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Sea trials of Damen Mexican Navy frigate complete
December 27, 2019

ARM Reformador project shows economic impact of local shipbuilding Working in close cooperation, Damen Shipyards Group, the Mexican Navy, subcontractors and suppliers have completed successful sea trials of the Mexican Navy’s POLA-class ARM Reformador. The programme of sea trials was comprehensive, including testing of platform and combat systems in addition.

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New CEO and structure for Damen
December 23, 2019

Gorinchem, 23 December 2019 – As of January 1, Arnout Damen will become the new CEO of Damen Shipyards Group. At the same time, the shipbuilding company is switching to a divisional structure to serve the market more effectively and efficiently. Arnout Damen takes over from René Berkvens, who has.

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Damen Marine Components completes series supply of rudders for 1,750 TEU Feeder Container vessels

Damen Marine Components (DMC) has completed the supply of nine Van der Velden ATLANTIC rudders to COSCO Guangdong Shipyard over a two-and-a-half-year period. These have been installed on nine 1,750 TEU Feeder Container Vessels built for a UK-headquartered ship owning and management company. The supply took place in three stages.

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Dutch Cabinet decides to build Combat Support Ship Zr.Ms. Den Helder
December 20, 2019

On 19 December the Cabinet of the Netherlands’ Government has submitted a so-called D-letter to the Parliament, to begin the construction of the Combat Support Ship Zr.Ms. Den Helder. The D-letter, part of the Defense Materiel Process (DMP), is the conclusive letter announcing the procurement decision for a large military.

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Rederij Long Ships turns to Damen Maaskant for new beam trawler
December 18, 2019

Belgian family fishing company Rederij Long Ships has contracted Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam to build a new 38-metre long Beam Trawler. The vessel will be a new Maaskant design – the BT3808 – that the shipyard has modified to realise a twelve per cent increase in bollard pull during trawling..

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Damen’s Ultra Shallow Draught Shoalbuster ready for action
December 17, 2019

Shoalbuster 3815 Ultra Shallow Draught completes sea trials with a draft of 120cm Damen’s new Ultra Shallow Shoalbuster 3815 SD has successfully completed sea trials and bollard pull testing. The newly designed vessel achieved 18.6 tonnes of bollard pull, while still being able to operate in extreme shallow waters. Despite.

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Damen delivers two new vessels to RAK Ports
December 16, 2019

Damen Shipyards Group has delivered two vessels to RAK Ports in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The deliveries took place on 5th December at the Ras Al Khaimah Cruise Terminal. The vessels in question were a Damen Multi Cat 1908 and a Stan Tug 1907. The Multi Cat is named.

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Dutch submarine procurement process enters next phase with Saab and Damen amongst of selected contenders
December 13, 2019

Dutch version: SAAB EN DAMEN NAAR DE VOLGENDE FASE VOOR DE VERVANGING VAN DE WALRUSKLASSE Het kabinet heeft vandaag bekend gemaakt dat Damen Shipyards, samen met het Zweedse Saab Kockums, doorgaat naar de volgende fase voor de vervanging van de huidige Walrusklasse onderzeeboten. De bedrijven wachten nu op nadere informatie.

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Windermere Lake Cruises new vessel launched in Damen Technical Cooperation project

DTC project sees Damen carry out vessel construction inland On 11th December, MV Swift was launched onto the waters of Windermere in the Lake District National Park in the north west of England. Damen Shipyards Group is building the vessel on location via the Damen Technical Cooperation (DTC) for Windermere.

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Damen signs contract with Cotecmar for DTC hydrographic research vessel
December 12, 2019

Damen Shipyards Group signed a Damen Technical Cooperation (DTC) contract with Cotecmar during ExpoDefensa 2019 in Bogota. The contract will see DTC provide design, engineering and technical assistance for the construction of a Scientific Marine Research Vessel (Buque de Investigación Científico Marina (BICM)). Cotecmar, operating two shipyards in Cartagena, will.

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Damen signs contract with EMS Offshore to supply new Shoalbuster 2711
December 10, 2019

Damen Shipyards Group has won an order from maritime services company EMS Offshore Service GmbH & Co. KG for a Shoalbuster 2711. The 2711 is the latest addition to the popular Shoalbuster range, having made its debut in June this year. Damen had the vessel in stock and, following the.

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Peruvian port maintenance calls for Damen CSD450
December 9, 2019

Tramarsa purchases Damen Cutter Suction Dredger for 30-year strategy of expansion Peruvian maritime services provider Tramarsa has taken delivery of a Damen Cutter Suction Dredger (CSD) 450. Tramarsa will be providing the tools to its subsidiary company Salaverry Terminal Internacional (STI), which will be using the new vessel for maintenance.

