Damen Shipyards Galati

Damen Shipyards Galati – 125 years of excellence in shipbuilding

With an area of 55 hectares and having approximately 2,500 employees, Damen Shipyards Galati is one of the largest production units of the Dutch Damen Group which operates 35 shipbuilding and repair yards worldwide. Since joining Damen Shipyards Group in 1999, the yard has developed into a highly efficient production shipyard with a significant output.
The yard’s shipbuilding expertise and closely-managed supply chain have been behind some of Damen’s most important deliveries to date, fully representing the group’s diverse product portfolio.

We deliver top quality vessels worldwide.

As from 1999, Damen Shipyards Galati has delivered more than 400 vessels to clients from all over the world (among which 29 naval vessels for 13 different countries, including NATO and EU countries). The company’s portfolio includes patrol ships, offshore vessels, ferries, dredgers and barges, super-yachts, naval vessels and tugs.

Harbour and Terminal

Powerful, reliable ASD Tug 3212 of 80 t bollard pull.

Azimuth Stern Drive Tug

Damen’s ASD Tugs combine power and manoeuvrability with a safe onboard working environment. Tug and crew form an excellent team.

Damen Stan Tug 2608

Stan Tug

Damen’s Stan Tugs are multi-functional standard vessels that can be custom built to meet our customers’ specifications.

Damen Pushy Cat 1305

Pushy Cat

With clean designs and proven propulsion systems, our Pushy Cat series offers superior manoeuvrability.

The bow shape ensures good seakeeping performance in heavy seas

Stan Pilot

Delivering performance and safety, our Stan Pilots are the ideal vessels for pilotage in harbours and coastal waters.

ATD Tugboat 2412 Twin Fin for harbours, locks and coastal areas.

Azimuth Tractor Drive Tug

With Rolls-Royce twin rudder propellers our wide range of ATD Tugs demonstrates excellent manoeuvrability, high indirect towing forces and great stability.

Especially designed to work in shallow as well as deeper water

Multi Cat

Our Multi Cat Series is a complete range of multi-purpose workboats built from up-to-date designs with high quality standardised components.

Designed and built as a strong workboat, the 1505 is built in aluminium for high speed operations

Stan Tender

Looking for a multi-purpose workboat to perform harbour and port services? The high-speed Damen Stan Tender fits the bill.

The Damen Shoalbusters are versatile, multi-purpose vessels for harbour, inland and coastal waters.


Damen Shoalbusters are fit for operations in inland, coastal and harbour waters.


The Sea Axe hull shape guarantees the best seakeeping performance at high speeds

Fast Crew Supplier

Providing fast and safe transport of crews or materials in all conditions.

An assistant platform for supply duties and firefighting in all waters.

Platform Supply Vessel

The Damen Platform Supply Vessel is a highly efficient, large-capacity ship, especially suited for transport of crew and supplies to and from offshore structures.

The Damen Anchor Handling Tug Suppliers are, besides their anchor handling operations, also fit for transport of crew and supplies to and from oil rigs.

Anchor Handling Tug Supplier

As well as their anchor handling capacity, Damen’s Anchor Handling Tug Suppliers are also fit for crew and supplies transport.

The search vessels are fitted with dedicated safety standby equipment.

Safety Standby Vessel

Highly effective for standby, emergency and rescue operations, this vessel has a highly efficient propulsion layout and excellent seakeeping.

The Damen Multi Purpose Vessels are designed to execute a great extent of specific tasks which may include coast guard duties, fishery control, fire fighting, rescue, oil recovery, salvage, wind farm maintenance

Multi Purpose Vessel

Multi Purpose Vessels are designed to execute a great extent of specific tasks which may include coast guard duties, fishery control, fire fighting, rescue, oil recovery, salvage, wind farm maintenance.

The Damen Well Stimulation Vessel forms a dedicated platform to accommodate a wide range of well stimulation equipment.

