to mark the start of cutting steel for the first of a planned series of short-sea LNG Bunker vessels to be built for Eesti Gaas of Estonia. The 6,000m³ capacity vessel and its future sister-ships are intended.

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Damen Cruise inks first contract with SeaDream Yacht Club
March 20, 2019

Damen Shipyards Group is proud to announce the recent signing of a contract with Oslo, Norway-based SeaDream Yacht Club. The contract marks a historic moment, being Damen’s first for a cruise ship. SeaDream will operate the 155-metre Mega Yacht on luxury voyages all over the world. SVP Sales and Marketing.

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Damen Song Cam in Vietnam celebrates first five years

The management and staff of Damen’s state-of-the-art shipyard Damen Song Cam in Vietnam are celebrating the completion of its first five years. Specialising in the series production of vessels up to 60 metres in length, it set a new benchmark in efficiency and modern facilities. Joris van Tienen, general director.

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SA economy benefits from the building of new navy vessels
March 14, 2019

On Saturday, the 23rd of February 2019, Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) hosted a keel laying ceremony, marking the start of construction on the first of three Multi-mission Inshore Patrol Vessels (MMIPVs) for the South African Navy. These vessels will aid in protecting the country from threats such as trafficking,.

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Homeland Integrated Offshore Services of Nigeria adds to its fleet of Damen 3307 Patrol Vessels
March 11, 2019

Damen Shipyards Group and Homeland Integrated Offshore Services of Lagos have signed a contract in Singapore for the delivery of two additional Damen 3307 Patrol Vessels. This further increases the total number of these vessels in the Homeland fleet with the first ordered in 2014 and the most recent deliveries.

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Seaways International takes delivery of two Damen FCS 2206
March 8, 2019

On March 4th at Damen Shipyards Singapore, Seaways International took delivery of two Damen Fast Crew Suppliers (FCS) 2206. The Dubai-headquartered company has previously operated a Damen FCS 3307. Seaways International specialises in offshore marine services and will use the new vessels to transport crew to offshore energy locations in.

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Damen Services delivers interactive seminar onsite Fremantle, WA, Australia
March 6, 2019

Damen Services Brisbane, the Regional Service Hub for the international Damen Shipyards Group, has taken its successful seminar on the road. The three-day technical seminar on automation and propulsion systems was delivered onsite, at Svitzer’s WA headquarters in Fremantle. The expert trainers were able to deliver a theoretical and interactive.

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Europe’s first LNG dual-fuel conversion dredger is launched at Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque
February 27, 2019

19 months after the contract was awarded, Europe’s first conversion of a dredger to dual-fuel capability combining LNG and MGO is close to completion. This is the first conversion of its kind to take place in Europe. Damen will deliver a turnkey package that included engineering, procurement and support. The.

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Twin Damen Fast Crew Suppliers 2710 ordered by Hung Hua Construction Co. Ltd. of Taiwan
February 25, 2019

Hung Hua Construction Co. Ltd. of Taiwan has placed an order for two of Damen’s latest fast crew supply vessel; the FCS 2710. The contract was signed at the end of January and the vessels will be built at Damen Shipyards Singapore for delivery in early 2020. Hung Hua Construction.

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First diesel-electric Damen Shoalbuster 3514 DP2, IMO Tier 3 ordered by Herman Sr
February 20, 2019

New addition to the Shoalbuster range brings additional versatility On the 25th of January 2019 the contract was signed between Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld (DSHa) and longstanding client Herman Sr. for the building of the first diesel-electric Damen Shoalbuster 3514 SD DP2. The new vessel is scheduled for delivery by the.

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Concordia Damen celebrates naming of innovative ‘Sendo Liner’
February 19, 2019

On 15th February, at its yard in Werkendam, the Netherlands, Concordia Damen held a celebration to mark the naming of the Sendo Liner, an innovative dry cargo vessel. Sendo Shipping in cooperation with Concordia Damen has designed a completely new vessel for the optimally efficient transportation of high cube containers.

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Walsh & Sons selects Damen Multi Cat for long-term goals
February 7, 2019

UK-based construction services provider S. Walsh & Sons has ordered a Multi Cat 1908 from Damen Shipyards Group. After finalising a number of modifications, Damen will deliver the 19-metre long vessel ten weeks after receiving the order. Part of the GRS Group, S. Walsh & Sons is London’s premier construction.

