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Damen shows new Fast Crew Suppliers 2710 and 1204 for the first time at Seawork International 2018
July 4, 2018

HST’s naming ceremony for FCS 2710 held on opening day Damen showed two new Fast Crew Supply vessels to the world for the first time on the 3rd of July at the 2018 Seawork International Exhibition and Conference, currently underway in Southampton, UK. The FCS 2710 and FCS 1204 received.

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Damen Shiprepair Curaçao welcomes royal visit

1 July 2018: His Royal Highness King Willem-Alexander and Her Royal Highness Queen Máxima have visited Damen Shiprepair Curaçao. The Royal couple arrived by boat together with Damen Shiprepair & Conversion Managing Director Durk-Jan Nederlof. Before disembarking, they viewed the yard’s two new floating docks that will be operational from.

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Iskes Towage & Salvage signs contract for two Damen ASD Tugs 2312
July 3, 2018

Jim Iskes, owner of Iskes Towage & Salvage, the leading maritime service provider based in the port of IJmuiden / Amsterdam, has signed a contract at the ITS 2018 event in Marseille with Damen for the supply of two ASD Tugs 2312. The ASD Tug 2312 is one of Damen’s.

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T. Mariotti and Damen partner for cruise newbuilding
July 2, 2018

Seabourn announces letter of intent for two ultra-luxury expedition vessels T. Mariotti, leading Italian luxury cruise shipbuilding company, and Damen Shipyards Group have announced the creation of a new partnership to build cruise vessels. T. Mariotti, which will celebrate its 90th anniversary this year, has a long-standing reputation within the.

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Damen’s InvaSave supplies clean D2 standard ballast water for newbuild vessel Inland Coastal Tanker Elena H
June 28, 2018

Since the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention entered into force on 8th September 2017, newbuild vessels have to meet the D2 standard of the Ballast Water Management Convention. In this situation, the Inland Coastal Tanker Elena H. will make her maiden voyage from the Netherlands to Argentina on her own.

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Dutch Police order six patrol vessels from Damen

The Dutch Police has ordered six patrol vessels from Damen Shipyards for its ‘Zeehavenpolitie’ and ‘Landelijke Eenheid’ units. Three of the new vessels are seagoing (the Stan Patrol 2506) and the other three are for the inland waterways (the Stan Patrol 2005). All six will be built at Damen’s headquarters.

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Kingston Council takes delivery of Damen CSD 350
June 27, 2018

Kingston District Council, in partnership with the Cape Jaffa Development Group, has recently taken delivery of a Cutter Suction Dredger (CSD) from Damen Shipyards Group. The CSD350 will be used to dredge along the breakwater at Cape Jaffa, the Cape Jaffa marina and within Maria Creek Boat Launch Facility in.

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Mexican Navy and Damen cooperating in most technologically advanced naval ship in Latin America
June 26, 2018

Damen Shipyards Group and the Mexican Navy, via the Directorate General of Shipbuilding, are currently working together to build the Long Range Ocean Patrol (POLA (from its initials in Spanish)), the most technologically advanced vessel in Latin America. With this, the Mexican Navy will join the long list of navies.

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Damen presents the next generation in harbour towage: safe, green and connected tugs
June 25, 2018

With the presentation of the RSD Tug 2513, on the 25th June at the ITS 2018 in Marseille, France, Damen introduces its next generation ship-handling tugs. Composed of a mix of new designs and a further evolution of existing designs, this next generation series is built on a solid foundation..

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Damen and Saab announce partnership to participate on the tender for the Tamandaré Class Corvette
June 18, 2018

In order to meet the needs of the Brazilian Navy, Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding and Saab come together to develop the project that will supply four Tamandaré Class corvettes. The companies are world-leading references in the development of naval solutions. Damen is a Dutch company and a global leader in.

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Kotug Smit Towage performs naming ceremony for Damen tugs 'Rotterdam' & 'Beagle'
June 15, 2018

On 13th June 2018, the naming ceremony of the newly-built Damen tugs Rotterdam and Beagle took place in the Port of Rotterdam, during Kotug Smit Towage’s annual ‘Maatjes-party’ (Herring with friends, a traditional Dutch event to mark the beginning of the herring season). During 2017 and 2018, Kotug Smit Towage.

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Another successful seminar in Brisbane, Australia
June 12, 2018

Damen Services Brisbane, the Queensland Service Hub for the international Damen Shipyards Group, has hosted another successful seminar. The two-day technical seminar on vessel propulsion systems saw 30 industry professionals attend the event. The Expert trainers were able to deliver a theoretical and practical insight into the propulsion systems of.

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Wind turbine jack-up 'Sea Installer' completes eight-day stopover at Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque
June 11, 2018

Works include fitting of four new spud cans Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque (DSDu) has completed an eight-day refurbishment project for the 132-metre DP2, self-propelled, jack-up vessel Sea Installer. Operated by A2SEA, which was purchased in 2017 by DEME’s subsidiary GeoSea, Sea Installer was purpose-built in 2012 for installing the next generation.

