Transfer of technology
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.
Example of an analysis of capacity
For a yard looking to build a series of Offshore Patrol Vessels, Damen performed a yard assessment and executed a gap analysis highlighting the aspects that needed to be developed:
Building strategy defined in cooperation with the building yard and the future upgrade.
Definition of the equipment needed to increase the building capacity.
Simulation of the hours required based on the new yard situation.
Proposal of a project organization for the execution of the project.
Definition of a master planning based on the future yard situation.
Construction of a Damen Fast Ferry 4212 in Vietnam
In Vietnam the site manager helped to develop skills for efficient and high quality aluminium construction. This consisted of:
Consultancy on quality procedures, e.g. writing of ITP and WPS
Providing welding instructions based on class requirements
Checks on quality of material, cutting files and machines
Assistance on engineering issues
Guidance in the establishment of a building strategy, manhour calculation and planning
Construction advice to reduce deformations and (random) quality checks
Checks on completeness and progress
Furthermore, the site manager attends progress meetings to address planning and quality issues. A result of building assistance was, for example, a significant reduction of welding material by improving the welding procedures and skills.
Warranty, Operating Training, Maintenance, Integrated Logistics Support
Damen is committed to providing the best support possible during the lifetime of the vessel. Our Services organisation is therefore globally established and involved in any Damen (part) delivery. The most extensive support is provided with an ILS package, which is typically the case for complex vessels, such as the Inshore Patrol Vessels for the South African Navy. For these vessels a reliability, maintainability and availability analysis is performed, as well as other analyses, lifecycle considerations and lifetime support are included from the start of the project.