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Scrubber partnership to help emissions compliance
Shipowners will be better able to meet emissions regulations with a new partnership which provides scrubber systems. 12 Sep 2017
New chemical BWMS treats 250 cubic metres an hour
A new chemical-free ballast water management system (BWMS) can disinfect and treat 250 cubic metres of seawater an hour. 05 Sep 2017
Van der Velden supplies rudders for mega containerships
Van der Velden Marine Systems is this year set to deliver 100m2 full spade ATLANTIC rudders for five of the largest containerships ever ordered by China Cosco Shipping Corporation. 17 Jul 2017
Research into alternative shipbuilding materials
A four-year project funded by the EU is seeking to research alternative lighter weight shipbuilding materials to reduce energy and maintenance costs for operators. 06 Jul 2017
Modular approach cuts scrubber retrofit time
Damen Green Solutions (DGS) has partnered with Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC) and scrubber supplier AEC to trial a new time-saving technique for retrofitting scrubbers. 06 Jun 2017
IMO approval for Damen external BWMS
Damen’s InvaSave external ballast water treatment system which is designed primarily for use in ports and harbours has received IMO type approval. 22 Mar 2017
Meeting the demands of the growing LNG market
Damen Shipyards Group’s growing range of Liquefied Gas Carriers is a response to the changes seen in the maritime LNG market in recent years, with designs now meeting a variety of capacity requirements from 500m3 to 7,500m3. 02 Mar 2017
Ballast water management systems MoU
Ballast Water Management Systems expert, Techcross Inc, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Damen Ship Repair Harbor & Voyage to provide retrofit installation on its existing vessels. 02 Feb 2017
Damen and TeamTec partner on BWMS
Damen Green Solutions has signed a letter of intent with Norwegian eco-friendly equipment company, TeamTec, to supply and service the innovative Avitalis ballast water treatment system. 19 Oct 2016
A combined force for scrubber solutions
Damen Shipyards Group has signed a sales agreement with scrubber producer AEC Maritime to enable owners exclusive access to efficient, low maintenance and IMO-certified exhaust gas scrubber technologies. 24 Aug 2016
Damen completes testing for port BWMS
Damen Green Solutions’ InvaSave technology has completed shipboard testing onboard the Henrike Schepers. 11 Aug 2016
Quality assurance for Damen Antalya
Damen Shipyards Antalya has secured ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certification coinciding with a period of rapid expansion seeing the addition of three new production halls over just two years. 10 Aug 2016
Crane upgrade for Sea Installer
Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam (DSAm) has announced that it is currently undertaking a major modification and maintenance project on the jack-up vessel Sea Installer. 04 May 2016
Alewijnse wins Belgian refit contract
Netherlands-based system integrator, Alewijnse Marine Systems, has won a significant contract to refit the key electrical systems on board RV Belgica, an oceanographic research vessel owned by the Belgian state. 21 Apr 2016
Fallpipe vessel repair
The Fallpipe vessel ‘Flintstone’ has departed from Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam following a six-week programme of maintenance and repair, along with the completion of its first special survey. 19 Apr 2016
Exotic uses for Damen dredge pumps
Damen dredge pumps and valves are usually used for hopper dredgers or cutter suction dredgers, but more recently deliveries have been made for a more exotic purpose - remote operated deep sea mining vehicles. 12 Apr 2016
Nakilat and Damen set up jv company
Qatar Gas Transport Company Ltd. (Nakilat) and Dutch shipbuilder Damen Shipyards Group are to jointly operate a shipbuilding facility in the Port of Ras Laffan, Qatar. 22 Jan 2010
Composite water taxi fleet enters service
Dutch yard Damen is best-known for its policy of standardising designs and using common parts as much as possible throughout the range, but recently the Damen group has embarked on what it describes as “a truly unique project” - an unusual composite vessel. 31 Jul 2010
