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Port Napier, NZ, places order for Damen ATD Tug 2412
September 13, 2019

Napier Port, the third largest port on New Zealand’s North Island, has placed an order with Damen Shipyards Group for an Azimuth Tractor Drive (ATD) Tug 2412 Twin Fin for delivery later this year. The contract was signed by Sjoerd de Bruin, sales manager Pacific for Damen and Napier Port.

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Damen announces fourth edition of its popular annual networking event
September 11, 2019

Damen Workboat Show is rebranded as Damen Maritime Festival Damen Shipyards Group is once again holding its one-day-only annual industry networking event at its headquarters at Gorinchem in the Netherlands. Following three successful editions as the Damen Workboat Show, this year it has been rebranded as the Damen Maritime Festival.

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Van Wijngaarden Marine Services places order for its first Damen Multi Cat DP1
September 10, 2019

Van Wijngaarden Marine Services has placed an order with Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld for a Damen Multi Cat 3013, to be named KILSTROOM. This latest order represents a new step for the family-owned company. To date, its relationship with Damen has focused on the group’s Shoalbuster range with the company now.

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Damen Marine Components supplies steering system for versatile trawler 'Cape Arkona'

Damen Marine Components (DMC) has won a contract to supply a steering system for the trawler Cape Arkona. Currently in build at the Baatbygg yard at Måløy in western Norway for Austral Fisheries, the 1,150m³ vessel is capable of alternating between operating as a freezer trawler, long liner and a.

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InvaSave proves ready to help vessel owners in time for Ballast Water Management Convention deadline
September 9, 2019

The InvaSave mobile ballast water treatment system from Damen Green Solutions has demonstrated beyond doubt its capability to help ships meet the incoming D2 standard. All vessels will be required to comply with the standard which came into force on September 8th this year. This summer the InvaSave crew teamed.

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Two more Damen tugs for Ecuador harbour support
September 2, 2019

Delivery of two ASDs increases DLEN’s fleet to six Damen tugs Damen Shipyards Group has sold two Azimuth Stern Drive (ASD) Tugs to Ecuador-based DLEN S.A. The vessels will give tug assistance during bunkering operations to Corpetrolsa’s fleet of tankers, a subsidiary of DLEN, as well as other vessels entering the.

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Rugby World Cup 2019 favourites visit HST newbuilds at Damen Shipyards Antalya
August 29, 2019

On 22 August, Damen Shipyards Antalya had the pleasure of a visit by members of the Welsh national rugby team. The team was invited to the yard by Tom Nevin, chief executive officer of High Speed Transfers Ltd, the crew transfer specialist that is based in Swansea, Wales, when he.

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Damen wins UX Design Award for Human Machine Interface for Tugs
August 22, 2019

Damen Shipyards Group has won an award for the Human Machine Interface that it has been developing over the past two years for its Next Generation Tug Series. The UX Design Awards are intended to honour innovative solutions that add value to applications, technologies and services through positive experiences, thereby.

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Damen Shipyards Cape Town joins Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association
August 15, 2019

Damen Shipyards Cape Town has joined the Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) in South Africa. The yard is represented in the Association by Transformation and ESD Manager Eva Moloi. WISTA is an international networking organisation whose mission is to attract and support women, at the management level, in.

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Caspian Offshore Construction takes swift delivery of Damen Stan Tug 1606 ICE
August 12, 2019

Caspian Offshore Construction has recently taken delivery of a Damen Stan Tug 1606 ICE class in Kazakhstan. The company turned to Damen when a contract they secured required fast delivery of a small ice class vessel. Damen was able to have the vessel – named Caspian Flora – underway to.

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Third S. T. Marine Support Multi Cat named at Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld
August 9, 2019

On 2nd August, Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld hosted a naming ceremony for S. T. Marine Support’s new Multi Cat, AUXILIA. The vessel brings the total of Multi Cats in the company’s fleet to three, following the delivery of Multi Cats 3013 ODIN in 2010 and NERO in 2013. AUXILIA is the.

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Damen signs milestone pontoon order
August 7, 2019

Damen Shipyards Group has recently signed a contract for the delivery of a pontoon to France-based company, Marc SA. The contract is a significant one for Damen, being the 100th order for a pontoon since the company opened its dedicated Pontoons & Barges product department in 2010. The client, is.

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Damen installs solar panels at Dutch shipyards
August 6, 2019

As part of its ongoing commitment to sustainability, Damen Shipyards Group is having solar panels installed at a number of its Dutch yards. Collectively, the installations will provide approximately 11,000 MWh clean electricity per year. Project manager, Gerard Kornet, of Damen explains, “At Damen, we always take a long-term view..

