Unique approach

Our long-term view and commitment to sustainability ensure that Research & Development activities play a crucially important role. Our philosophy of building ships in a series gives rise to a unique approach to R&D.

Continual improvement

Damen’s approach means that each vessel benefits from collective experience, gained over successive generations. As a result we are constantly bettering our methods and products. This ensures that we deliver the optimal version of a vessel at each phase of its evolution.

Sustainability and digitalisation

Our R&D is key to the successful achievement of our goals regarding sustainability, digitalisation and operational excellence. We are, for example, at the forefront of the electrification of ship propulsion and initiatives aiming to reduce underwater noise.


The ‘digital shipbuilder’

Often, the improvement of our vessels’ performance and sustainability is driven by increased connectivity, which is why we want to become a digital shipbuilder. Our IoT platform Damen Triton allows us to improve sailing profiles, uptime, fuel consumption and to reduce emissions.


Collaboration is key

In order to meet our goals, and to support our customers in reaching theirs, we have to work together. At Damen we collaborate with all of our stakeholders – sharing knowledge that is paving the way to the maritime world of tomorrow.


Sharing knowledge

Joint Industry Projects

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