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Damen finalises Keppel Verolme takeover
June 30, 2017

30 June 2017: Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC), a part of Damen Shipyards Group, today announced the acquisition of the Keppel Verolme shipyard from Keppel Offshore & Marine. DSC’s acquisition of the yard follows an initial agreement made between the two parties in April of this year. From 1 July,.

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TransLink places order for second Damen SeaBus
June 29, 2017

Additional vessel will help increase frequency on one of world’s most popular ferry services TransLink, Metro Vancouver’s regional transportation authority, has signed a contract with the Damen Shipyards Group for an additional SeaBus, to ferry passengers between downtown Vancouver and North Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada. The order comes as.

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Australian Navy MATV arrives in home port of Sydney, Australia
June 27, 2017

26 June 2017: Completing her maiden voyage, the Damen Multi-role Aviation Training Vessel (MATV) MV Sycamore arrived in Sydney harbour early on Monday morning. The 94-metre long vessel is now less than a month away from deployment as a versatile multi-role vessel and helicopter training platform for the Royal Australian.

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Damen prepares 'Columbus' for summer cruise season
June 26, 2017

Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) selects Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam to carry out maintenance and repair works on recently purchased cruise ship Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam (DSR), part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion has completed maintenance and repair works on the newest member of CMV’s fleet, the cruise ship Columbus. The full.

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Two new Damen tugs for Rimorchiatori Riuniti
June 23, 2017

Italian tug operator Rimorchiatori Riuniti has continued to expand its fleet with the deliveries of two new Damen tugs; an ASD 2913 called Danimarca and an ASD 2411 called Columbia. The delivery of the Danimarca took place in Genoa on 14 June 2017. This new tug will join the ASD.

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Combi Lift calls on Damen with 19 vessel order
June 22, 2017

Four different vessel designs – Multi Cats, Pusher Tugs, Stan Pontoons and Side Floaters – will operate on the Russian Gazprom Amur Gas Processing Plant Project Damen Shipyards Group has secured an order with German heavy lift company Combi Lift to build a total of 19 specially customised shallow draught.

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Damen’s UK Sales Manager receives Lifetime Achievement Award
June 21, 2017

Casper Vermeulen, who is retiring as UK Sales Manager for the Damen Shipyards Group, was last week presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 Seawork International commercial marine and workboat exhibition held in Southampton, UK. The presentation was made by Andrew Webster, Managing Director of Mercator Media, the.

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Kotug Smit Towage takes on three new Damen tugs for sustained operational growth
June 15, 2017

Damen Shipyards Group will deliver three newbuild tugs to Kotug Smit Towage for its European harbour towage operations. This order will bring the total number of Damen-built tugs operating in Kotug Smit’s fleet of 69 to 22. This agreement encompasses two ASD Tugs 2913 and an ATD Tug 2412 Twin.

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Damen Stan Pontoon 4512 delivered to Norway’s Skyssbåtservice
June 13, 2017

Norwegian maritime transport company Skyssbåtservice has taken delivery of a Stan Pontoon 4512 from the Damen Shipyards Group. The 45-metre barge will be capable of fulfilling a variety of roles in both the general maritime transport sector projects and the oil & gas industry. As well as carrying general cargo.

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Ferry contract for Damen’s Swedish repair yard
June 12, 2017

Damen Oskarshamnsvarvet has won a contract for the refit and repair works of a Swedish ferry from Trafikverket (the Swedish Transport Administration). Awarded after a public tender process, the contract refers to the Castella, a 77-metre long Ro-Ro ferry. Damen Oskarshamnsvarvet, part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion, will complete the.

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Two Damen ferries for British Columbia, Canada
June 7, 2017

Following an extensive, multi-phased international tender process, Canadian ferry operator BC Ferries has awarded Damen Shipyards Group a contract to construct two 81-metre ferries. The vessels are part of BC Ferries’ ongoing fleet renewal programme. BC Ferries operates 24 ferry routes along the coast of British Columbia, Canada. The new.

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Damen delivers ferry to the Gambia more than a month ahead of schedule
June 6, 2017

Damen has delivered a road ferry to a client in the Gambia more than a month ahead of schedule. The ferry was built entirely in the Netherlands to a very tight deadline, with the hull constructed in just 70 days at Damen’s subsidiary Niron Staal in Amsterdam. Engineering, purchase, outfitting.

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Damen Shipyards Group consolidate commitment to Australian shipbuilding
June 2, 2017

Damen Shipyards Group recently visited Adelaide to further consolidate their partnership with ASC Shipbuilding and Forgacs Marine and Defence (Forgacs) (ASC Forgacs Shipbuilding) to build twelve Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) for the Australian Navy and to explore domestic and export opportunities for both the commercial and naval markets. Mr Roland.

