Family owned business Damen Shipyards Group has been in operation for over ninety years and offers maritime solutions worldwide, through design, shipbuilding, ship repair and related services. Damen operates 36 shipyards in 18 countries. We offer direct employment to more than 13,000 people, bringing together a total production value of 1.8 billion euros and delivering over 160 ships in 2019.

In addition to fellowship, craftsmanship and entrepreneurship, stewardship is a starting point for Damen. We want to be the most sustainable shipbuilder in the world. Digitalisation and standardisation of platforms are important preconditions for this. Our main activities are the design and serial construction of inventive ships by integrating diverse components and subsystems into high-quality platforms. These activities are supported by a worldwide sales and service network.

Damen Shipyards Group focuses on niche maritime markets. On workships for towage, dredging, offshore, fishing, aquaculture and other markets. On high speed craft and maritime public transport. On ships for defence & security and on exclusive yachts. Apart from that we are also active in the repair and conversion of existing ships and the sale and production of components for the maritime industry.

Taking the lead in cost-effective solutions for ballast water management

Damen recognised the need to start addressing the ballast water management challenge several years ago and began investing in the development of ballast water treatment products and solutions. This led to the establishment of a new company; Damen Green Solutions, located at Damen’s headquarters in Gorinchem, the Netherlands. The priorities of Damen Green Solutions were to:

  • Evaluate the solutions available in the market
  • Establish partnerships with leading manufacturers
  • Create retrofit service packages that cover every aspect of the design, installation and compliance process
  • Design a mobile in-port ballast water treatment unit
  • Make the systems and services available throughout Damen’s global network
  • With at least 60,000 vessels needing to comply with international ballast water treatment legislation in the near future, Damen Green Solutions now offers a range of cost-effective options for ship owners from one stop retrofitting to a pioneering mobile ballast water treatment unit, which is the first of its kind in the world.

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