Design & Engineering
Building Damen vessels locally
We believe in the power of sharing. We use our craftsmanship to build platforms at production facilities besides our own. In this way, and via knowledge transfer, we not only contribute to better, safer and more eco-friendly ships, but to sustainable local development and prosperity.
Stan Tug 1907 Ice built under license by Great Lakes Shipyard
In July 2017, the first Damen Tug to be built in the USA went into service. It was the start of an order totalling ten Stan Tug 1907 ICE vessels, built by Great Lakes Shipyard, based in Ohio. With the Jones Act continuing to require that vessels operating in US waters be built within the country, licensing agreements between Damen and local shipyards allow Damen to sell its designs into the US market while enabling American yards to offer tried and tested vessels. Under the license, Great Lakes Shipyard receives full construction, design and engineering support from Damen. “Damen was always there when we needed them,” commented Joe Starck, President of Great Lakes Shipyard and The Great Lakes Towing Company. “It has truly been a pleasure to work with them, and we have really enjoyed getting to know the entire Damen team. They’re a first-class organisation.”
Construction Site at Lake Malawi
Portugal’s biggest construction company, Mota-Engil, won the concession for all maritime activities in Lake Malawi. Part of the agreement is the replacement of an existing vessel with a new vessel for transport purposes. Due to the land-locked nature of Lake Malawi, the new vessel had to be built on-site. The proven Damen Fast Crew Supplier 3307 matched the requirements and was selected by our client to be delivered through DTC. The building location proved to be challenging with very limited facilities. DTC delivered a full engineering and material package and provided a broad scope of building assistance. Alongside this, yard consultancy and the required building tools were provided. Malawi Shipping Company christened the Fast Crew Supplier 3307 ‘Chilembwe’ at Monkey Bay Shipyard in Malawi in 2015.