Construction starts on Damen Vinashin shipyard
The signing ceremony recently took place for the start of construction of the new Damen Vinashin shipbuilding facility in Haiphong, Vietnam. 27 Aug 2010
Tug designers meet the special demands of LNG shipping
The LNG transportation market puts new demands on the tug and towage industry; Jack Gaston reports on how tug design is evolving to meet these specialist needs. 23 Sep 2010
Navy project could expand SA shipbuilding
South African shipbuilding company Damen Shipyards Cape Town, part of the Dutch owned Damen shipbuilding group, would consider expanding its facilities in Cape Town if the South African Navy’s (SAN) Project Biro materialised. 22 Sep 2010
Dutch environmentally friendly ferry design
Damen Shipyards has announced that it has been tasked with developing a new environmentally friendly ferry design for the Dutch shipping company Rederij Doeksen, which operates passenger and car ferries between Harlingen and the Dutch Wadden islands. 20 Dec 2010
Sweden orders nuclear waste vessel
From 2013, a new vessel will take over the task currently performed by the SKB nuclear cargo vessel ‘Sigyn’ which has served the Swedish nuclear waste programme since the beginning of the 1980s. 29 Dec 2010
Wind farm catamaran unveiled
Damen Shipyards of The Netherlands says that it is currently finalising the first ‘Twin Axe’ catamaran to support offshore wind farms. 12 Apr 2011
Inland shipping holds the ACES
Damen Shipyards has announced the completion of development of its air chamber energy saving (ACES) technology, following trials based on an inland waterways tanker vessel. 10 May 2011
Tugowners have more choice than ever before
Jack Gaston reviews the latest tug designs, looking in particular at their efficient and environmentally-friendly propulsion arrangements. 27 Aug 2011
New sea-river coaster class for UK operator
Operating economics and relative shipbuilding costs have fostered a shift towards larger vessels in the European coastal and short-sea trades, reducing the availability of vessels able to access length- or draught-restricted, small ports and harbours, and thereby limiting opportunities for waterborne freight transportation in those areas, writes David Tinsley. 28 Oct 2011
Damen opts for Schottel
The new 30-tonne harbour tugs of the Damen ASD Tug 2009 series are to be equipped with Schottel propulsion systems. 23 Nov 2011
BV certifies Damen services system
Damen Services, part of Damen Shipyards Group, announces that its Damen Asset Management Operating System (DAMOS) has been independently approved by classification society Bureau Veritas (BV). 29 Nov 2011
Damen inks two fast crew supply vessels
Damen Shipyards and SeaZip Offshore Service, both based in The Netherlands, have signed a contract to build two fast crew suppliers (FCS) of the 2610-type. 30 Nov 2011
Dutch yard clinches research support vessels
Dutch shipping company Rederij Groen has ordered two seismic research & support vessels (SRSVs) from Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam, part of the Damen Shipyards Group, for delivery in the first quarter of 2013. 30 Nov 2011
Damen launches fishery vessel in Galati
Damen Shipyards Galati has launched the ‘Ngola Kiluange’, a fishery inspection surveillance vessel (FISV) 6210, for the Angolan Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries. 01 Feb 2012
Dutch dredgers for Azerbaijan
Dutch shipbuilder Damen Shipyards has recently delivered three CSD 500 cutter suction dredgers to the Ministry of Emergency Situations (MES) in Azerbaijan, to be used for flood protection work on the Kura river. 07 Feb 2012
Four Damen PSVs for WWS
Damen Shipyards reports that newly founded offshore support company World Wide Supply (WWS) has ordered four PSV 3300 CDs, to a recently-launched design for offshore supply operations in adverse weather conditions. 16 Dec 2011
Remøy exercises Damen PSV option
Damen Shipyards has announced that Norwegian company World Wide Supply (WWS) has ordered another two PSV 3300 CD PSVs, as an addition to the contract for four vessels announced in December 2011. 08 Feb 2012
