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Virtual training becomes reality for Royal Netherlands Navy
February 20, 2020

Technical students from the Royal Netherlands Navy can now make virtual acquaintance with naval ships. They do this with a Virtual Reality (VR) programme that Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS), Thales Nederland and the maritime innovation cluster Extended Reality developed for them. The programme was commissioned by the Royal Dutch.

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Main contractor Damen and more than a hundred companies contribute to Combat Support Ship
February 19, 2020

With the contract signing for construction for the new supply ship HNLMS Den Helder, more than a hundred, mainly Dutch companies receive work. The contract was signed today in Den Helder by the Director of Defence Material Organization (DMO), Vice Admiral Arie Jan de Waard and Arnout Damen, the new.

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Yacht launch marks the start of AMELS spring deliveries

Yesterday the 62.5-metre AMELS 206 rolled out into brilliant sunshine, the first spring launch of the year for Dutch yacht builder AMELS and DAMEN. The yacht, from the AMELS Limited Editions range, will be one of six new build deliveries to their owners before the summer season. “It’s a wonderful.

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Albwardy Damen opens repair workshop in SOHAR
February 18, 2020

Albwardy Damen opens fourth operational location in the Middle East On February 12th Albwardy Damen entered into an agreement with SOHAR for the opening of a workshop. For the signing, which took place at SOHAR Port and Freezone Head Office in Oman, SOHAR was represented by Mark Geilenkirchen, CEO of.

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Damen holds keel-laying ceremony for Nigerian Navy landing craft
February 17, 2020

On 9th December Damen Shipyards Sharjah in the UAE held a keel-laying ceremony for a landing craft for the Nigerian Navy, an LST 100. The start of the vessel’s construction was attended by Nigeria’s Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas. Damen has designed the LST 100 for a.

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Commissioning ceremony of Offshore Patrol Vessel PNS 'YARMOOK'
February 14, 2020

The Pakistan Navy has commissioned a 2300 Tonnes Corvette PNS YARMOOK (F-271) – a Damen OPV 1900 – in a ceremony held at Constanta Port, Romania on 13th February 2020. Attending the event was Vice Admiral Muhammad Fayyaz Gilani HI (M), Vice Chief of the Naval Staff as Chief Guest..

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Damen to supply five coastal ferries to Zanzibar Government
February 13, 2020

Damen Shipyards has signed a contract with the Ministry of Infrastructure, Communications & Transport of the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar for the supply of five inshore ferries to carry tourists visiting Pemba Island and others nearby in the Zanzibar Archipelago. Delivery is scheduled for July 2020, when they will begin.

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Damen has developed a BWT Ex deckhouse that can withstand slamming of waves
February 12, 2020

Damen has developed standard Ballast Water Treatment Ex certified deckhouses that can withstand slamming of waves. These deckhouses can be placed on the open deck of a tanker vessel. Since a container construction is not designed to withstand the forces of wave slamming on the open deck of a tanker.

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New AMELS 60 yacht sold
February 11, 2020

Dutch luxury yacht builder AMELS and DAMEN has sold a 60-metre AMELS 60 for delivery to her owner in autumn 2022. The yacht is the second sale from this new Limited Editions design, which was introduced in August 2019. The AMELS 60 with hybrid power and propulsion technology has an.

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Damen delivers Long Range Ocean Patrol Vessel to the Mexican Navy
February 10, 2020

The Secretariat of the Navy of Mexico (SEMAR) has held a ceremony marking final acceptance and delivery of the Long Range Ocean Patrol (POLA) Class vessel ARM Reformador. The delivery ceremony was attended by Admiral José Rafael Ojeda Durán, Secretary of the Navy and High Command of the Mexican Navy,.

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Damen unveils Ballast Water Pre Filtration Barge
February 6, 2020

Damen Shipyards Group has unveiled a Ballast Water Pre Filtration Barge (BWPF) to assist vessels in complying with the IMO’s Ballast Water Management Convention. The new legislation came into force on September 8th 2019 and Damen Green Solutions has prepared a range of products and services to assist its clients.

