28 Mar 2023

MEYER RE and Damen Shiprepair sign cooperation agreement

A joint cooperation agreement has been signed between MEYER Group and Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC)

Rick van de Weg

Working together to deliver low-emission and sustainable Cruise Ships

The MEYER Group and the Dutch Shiprepair company Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC) have signed a joint cooperation agreement. DSC will work with the recently established company MEYER RE, a subsidiary of the MEYER Group, which has been active for nearly a year. MEYER RE offers shipping companies solutions to maximize their vessel’s sustainability, ideally throughout their lifecycle from development and build to supporting them through their operating lives and finally end-of-life recycling.

"Thanks to the cooperation with the family-owned, Dutch company Damen Ship Repair & Conversion Holding BV, we are moving even closer to our customers by securing dock capacity and manpower for our customers worldwide," says Alexander Höfling, Managing Director of MEYER RE.

“In the short time since it was founded, MEYER RE has brought us additional work as customers want to make their ships more attractive and sustainable," added Jan Meyer, Managing Director of MEYER WERFT. "It has generated orders across our group including our shipyards. However, as we do not have our own repair and docking capacities, this cooperation agreement with DSC is of particular importance to us as we now have access to the resources we need."

MEYER RE offers various services for shipping companies in close cooperation with other specialists within the MEYER Group and now with DSC. Initially the two groups will work on the design and implementation of sustainable systems up to the complete conversion and / or installation of new power plants on board (including LNG, methanol, batteries and fuel cells solutions), as well as implementing  entire modernization projects.

DSC is an ideal partner for MEYER Group, not least due to the geographical proximity of a number of its yards and a shared philosophy and dedication to quality.

Damen Shiprepair and Conversion (DSC) is a group of ten repair yards, with resources including dry docks up to 405x90 and 420x80 meters in size and a harbor & voyage team to service its customers at sea or in harbor. The shipyards are mostly very close to the main shipping routes and can therefore be reached quickly. DSC completes more than 1,500 orders annually.

“We have serviced many of cruise ships at our yards over the years, during which we have developed a detailed understanding of the technical and logistical needs of a cruise refit project” says Jeroen Heesters, Managing Director of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion Holding BV. “We look forward to working with MEYER RE.”

“I am thrilled and excited to execute together with the team of MEYER the future refurbishment projects” says Rogier van der Laan, Sales Manager Cruise of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion Holding BV. 

Through their close and worldwide cooperation, MEYER RE and DSC are confident that they will make a significant contribution to the decarbonization of shipping and the cruise industry.

On the photo from left to right: Bas Loohuis (Commercial Director of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion Holding BV), Jeroen Heesters (Managing Director of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion Holding BV), Alexander Höfling (Managing Director of MEYER RE.), Jan Meyer (Managing Director of MEYER WERFT), Rogier van der Laan (Sales Manager Cruise of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion Holding BV).