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First steel cut for Australian Antarctic Supply Research Vessel
June 1, 2017

31 May 2017: Marking the commencement of construction of the Damen Antarctic Supply Research Vessel (ASRV), a steel cutting ceremony has been held at Damen Shipyards Galati, Romania. Damen is constructing the ASRV for Serco Defence, a wholly owned subsidiary of Serco Australia who, in turn, signed a contract with.

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Damen Green Solutions introduces new Modular Approach for retrofitting scrubbers
May 31, 2017

Cuts time spent in dock from weeks to days Damen Green Solutions (DGS) in partnership with Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC) and AEC, the scrubber supplier, is trialling a new technique for retrofitting scrubbers. Designated the Modular Approach, this new process is designed to cut the time that a vessel.

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Jawar Al Khaleej Shipping takes delivery of two Damen vessels for operations at Iraqi oil terminals

Jawar Al Khaleej Shipping LLC (JAK), a leading provider of specialist services to the offshore oil and gas sector in the Arabian Gulf, has taken delivery of a Damen Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 5009 and an ASD 3213 tug for operations at the Al Basra (ABOT) and Khor Al Amaya.

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Damen vessels on display at Seawork International 2017
May 30, 2017

Damen Shipyards Group will be attending the Seawork Commercial Marine & Workboat Exhibition & Conference in Southampton, UK, on 13-15 June 2017. Visitors will be able to meet company representatives at the quayside stand Q9. Two of Damen’s newest vessels – a Renewables Service Vessel 3315 and a Composite Stan.

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Damen Marine Components’ contribution to the success of ALP’s new long distance tugs

Eight Ø 5,050 mm Optima nozzles for the four Ultra Long Distance Towing and Anchor Handling Tugs have been delivered some time ago. Already in September last year, the first tug ALP Striker joined the ALP fleet and during the year remaining vessels will be delivered to the owner. Caterpillar.

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Albwardy Damen wins two ship repair awards in 4 weeks
May 19, 2017

Best UAE Shipyard 2017 and Best New Building Yard Albwardy Damen is very proud to have received two shipyards awards in the space of just 4 weeks. On the 19th of April, during the MASTECH conference in Dubai, Albwardy Damen received the prestigious Best UAE Shipyard Award for 2017. Then.

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Damen supports call for Dutch naval sector investment
May 18, 2017

Damen Shipyards Group supports the report ‘The Navy and the Netherlands Maritime Cluster – an ecosystem under pressure’, by PRC (Policy Research Corporation). The report calls for increased investment into the Dutch naval fleet via ‘Launching Customer’ projects. The report was presented to the during a meeting of the Confederation.

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Damen’s first Renewables Service Vessel 3315 launched

Delta Marine’s Voe Vanguard sails straight into first project Damen has launched the Renewables Service Vessel (RSV) 3315, a new type, which has been developed in close cooperation with Scottish company Delta Marine. The first in the new series was officially christened Voe Vanguard at Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld by Miss.

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Developing the world’s first class approved 3D printed ship’s propeller
May 16, 2017

Marking a major step forward in the application of 3D printing techniques in the maritime sector, Damen Shipyards Group has entered a cooperative consortium with RAMLAB, Promarin, Autodesk and Bureau Veritas. The goal of this group of forward-looking companies is to develop the world’s first class approved 3D printed ship’s.

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Damen to build new beam trawler
May 11, 2017

Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam (Maaskant) is to build a new beam trawler for the Netherlands fishing fleet. The client is the Hakvoort Brothers from Urk, the Netherlands. The vessel, which will use a stock hull, will join another fishing boat operated by Hakvoort Brothers. This was also built by Damen.

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New Damen ASD 2411 tug for Saam Smit Towage in Panama
May 10, 2017

Saam Smit Towage has ordered a new ASD (Azimuth Stern Drive) 2411 tug from Damen Shipyards, for operations in the port of Colón, Panama. Built for stock at Damen Song Cam Shipyard in Vietnam, it was subsequently transported to the Netherlands for finishing. With the agreement in place the new.

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Saqr Port UAE signs contract for Damen ASD 2913 Tug

Saqr Port, part of Rash Al Khaimah (RAK) Ports, has signed a contract with the Damen Shipyards Group for the delivery of an ASD 2913 tug. The vessel will be built a short distance away at Albwardy Damen in Sharjah and will be delivered in time for the opening of.