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Damen signs contract with Ports of Auckland for fully electric RSD-E Tug 2513
August 5, 2019

Innovative vessel will be first fully electric ship-handling tug with 70 tonnes bollard pull On 29th July, New Zealand’s Ports of Auckland signed a contract with the Damen Shipyards Group for the delivery of an innovative new vessel. The RSD-E Tug 2513 will be the first fully-electric ship-handling tug in.

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Damen Landing Utility Vessel 1608 unveiled for aquaculture industry
August 2, 2019

D-day for new fish farm landing craft On 26th July, Damen Shipyards Group and Coastal Workboats Scotland unveiled a new vessel for the aquaculture industry in Oban, Scotland. The unveiling of the new Damen Landing Utility Vessel 1608 took place at the same time as the handover of the first.

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First Damen MAD3500 aggregates dredger launched at Damen Shipyards Galati
August 1, 2019

The first of Damen’s new Marine Aggregate Dredger class, a 103.5 metre MAD 3500, has been launched at Damen Shipyards Galati (DSGa) in Romania. The vessel, to be named the CEMEX Go Innovation, is the result of close cooperation between CEMEX UK Marine and Damen and represents the first of.

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Two more Damen FCS 3307 Patrol vessels delivered to Homeland Integrated Offshore Services Limited of Nigeria
July 23, 2019

Damen Shipyards Group has delivered two additional Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 3307 vessels configured as patrol boats to leading West African offshore services supplier Homeland Integrated Offshore Services Limited (HIOSL), just five months after the contracts were signed. The handing over of Guardian 9 and Guardian 10 adds to the.

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Damen to prepare 'Stad Amsterdam' for 'green ambassador' role
July 22, 2019

Clipper vessel to undertake world tour promotion of UN Sustainable Development Goals On 18th July, a press conference was held at the Willemsoord historic harbour in Den Helder. The subject of the meeting was the mid-life maintenance programme of the Clipper Stad Amsterdam, scheduled to take place in Den Helder.

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Moby names Damen ASD Tug 2813 'Vincenzino O.' in Cagliari
July 19, 2019

On 18 July 2019, Moby held a naming ceremony for their new Damen ASD Tug 2813, Vincenzino O. in Cagliari as part of the company’s plans to upgrade its fleet. Moby’s CEO Achille Onorato says: “We are very proud to welcome this new tug to our fleet. The vessel, which.

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Second Damen technical seminar to be held in Africa a continuous success
July 15, 2019

Damen Services has just completed its second technical seminar to be held in Africa. The event focused on navigational equipment supplied by Alphatron Marine and involved technical staff from owners and operators of Damen vessels in Nigeria. During these three intensive days the attendees improved their problem-solving abilities and maintenance.

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Damen signs maintenance contract with Netherlands Ministry of Defence
July 11, 2019

On 11th July, Damen Shipyards Den Helder signed a midlife upkeep (MLU) contract with the Netherlands Ministry of Defence. With this contract, support ship HNLMS Pelikaan, along with hydrographic survey vessels HNLMS Snellius and HNLMS Luymes, all of the Royal Netherlands Navy, are heading to Damen Shipyards Den Helder for.

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Damen signs contract with Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works for Material Package of two ASD Tugs 2009
July 5, 2019

On 5th July, Damen Shipyards Group signed a contract with Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works (KS&EW) for a Damen Technical Cooperation (DTC) Material Package. The contract will see KS&EW constructing two Damen ASD Tugs 2009 with Damen’s support. The contract was signed on behalf of KS&EW by General Manager Shipbuilding.

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Multraship holds naming ceremony for two new Damen tugs
July 2, 2019

Dutch towage company and maritime services provider Multraship Towage & Salvage has carried out christening ceremonies at its home port of Terneuzen in the Netherlands for its two new Damen-built tugs – one of which is the first IMO Tier III-compliant tug in Europe. The vessels are a Reversed Stern.

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Damen releases annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report

Latest editions details group alignment with UN Sustainable Development Goals Damen Shipyards Group is proud to announce the publication of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report 2018. The company publishes the report annually, communicating both financial and non-financial information relating to the group’s CSR activities from the preceding year. Previously.

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Damen signs contract with Baleària for Eco-efficient tug in Port of Ciutadella
June 27, 2019

Damen Stan Tug 1606 E3 the first IMO TIER III compliant harbour tug in the Mediteranean Damen Shipyards Group has signed a contract with Spain-based major ferry operator Baleària for the delivery of a Stan Tug 1606 E3. The contract was signed by Mr. Ettore Morace and Guillermo Alomar, executive.