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Damen Shipyards congratulates the Mexican Navy for the flagging and entering into service of their new dredgers
February 4, 2020

Damen congratulates the Mexican Navy for the flagging and entering into service of their two new dredgers, among which is the Damen Cutter Suction Dredger (CSD) 650 ARM Laguna Morelos (ADR-19). The dredger will undertake various dredging, depth maintenance and land reclamation projects in the Gulf of Mexico; the first.

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Dutch Police continues fleet replacement with second Damen patrol vessel
February 3, 2020

31 January 2020: Damen Shipyards Gorinchem has hosted the official naming ceremony of a Damen Stan Patrol (SPa) 2005 for the Dutch National Police. The new vessel – named P64 – marks the second vessel in a six-ship contract between Damen and the Dutch Police. The Dutch Police will use.

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Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam converting platform supply vessel into fish feed carrier for Eidsvaag
January 30, 2020

Shipbuilder stays on top of the market by seeing opportunities to convert platform supply vessels into highly demanded fish feed carriers Eidsvaag, the Norwegian company that specialises in the distribution of fish feed, has contracted Damen to carry out a conversion project. Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam (DSAm) is converting a platform.

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Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam completes triple cruise ship maintenance & repair programme
January 29, 2020

In just five weeks over the course of November and into December, Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam has completed extensive annual repair and maintenance programmes on three cruises ships ahead of their winter season. The Magellan, Marco Polo and Astor are operated by the UK’s leading independent cruise line Cruise and Maritime.

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Damen OSV 9020 answers calls for versatility in offshore support
January 27, 2020

Following calls for great vessel versatility offshore Damen has developed a new concept vessel – the Offshore Support Vessel (OSV) 9020. The vessel features a stable platform with lots of accommodation, good station-keeping capability, low carbon emissions and lots of flexibility to add mission-specific tools. “We were approached by several.

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High Speed Transfers takes delivery of fourth Damen Fast Crew Supplier 2710 in 18 months

The UK-based High Speed Transfers (HST) Ltd has taken delivery of its fourth Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 2710. This has occurred just over 18 months since it received its first, the HST Hudson, in June 2018, which was followed by HST Sofia in March 2019 and HST Harri in October.

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AMELS and DAMEN yachts in busy start to 2020 at Dutch yard
January 21, 2020

In January an impressive line-up of AMELS and DAMEN yachts are capturing local attention on the outfitting quays of Damen Yachting’s Vlissingen City yard in the Netherlands, including the hull of a 78-metre AMELS Full Custom yacht. When completed in 2021, the yacht will be the largest AMELS to date..

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Damen signs MoU for development of Bangladesh shipbuilding initiative
January 14, 2020

On 14th January, Gentium and Damen Shipyards Group signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Industry of Bangladesh in Dhaka. Also present at the signing ceremony were representatives of the Netherlands Embassy in Bangladesh, who are supporting Gentium-Damen in their undertaking. The goal of the MoU is.

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Damen and Blohm + Voss selected for construction German MKS180 frigates

The German government has announced its intention to select Damen as the main contractor, together with partners Blohm + Voss and Thales, for supplying at least four Multi-Purpose Combat Ship MKS 180 frigates to the German Navy. The Dutch naval shipbuilder is extremely proud of, and satisfied with, the result.

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Damen announces more Technical Seminars in Nigeria for 2020
January 13, 2020

Shipbuilder aiming to increase knowledge and transfer of skills in support of local industry development Following the success of the Technical Seminars that it introduced in Nigeria in 2019, Damen Shipyards Group will this year hold another series of events. With the three-day long, intensive training events, Damen aims to.

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The future of mussel farming: Damen leads the way with zero emissions research
January 10, 2020

English version Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam coordinating multi-party hybrid and electric propulsion research project Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam is heading a research project to investigate the application of hybrid and fully electric propulsion in the Dutch mussel farming sector. The project, which is called AQUACULTURe, is a collaborative effort between.

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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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