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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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Successful demonstration of ¡VAMOS! technology in UK
October 27, 2017

On the 24th of October the ¡VAMOS! consortium, Advisory Board Members, and interested external parties were invited for a live demonstration of the ¡VAMOS! technology at the Imerys Minerals Ltd. test site in Lee Moor, Devon, UK. The 29 visitors were divided up in small groups and guided around the.

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Damen and Corrosion host anti-fouling seminar
October 23, 2017

On Friday the 15th of September, a seminar was held at the Rydes hotel in Wellington, New Zealand, which brought together representatives from Damen and Corrosion as well as Corrosion’s regional agent, Bowmar. The event focused on the prevention of fouling on box coolers and the benefits presented by Corrosion’s.

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Wilson Sons Shipyards delivers 'SST-Aruá'
October 20, 2017

Second tugboat in the series of four delivered to SAAM SMIT Wilson Sons shipyard, part of the WilsonSons Group, has delivered yet another tugboat. The SST-Aruá is the second tugboat delivered to SAAM SMIT Towage Brazil and is part of a total order of 4 Vessels. The first of the.

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Damen Shipyards Cape Town to host first African dredging seminar
October 17, 2017

On 23rd November, Damen Shipyards Group will hold its first African Dredging Seminar at Damen Shipyards Cape Town. The seminar will be attended by personnel from Damen and its suppliers as well as representative of the South African Government and TNPA. The seminar is open to all with an interest.

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Damen TSHD 650 ‘Tommy Norton’ begins operations at Gippsland Lakes, Australia
October 11, 2017

The Tommy Norton, a Damen Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD) 650 built at Damen Shipyards Yichang has been officially delivered to her proud owner, Gippsland Ports. The first dredger to be built by Damen Shipyards Group for Australia, the 60-metre Tommy Norton has now started work to deliver safe and.

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AMELS signs new 78-metre full custom yacht
October 10, 2017

Dutch luxury yacht builder AMELS is pleased to announce a new order for a 78-metre AMELS Full Custom yacht (256 ft) by Espen Øino with the contract signed during the Monaco Yacht Show 2017. When the yacht is delivered in 2021, it will be the largest AMELS by Gross Tonnage.

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Damen Workboat Festival combines hospitality with on-the-water experiences and knowledge sharing
October 9, 2017

Fine weather after a stormy morning and a wide range of vessels to view and try out on the water encouraged a good turnout of clients, industry partners and media at Damen’s second annual Workboat Festival. Held at Damen Shipyards’ HQ at Gorinchem, the event not only invited guests to.

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Damen secures Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger contract
October 5, 2017

TSHD 2000 will be built for Rosmorport at LLC ‘Onego Shipyard’ 22 September 2017: Damen Shipyards Group has signed a contract with LLC ‘Onego Shipyard’ to build a Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD) 2000. The vessel will be built by order of FSUE ‘Rosmorport’ in Petrozavodsk (the Russian Federation) and.

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Damen equips Multi Cat for shallow water dredging duties
October 3, 2017

Damen Shipyards Group has delivered a Multi Cat 1908 to Murjan Al-Sharq Marine Services. Adding shallow-water dredging capacity to the abilities of this already multi-faceted platform, Damen has fitted the vessel out with a Damen DOP Submersible Dredge Pump 250. Murjan Al-Sharq Marine Services is based in Saudi Arabia. The.

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Damen appoints new Sales Director Cruise New Building
October 2, 2017

02 October 2017: Damen Shipyards Group has appointed Andrea Trevisan as its new Sales Director Cruise New Building. The announcement coincides with Damen’s ambitions to further expand its standing in the Expedition and small size Cruise Vessels market. Mr Trevisan will oversee Damen’s global commercial and marketing activities with regard.

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CEDA meeting on small scale dredging held at Damen Dredging Equipment
September 29, 2017

On Thursday, 28th of September, a meeting was held by the Central Dredging Association at the Damen Dredging Equipment’s (DDE) yard in Nijkerk, the Netherlands. The focus of the event was on small scale dredging. Mr J.G.S. Pennekamp, CEDA chairman and host of the event, welcomed a crowd of dredging.

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Veracel Celulose contracted Damen for a dredging solution to keep their maritime terminal accessible
September 27, 2017

Veracel Celulose, one of the world’s most advanced pulp manufacturers, has found Damen in their quest for a solution to keep their maritime terminal at sufficient water depth. Jointly Veracel and Damen evaluated the situation on site and developed a solution to maintain the terminal water depth. The solution was.