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Damen completes combat systems installation & trials on Indonesian guided missile frigate
December 6, 2019

Damen Shipyards Group and its partner PT PAL have completed the installation of combat systems to the first of the Indonesian Ministry of Defence’s series of SIGMA 10514 Perusak Kawal Rudal (PKR) guided missile frigates, the KRI Raden Eddy Martadinata. The combat systems installation project’s successful conclusion was marked by.

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Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam MD receives Harbour Medal

On Friday 29th November, managing director of Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam Tjeerd Schulting was awarded the Amsterdam Harbour Medal by port alderman Victor Everhardt at the annual Harbour Gala Dinner. Tjeerd was presented the award for his years of commitment to the Amsterdam port community. This included his recent plan for.

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Dutch Police Patrol Vessel christened at Damen Shipyards Gorinchem
December 3, 2019

On November 29, the christening of a patrol ship for the Dutch National Police took place at Damen Shipyards Gorinchem. This vessel is the first in a series of a total of six ships. Following a European tender, Damen was contracted to build three Stan Patrol 2005 vessels for inland.

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Damen and VSTEP Simulation in joint venture to establish simulation research laboratory

Damen Shipyards Group and VSTEP Simulation, a leading provider of training simulation technology, have joined forces to establish a laboratory to explore innovative new simulation solutions. The aim of the partnership is to develop software that will extend the capabilities of VSTEP’s existing NAUTIS Maritime Simulation platform into engineering applications.

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70 years of business at Damen Shiprepair Oranjewerf
December 2, 2019

28 November 2019: Damen Shiprepair Oranjewerf is celebrating 70 years of delivering repair, maintenance, conversion and refit services to the maritime industry. Short turnaround times, a wealth of knowledge from its personnel and a dedicated focus on clients’ needs have been the key characteristics of the yard’s modus operandi over.

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Jongen deploys Damen InvaSave for the Port of Hamburg
November 28, 2019

Mobile ballast water treatment system will protect the Elbe from invasive Species German maritime waste specialist Jongen GmbH has taken delivery of a Damen InvaSave 300 mobile ballast water treatment system. The company can now offer IMO-certified ballast water treatment services to ship operators needing to comply with the latest.

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Timor-Leste government chooses Damen for RoPax delivery
November 25, 2019

New ferry route to connect capital Dili to Oecusse enclave and Ataúro Recently, the Republic of Timor-Leste and Damen Shipyards Group signed a contract agreeing provision of a new RoPax Ferry 6716. The vessel will operate a route between the Timor-Leste capital Dili, the Oecusse enclave and the island of.

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Damen Oskarshamnsvarvet signs EPC contract with Swedish Coastguard
November 22, 2019

Damen Oskarshamnsvarvet has signed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract with Kustbevakningen, the Swedish Coastguard (KBV), for a modernisation and modification project on the vessel KBV 181. The vessel was built as a patrol boat, but will after modification serve as a combination vessel, for both patrol and oil.

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Damen Road Ferry 6819 E3 launched at Damen Shipyards Galati
November 21, 2019

On the 14th of November the Amherst Islander II, a Damen Road Ferry 6819 E3, was launched at Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania. The ceremony was attended by representatives of the owner, the Ministry of Transportation Ontario, Canada, as well as Damen personnel. The Amherst Islander II is part of.

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Albwardy Damen signs customer service agreement with Heila Cranes
November 18, 2019

UAE-based Albwardy Damen has signed a service agreement with Heila Cranes. Many of the vessels that Damen builds and maintains are fitted with cranes manufactured by the Italian company. The new service agreement between the two companies will enable Albwardy Damen to ensure that the Heila cranes on board its.

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Damen FCS demonstrates versatility again in collaborative technology project
November 14, 2019

Delft Dynamics, Next Ocean and Damen perform qualification test in North Sea Damen Shipyards Group, in collaboration with Delft Dynamics and Next Ocean, has trialled a new approach to search and rescue in the North Sea. The collaboration involved qualification testing of Delft Dynamics RH3 drone (RH-3 Swift), along with.

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Hung Hua Construction of Taiwan orders third Fast Crew Supplier this year to support offshore wind ambitions

Hung Hua Construction of Taiwan has ordered a third Damen Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) to add to the two it ordered at the start of the year. This latest vessel will be a Damen FCS 2610. The contract was signed by the two parties at the start of September and,.

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Third life for 90 year old Amsterdam bridge courtesy of Niron Staal
November 13, 2019

November saw the final stages of a fine example of regeneration, with Niron Staal’s work on an old Amsterdam bridge. The 1930-built bridge was rolled out of Niron Staal’s premises and shipped on a pontoon from the adjacent Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam quayside to its new destination. For this, the Gevlebrug,.

