140 years of experience

Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS), established in Vlissingen has a rich tradition of naval shipbuilding with its original navy roots stemming back more than 140 years. At that time the Royal Schelde shipyard, based in Vlissingen in the Netherlands, was known worldwide for its quality shipbuilding, both in the naval and commercial sector.

Over the decades the emphasis on quality continued and in 2001 Damen Shipyards Group acquired Royal Schelde along with all of its subsidiaries. Following the acquisition, Damen then introduced its unique, standardised modular construction concept in Vlissingen too, allowing us to offer very fast delivery times.

We have delivered more than 400 vessels since 1875 to satisfied customers all over the world and have earned a reputation for excellence along the way. We have achieved this status by producing vessels that have a lifespan that far exceeds the average by offering cutting-edge technology and the most cost efficient design solutions.

SIGMA 10513 class Frigate,Tarik Ben Ziad, Royal Moroccan Navy

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We're proud of our 140 year legacy building more than 400 naval ships.

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Combatants

Air Defence and Command Frigate

An outstanding platform with excellent self-defence capability and powerful air defences. Its modern AAW suite of combat systems is based on the APAR and SMART-L combination.

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Sigma Frigate & Corvette

Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) is renowned for its successful series of SIGMA Naval Combatants. SIGMA vessels can accommodate specific customer platform and combat system requirements.

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STANDARDISED AND PROVEN SIGMA DESIGNS

Sigma Fast Attack

With a hull based on the proven SIGMA series, these fast attack vessels share a common theme concerning systems layout and structural design.

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Crossover Series

The Enforcer philosophy guarantees a flexible arrangement of deck spaces

Crossover

Combining the successes of the ENFORCER LPDs and the SIGMA Combatant Series, Damen has created a unique class: the CROSSOVER.

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Patrol Vessel

The Damen Offshore Patrol Vessel for a wide variety of tasks in regions where there is a low-level of threat.

Ocean Going Patrol Vessel

The Holland Class Ocean Going Patrol Vessel is ideal for security operations such as shipping monitoring, boarding operations and patrol duties.

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Amphibious Series

Designed according to Naval Classification standards

Landing Platform Dock

Damen’s amphibious LPD carries battalions of troops and their vehicles as well as acting as flight deck or helicopter hangar.

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Landing Ship mission requirements are supporting and secondary mission tasks required by modern naval platforms of this size

Landing Ship

The Damen Landing Ship range fulfils all the traditional mission requirements in addition to support and secondary mission tasks.

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The Landing Craft are particularly useful when harbour infrastructure

Landing Craft

Experience has shown that Damen Landing Craft are extremely adaptable. They are particularly effective at providing aid and support in areas lacking harbour infrastructure.

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Auxiliairies

Logistic Support Vessel

The Damen Naval Support series is a cost effective, flexible and highly capable addition to any fleet.

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Joint Support Ship

The Joint Support Ship is a robust multifunctional platform for maritime support, strategic sealift and sea-based missions.

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Hydrographic Survey Vessel

This cost effective range of vessels can conduct a wide variety of hydrographic survey duties for military and commercial purposes.

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DSNS has responded to this by adapting its processes to enable them to benefit from Damen expertise and support

Local Building

As well as building naval vessels at its facility at Vlissingen-East in the Netherlands, DSNS can work with yards anywhere in the world to assist them in new building or refit projects.

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Refit and Conversion department responds to global market demands by offering flexibility and unbeatable technical and commercial solutions

Refit & Conversion

Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding's Refit and Conversion department responds to global market demands by offering flexibility and unbeatable technical and commercial solutions. We specialise in Refits, Conversions, Upgrades, Modifications, Midlife Modernisations and Life Extensions.

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DSNS is a member of the Damen Shipyards Group

Career opportunities

DSNS is a member of the Damen Shipyards Group, the largest employer in the shipbuilding business in the Netherlands, currently employing approximately 9000 people, working over 32 companies all over the world.

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Shipyard Facilities

About

With its production facilities and adapted organizational approach in state-of-the-art shipbuilding, Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding has every reason to look forward to a healthy continuation of its long tradition.