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ISO certification for Damen Marine Components production facility location in Jiangyin, China
June 7, 2018

Damen Marine Components’ (DMC) production facility in Jiangyin, China, has received the official certificates for its ISO 9001-2015 and ISO 14001-2015 awards following an audit earlier this year. This brings it into line with the other DMC locations in the Netherlands and Poland. ISO 9001-2015 specifies the requirements for a.

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Homeland signs for sixth Damen 3307 Patrol

Homeland Integrated Offshore Services has signed a contract with Damen Shipyards Group for another Damen 3307 Patrol Vessel. The vessel will be another milestone collaboration between the companies, who have been in cooperation since Damen delivered Homeland’s first 3307 Patrol Vessel in 2014. The vessel named, Guardian 6, will join.

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Damen ASD Tug 2913 for new deep-water bulk terminal at Saqr Port launched by Albwardy Damen, UAE
June 4, 2018

The new ASD Tug 2913 for Saqr Port, part of Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) Ports, has been launched at the Albwardy Damen shipyard in Sharjah, UAE. Ordered twelve months ago, the tug will join the RAK Ports tug fleet and operate in the new and impressive deep-water bulk terminal currently.

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Refit for jack-up MPI Enterprise at Damen Verolme Rotterdam
May 29, 2018

Damen Verolme Rotterdam (DVR) has completed a refit project on the MPI Enterprise, a 120-metre, self-elevating, DP2, wind turbine installation vessel owned and operated by MPI Offshore, part of the Vroon Group. The works included the installation of spudcans on her four-legged jacking system, which can elevate the vessel at.

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Compagnie Maritime Monégasque and Damen join forces to introduce Fast Marine Access in Brazil
May 23, 2018

Compagnie Maritime Monégasque (CMM) and Damen Shipyards Group (Damen) have joined forces to introduce a fast, safe and reliable Fast Marine Access crew change solution for the Brazilian market using a Damen FCS 7011. The solution looks to transfer personnel between shore and the ever more distant deep sea offshore.

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Corpetrolsa Group of Ecuador to take delivery of three Damen Stan Tugs
May 16, 2018

Damen Shipyards Group has signed a contract with Corpetrolsa Group of Guayaquil, Ecuador, for the supply of three tugs; one Stan Tug 1205 and two Stan Tugs 1606. The tugs will be operated by Corpetrolsa subsidiary DLEN S.A. to support its bunkering operation. Corpetrolsa Group operates its own fleet of.

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Damen shows its first completed UV 4312 Fish Farm Support Vessel
May 15, 2018

Damen has held the first viewing of its innovative UV 4312 Fish Farm Support Vessel. The new class is the result of extensive discussions with the global fish farming industry and the result is a versatile vessel specifically designed to undertake the maintenance and support tasks particular to saltwater fish.

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Preparations for Europe’s first LNG dredger conversion get underway at Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque
May 14, 2018

Ceremonial steel cutting marks start of the dual-fuel conversion Work has begun at Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque on the conversion of the trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Samuel de Champlain from diesel-electric propulsion to dual-fuel capability combining MGO and LNG. A ceremony was held at the yard to mark the first.

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Damen strengthens female presence in the maritime industry
May 9, 2018

Damen’s Head of Communications, Sylvia Boer, has recently been appointed President of the Netherlands chapter of WISTA – the Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association. WISTA the Netherlands was founded in 2000 and currently has 140 members from across the maritime industry. Sylvia, who has been a WISTA member since.

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Damen Shipyards Group delivers 19-vessel order to German heavy lift company Combi Lift
May 8, 2018

Customised shallow draught vessels for Russian inland waterways Damen has officially delivered on-time a complete 19-vessel order to AAS Amur Assets Shipping Limited, a joint venture set up by Combi Lift GmbH to support its role in the construction of the Amur Gas Processing Plant “Gazprom” 150 km from Russia’s.

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Keel-laying ceremony for second Bibby Wavemaster takes place at Damen Shipyards Galati

The next walk-to-work Damen SOV 9020 now in build In a ceremony held last Friday, the keel-laying ceremony for Bibby Marine Services’ second Damen SOV (Service Operations Vessel) 9020 WaveMaster vessel took place at Damen Shipyards Galati, in Romania. This event takes place less than a year after Bibby Marine.

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Damen delivers first new Beam Trawler in 12 years with Optima nozzles by Damen Marine Components
May 7, 2018

Damen has delivered the first new beam trawler to take to the North Sea in twelve years. Over the last ten months, Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam (Maaskant) has outfitted the 41-metre hull from stock. The vessel, designated UK 46, is for Hakvoort Brothers, based in Urk, the Netherlands. A key.

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Floating docks arrive at Damen Shiprepair Curaçao
May 4, 2018

Two docks represent a significant uplift in capability in the region Following a 26-day voyage across the North Atlantic, two floating docks have arrived at Damen Shiprepair Curaçao (DSCu) in the southern Caribbean, fulfilling the undertaken given by Damen to the Government of Curaçao when it took over the yard.

