Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding announced as one of the Fan sponsors of SAIL Amsterdam 2020

October 9, 2018 – Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) will be a Fan sponsorship partner of SAIL Amsterdam 2020, which is one of the biggest maritime events in the world. Held every five years in the Dutch capital, an entire flotilla of tall ships dock in Amsterdam alongside many specialist vessels, and hundreds of thousands of visitors come to enjoy the spectacle. This maritime feast for the eye sails along the River IJ before docking in the heart of the city. Managing Director of Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding, Hein van…

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Navy ships back into service after recovery

October 9, 2018 (Google Translation) – The 4 patrol vessels and 2 amphibious ships of the navy are equipped with a safe fire extinguishing system. They can sail again. This is faster than planned because repairs to the sprinkler and water mist installations were done earlier. Late last year showed that the extinguishing system on patrol vessels (OPVs) Holland, Friesland, Zeeland and Groningen showed disruptions. Because the safety of the crew could not be guaranteed, the ships were no longer allowed to sail. An intermediate solution was needed for the…

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Damen’s Leading Position in Global OPV Market

Damen Shipyards Group has compiled a comprehensive summary of its worldwide shipbuilding activities regarding Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs). The information shows that, with five vessels delivered in the last year and 15 currently under construction, Damen has unrivalled experience in serving the naval industry with its OPV portfolio. Moreover, the company is just as capable of completing complex naval projects in cooperation with local shipyards as it is in constructing vessels at its own yards. OPVs are playing an increasingly significant role in modern naval operations. They offer a versatile…

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