With its production facilities and adapted organizational approach in state-of-the-art shipbuilding

DSNS has two main construction and outfitting facilities, one in 'Vlissingen City' and one in the Industrial Area 'Vlissingen East'.

Over the last  years the facilities of DSNS have gone through a comprehensive restructuring and newbuilding process and can now be ranked among the highest standard available in the industry.

2004 saw the completion of the cover of Dock 2, in which large vessels, such as Landing Platform Docks can be constructed and overhauled. Since 2006 major investments have been made at the Vlissingen East facility, such as the installation of new machinery in the welding hall, the construction of a new central store building and a dedicated store for steel plates and pipes (completed 2009). Assembly Hall 2 was extended in 2009. In this hall the frigates for the Royal Moroccan Navy were assembled at greenfield level, a construction method well proven in the construction of super yachts at the Vlissingen City site.

Large Dock

Large Dock
Dimensions hall LxBxH (m) (breadth between fender) 218x34x24.8
Dimension dock lxB (m)
204x22
Floor (m) 5.9 - Harbour water level
Quay (m) 2.3 + Harbour water level
Overhead cranes 3x 50T

Dock 1: Graving Dock

Dock 1: Graving Dock
Floor 7.02/7.6-NAP, door threshold 6.55 m-NAP.
Dimension LxB (m)
(breadth between fender)

175x25.3
Quay (m) 4.5 + NAP, dock edge 5 m. + NAP
One tower crane max. cap. 55/18 T on 17.6/36 m. spread max. hoisting height 31 m
One wipper crane max. cap. 32 T on max. 35 m. spread max. hoisting height 45 m

Dock 2: Covered Graving Dock

Dock 2 Covered Graving Dock
Dimensions LxB (m) (breadth between fender) 215x29.8
Hall LxBxH (m)
265x48.5x50
Floor (m) 77.95/8.65-NAP, door threshold 7.6 m. –NAP
Quay (m) 4.78 +NAP, dock edge 5 m +NAP
Two overhead cranes each 2x75T

Dock 3: Floating Panamax Dock

Dock 3 Floating Panamax Dock
Dimension LxB (m) 204.4x36.4, net pontoon deck excl. anchor steps
Max. water level above blocks (m)
7.5
Cranes on dock sides, each side 1 "wipper" max. 12T. on 22m. spread
One crane on dock jetty cap 40/12.5T on 28/45 m. spread max. hoisting height 38 m. + rail

Hall 1: Section Building Hall

Hall 1: Section buildng hall
Dimension LxBxH (m) 89.8x35x34.3 free space steel construction
Two overhead cranes each 2x25T cat. max. hoisting height 28m. bottom crane body 31.4m + floor
Four gantry cranes each cap. 10T, hoisting height 14 and 16 mtr.
Door opening eastside BxH (m) 35x30
Sliding door westside (m) 6x6

Prefabrication Hall

Section Preperation Hall
Dimension hall LxBxH (m) 2 sheds each 45x50x11 free space steel construction, Store 60x50x11, Piping 90x24x9
Cranes
2 pc. Upper course cranes: plate hall cap. 2x12.5T. max. hoisting. 8.7m
Half landing crane over plate street "FRO" 10T. hoisting. 6.2 m.
Plate turning station cap. 20T. max. hoisting height 18m

Hall 2: Assembly Hall

Assembly Hall 2
Dimensions hall LxBxH (m) 210x38x32 free space steel construction
Cranes
two 2x50T one 2*25T hoisting height 26m
Door opening north/southside BxH (m) 36x25 - 36x31
Sliding door - westside - BxH (m) 2 pcs. 20x12

Warehouse

Store
Dimensions hall LxB (m) 60x60
Cranes
1x12.5T

Blast and Paintshop

Paint Shop
Free drive through height in the hall (m) 12
Door blasting to spray hall (BxH) (m)
19x12
Climate controlled area LxB (m)
20x19, outer door frame BxH=19x12 m.c
Gritblasting LxB (m)
40x20, outer door frame BxH=20x12 m.
Sprayhall LxB (m)
40x20, outer door frame BxH=20x12 m.
Sprayhall LxB (m)
20x19, outer door frame BxH=19x12 m.

Quays

Numerous quays at sufficient depth

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