Damen retrofitting for emission regs
With increasing demand for fleets to be fitted with emission reduction systems in light of the new emission requirements coming into effect in 2015 – Damen Shiprepair is doing its best to up the ante in terms of lowering installation costs. 14 May 2012
Damen acquires Swedish shiprepair yard
Dutch shipbuilding group Damen Shipyards has recently acquired the shares of Swedish ship repair and maintenance yard Oskarshamnsvarvet; Damen intends to continue the current operations at the yard. 25 May 2012
New MD for Damen Shiprepair
Damen Shiprepair Götaverken has appointed Ms Monica Svenner as its new managing director, making her the first woman to take an MD position within the ship repair industry. 21 Jun 2012
Management moves at DSB
Damen Shiprepair Brest (DSB) has appointed a new managing director, Mr Jos Goris, who will takeover from mid July. 05 Jul 2012
New MD for Damen Shipyards Singapore
Damen Shipyards Singapore (DSSi) has appointed Maarten Jongen as its new managing director. 11 Jul 2012
Two important contracts for Damen yard
Damen Shipyards Group’s Scheldepoort yard has been awarded two substantial contracts; one from the Royal Netherlands Navy to upgrade the machinery on four frigates, and the other to convert a jack-up rig into an accommodation vessel. 31 Oct 2012
New EcoLiner design concept
Damen’s inland waterway shipyard, Bodewes Binnenvaart BV, has designed a new inland shipping concept, the 110m long ‘EcoLiner’, in partnership with Dutch inland shipping company, The QaGroup. 12 Sep 2012
Damen builds terminal tugs for KOC
Damen has signed a contract with Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) to build 14 Damen ASD tugs. 16 Oct 2012
SKB launches new nuclear fuel vessel
Swedish nuclear fuel and waste management company, SKB, has launched its new vessel, the ‘M/S Sigrid’, at Galati shipyard, Romania. 30 Oct 2012
Sales for Sea Axe offer encouragement
Dutch shipyard group Damen has developed a bow form that is said to improve seakeeping for fast craft with minimal detrimental effect on performance. Dag Pike explains. 31 Jan 2013
Damen Group adds another French yard
The Netherlands-based Damen Shipyards Group has announced that it has acquired another French shipyard, the Arno Dunkerque repair yard, the only repair and conversion facility in France’s third-largest port. 19 Dec 2012
CMA vessels to get the Damen treatment
French repair yard, Damen Shiprepair Brest, has won a contract with French container shipping company, CMA CGM, to regularly service two of its container vessels. 07 Mar 2013
Damen pioneers new PSV range
The Damen Shipyard Group has been busily targeting the offshore market of late and this week it launched its brand pioneering new PSV series to the market. 02 Jul 2013
Second Damen PSV for WWS
Damen Shipyards Galati has handed over the second platform supply vessel (PSV) in a six series order heralding a new era in offshore construction for Damen Shipyards Group. 29 Aug 2013
Cable layer order
Dutch dredging and marine contractor Van Oord, has ordered a new cable laying vessel to be built by Damen Shipyards Romania. 09 Sep 2013
New Damen carrier for Van Oord
Damen is to build the first of its newly designed Offshore Carrier 7500 for Van Oord at its Galati shipyard in Romania. 08 Oct 2013
World Wide delivery
Damen Shipyards Group has delivered the fourth platform supply vessel (PSV) in a series of six to Norway’s World Wide Supply. 13 Nov 2013
Seventh LNG carrier repair for Damen
Damen Shiprepair Brest (DSB) has received its seventh LNG carrier drydocking contract for maintenance and repair of the ‘Bachir Chihani’. 26 Nov 2013
New Damen Ice Class ferry
Damen Shipyards Group has received an order from The Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Government for a state-of-the-art, 80m Ice Class ferry, its first ferry contract on the East Coast of Canada. 04 Dec 2013
Fifth Damen PSV in six-ship series delivered
Damen Shipyards Group delivered the fifth platform supply vessel, ‘World Opal’, in a series of six, to World Wide Supply of Norway on December 5. 06 Dec 2013
Damen refit for seismic vessel