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Damen InvaSave port-based ballast water management system has world premiere
May 3, 2017

On April 25th Damen’s award-winning and IMO certified InvaSave ballast water management system (BWMS) received its world premiere in front of an invited audience courtesy of Groningen Seaports at the harbour of Delfzijl and Eemshaven, The Netherlands. This marks the culmination of a seven-year programme to develop an effective mobile.

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Damen Shipyards showcases new Water Bus

Enthusiastic reception from industry partners At a recent event at its headquarters in Gorinchem, Damen Shipyards demonstrated its next generation composite Water Bus, the 2407, to an invited international audience. Built from FRP (fibre reinforced polymer) the new class will give operators reduced fuel consumption, less maintenance, no corrosion or.

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Cutter Suction Dredger 350 delivered to Heuvelman Ibis

Just 3 months from order to delivery A Damen Cutter Suction Dredger (CSD) 350 has been delivered from Damen Dredging Equipment in Nijkerk, the Netherlands, to start work on a canal dredging assignment in the province of Groningen, in the north of the country. In order to execute the project,.

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Damen TSHD 650 launched for Gippsland Ports
April 26, 2017

The Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD) 650 ordered by Gippsland Ports of Victoria, Australia, in December 2015 has recently been launched at Damen Yichang Shipyard in China. The vessel, named Tommy Norton, is now alongside the yard’s new quay undergoing final commissioning, after which she will sail for Shanghai to.

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90 years for Damen
April 24, 2017

Damen is celebrating nine decades of operations in the shipbuilding industry. From small beginnings in the 1920s, the company has grown into a renowned maritime service provider that employs 9,000 people. With Dutch roots, Damen’s expansion has been global. This growth can be viewed in terms of its yards, service.

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Working together to provide Damen’s Green Solutions
April 21, 2017

Highlighting the benefits of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion’s retrofit experience Bringing together the experience and knowledge of two Damen companies is the close cooperation between Damen Green Solutions and Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC). The two companies combine their specific skill sets to offer ship owners a smoother transition towards.

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Damen orders its 110th crane from Liebherr and celebrates their 30-year relationship
April 20, 2017

A longstanding partnership between Damen Shipyards and leading crane manufacturer Liebherr was celebrated with the announcement that Damen has ordered its 110th crane from Liebherr. The two family-owned companies have worked together since 1985. The 110th order was for a Liebherr CBG 350 crane, which will be installed on the.

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Successful sea trials for Australian MATV

Damen Shipyards Group has announced the successful completion of sea trials of the Multi-role Aviation Training Vessel (MATV) MV Sycamore. The sea trials included testing of all on-board military systems. Following final vessel handover, MV Sycamore will perform diverse training and support duties for the Royal Australian Navy. In addition.

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Two ASD Tugs 2411 for Saam Smit Towage to be built by Wilson Sons, Brasil
April 13, 2017

Wilson Sons Limited (BM & FBovespa: WSON33) announces to its shareholders that the shipyard subsidiary Wilson Sons Estaleiros Ltda, has signed a contract to construct two azimuth tugboats for Saam Smit Towage do Brasil S.A. (“Saam Smit”), to be delivered within twenty months of payment of the first instalment of.

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Damen Marine Components Gdansk receives EN 1090 and ISO 3834 certification
April 11, 2017

Damen Marine Components (DMC) Gdańsk, one of the Damen Shipyards Group’s locations for the production of high quality, high precision steel components including propeller nozzles, rudder installations and cranes, has received EN 1090 and ISO 3834 certifications. DMC Gdańsk supplies a wide range of top quality components to shipyards all.

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Damen and Keppel agree on the acquisition of Keppel Verolme
April 10, 2017

Damen Shipyards Group has entered into an agreement with Keppel Offshore & Marine for the acquisition of the Keppel Verolme shipyard in the Rotterdam Botlek area. With the acquisition of the Verolme shipyard, Damen takes the next step in strengthening its repair and conversion activities within the regional ship repair.

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Damen Shiprepair Brest completes maintenance on LNG carrier 'Gaselys'
April 7, 2017

Damen Shiprepair Brest (DSBr) has completed a renewal survey maintenance programme on the 290-metre LNG carrier Gaselys. Co-owned by NYK Line of Japan and ENGIE (formerly GDF SUEZ), operated by Gazocean and chartered by ENGIE, the ten-year old vessel came into DSBr for a regular periodical docking that included a.