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Join the Albwardy Damen Experience Day on 28 September
September 26, 2017

Visit the new-build and ship repair facilities in Sharjah, UAE, and participate in seminars and on-the-water demonstrations Albwardy Damen will once again be holding an Experience Day at its shipyard in Sharjah, UAE, immediately following the three-day Seatrade Middle East event taking place in Abu Dhabi. The Experience Day is.

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Damen displays leading position in global OPV market
September 20, 2017

Damen Shipyards Group has compiled a comprehensive summary of its worldwide shipbuilding activities regarding Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs). The information shows that, with five vessels delivered in the last year and 15 currently under construction, Damen has unrivalled experience in serving the naval industry with its OPV portfolio. Moreover, the.

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Damen to open Service Hub in Russian Black Sea port
September 19, 2017

20 September 2017: Damen Shipyards Group has announced plans to establish a Service Hub in the Russian port of Novorossiysk in a Letter of Intent (LOI) signed with Delo Group of companies. The primary aims of the Service Hub will be to optimise the services provided to the growing number.

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3D printed ship’s propeller takes step closer to completion
September 10, 2017

A prototype of the world’s first class approved ship’s propeller has been produced using 3D printing techniques. The 1,350mm diameter propeller – named WAAMpeller – is the result of a cooperative consortium of companies that includes Damen Shipyards Group, RAMLAB, Promarin, Autodesk and Bureau Veritas. The WAAMpeller was fabricated from.

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AMELS 188 superyacht sold with fast delivery in less than a year
September 7, 2017

Dutch luxury yacht builder AMELS is proud to confirm the sale of the first 57.70-metre AMELS 188 from the Limited Editions range. The new Tim Heywood design – the first to feature the AMELS Hybrid Switchboard with battery power – will be delivered in less than a year in the.

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'Bibby WaveMaster 1' officially named in Rotterdam
September 6, 2017

Ground-breaking Damen Service Operations Vessel makes her debut On the 6th of September, at 13:00 hrs local time, the naming ceremony of the Bibby WaveMaster 1 took place at the cruise terminal in the Port of Rotterdam in front of more than 125 guests from the UK-based Bibby Group, Damen.

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Damen Shipyards Group delivers Shoalbuster 3209 to ISA Towage B.V.
September 5, 2017

ISA Towage B.V. (formerly known as V.O.F. Sleepboot ISA) has taken delivery of a Shoalbuster 3209 from Damen Shipyard Hardinxveld (DSHa). The vessel was already in stock at the yard and was handed over to the client within four weeks of the order being agreed. Damen’s extensive range of Shoalbuster.

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E-DOP: Damen introduces electrically-driven dredge pump
September 4, 2017

Damen Dredging Equipment has unveiled its new electrically-driven E-DOP pump. The Damen DOP pump has enjoyed success in the dredging industry since its introduction 25 years ago. It offers a wear-resistant, robust tool suited to diverse dredging projects. The new, electrical DOP pump is every bit as capable as the.

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Damen Shipyards Group again successfully delivers multiple dredgers to Bangladesh

Following various dredgers recently delivered in Bangladesh, and the successfully organised Damen Dredging Seminar last month in Dhaka where her Excellency Mrs Leoni Cuelenaere, the Dutch Ambassador to Bangladesh was the honorable Chief guest, Damen has again delivered multiple dredgers from available stock. Regional Sales Director Rabien Bahadoer said, “Damen.

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Damen Shipyards Group selects Trojan Marinex ballast water treatment system for Antarctic Research Vessel
September 3, 2017

After careful evaluation, Damen Green Solutions has designed a ballast water management system (BWMS) for the Government of Australia’s next-generation Antarctic Supply and Research Vessel (ASRV). This is a significant decision given the arduous conditions in which the vessel will be operating and the pristine nature of the waters surrounding.

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Keel-laying at Damen Shipyards Sharjah for RAK Ports ASD Tug 2913
August 30, 2017

On 28th August, a keel-laying ceremony was held at Damen Shipyards Sharjah. Damen is building an ASD Tug 2913 for Saqr Ports, part of Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) Ports. The keel-laying was attended by, Captain Brand, Group General Manager RAK Ports, Captain Magee, Harbour Master RAK Ports, Pascal Slingerland, Damen.

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