Damen Dredging Equipment offers the full range of services, whether it concerns normal, scheduled maintenance such as replacement of the wear parts of a dredge pump, damage repair or extensive refit and conversion jobs. We have our own facilities at our yard in Nijkerk in the Netherlands but also at all of our sister companies within the Damen Group.
Maintenance is crucial in the dredging industry. The abrasive dredged mixture attacks the dredge pump, dredge valves and the piping, which are all subject to heavy wear. However, the skilled Damen Field Service team uses its years of dredging experience to keep downtime to a minimum.
Our reputation is built on short lead times for repairs, high quality work and minimal vessel downtime. With our highly skilled teams and years of knowledge we are able to repair all kinds of damage, whether we built the vessel or not. Our repair shipyards are located throughout the world in easily accessible ports. At our yards we have every facility needed to get our customers on their way as soon as possible and Damen always offers internationally competitive rates.
Damen Dredging Equipment has carried out a wide variety of conversion jobs. These include relatively simple jobs such as the replacement of a dredge pump shaft seal by a mechanical seal, through to new arrangements of electric or hydraulic drive trains of dredge pumps, and even include building new stationary dredgers composed from various elements present at a contractor’s yard. Whatever the job, we have done it in the past and are at your service for advice, engineering and price calculations.
Damen is committed to a safe and healthy workplace, everyday, everywhere. Our industry is very dynamic. On the floor we have people welding, lifting, painting, installing, building and cleaning - all at the same time. The combination of these activities demands the active implementation of comprehensive HSE policies. It protects our employees and minimizes the impact of our ecological footprint.