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Damen unveils Multi Cat Water Injection Dredger
March 15, 2018

Damen Shipyards Group has recently unveiled a Water Injection Dredger (WID), courtesy of a plug & play system aboard a Damen Multi Cat. Such capabilities are typically found only on dedicated platforms, though Damen realised that the Multi Cat’s forward propulsion and manouevrability made it a suitable platform for this.

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Albwardy Damen receives Superbrands 2018 award
March 7, 2018

Albwardy Damen, the joint venture shipyard in Sharjah, UAE, between the Damen Shipyards Group and UAE-based Albwardy Investment, has received a prestigious Superbrands 2018 Award from Superbrands Worldwide, the world’s largest independent arbiter of branding. It pays tribute to the strongest and most valuable brands in the world through its.

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Third new Damen tug taken into service by Kotug Smit Towage
March 6, 2018

Kotug Smit Towage has taken the newly-built Damen ATD 2412 Twin Fin tug Buffalo into service for its European harbour towage activities. The ‘Buffalo’ is the third tug that Damen has built for Kotug Smit Towage, following the tugs Rotterdam and Southampton. The ATD 2412 Twin Fin tug has a.

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Damen Marine Components and Van der Velden Marine Systems announce merger
March 5, 2018

Damen Marine Components (DMC) and Van der Velden Marine Systems (VDVMS) recently announced a merger. As of 1st January the two companies are operating together as Damen Marine Components Netherlands (DMC NL). DMC has been operating ever since the early eighties of the last century in the Damen Shipyards Group,.

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Niron Staal supplies critical steel components for iconic new London residential skyscraper
February 28, 2018

Niron Staal, the specialist steel machining and construction subsidiary of Damen Shipyards Group, is nearing the completion of its first major machining contract for a skyscraper project for its client Hollandia Structures, partner in the VBH structural steel joint venture. The building involved is the 225-metre, 60-storey, residential structure named.

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Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) receives Project Biro order from Armscor
February 26, 2018

DSCT will deliver three Inshore Patrol Vessels for the South African Navy Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) has received an order from Armscor – the acquisition agency for the South African Department of Defence – for three Inshore Patrol Vessels (IPV), 62 x 11 metres. The vessels form part of.

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Iskes Towage & Salvage adds two more Damen ASD Tugs 2810 to its fleet
February 19, 2018

Iskes Towage & Salvage, the leading maritime service provider based in the port of IJmuiden / Amsterdam, has taken delivery of two Damen ASD Tugs 2810. The vessels were built at Damen Song Cam Shipyards, Vietnam, and delivered last year to Damen Shipyards Gorinchem, the Netherlands, as part of the.

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Tug Malta’s Damen ASD 2913 named in Malta
February 14, 2018

St. Angelo named in the presence of island’s Prime Minister On Friday, 9th February Tug Malta’s Damen ASD 2913 was named St. Angelo at a ceremony attended by the Prime Minister of Malta, Joseph Muscat, and the island nation’s Minister of Transport, Ian Borg. Acting as sponsor of the vessel.

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Jack-up vessel Seafox 5 departs Damen Verolme Rotterdam ready for the next generation of wind turbines
February 13, 2018

The 151-metre, self-propelled, DP2, jack-up rig Seafox 5 has left the Damen Verolme Rotterdam (DVR) shipyard following a four-month refit in which the boom of its main crane was lengthened to prepare it for a new contract, along with a range of maintenance and other upgrade works. Seafox 5 is.

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Bibby Marine Services secures OSJ Offshore Renewables Award with Damen SOV
February 8, 2018

Bibby WaveMaster 1 recognised for noteworthy market entrance Bibby Marine Services has been awarded an Offshore Support Journal (OSJ) Offshore Renewables Award for the Bibby WaveMaster 1. The vessel is the first Damen Service Operations Vessel (SOV), a unique, purpose-built vessel for the deployment and retention of offshore support and.