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Damen introduces new class of Fast Crew Supplier
May 2, 2018

FCS 2710 builds on the success of the FCS 2610 Damen Shipyards Group has announced the introduction of a new model to its Fast Crew Supplier range. The FCS 2710 builds on the success of the best-selling FCS 2610, first introduced in 2011. The first vessel is already in build.

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First Damen Fast Crew Supplier with motion-compensated gangway system enters service
May 1, 2018

First transfers took place in Gulf of Guinea in late March The partnership between Damen Shipyards Group and Ampelmann to extend the benefits of motion-compensated gangway systems to fast crew supply vessels has reached a major landmark. At the end of March, the first Damen fast crew supply (FCS) vessel.

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Fast Ferry for Angolan Transport Ministry launched at Damen Shipyards Singapore
April 25, 2018

In a ceremony held at Damen Shipyards Singapore on 19 April, His Excellency, Dr. Augusto da Silva Tomás, Minister of Transport for the Republic of Angola officially launched the new Damen Fast RoPax Ferry 4812 ordered by the Ministerio dos Transportes through IMPA (Instituto Marítimo e Portuário de Angola). The.

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Innovative Damen RSD Tug 2513 kicks-off introduction tour in Italy

Always operating ‘bow first’ – a new paradigm in harbour towage The first of Damen’s revolutionary new RSD 2513 harbour tugs is kicking-off an introduction tour of European ports with visits to some of Italy’s most important ports plus the Grand Harbour at Malta. These visits offer owners, operators and.

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Damen Dredging Equipment launches new DOP Dredger Series
April 19, 2018

Damen Dredging Equipment has launched a new DOP Dredger Series following the success of the DOP submersible dredge pump, which has proved its versatility across the globe. Damen has built more than 20 DOP dredgers on a one-off basis and at least 380 DOP pumps. The DOP submersible dredge pump.

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Kazmortransflot LLP takes delivery of final Damen Shoalbuster 2709 for Caspian Sea operations
April 18, 2018

National Maritime Shipping Company Kazmortransflot LLP, a leader in transportation in the Caspian Sea region, has taken delivery of its third Damen Shoalbuster 2709, the last in the current order. The vessels are ideal for operations in the shallow waters of the Caspian Sea and are now playing an important.

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P&O Cruises Ventura completes two-week docking at Damen Shiprepair Brest
April 9, 2018

The P&O Cruises Grand-class cruise ship Ventura has just completed a two-week docking at Damen Shiprepair Brest. Launched in 2008, this was the first visit of the 290-metre, 116,000 DWT vessel to the yard, where she underwent a regular docking together with a range of maintenance works. Major features of.

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Damen shipping multiple pontoons to Rotterdam
April 5, 2018

Delivery ensures clients fast, cost effective delivery of stock pontoons In week eleven, the SAL Heavy Lift vessel MV Lone loaded onboard a newly built batch of eleven Damen flat top Pontoons in Shanghai. MV Lone is bringing the pontoons to the Netherlands. The majority of the pontoons will be.

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Basra Gataway Terminal takes delivery of new Damen CSD500
March 27, 2018

The Dutch built dredger has arrived on site at Port of Umm Qasr, Iraq Recently, a customised Damen Cutter Suction Dredger, type CSD500, has been named by her owner Basra Gateway terminal at the Damen Dredging yard in the Netherlands. Immediately after the ceremony, the dredger was made ready for.

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Damen Anchor & Chain Factory delivers two anchors for the luxury yacht sector
March 26, 2018

Marking a return to production for the high-end yacht industry, Damen Anchor & Chain Factory (AKF) has delivered two galvanized yacht anchors. AKF carried out the fabrication, Class approved testing, and galvanization of the anchors – each weighing 1080kg – within two weeks of receiving the order. Damen AKF is.

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Damen Shipyards Group completes negotiations with the Romanian Government on the Mangalia shipyard
March 24, 2018

Negotiations between Damen Shipyards Group and the Romanian Government on the Mangalia shipyard were completed on the evening of March 21st. René H. Berkvens, CEO: “We are very pleased with the positive and constructive discussions held with Mr. Andruşcă, the Romanian Minister of Economy, and his team. We look forward.

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Ontario Government accepts Damen proposal for full ferry electrification
March 20, 2018

Sustainable solution fits both parties’ views on the future of public transportation Damen is pleased to announce that the Government of Ontario has accepted its proposal to build two ferries with full electric propulsion. Damen is building a Road Ferry 6819 and a Road Ferry 9819 (68 metres and 98.

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Karachi Shipyards & Engineering Works delivers two Damen Stan Patrol 1605 FRP patrol boats to Pakistan Customs
March 16, 2018

Pakistan Customs has taken delivery of two Damen Stan Patrol 1605 FRP patrol boats. The handover ceremony took place on 10th March at Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works Ltd (KS&EW). The celebration was attended by distinguished guests including Dr Miftah Ismail, advisor to the Prime Minister on Finance, Revenue &.

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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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