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Damen Shiprepair Oskarshamnsvarvet wins contract for lifetime extension of Stockholm ferry

Damen Shiprepair Oskarshamnsvarvet (DSO) has won a public tender for the contract to undertake a lifetime extension project on the passenger ferry Waxholm II. Built in 1983, the 35.5 metre ferry carries up to 350 passengers and is operated by Waxholms Ångfartygs AB (Waxholmsbolaget), the public body responsible for public.

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Damen gives presentation to government minister at Rotterdam maritime sector meeting
January 30, 2019

On 28 January 2019, Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management, visited Rotterdam to meet Damen Shipyards Group and other Dutch maritime industry leaders. At this major event, Minister Van Nieuwenhuizen heard presentations from Damen, Van Oord and other key representatives of the country’s thriving maritime industry. The.

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Damen awarded contract to build new diving bell ship for WSA Koblenz
January 29, 2019

WSA Koblenz (WasserSchiffahrtsAmbt ) has awarded Damen Shipyards Group a contract to build a new diving bell ship. The ship will succeed an existing vessel – the Carl Straat, which has been in operation since 1963. The new vessel, like her predecessor, will operate in the River Rhine and its.

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Newly-built TSHD doing the Portuguese proud
January 24, 2019

The first hopper dredger entirely built at a Portuguese yard for a Portuguese contractor Recently the Jose Duarte started its first mining job in Lisbon. The trailing suction hopper dredger has been built in Portugal for a Portuguese dredging company, to a Spanish design and using Dutch dredging equipment. The.

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High Speed Transfers signs contract for third Damen FCS 2710 fast crew supplier
January 21, 2019

Damen and High Speed Transfers Ltd (HST) have signed a contract for a third FCS 2710 fast crew supply vessel, for delivery in September this year. The FCS 2710 is the replacement for Damen’s highly successful FCS 2610 and was first shown to the world in July 2018 with HST.

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Damen Shiprepair Brest completes refit of Cunard’s 'Queen Elizabeth'
January 10, 2019

Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth has left Damen Shiprepair Brest (DSBr) following a 12-day repair and refit programme. She is the most recent addition to the Cunard fleet, having been delivered in 2010. The programme was highly intensive with a series of major systems being overhauled or installed. On arrival the ship.

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InvaSave shipped to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria for demonstrations under INTERREG programme “Atlantic Blue Port Services”
January 9, 2019

On Thursday 27 December, an InvaSave 300 Mobile Ballast Water Treatment System was transported from Damen Green Solution’s premises in Gorinchem, the Netherlands, to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to be used for a demonstration programme as part of the “Atlantic Blue Port Services” project, made possible by the INTERREG.

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EMAR Offshore Services places order for Damen Tug ASD 2811
December 27, 2018

EMAR Offshore Services, a Netherlands-based dedicated maritime service company, has placed an order for a Damen ASD Tug 2811. This stock vessel will be named E-TWO and delivered to the client in the first quarter of 2019. An additional FiFi1 system and aft winch will be installed. The ASD Tug.

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Seismic vessels 'Oceanic Sirius' and 'Oceanic Vega' complete tandem drydocking at Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam
December 20, 2018

Sister-ships Oceanic Sirius and Oceanic Vega have completed a round-the-clock, 10-day maintenance programme at Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam (DSAm). For eight of those days the two 106-metre vessels were in the yard’s 250-metre drydock no.4 in a tandem arrangement, to maximise the efficient use of resources. The twin SX120 type seismic.

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Damen signs with Gerd Stensen for Stan Tug 1606
December 19, 2018

Damen Shipyards Group recently signed a contract with Gerd Stensen AS from Norway for the delivery of a Damen Stan Tug 1606. The client will apply the new vessel to their dredging operations. Gerd Stensen, like Damen, is a family company. Their dredging work includes but is not limited to.

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WEG and Praxis sign MoU to support Damen Saab bid for the Brazilian Navy
December 17, 2018

On December 13th, Brazilian company WEG Electric Equipment and Dutch company Praxis Automation Technology, both leading companies within their respective fields, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support the bid of Damen Shipyards Group and Saab for the construction of four corvettes for the Brazilian Navy. For the Tamandaré.

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