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New AMELS 180 sold with summer 2018 delivery
February 5, 2018

Dutch luxury yacht builder AMELS is proud to announce the sale of a new 55-metre AMELS 180 (180 ft) from the AMELS Limited Editions range. The superyacht – with an extended 28-metre long Sun Deck, six luxury suites and three folding balconies – will be delivered in summer 2018. The.

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Multraship takes delivery of first of two CARROUSEL RAVE TUGs from Damen
February 2, 2018

Leading towage and salvage specialist Multraship has taken delivery of the first of two game-changing CARROUSEL RAVE TUGs (CRT) which will make it easier, safer and more environmentally friendly to work with seagoing vessels at much higher speeds than conventional tugs can safely achieve, and without the risk of capsizing.

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World’s biggest Rotortug® named at Albwardy Damen
January 26, 2018

On Thursday, 18th January Albwardy Damen in Sharjah hosted a naming ceremony for the world’s biggest Rotortug®, the ART 100-46 RT Raven. The vessel will be operated by Perth-based KT Maritime Services Australia Pty Ltd, a joint venture partnership between Kotug International B.V and Teekay Shipping Australia Pty Ltd. The.

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Damen Maaskant scores second twin-rigger contract

Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam has secured another contract to build a twin-rig fly shooting fishing trawler; this time for brothers Rense and Johannes de Boer. This is Damen Maaskant’s second fishing trawler contract in as many months, following close behind the contract to build the 32-metre long Spes Nova that.

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Damen Shipyards Cape Town contracted for CSD 250 for Dredging Africa
January 24, 2018

Dredging Africa (Pty) Ltd has signed a contract with Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) for the delivery of a Cutter Suction Dredger (CSD) 250. Due to Damen’s policy of series building standardised vessels, the CSD was in stock and available for fast delivery in March 2018. This will be the.

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Five Damen tugs delivered to Empresa de Navegación Caribe, Cuba
January 22, 2018

Damen Shipyards Gorinchem has delivered five new harbour tugs to Empresa de Navegación Caribe, a subsidiary of Cuban maritime company Grupo Empresarial de Transporte Marítimo Portuario (GEMAR). Prior to the order being placed, all of the vessels were being held in stock at Gorinchem and were subsequently delivered within three.

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Damen signs contract with Canada’s Group Ocean for two Modular Multi Cats

Workboats’ modular design enables easy transportation to oil sands project in northern Canada Recently, at the New Orleans Workboat Festival in the United States, Damen Shipyards Group signed a contract with Canada-based Group Ocean for the delivery of two Modular Multi Cats 1205. The vessels, which are made of standard,.

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Second Vroon W2W vessel completes modifications and outfitting at Damen Shiprepair Oranjewerf
January 18, 2018

Damen Shiprepair Oranjewerf (Oranjewerf) has completed final outfitting and modifications on a second subsea-support walk-to-work (W2W) vessel for Vroon Offshore Services (VOS). VOS Stone was built at Fujian Southeast Shipbuilding in China before coming to the Netherlands for completion. This follows a similar project successfully completed in July this year.

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De Boer/Dutch Dredging and Iskes Towage take delivery of ASD 2310 SD at Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld
January 17, 2018

French flag vessel to carry out harbour towing work in French Guiana On 9th January, Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld delivered an ASD Tug 2310 SD (shallow draught), named Papillon, to De Boer Remorquage SARL, a subsidiary company of Dutch Dredging (Baggerbedrijf De Boer) and Iskes Towage & Salvage. Damen has customised.

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Kommer Damen opens Damen Area Support China
January 16, 2018

On 4th December last year, Mr Kommer Damen, Chairman of the Damen Shipyards Group, officially opened Damen’s China Support Company in Shanghai. The company will serve to support Damen’s commercial involvement and development in the region, generating more synergy and opportunities within Damen affiliated companies, and open up the way.