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Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam completes major maintenance programme on OSV Deep Arctic
June 26, 2019

Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam has bid farewell to the Diving Support Vessel Deep Arctic following a significant maintenance stopover, a substantial proportion of which was spent in dry dock. It was an exceptionally complex project with a total of 2198 work permits issued, an indication of the large number of individual.

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Concordia Damen ships 18 hulls from Shanghai to Rotterdam
June 24, 2019

On Monday, 17th June, heavy-lift vessel Black Marlin departed Shanghai. On deck with eighteen Concordia Damen inland shipping vessel hulls and a Damen Crane Barge 6324, bound for Rotterdam. Concordia Damen regularly conducts such heavy-lift transportations as a means of providing its customers with cost-efficient vessels. The hulls and crane.

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Keel laid for the first of Damen’s revolutionary new FCS 7011 Crew Change

Two and a half years on from the genesis of the FCS 7011 concept in response to extensive feedback from the offshore energy sector, the build of the first of this revolutionary design has begun at Damen Shipyards Antalya, Turkey. This milestone, the result of many thousands of hours of.

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Damen Shipyards welcomes Mexican cadets and crew of the ARM Cuauhtémoc during Sail Scheveningen
June 21, 2019

Due to the port visit of the Mexican Sail Training Vessel ARM Cuauhtémoc to Scheveningen, the Netherlands, Damen Shipyards welcomed a group of officers, cadets and crew into its facilities in Gorinchem, The Netherlands. With this event, Damen celebrates its relationship of more than 40 years with Mexico, a country.

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First European conversion of a dredger to dual-fuel LNG / MGO departs Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque
June 20, 2019

The first European dredger converted to dual-fuel LNG/MGO propulsion has departed Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque (DSDu) to return to work, 23 months after contract signing. The 117 metre, 8,500m³ trailing suction hopper dredger Samuel de Champlain is owned by Rouen-based GIE Dragages-Ports and operated by the Port of Nantes-Saint-Nazaire. Damen delivered.

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Damen Oskarshamnsvarvet Sweden achieves coveted AAA credit rating

Seven years after the facility was acquired by Damen, the group’s Swedish shipyard, Damen Oskarshamnsvarvet (DSO) has had its credit rating, as awarded by European credit rating agency Bisnode, upgraded from B to AAA. With only 2.3% of companies in Sweden achieving the highest possible rating of AAA, this demonstrates.

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Damen signs Phase II contract with International Organization for Migration for nine additional SAR 1906 search & rescue boats
June 19, 2019

At a signing ceremony held at the International Organization for Migration (IOM) offices in Ankara, Turkey, Vladimer Gvilava, chief of mission IOM in Turkey, and Boran Bekbulat, Damen sales manager Turkey, signed a contract for the building and delivery of nine Damen SAR 1906 search and rescue boats for the.

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Damen Anchor & Chain Factory inks agreement with Fendercare at Seawork
June 12, 2019

On 12th of June, Damen Anchor & Chain Factory (AKF) signed a joint partnership agreement with Fendercare. The agreement came about from a mutual understanding that both parties’ clients were seeking wider availability of products. Under the agreement, the partnership will build up complementary stock of anchors, chains and chain.

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High Speed Transfers places order for fourth Damen Fast Crew Supplier 2710
June 11, 2019

HST’s second FCS 2710 has just been delivered High Speed Transfers (HST), the recent new entry into the crew transfer sector, has placed its fourth order for a Damen next-generation Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 2710, to be named HST Euan. The company’s first boat, HST Hudson, was delivered less than.

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Damen Shipyards Cape Town provides interest-free loan for state-of-the-art CNC pipe-bending machine
June 7, 2019

Investment will benefit the entire regional shipbuilding sector As part of its commitment to accelerate transformation in the South African shipbuilding industry, Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) has recently helped to empower Africa Projects Consultants; a small, 100% black-owned business focused on the shipbuilding and ship repair sectors, via a.

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Damen to showcase capabilities for US offshore wind sector
June 6, 2019

Damen attending US Offshore Wind Confex 2019 highlighting Jones Act compliant, proven vessel solutions Damen Shipyards Group will be present at the fourth annual US Offshore Wind 2019 Conference and Exhibition on 10-11 June 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. Damen’s attendance reflects the company’s belief in the enormous potential of offshore.