Shipdock Amsterdam, part of Damen Shipyards Group, has received a contract to upgrade the propulsion of the Polarcus owned 3D seismic vessel ‘Polarcus Naila’. 18 Dec 2013
Second Damen ice-class ro-pax for Canada
Damen Shipyards has been awarded a second contract from the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Government for an 80m ice-class ro-pax ferry. 24 Dec 2013
Product tanker built to high specification for European coastal trade
Damen Shipyards’ ‘series production’ philosophy, which has proved so successful in the workboat, tug and patrol craft markets, is successfully transferring to coastal and short sea shipping as demand grows for high-quality and cost-effective smaller tonnage built to meet the latest environmental standards. 25 Feb 2014
Offshore refit for Damen Shipdock Amsterdam, and Damen expands in Sharjah
Ship repair and conversion yard Shipdock Amsterdam, part of Damen Shipyards Group, has received a contract to carry out a propulsion upgrade of the 3D Seismic Vessel ‘Polarcus Naila’. 14 Feb 2014
Promar expands offshore fleet
Netherlands-based Damen is to build two platform supply vessels (PSVs) for Swiss company Promar, which is looking to further expand its offshore fleet in the next five years. 04 Feb 2014
Damen, Fincantieri bid for Montenegro’s Bijela shipyard
The Dutch Damen Shipyards Group and Italian shipbuilding group Fincantieri are competing to acquire Montenegro’s Jadransko Brodogradiliste A.D Bijela shipyard, writes Jaroslaw Adamowski. 13 Feb 2014
Maersk orders Damen cable layer
Damen Shipyards has announced a new order for a DOC 8500 Offshore Carrier vessel, contracted by Maersk Supply Service for charter to DeepOcean. 11 Mar 2014
Cargotec secures ro-ro equipment contract
MacGregor, part of Cargotec, is to design and deliver key components for ro-ro access equipment for two Damen ice-class ro-Pax ferries. 20 Mar 2014
Damen opens new yard in Vietnam
Damen Shipyards Group has added a new yard, one of the largest in the group, to its portfolio, following the formal opening of the Damen Song Cam shipyard, a joint venture between Damen and several local partners. 24 Mar 2014
Damen bids for Montenegro’s Bijela shipyard
The Dutch Damen Shipyards group has submitted the sole bid in the tender to acquire a 61.57% stake in Montenegro’s Bijela shipyard, writes Jaroslaw Adamowski. 22 Apr 2014
CMM receives first Damen PSV
Monaco-based Compagnie Maritime Monégasque SAM (CMM) has received its first Damn platform supply vessel (PSV) 3300, ‘CMM Gravity’. 24 Apr 2014
Damen fits new feet to wind farm vessel
Damen Shiprepair and Conversion reports that its Damen ARNO Dunkerque yard has recently completed an interesting upgrade to the world’s first purpose-built offshore wind turbine installation and maintenance vessel. 30 Apr 2014
Two tankers at Damen Brest
Damen Shiprepair’s French yard in Brest was booked for the dry-docking and repairs of two shuttle tankers managed by Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers. 30 Apr 2014
Damen to launch mobile BWTS
Damen Shipyards Group reports that it is to introduce a mobile ballast water treatment unit, under the ‘InvaSave’ name, which the company describes as “pioneering”. 28 May 2014
Amsterdam OSV training centre opens its doors
A new 360-control tug and OSV training centre is now open for business at the Port of Amsterdam North sea canal. 05 Jun 2014
New Damen PSV design for Atlantic Towing
Atlantic Towing (ATL) has chosen newly-designed, ice-strengthened PSV 5000 vessels from Damen Shipyards to meet a demanding 10-year offshore support contract. 07 Jul 2014
Buying a ballast water treatment system is the easy part
The biggest challenge for ballast water treatment systems at the moment is meeting US Coast Guard requirements for testing, but owners will soon have their share of challenges too, says Wendy Laursen. 04 Aug 2014
Yard coins ‘retro-upgrade’ term for offshore job
Damen’s Shipdock Amsterdam yard describes a recent repair and conversion job on two offshore supply ships a ‘retro-upgrade’ – combining a general upgrade with retrofitting of anti-roll stabilising tanks. 03 Sep 2014
CNG in shipping as an LNG alternative