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“GAME CHANGER“ sold and back at DAMEN for customisation
January 11, 2018

Dutch shipbuilder DAMEN is delighted to announce the sale of 70-metre GAME CHANGER (227 ft) from the Yacht Support range. GAME CHANGER is DAMEN’s fourth Yacht Support vessel sold in the 70-metre segment, proving the ongoing demand for large yachting solutions for worldwide adventures, helicopter and dive operations. DAMEN has.

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Fourth Damen 3307 Patrol Vessel delivered to Homeland Integrated Offshore Services

Homeland Integrated Offshore Services Ltd (Homeland) of Lagos, Nigeria, has taken delivery of another Damen 3307 Patrol Vessel for operations in the offshore oil fields in the Gulf of Guinea. This takes the total delivered vessels/Guardians since the first arrived in early 2014 to four. Guardian 4 has joined its.

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Cement Carrier 'Lelie C' returns to Damen Shiprepair Oranjewerf for additional tank capacity
January 10, 2018

Two years after its previous visit the Lelie C, owned by Cebo Marine, has left Damen Shiprepair Oranjewerf (Oranjewerf) following a full maintenance programme and a significant upgrade to its cement carrying capacity. The three-week stopover included a full survey and a range of repairs and maintenance to prepare her.

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CEMEX UK Marine Limited signs contract with Damen for first Marine Aggregate Dredger (MAD) 3500
January 8, 2018

Marine Aggregate Dredger to futurise fleet On 19th December in Southampton, Laurence Dagley, Director CEMEX UK Marine Limited signed a contract with Frank de Lange, Regional Sales Director of the Damen Shipyards Group for the delivery of the first Damen Marine Aggregate Dredger (MAD). The vessel, which will be built.

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Damen Services Brisbane goes on the road
December 20, 2017

Damen Services Brisbane, the Queensland service hub for the international Damen Shipyards Group, has taken its Seminar on the road. Sydney City Marine has hosted a 1 day technical seminar on vessel automation systems. Damen Services Brisbane has mobilised the complete automation simulator which was set up to compliment the.

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Damen’s Ballast Water Treatment service available in eight Northern European Ports

Ship owners are now able to treat their unmanaged ballast water or load cleaned ballast water in eight different Northern European ports using Damen’s unique IMO certified InvaSave ballast water management system. In a cooperation between Damen Green Solutions and Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC), this ballast water reception/bunkering service.

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Damen Oskarshamnsvarvet Sweden wins contract for precision steel nuclear storage tanks
December 19, 2017

Damen Oskarshamnsvarvet Sweden has been awarded the contract to manufacture high-precision special steel tanks together with their integrated cassettes for OKG; operator of three nuclear reactors on Sweden’s Simpevarp peninsula. With two reactors due to be decommissioned and dismantled, the tanks will be used to store radioactive reactor parts as.

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Damen Shipyards Group and Concordia Group join forces
December 18, 2017

Joint venture between parties to increase market share in inland waterways On December 15th, Damen Shipyards Group and Concordia Group signed a joint venture agreement with the purpose of cooperating in the construction and trade of inland waterway vessels. The joint venture will operate under the name Concordia Damen Shipbuilding..

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Damen Shiprepair & Conversion wins contract for first European conversion of a dredger to dual-fuel LNG / MGO
December 14, 2017

Damen Shiprepair & Conversion has been awarded a contract to undertake the conversion of a dredger to dual-fuel capability combining LNG and MGO. This will be the first conversion of its kind to take place in Europe. The contract was awarded by Rouen-based GIE Dragages-Ports with regard to its 117m,.

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Damen Schelde Gears acquired by RENK
December 11, 2017

Damen Shipyards Group has sold its 100% stake in Damen Schelde Gears to RENK On December 8, 2017, Damen Shipyards Group (Damen) has completed the transfer of its 100% shareholding in Damen Schelde Gears (DSGears) to RENK, Germany. DSGears is a technology-driven company specializing in the provision of design, support,.

