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 to establish and develop a shipbuilding…

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German Navy Selects Damen and Blohm & Voss for MKS180 Frigates

January 14, 2020 – 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 of the evaluation process announced today…

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ARM Reformador Completes Sea Trials

December 27, 2019 – 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 to training of Mexican Navy crews. The completion of these sea trials indicate how the…

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COTECMAR to Build Damen-Designed Hydrographic Research Ship for Colombian Navy

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 build the hydrographic and oceanogrpahic research…

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KRI Raden Eddy Martadinata Receives New Damen Combat Suite

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 Defense’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 a small handover ceremony on the…

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Damen Oskarshamnsvarvet Signs EPC Contract with Swedish Coast Guard

On the first gallery image (from left to right): Stefan Bergqvist (Contract manager, KBV), Henrik Jonsson (Director of Engineering and Logistic Support Department KBV), Flip van der Waal (Managing director Oskarshamnsvarvet), Tobias Larsson (Project manager KBV), Thomas Etelämäki (Assistant project manager / chief engineer KBV) November 22, 2019 – Damen Oskarshamnsvarvet has signed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract…

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Damen, Delft Dynamics and Next Ocean Trial New SAR Method in North Sea

November 14, 2019 – 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 a fast rescue boat launched from a Damen Sea Axe Fast Crew Supply (FCS) Vessel equipped with Next…

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Karachi Shipyard to Build Third Damen ASD Tug 2009 for Pakistani Navy

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 three vessels with Damen’s support. The…

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Three Dutch Auxiliaries to Receive Midlife Upgrade

July 11, 2019 (Google Translation) – The support ship Pelikaan and the hydrographic survey vessels Snellius and Luymes get a major makeover. The ships thus enter the 2nd half of their life cycle with a fresh start. Defense and Damen Shiprepair Den Helder signed today for this so-called midlife upkeep (MLU). Safety and aging problems are solved with maintenance. In…

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Damen Shipyards Den Helder signs order with Netherlands’ Defense Material Organization for Expeditionary Survey Boat

March 25, 2019 – Damen Shipyards Den Helder (DSDH) and the Netherlands’ Defense Material Organization (DMO) procurement agency have signed a contract for the design, build and delivery of a prototype Expeditionary Survey Boat (ESB). The craft will be optimized for rapid environmental assessments and hydrographic surveys in harbors, river mouths, shallow waters, coastal areas and shipping channels. The craft…

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Mexican Navy relies on Thales for the launch of its new Ocean Patrol Vessel

January 17, 2019 – At the end of 2018, the first ship from the Mexican Navy’s new POLA (Patrullera Oceanica de Largo Alcance) class, ARM Reformador, was launched at the ASTIMAR-20 shipyard in Salina Cruz, Mexico. Thales joins with the Mexican Navy in celebrating this key milestone and is proud to support the Mexican Navy in its ambition to safeguard…

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Saab and Damen Submarine Targets Dutch Requirement

October 23, 2018 (Google Translation) – Saab and Dutch shipbuilder Damen Shipyards Group have joined forces to develop an expeditionary submarine for the Netherland´s Walrus Replacement Program (WRES). The partnership was highlighted today in Paris during a joint press conference at the Euronaval international naval exhibition on the proposed Expeditionary Submarine. “Replacing the Walrus-class submarines requires a unique approach. Swedish…

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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…

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