Damen Shipyards Group has been in operation for over ninety years and offers maritime solutions worldwide, through design, construction, conversion and repair of ships and ship components. By integrating systems, the company creates innovative, high quality platforms, which provide customers with maximum added value.

Damen Shipyards’ core values are fellowship, craftsmanship, entrepreneurship and stewardship. The company’s goal is to become the world’s most sustainable shipbuilder, via digitalization, standardization and serial construction of their vessels. 

Damen operates 35 shipyards and 20 other companies in 20 countries, supported by a worldwide sales and service network. Damen Shipyards Group offers direct employment to more than 12,000 people. 

Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company?

Damen Shipyards: Shipbuilding, ship conversion and ship maintenance. We design and construct vessels in a wide variety of maritime segments: dredging, towage, harbor services, patrol vessels, ferries, fishing vessels, yachts, offshore supply, windfarm installation, crew supply for offshore, fish farm operations and more. 

E.E: At what stage is the market where you are currently active?

Damen Shipyards: With supply chain shortages, increased activitiy for installation of renewable energy plants offshore, geopolitical tensions, the maritime and naval industries are thriving.

E.E: What can you tell us about market trends?

Damen Shipyards: The demand for offshore installation vessels, offshore supply vessels and crew supply vessels will maintain at high level. The market for ferries is promising as a lot of older ferries will be replaced by zero emission vessels. The demand for dredging vessels will grow as a result of changing water movement that results from rising sea levels.  Fishing vessels in some areas are due to stop or convert to zero emission vessels. Fish farm vessel demand is slowly growing. 

E.E: What are the most innovative products marketed?

Damen Shipyards: Sparky – our all-electric harbor RSD E-tug 2513 

Aqua Helix – our Fast Crew Supplier 7011. 

E.E: What estimations do you have for the rest of 2022?

Damen Shipyards: We continue to invest in ongoing innovation, in-house with our Research, Development and Innovation department as well as through participation in numerous Joint Industry Projects, with universities and Maritime Research Institutions, helping us to achieve our ambition of becoming the most sustainable shipbuilder in the world.