Transporting natural gas has become big business for the shipping industry, says Dag Pike, who looks at the opportunities in compressing, rather than liquefying, gas for transport and fuel. 03 Sep 2014
Damen moves ahead in repair
Damen Shipyards joint venture partner, Albwardy Marine Engineering (AME), has signed a diving service agreement with Danish product tanker carrier TORM to undertake repair work in the UAE, at this year’s SMM exhibition in Hamburg. 17 Sep 2014
Popular Damen ferry for Korea
Damen Shipyards Group has received an order from South Korean operator, Seaspovill, for a fast ferry. 19 Sep 2014
Damen secures BWT partnerships
Damen Shipyards Group has established three strategic partnership agreements with ballast water treatment (BWT) system suppliers Bio-UV, Evoqua Water Technologies and Trojan Marinex. 30 Sep 2014
Single weld method improves Damen’s nozzle production
Damen Marine Components of Hardinxveld in the Netherlands, part of the Damen Shipyards Group, says it has developed a new, more efficient and environmentally friendly, method of nozzle production. 08 Mar 2012
Cruise ship maintenance
Damen Shiprepair & Conversion has recently carried out a number of cruise ship repair and refurbishment projects in the Netherlands. 15 Dec 2014
Damen delivers Van Oord cable laying vessel
Offshore contractor Van Oord has taken delivery of The Nexus, a new DOC 8500 cable laying vessel from Damen. 09 Jan 2015
Van der Velden reveals efficiency innovations
Damen Group subsidiary Van der Velden Marine Systems has revealed three partnership-driven innovations aimed at improving propulsion efficiency. 11 Feb 2015
Damen increases capacity in Turkey
Damen Shipyards Antalya in Turkey has added new dedicated capacity to build the popular Fast Crew Supplier 5009 at the yard – a dedicated 12,000m² facility called Antalya II. 05 Mar 2015
Damen EcoLiner efficiency
Damen Shipyards' first LNG-powered inland shipping tanker has just completed comprehensive tank testing of the new design at research institute MARIN, confirming the vessel's efficiency. 10 Mar 2015
Ramping up offshore growth
Swiss ship manager Promar is looking to ramp up growth across West Africa’s offshore oil and gas sector after officially launching its latest vessel – the ‘Mamola Reliance’. 12 Mar 2015
Damen extends shipbuilding range in China
Damen Yichang Shipyard, the joint venture between Damen Shipyards Group and Sinotrans, has extended the range of ships it can offer customers – previously cargo vessels under 15,000dwt - to include gas tankers, offshore support vessels, dredgers, barges and pontoons. 17 Mar 2015
Damen forms green research partnership
A new three-year partnership has been formed to explore and develop concept vessels for the future that will help the shipping industry meet climate and environmental objectives. 19 Mar 2015
Green concept vessel partnership
The Norway-based NGO Bellona Foundation has launched a three year partnership with the Damen Shipyards Group to explore and develop green concept vessels for the future. 24 Mar 2015
Damen completes windfarm vessel
The naming ceremony has taken place for Damen’s latest newbuild, a 26m multipurpose windfarm vessel built for UK-based Severn Offshore Services. 01 Apr 2015
Damen delivers ‘silent’ small research ship
Damen Shipyards of The Netherlands has delivered research vessel RV 3609 ‘Simon Stevin’ to Belgian governmental fleet operator DAB Vloot. A particular feature of the ship is that it is optimised for low underwater noise. 30 Aug 2012
Damen completes ‘Tridens’ refit
Damen has completed an extensive refit of Dutch governmental shipping company Rijksrederij’s scientific research vessel ‘Tridens’ at its Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam. 23 Mar 2015
Damen repair for LNG carrier
Damen Shiprepair Brest (DSB) in France has received its tenth LNG carrier repair order from GDF SUEZ. 22 May 2014
Damen Shiprepair Brest wins double order
France’s Damen Shiprepair Brest is to dry-dock and repair two shuttle tankers for Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers AS. 31 Jan 2014
Research vessel repair job
Oceanographic research vessel ‘Marion Dufresne II’ is set for major repair work at Damen Shiprepair and Conversion’s Dunkirk yard where it will be in dry-dock for six weeks. 08 Apr 2015