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Two Damen Azimuth Tractor Drive (ATD) Tugs 2412 delivered to Western Australia

Mackenzie Marine & Towage of Esperance, Western Australia, has purchased two, twin-fin Azimuth Tractor Drive (ATD) Tugs 2412 for operations in Bunbury Port, on the south-west coast of Western Australia. The two vessels, named Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin after local landmarks, have arrived and were officially inaugurated on the.

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Damen Shipyards Group submits tender for Australian OPV
April 6, 2017

Damen Shipyards Group has submitted a tender for the SEA 1180 Phase 1 Project to deliver twelve Offshore Patrol Vessels to the Royal Australian Navy. To demonstrate its commitment to on time and within specification delivery Damen submitted its response early. Damen has teamed with ASC Forgacs Shipbuilding, a joint.

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Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque completes major refurbishment of floating dock
April 5, 2017

Inauguration ceremony held on 10 March Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque (DSDu) has completed major refurbishment works to the yard’s floating dry dock. The dock, capable of taking vessels up to 180 metres in length and lifting 14,000 tonnes, is owned by the Port of Dunkerque (Grand Port Maritime de Dunkerque –.

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Damen launches First Line Assistance Vessel – the Damen Responder 5413
March 31, 2017

Proven concept, economical and timely delivery Damen has introduced the Responder 5413 – a new First Line Assistance Vessel. The company has pioneered this versatile, 54-metre vessel partly in response to the increasing number of extreme weather events across the globe, believing it can play a vital role as a.

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Multi-role Damen Shoalbuster for Bristol Port
March 29, 2017

The Bristol Port Company has taken delivery of a Damen Shoalbuster 2308S. Modified with several customised options, the vessel will be able to take on a multifunctional role that includes plough dredging, towing, pilotage and survey duties. This is the first contract between Damen and the Bristol Port Company. Construction.

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Damen Shiprepair & Conversion completes series of works on Jan de Nul Group vessels
March 27, 2017

Jack-up vessel Vole au vent and TSHD Leiv Eiriksson Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC) has recently completed works in Vlissingen and Brest on two major vessels in the fleet of dredging and marine construction specialist Jan de Nul Group. One of these is the Vole au vent, a 140-metre jack-up.

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'Bibby WaveMaster 1' launched at Damen Shipyards Galati
March 24, 2017

A purpose-built Service Operations Vessel (SOV) with Walk-to-Work capability The pioneering Bibby WaveMaster 1, the first of Damen’s purpose-built Service Operations Vessels (SOV) with Walk-to-Work (W2W) capability, was officially launched at Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania on March 24th. When completed, Bibby Marine Services Limited, part of Bibby Line Group,.

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Eight Damen Interceptors for Panama
March 23, 2017

Ultra-fast vessels to be part of anti-drug trafficking operations in Caribbean The National Air and Naval Service of Panama (Servicio Nacional Aeronaval – SENAN) has taken delivery of four Interceptor 1102 vessels from Damen Shipyards Group. The President of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela, performed the christening ceremonies of all four.

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VSTEP and Damen sign cooperation agreement for Royal Bahamas Defence Force project

A recent cooperation agreement between Damen and VSTEP has been established for the delivery of a NAUTIS Full Mission Bridge Simulator with Alphatron Marine equipment to the Royal Bahamas Defence Force. The delivery is part of the Sandy Bottom Project, which sees the Defence Force acquire a range of Damen.

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German Federal Office for Agriculture and Food awards Damen Fisheries Research Vessel contract
March 22, 2017

22 March 2017: The German Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung, BLE) has signed a contract with Damen Shipyards Group for the construction of a Fisheries Research Vessel. The contract followed the successful result of a European tendering process, realized by the Federal Waterways Engineering.

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Damen InvaSave external ballast water treatment system receives IMO type approval
March 21, 2017

Damen’s award-winning, mobile, ballast water treatment system has received IMO type approval. An external ballast water treatment unit designed primarily for use in ports and harbours, the Damen InvaSave treats ballast water to the IMO D-2 standard, for ballast water received from inbound ships. It can also deliver water treated.

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Damen SEA 1180 OPV Roadshow tours the nation
March 20, 2017

Industry briefings provide the pathway to maximising Australian Industry content Damen Shipyard Group’s Australian team has delivered two more industry briefings to potential suppliers from Australian industry ahead of its bid submission for the design and build of 12 Offshore Patrol Vessels. Following the success of February’s events held in.

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Additional FCS 3307 Patrol vessel ordered by Homeland
March 17, 2017

For operations off the coast of Nigeria Just over a year after it took delivery of the second of two FCS 3307 Patrol vessels, Homeland Integrated Offshore Services Limited (Homeland) of Nigeria has ordered one more of the same class with an option on a second, to be named Guardian.

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