This is generally divided in the following engineering services:
- Conceptual, basic and detail design which consists of concept, basic and detailed design and product information.
- Manufacturing engineering. DTC can assist in establishing a detailed planning and building strategy for, including workplace instructions for the manufacture and installation of components. This is a specialised service that is customised for each building situation.
- Design license. Damen offers the option to buy a design license for one of its proven products or a tailor-made design, based on the above packages.
Damen has a specialised department that can provide an explanation of the engineering information and that can be reached for questions.
STAN TUG 1907 ICE BUILT UNDER LICENSE BY GREAT LAKES SHIPYARD
In July 2017, the first Damen Tug to be built in the USA went into service. It was the start of an order totalling ten Stan Tug 1907 ICE vessels, built by Great Lakes Shipyard, based in Ohio. With the Jones Act continuing to require that vessels operating in US waters be built within the country, licensing agreements between Damen and local shipyards allow Damen to sell its designs into the US market while enabling American yards to offer tried and tested vessels.
Under the license, Great Lakes Shipyard receives full construction, design and engineering support from Damen.
“Damen was always there when we needed them,” commented Joe Starck, President of Great Lakes Shipyard and The Great Lakes Towing Company. “It has truly been a pleasure to work with them, and we have really enjoyed getting to know the entire Damen team. They’re a first-class organisation.”