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Damen to introduce Shoalbuster 2711 at Seawork 2019

New design marks 25th anniversary of the ‘Swiss army knife’ of vessels 6 June 2019: Damen Shipyards Group is pleased to announce that it will be presenting its new design of Shoalbuster to the maritime market during the upcoming Seawork Marine and Workboat Exhibition in Southampton next week. Damen has.

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Heavy lift jack-up ‘Apollo’ completes refit at Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque
June 5, 2019

DEME Offshore’s newest heavy-lift jack-up Apollo has recently completed a one-month conversion project at Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque (DSDu). This complex contract involved the installation of a moon pool on the main deck. The technical demands combined with the limited time available required highly precise planning together with working around the.

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Maritime Constructions has taken delivery of a Damen CSD500 dredger and a Multi Cat 1506
June 4, 2019

Vessels are working on Australian port expansion project Damen Shipyards Group has delivered a Cutter Suction Dredger (CSD) 500 and a Multi Cat 1506 to Maritime Constructions of Port Adelaide, Australia. The two vessels have been put to use on a port extension project in Onslow, Western Australia. Maritime Constructions.

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Damen building two LNG-Hybrid RoRo ferries for Seaspan
June 3, 2019

Damen is building two LNG-Hybrid RoRo Ferries for Seaspan at Damen Shipyards Mangalia. These two innovative 149-metre vessels will join Seaspan’s fleet with 1,034 lane metres and have 209m3 LNG storage onboard as well as 2 megawatt hours of battery capacity. They will go into service for Seaspan Ferries as.

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Damen launches a new range of non-radioactive density meters

Accurate, no-hassle density measurement introduced – and sold on MAD Onboard dredgers, continuous control of the dredging efficiency is of vital importance. This is done by density measurement. That is, continuously checking the throughput in the dredge pipe. For several decades this measurement had to be done using a nuclear.

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Damen is ready for Seawork 2019
May 29, 2019

Damen Shipyards Group will be attending Seawork International in Southampton, UK, on 11-13 June 2019 with two vessels on display and a quay-side trailer stand. In addition to a Multi Cat 1908 and the new design Shoalbuster 2711, which will both be open to visitors, the company will be represented.

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Innovative deep cutter suction dredger unveiled
May 28, 2019

Radically different dredger joins the Damen standard range Damen is well-known for its comprehensive range of standard dredgers, but it has now added a radically different design to its portfolio: a twin-hulled, deep cutter suction dredger designated the DCSD500. This compact new dredger has been designed to operate at dredging.

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Keel-laying ceremony held at Damen Yichang Shipyard for Elenger LGC 6000 LNG tanker

After the steel-cutting ceremony in March the keel-laying ceremony has taken place at Damen Yichang Shipyard in China for the LNG Bunker vessel for the new energy brand ELENGER, formerly known as Eesti Gaas. The event was attended by Mr. Ain Hanschmidt, Chairman of the Advisory Board of Elenger and.

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Customised CSD500 on transport to Australia
May 27, 2019

Fully customised cutter dredger for acidic environment Damen Dredging Equipment has delivered a customised CSD500-S to Australian customer, Energy Resources of Australia (ERA). The CSD, which has been named the Brolga I, will work in an acidic environment with a pH of approximately 3 for which a wide array of.

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Damen and Hanson sign contract on new aggregate dredger

On 10 May 2019, Damen Shipyards Group and Hanson Aggregates Marine signed a contract for construction of a Marine Aggregate Dredger (MAD) 3500 vessel. The ship will be used to extract aggregates offshore up to depths of 55 metres, for use in the onshore construction industry. Due for delivery in.

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OCTOMAR Serviços Marítimos takes delivery of Damen Fast Crew Supplier 2206
May 23, 2019

Independent Angolan diving services company OCTOMAR Serviços Marítimos Limitada has taken delivery of its first vessel from the Damen Shipyards Group; a Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 2206. The vessel was selected for its ability to undertake a variety of roles, including supporting diving operations and deploying an observation class ROV.

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Damen Shiprepair Brest completes rapid repairs to LNG Carrier ‘Methane Princess’
May 20, 2019

Over four days in January, Damen Shiprepair Brest successfully carried out repairs to the hull of the 266-metre, 138,000m³, LNG Carrier LNG Methane Princess. In order to achieve this in the minimum time it was done while the vessel was both afloat and with the cargo tanks holding either some.

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SMS Towage calls on Damen for two ASD 2411 Tugs

UK towage company SMS Towage has purchased two tugs from Damen Shipyards. The first vessel, called Manxman, was handed over on 12 April, just seven days after contract signing. The contract for the second vessel, to be called Marksman, was signed on 1 May with a delivery date scheduled for.

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