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Damen delivers Cutter Suction Dredger 450 to Vesirakennus Ojanen Oy in Finland
December 6, 2017

First Damen CSD in the Scandinavian market Damen has delivered a Cutter Suction Dredger 450 to Vesirakennus Ojanen Oy in Finland. This is the first time a Damen Cutter Suction Dredger has been deployed in the Scandinavian market. The new dredger was delivered in only a few weeks from stock.

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ISA Towage B.V. celebrates naming of new Shoalbuster 3209 ‘ISA’ at Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld
December 4, 2017

At a ceremony held on Friday 17 November at Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld (DSHa), the naming of ISA Towage BV’s new Damen Shoalbuster 3209 ‘ISA’ took place. The godmother of the ISA was Mrs. Miranda Mastenbroek, wife of Willem-Harm Mastenbroek, owner and managing director of ISA Towage B.V. The Shoalbuster 3209.

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Damen Shipyards Cape Town opens its doors for a Dredging Seminar and Demonstration
December 1, 2017

On Thursday, 23 November 2017, Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) welcomed over 50 invitees from across the Southern African dredging sector to its yard in the Port of Cape Town for a one-day seminar on dredging. The guest list included representatives from a wide range of companies with an interest.

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World’s first class approved 3D printed ship’s propeller unveiled
November 30, 2017

Following a rigorous testing process, verified by Bureau Veritas, the world’s first class approved 3D printed ship’s propeller, the WAAMpeller, has been unveiled at Damen Shipyard Group’s headquarters in the Netherlands. This ground-breaking success is the result of a close collaboration between RAMLAB, Promarin, Autodesk, Bureau Veritas and Damen. The.

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Damen wins 2017 Dutch Logistics Award

30 November 2017: Damen Shipyards Group has won the 2017 Dutch Logistics Award. This prestigious prize was presented by the Netherlands Association of Logistics Management (vLm) in recognition of Damen’s high standards of logistical management and efficiency. Damen representatives received the award during an award and gala dinner hosted by.

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Damen Shipyards Group opens new chapter with Marine Core & Charter
November 29, 2017

New counterparty takes delivery of the first FCS 4008s Damen Shipyards Group has delivered its first vessels to Marine Core & Charter LLC (MC2), a marine services company supporting the offshore energy sector in the Arabian Gulf. This is the first transaction between the two organisations and Damen is delighted.

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Royal Bahamas Defence Force hosts 3rd Damen Stan Patrol User Group Conference
November 21, 2017

On November 16th and 17th representatives from nine navies and coast guards from the Western Hemisphere attended the 3rd Annual Damen Stan Patrol User Group Conference in Nassau, Bahamas. Between them, the Canadian Coast Guard, Secretaría de Marina (Mexico), Armada de Ecuador, Jamaica Defense Force, Barbados Defence Force, Coast Guard.

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Ekofish Group builds twin-rigger at Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam

Dutch fishing company Ekofish Group has contracted Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam to build a new twin-rig fishing trawler. The design and on-board equipment of the new vessel will all be in line with Ekofish’s dedication to sustainable fishing methods. Family-owned Ekofish Group has a history that goes back more than.

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Damen launches cutting-edge Fishery Research Vessel for Angolan Fisheries Ministry
November 20, 2017

On 9th November, Damen Shipyards Galati launched a Fishery Research Vessel (FRV) 7417 for the Angolan Ministry of Fisheries. The sponsor of the vessel, named Baía Farta, was Dra. Isabel Cristóvão, director of Gabinete de Estudos, Planeamento e Estatística. The Ministry is a long-standing client of Damen, having previously taken.

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Damen supports team AkzoNobel in the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18
November 17, 2017

Damen Shipyards Group is proud to announce its partnership with team AkzoNobel in the Volvo Ocean Race. The Dutch shipbuilding company has provided onshore workshop containers that act as mobile technical operations areas for the team’s supporting shore crews, enabling the team to achieve its aims. In this respect, the.