Well Stimulation Vessel

A dedicated platform that provides a wide range of well stimulation equipment.

Damen Reseach Vessel 2510

Research Vessel

Damen Research Vessels support and perform various research operations including seismic, hydrographic, oceanographic and fishery surveys.

Platform Supply Vessel 5000 IRM sideview

Inspection, Repair & Maintenance Vessel

A dedicated vessel for flexible supply, inspection, repair and maintenance duties.

The Damen Multi Purpose Vessels are designed to execute a great extent of specific tasks

Emergency Towage Vessel

The vessel combines a high speed with a significant bollard pull. The vessel provides a high manoeuvrability, comfort and seakeeping.

Optionally the vessels may be fitted with oil spill detection or survey equipment.

Oil Recovery Vessel

Damen’s dedicated Oil Recovery Vessels provide immediate assistance in major oil recovery operations.

Defence & Security

Flexible mission modules and modular manning concepts make anything possible.

Offshore Patrol Vessel

Damen’s versatile range of Offshore Patrol Vessels is suitable for navies and coastguards in regions exhibiting a low level of threat.

Designed according to Naval Classification standards

Landing Platform Dock

Damen’s amphibious LPD carries battalions of troops and their vehicles as well as acting as flight deck or helicopter hangar.

Joint Support Ship

The Joint Support Ship is a robust multifunctional platform for maritime support, strategic sealift and sea-based missions.

Hydrographic Survey Vessel

This cost effective range of vessels can conduct a wide variety of hydrographic survey duties for military and commercial purposes.

Public Transport

RoPax Ferry

Damen RoPax ferries are an excellent means of waterborne public transport. They ensure safe and efficient journeys for cars, trucks and passengers.

Damen Road Ferry 8117

Road Ferry

Damen Road Ferries provide the most efficient way of connecting highways, islands, and shores at short distance.


Damen Combi Freighter 9200

Combi Freighter

Versatile multipurpose cargo vessels designed to carry numerous types of cargo in line with today’s markets. Key in Damen’s design approach is the development of vessels that are fuel efficient and, thus, economical to operate and which generate a small environmental footprint.

Container Feeder Open Top

Container Feeder

Damen has developed a modern range of high quality Container Feeders for the transportation of a wide range of containers. These vessels are the result of Damen’s ongoing investment in reducing energy consumption and improving environmental performance.

The design of the cargo system is the product of advice and input received from experienced operators of our vessels


Damen Tankers are highly flexible vessels, able to transport many different types of cargo.


Damen Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger 650

Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger

For maintenance dredging duties, we designed our small and medium-sized Trailing Suction Hopper Dredgers with numerous options.

Damen Marine Aggregate Dredger 4000

Marine Aggregate Dredger

The Marine Aggregate Dredger series are innovative designs for the aggregate dredging market. The vessels can efficiently dredge sand and gravel, classify the material, de-water and dry unload onto shore.

Pontoons & Barges


Stan Pontoons

Need extra deck space? We have various size, propulsion and mooring options to match your needs.

The Damen Pipe Laying Barge can lay pipes up to 28 inches in diameter in shallow water between 1.5 and 4 metres deep.

Pipe Lay Barge

The Damen Pipe Laying Barge can lay pipes up to 28 inches in diameter in shallow water between 1.5 and 4 metres deep.


Yard Map

Damen Shipyards Galati Yard plan



To design and build a wide-ranging product portfolio of state-of-the-art vessels you need a broad range of facilities. We have the right facilities at our yard that enables us to offer our customers a wide range of services and options they might require. At Damen Shipyards Galati we have the following facilities at our disposal.