Cruise repair contract for Damen Rotterdam
Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam has been awarded a repair and maintenance contract from MSC Cruises, with respect to the 2010-built, 293m ‘MSC Magnifica’. 29 Oct 2014
Damen secures major ship upgrade
Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen has been awarded a major upgrade on the ‘MSV Seawell’, a light well intervention and dive support vessel operated by Helix UK. 26 Nov 2014
Damen Shiprepair completes Saga Sapphire refurb
The 196.63m Saga Sapphire has been repaired and refurbished at Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam, with works including the replacement of two sewage plants and a scheduled DNV GL class survey. 12 Jan 2015
Seven Damen vessels for Hamburg Süd
Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam (DSR) has just completed a contract for installing the first Becker Twisted Fin on seven container vessels owned by Hamburg based liner shipping company, Hamburg Süd. 07 Mar 2013
Technip upgrade at DSR
Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam (DSR) has secured a new contract from Technip, for dry-docking, upgrade and operational modification to the deepwater rigid pipe S-lay and heavy lift vessel, ‘Global 1200.’ 09 Feb 2015
LNG vessels for Qatar
Two joint ventures of Qatar Gas Transport Company (Nakilat) are to build and operate seven new LNG-related vessels for the Port of Ras Laffan Doha. 30 Oct 2013
Damen FPSO upgrade
Damen Shiprepair & Conversion has taken another major step forward as a full service conversion group with what it calls the first EPC Redeployment Upgrade Contract to be carried out in Europe. 28 Apr 2015
Curaçao ship repair deal for Nederex and Damen
Curacao Ports Authority (CPA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Nederex and Damen Shipyards Gorinchem to strengthen its port. 08 May 2015
Alewijnse success at Damen Dunkerque
Alewijnse Marine Systems is celebrating its first anniversary of delivering electrical services and maintenance to vessels at Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque and a strong start with 19 contracts. 05 Jun 2015
Depth enhancement for Van Oord vessel
Van Oord flexible fallpipe vessel ‘Stornes’ will be able to operate at greater depths after recent work at Damen Shiprepair & Conversion Rotterdam. 09 Jun 2015
Damen-led LeanShips project kicks off
Dutch shipbuilder Damen is coordinating a multi-party, EU-supported project that aims to develop eight demonstrable concepts for low energy and near-to-zero emissions (Lean) ships. 15 Jun 2015
Maersk subsea vessel launched in Galati
The second of a new generation of cable laying vessels developed by Damen Shipyards Group was launched last week at the company’s Galati yard in Romania. 03 Aug 2015
Alewijnse completes ‘Marion Dufresne II’ refit
Oceanographic research vessel ‘Marion Dufresne II’ has completed a major refit in its twentieth anniversary year, with work – including an electrical conversion by Alewijnse Marine Systems – set to extend the vessel’s life for a further 20 years. 05 Aug 2015
Damen ferry launch
The second of two 80m ice class Ro-Pax ferries – the ‘MV Legionnaire’ - has been launched at Damen Shipyards Galati, Romania. 06 Aug 2015
Damen crane ship repair job
A Zhenhua Heavy Industries crane ship has left Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque after ten days of maintenance and repairs. 22 Sep 2015
Damen acquires Dutch repair yard
Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC) has taken over Dutch repair yard D. van de Wetering in Rotterdam in order to further improve the quality of service for its customers. 07 Oct 2015
Norwegian cruise vessel for Damen drydock
Norwegian Cruise Lines’ ‘Norwegian Epic’ is undergoing a refit and maintenance programme at Damen Shiprepair Brest’s drydock. 13 Oct 2015
Ras Laffan drydock operational by year-end
Ras Laffan dry dock in Qatar will be operational by the year-end according to Nakilat managing director Mohamed Ghannam. The work is being undertaken as part of the comprehensive development of Ras Laffan Industrial City managed by Qatar Petroleum. 02 Aug 2010