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Three new Damen FCS Patrol vessels for SR Platforms achieve major milestones in a single week

In just one week, Damen Shipyards Group has launched an FCS 3307 Patrol vessel and, in cooperation with the same owner, SR Platforms, successfully completed the sea trials of two FCS 4008 Patrol vessels. This brings the number of Damen ships in SR Platforms’ fleet up to four, following the.

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Damen Marine Components receives steering system contract for SunStone’s fifth Infinity-class 200 pax polar expedition cruise ship
November 12, 2019

Damen Marine Components (DMC) has received the contract to supply the rudders and steering gear for the fifth Infinity-class vessel to be built for SunStone Ships by China Merchants Heavy Industries to an Ulstein design. The contract was awarded once again by propulsion specialist Brunvoll Volda, with whom DMC is.

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Damen secures repeat order from B.C. Ferry Services
November 11, 2019

BC Ferries has awarded Damen Shipyards Group with a repeat order of four additional Damen Road Ferries 8117 E3, also known as the “Island Class vessels”. The diesel-electric hybrid ferries follow two such vessels that the client ordered from Damen back in 2017. The four new vessels will provide inter-island.

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Reactie op NRC-artikelen 8 en 9 november
November 8, 2019

REACTIE OP NRC-ARTIKELEN 8 EN 9 NOVEMBER In reactie op de vandaag en gisteren in het NRC verschenen artikelen met ons bedrijf als onderwerp, laat Damen het volgende weten: Vanwege het feit dat Damen Shipyards Group sinds enige jaren onderwerp is van onderzoek door de FIOD, is het helaas niet.

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Concordia Damen wins Ship of the Year
November 6, 2019

KNVTS Ship of the Year 2019 award goes to inland shipping vessel Sendo Liner Inland shipping vessel Sendo Liner, built by Concordia Damen, has won the prestigious KNVTS Ship of the Year 2019 Maritime Award. The award jury highlighted the vessel’s ‘future-proof’ propulsion configuration (diesel-electric supplemented with a battery pack).

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Innovative Damen-built vessel named in Scheveningen ceremony
November 5, 2019

On 1st November 2019, the latest Damen Shipyards Group fishing vessel, constructed at Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam (Maaskant) was named in a dedicated ceremony organised by leading fishing company Van der Zwan. The vessel was named Spes Nova by Director of Fisheries and Rural Affairs at the Ministry of Agriculture,.

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Handover celebration for thirteen Damen tugs
November 4, 2019

Cutting-edge Damen tugs will serve partnership between Jawar Al Khaleej Shipping and General Company for Ports of Iraq On 20th October, a handover ceremony was held at Albwardy Damen, in Sharjah, UAE, marking Damen’s delivery of thirteen tugs to Jawar Al Khaleej Shipping. The tugs will be operated at various.

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Fast delivery of Damen’s first customised Cutter Suction Dredger to Brazil
November 1, 2019

From contract to shipping in just under four months Damen has just shipped a fully customised Cutter Suction Dredger (CSD) 350, to Brazil. The standard dredger was adapted to meet Brazilian Naval requirements and received additional options as per customer request. Damen has carried out the job very quickly; from.

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Housewarming party at Damen Marine Components
October 31, 2019

Maritime components producer readies for an exciting future with new headquarters and new managing director 18 October 2019: In a festive atmosphere Damen Marine Components (DMC) celebrated the official opening of its new headquarters in Hardinxveld-Giessendam, the Netherlands. The occasion also marked the introduction of Mark Visser as the company’s.

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Damen delivers third Fast Crew Supplier 2710 to High Speed Transfers

The delivery of the third Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 2710 bought by Swansea, UK-based High Speed Transfers has taken place at Damen Shipyards Antalya. Named HST Harri, she joins the HST Hudson, delivered in May 2018, and the HST Sofia, which was handed over in March this year. A fourth.

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A second Damen FCS 2610 for MMS Offshore
October 30, 2019

MMS Offshore Renewable Services Ltd has taken delivery of a Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 2610 from Damen Shipyards Group. The new vessel – to be called MMS Superior – will be deployed in a variety of roles in the offshore renewables, oil & gas and marine civil engineering sectors. MMS.

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Seafast Marine’s RSV named at Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld
October 29, 2019

On Friday 18 October 2019, renewables service vessel (RSV) Isle of Jura was named at Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld in The Netherlands. Isle of Jura is a newbuild vessel, constructed at Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld, and is the second vessel built to a new Damen Renewables Service Vessel design. The RSV was.

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Damen Marine Components BARKE® rudder a hit with Coastal Transportation Inc.

A recent project by Damen Marine Components has been a big hit with the customer. The project involved the retrofit of a new rudder that delivered performance improvements exceeding the expectations of the ship’s owner and captain. The vessel involved was the Coastal Standard, a 73-metre short-sea vessel built in.

