Our expertise brought to you

Building Damen vessels locally

Sharing our knowledge worldwide

We believe in the power of sharing and transferring our knowledge and skills to our customers worldwide, enabling them to build a Damen vessel at a local yard of their choice. By sharing this expert knowledge, we not only contribute to better, safer, and more eco-friendly ships, but to sustainable local development and prosperity.

Remote or inland locations

We support local yards to build proven Damen designs from our extensive portfolio, wherever they are in the world. This option enables customers to build a quality Damen vessel at a remote or inland location, and it also allows them to meet political and local content requirements.

Upgrading or constructing yards

Damen is also able to construct or renovate a yard at a preferred location in preparation for upcoming project(s). Depending on your requirements, we can provide a design under a Damen licence, a full materials package, building assistance, advice and training.

Benefits to the local economy

In addition to providing access to Damen quality vessels at locations all over the world, our local building opportunities bring a number of benefits to the area. These include a boost to employment opportunities, which also leads to the stimulation of the local economy. On top of that, Damen works with employees to develop their skills and this knowledge transfer results in a transfer of technology in the longer term.

DTC solution

Damen Technical Cooperation (DTC) is means by which to unlock the full potential of the maritime sector – anywhere in the world. It’s not always possible to build a Damen vessel at a Damen yard. With DTC we offer ship owners & operators, government & navies and shipyards the possibility to build, sell and maintain Damen quality locally. Our aim is not only to build a vessel locally, however; our proposition is a sustainable collaboration offering the transfer of technology and expertise to facilitate development of local industry and supplier networks while stimulating regional employment opportunities.

Key benefits

  • Profit from Damen’s research backbone

  • System integration

  • Dedicated project management

  • Product portfolio access

  • Gateway to global supplier network

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A flexible selection of building blocks to choose from

DTC products & support

The level of support you receive from DTC is tailored to your requirements. This support is provided in a modular fashion which can be customised with the application of any combination of the following options and their component parts:

Commercial support

✔ Financing support ✔ Sales and tender support ✔ Contracting partner

Design & Engineering

✔ Tailored engineering packages ✔ Supply chain solutions

Transfer of technology

✔ Building Assistance​ ✔ Training​ ✔ Yard consultancy​

Licence to build

Need a vessel on a lake, a proven design or an opportunity to stimulate the local maritime industry?