Launching Facility 1

Vessels up to 10.000 DWT can be built at this facility with side launch
Length 24 sledges x 8 m space frame
55 m
Maximum Ship Weight 10,000 dwt

Launching Facility 1A

This production line is for the construction of vessels up to 26.000 DWT with side launch
16 sledges x 10 m
Width 78 m
Maximum Ship Weight 26,000 dwt

New Assembly Hall

This production line is for the construction of vessels up to 26.000 DWT with side launch
Length 121 m
55.5 m
Effective Height 36 m
2 Overhead Cranes 100 t each
2 Overhead Cranes 5 t each

Facility Dry Dock

Our Panamax Dry Dock has the capacity to build heavy vessels from Heavy Lift Vessels, Navy vessels and Pipe laying barges to Barges and Offshore Patrol vessels
Length Assembly Room 235 m
Width 34.6 m
Maximum Ship Weight 65,000 dwt (Panamax)
Maximum Draught 4.5 m
Gantry Crane Lifting Capacity 320 t

Tugs and Workboats Assembly Halls

With this production line we design and build ASD Tugs ranging from 2208, 2810 and 3212
5 Halls 33.5 m x 14.3 m
5 Halls 33.5 m x 11.3 m


In 1994, the Damen Shipyards Group – already firmly established in the Netherlands and developing its international business – began cooperating with Galati


The shipping craftsmanship in Galati is as old as the town itself. Since the end of the 15th century, Galati had a lot of handicraftsmen who, in their own workshops, made boats for their basic occupation.

Damen Shipyards Galati has a wide range of products, but every vessel is designed according to the highest quality standards

HSE & Quality Policy

Damen Shipyards Galati has a wide range of products, but every vessel is designed according to the highest quality standards. It is our main objective to supply our customers with products that transcend their requirements and expectations as well as the applicable requirements of Classification Societies.

On average Damen Shipyards Galati builds around 24 vessels a year

Key Figures

Since the merger with Damen Shipyards in 1999 until end of 2018 Damen Shipyards Galati has built 421 vessels. On average we deliver around 20 vessels a year. Our on-going product development is primarily driven by customer feedback and field experience.

Training Centre

Training Center DSGa

Back in 2007, Damen Shipyards Galati opened its own training center, certified by the Romanian Ministry of Education. To date, about 2,000 young people have been trained in various occupations such as welding, steel fitting and pipe fitting. The welding teams of Damen Galati won the gold medals in 2016 and 2018 at the Arc Cup International Welding Competition in China. Their outstanding performance is a clear demonstration of their commitment to quality and a testimony to the rich shipbuilding heritage of Galati, which has some of the best welding specialists in the world.

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Social Responsibility

"We can not always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future." - Franklin Delano Roosevelt

DSGa support goes to promoting the education, modernization, health services and social support

Areas of involvement

"Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing." - Rollo May

Annual strategic programs Galati

Annual strategic programs

"Helping others is the way we help ourselves." - Oprah Winfrey

Damen Shipyards Galati partners


"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much." - Helen Keller

Damen family has a team of volunteers who handle the needs of the people around them

Damen Volunteers

"Only a life lived for others is worth living." - Albert Einstein


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  • Societatea Santierul Naval Damen Galati SA aduce la cunostinta actionarilor societatii ca incepand cu data de 1 iulie 2018
    plata dividendelor
    se va face prin mandat postal
    la adresa fiecarui actionar inregistrata in Registrul actionarilor societatii
    prin societatea REGISTRUL MIORIŢA S.A., societatea înregistrata la Registrul Comerţului sub nr.J12/1267/1997, avand CUI 9599222, cu sediul în Cluj-Napoca, B-dul Nicolae Titulescu nr.4,
    tel. 0264-593133,590102, fax. 0264-414812, email: rm@registrulactionarilor.ro
    care va actiona in numele si pe seama societatii Santierul Naval Damen Galati SA