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From Amsterdam to Curacao: Damen’s repair yards update ISO and OHSAS certification
November 16, 2017

16 November 2017: Over the last month Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance has visited two yards and one sister company from Damen Shiprepair & Conversion’s (DSC) global network to audit their management systems. The results of the auditing processes have been successful: firstly, in the Netherlands, Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam and Niron.

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Damen SAR vessel passes capsize test with engines running
November 15, 2017

Marking a true unique test, Damen has successfully completed full scale roll-over testing of its Search and Rescue Vessel 1906 with running engines. The tests were performed in Antalya, Turkey in cooperation with the Turkish Coast Guard and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), in addition to engine manufacturer MTU..

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Damen presents initial findings of CFD research project ‘Gone With the Wind’
November 14, 2017

At a conference hosted on 14 November by Numeca International, Marco Bovio, Senior Research Hydromechanics Engineer at Damen, presented details of internal research CFD based project ‘Gone With The Wind’ (GWTW). For the past two years Damen has been conducting a review of CFD technology and its applications in the.

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Damen signs share purchase agreement for the acquisition of Daewoo’s shares in Daewoo Mangalia Heavy Industries
November 10, 2017

Damen Shipyards Group has entered into a share purchase agreement with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) for the acquisition of its majority share in Daewoo Mangalia Heavy Industries (DMHI). The Daewoo shipyard in Mangalia, Romania was established in 1997 as a joint venture between Daewoo and 2 Mai Mangalia.

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Damen signs order with Multraship subsidiaries for two Stan Launch 804s for terminal operations
November 9, 2017

Today at the Europort exhibition in Rotterdam, Multraship and Damen signed a contract for the build and delivery of two Damen Stan Launch 804s. The new launches will be operated by Multraship subsidiaries Montis Mooring Boatservice BV and Verenigde Bootlieden BV. Verenigde Bootlieden BV and Montis Mooring Boatservice BV provide.

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Smit Lamnalco orders four Damen ASD 3212 Tugs

Towage and marine services’ company Smit Lamnalco has ordered four Damen ASD 3212 tugs – all for delivery next year. Making the announcement at the Europort Exhibition in Rotterdam, Smit Lamnalco CEO Mauro Fernando Sales said: “We decided to invest in four new Damen ASD tugs following the recent award.

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Aqualiner signs contract with Damen for three more Waterbus 2407 fast ferries
November 8, 2017

Yesterday, November 7th, at the Europort 2017 exhibition in Rotterdam, Damen Shipyards Group and Belgian ferry operator Aqualiner signed a contract for the delivery of three additional Damen Waterbus 2407 vessels, for operations on the Scheldt in Antwerp. Present at the signing were Gerbrand Schutten (CEO Aqualiner), Maurice Swets (CEO.

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Ontario Government awards two ferry contract to Damen
November 6, 2017

The Government of Ontario and Damen Shipyards Group have signed a contract for the design, build and delivery for two “road” ferries to operate in the Canadian waters of the Great Lakes. The ferries will be a 68-metre Damen Road Ferry 6819 and a 98-metre Damen Road Ferry 9819. Although.

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Damen contracts Taylor Bros for icebreaker barges

Tasmanian company will deliver barges for Australian Antarctic Division’s RSV Nuyina Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) has selected Taylor Bros of Tasmania to supply two high powered Antarctic landing barges for Australia’s new icebreaker, the RSV Nuyina. Damen is building the vessel at its yard, Damen Shipyards Galati, in Romania.

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Innovative outer pump cover zipped on
November 2, 2017

How to dress your dredge pump for success Dredge pumps can be fitted out with a second outer pump casing. Up to now, this meant a large, heavy piece of steel. Pioneering research by Damen R&D engineers has resulted in a patented pump cover, which can be zipped onto your.

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