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'Stad Amsterdam' arrives in Den Helder for mid-life maintenance programme
October 28, 2019

Damen preparing Clipper vessel to undertake world tour promotion of UN Sustainable Development Goals On 28th October, the iconic Clipper Stad Amsterdam arrived early in Den Helder in sunny weather, after a calm voyage from Amsterdam. After watching her arrival, invited guests were given a tour of the vessel by.

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Damen holds keel-laying ceremony for WSA Koblenz’s new diving bell ship
October 25, 2019

The keel-laying ceremony has been held at Europoort Construction in Hendrik Ido Ambacht for the diving bell vessel ordered by Customer FMSW Koblenz from Damen in January this year. The operator is the Duisburg waterway and shipping authority WSA (Wasserstrassen- und Schifffahrtsamt). Following the fabrication of the hull, Damen will.

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Second of Damen’s innovative wind farm maintenance SOV 9020 class is delivered to Bibby Marine Services
October 24, 2019

The second of Damen’s innovative Accommodation Support Vessel (ASV) 9020 has been handed over to Bibby Marine Services at Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania. On her arrival in the North Sea, the Bibby WaveMaster Horizon will begin maintenance work off the coast of Germany on two EnBW and Enbridge-owned windfarms–.

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Damen signs contract with Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works for third ASD Tug 2009
October 23, 2019

Damen Shipyards Group on 22nd October signed a contract with Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works (KS&EW) for the materials package of a third ASD Tug 2009 under the Damen Technical Cooperation (DTC). The order follows a contract of two ASD Tugs 2009 signed in July 2019. KS&EW are constructing all.

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Latest Damen FCS 3307 Patrol vessels for Homeland Integrated Offshore Services Limited arrive in Nigeria
October 22, 2019

The latest additions to the modern and diverse fleet operated by Homeland Integrated Offshore Services (Homeland IOS Ltd) have arrived safely in Nigeria and are now being prepared for their first assignments. The addition of these vessels brings improved capability to Homeland’s squadron of Damen FCS 3307 Patrol vessels. These.

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Damen partners with Maris to consider seaweed solution
October 18, 2019

Consortium weighs viability of harvesting, preprocessing and transportation of Sargassum Damen Shipyards Group and Maris Projects have joined forces to tackle the issue of invasive Sargassum seaweed in the Caribbean region – including the Dutch Caribbean Islands. The partners are working towards the developments of a holistic solution. The work.

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Damen partners with TCS for increased vessel connectivity
October 15, 2019

With its eyes firmly on the future, Damen has partnered with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) in the development of an integrated IoT platform. With this, Damen vessels become increasingly connected and Damen is able to gather and analyse data from the 10-15,000 sensors on board its vessels. The results of.

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Damen hosts keel-laying celebration for Hanson’s Marine Aggregate Dredger
October 3, 2019

On 3rd October, Damen Shipyards Galati hosted a celebration marking the keel-laying of a Damen Marine Aggregate Dredger (MAD) 3500 for Hanson UK. The event was well attended by representatives of both Damen Shipyards Group and Hanson UK. The keel of the new MAD 3500 was laid at the Romanian.

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Damen signs with Port Authority of Jamaica for Utility Vessel 3911
September 30, 2019

On 21st August, Damen Shipyards Group signed a contract with the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJAM) for the delivery of a Utility Vessel 3911. The vessel will be used by Damen’s client for buoy-laying and maintenance support operations in the ports of the island nation. Damen has a long relationship.

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Albwardy Damen wins Shipyard of the Year Award at the 16th Seatrade Maritime Awards Middle East
September 25, 2019

Albwardy Damen has been presented with the Shipyard of the Year Award at a glittering ceremony that took place on the first evening of the UAE Maritime Week. The event was the 16th Seatrade Maritime Awards Middle East, Indian Subcontinent & Africa, which recognises the personalities and organisations that have.

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Damen completes maintenance work on 'Innovation' at Damen Verolme Rotterdam
September 20, 2019

Heavy-lift jack-up vessel Innovation, one of DEME’s DP2 installation vessels, left Damen Verolme Rotterdam shipyard in early September 2019 following a major refit. Innovation spent several months in the Verolme shipyard undergoing renewal of its aft leg sections and an overhaul of its jacking motors. Innovation measures 147.5 metres in.

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SAAM Towage contracts Damen for delivery of tug vessel
September 18, 2019

In August 2019 Damen Shipyards Group signed a contract with SAAM Towage for the delivery of an ASD Tug 2813 to SAAM Mexico for operations in the port of Veracruz. This order is the latest milestone in a business relationship spanning several decades and involving numerous vessels. Due to an.

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