    Intrucat dividendele se vor plati catre actionarii inregistrati in Registrul actionarilor societatii si la adresa inscrisa in acest Registru, actionarii ale caror date de identificare (nume, adresa, carte de identitate) au suferit modificari in perioada 1990-2018 au obligatia legala de a notifica REGISTRUL MIORIŢA S.A., registrul privat independent care, potrivit legii si Actului constitutiv, tine evidenta Actiunilor si Actionarilor Societatii cu privire la schimbarea datelor de identificare, transmitand acestei societati si documentele doveditoare din care să rezulte noile date de identificare, pentru a putea intra in posesia sumelor reprezentand dividende. Va informam ca valoarea dividendului pentru anul 2017 aprobata de adunarea generala a actionarilor societatii Santierul Naval Damen Galati SA este de 0,3441 lei.
  • B.V Damen International cumpara actiunile emise de Societate de la ceilalti actionari ai Societatii, la pretul maxim de 9 (noua) RON/actiune.

Comunicat de presă: Damen contestă licitația de corvete

9 July 2019


Damen a înaintat o plângere la Consiliul Național pentru Soluționarea Contestațiilor (CNSC) continuând un litigiu inițiat anterior de Fincantieri, și - în paralel - a sesizat Curtea de Apel București pentru multiple nereguli care au afectat rezultatul Programului de înzestrare esențial „Corvetă multifuncțională”. Facem următoarele declarații pe această temă:

  • Decizia Damen vine ca urmare a faptului că toate părțile implicate în licitație, inclusiv autoritatea contractantă, au ridicat multiple aspecte de legalitate și de încălcare a confidențialității, unele dintre ele fiind invocate ca temei pentru suspendarea procedurii în trecut, chiar de către Ministerul Apărării Naționale.
  • În loc să fie suspendată licitația până la momentul la care ar fi fost încheiate toate anchetele privind modul în care s-a derulat programul de înzestrare, licitația ridică și mai multe suspiciuni, incertitudini și controverse care au impact asupra reputației României și asupra programelor de achiziții publice atât în țară cât și în străinătate.
  • Acțiunile noastre vin în contextul în care autoritățile nu au reușit să clarifice definitiv aceste preocupări, ducând de asemenea la întrebări de natură etică cu privire la licitație.
  • Procedura a stat sub semnul unor scurgeri inacceptabile de informații clasificate, inclusiv cu privire la elemente din ofertele financiare care au fost confirmate săptămâna trecută de autorități. În plus, multiple anchete jurnalistice arată că unul dintre dintre participanții la licitație nu a îndeplinit criteriile necesare pentru a se înscrie în această procedură. In plus, corvetele riscă să nu fie construite în întregime în România, ci doar asamblate într-un șantier naval de pe teritoriul țării, fapt care este contrar cerințelor licitației.
  • Damen este, de asemenea, de părere că o cooperare între doi participanți la licitație ar trebui să fie baza pentru descalificarea acestora. Renunțarea la o procedură legală inițiată de către unul dintre participanți a fost în beneficiul celuilalt participant, câteva zile mai târziu.
  • Securitatea națională și procedurile licitației trebuie să asigure respectarea deplină a normelor impuse și verificarea capabilităților declarate și solicitate ca fiind autentice și reale.
  • În condițiile în care autoritățile au declarat public faptul că prețul nu a fost singurul criteriu de desemnare a câștigătorului, Damen consideră că a oferit cea mai potrivită soluție pentru necesitățile navale românești: conține sisteme de armament interoperabile la nivelul alianței NATO, aducând împreună cele mai bune companii din industriile de apărare din Europa și Statele Unite ale Americii (BOEING, RAYTHEON, GENERAL DYNAMICS). Această soluție poate să fie construită în România, de către un șantier naval din România, cu forță de muncă românească și cu experiență în domeniu, gata să înceapă construcția navelor imediat și în termenele de buget și de timp stabilite.
  • Damen este mai hotărât ca niciodată să rămână un partener de nădejde al României pentru construcția de nave civile și militare. Damen va rămâne în România!

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Visiting Address:

Strada Alexandru Moruzzi 132
800223 Galati


Phone: +40 (0) 23 630 72 30


Strada Alexandru Moruzzi 132
800223 Galati


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