Decades of experience

Small and complex conversions

Reliable, efficient and innovative conversion services

The most challenging conversions: from design and engineering to execution

Changing the use of a ship or performing significant upgrades is a major undertaking but Damen with its combination of newbuild and maintenance/refit skills is a leader in this sector. We work especially closely with the offshore industry on projects such as converting drilling rigs to accommodation units or transforming conventional ships into offshore installation vessels by lengthening decks and adding accommodation, cranes, thrusters and DPS.

We have lengthened vessels including ferries and fishing trawlers and widened others. Our expertise includes changing propulsion systems to hybrid or pure LNG to enable ships to take on new roles in emission control areas. The addition of pods, thrusters and stabilisers can also transform the capabilities of a ship, and we are leaders in the installation of marine access systems. Conversions can deliver major savings in both time and cost compared to a newbuild and require fewer inputs

What we offer

  • Decades of experience

    We have first-hand experience with almost all certification companies, underwriters and insurers; we know how to steer you clear of any unwanted surprises.

  • A dedicated department focused on conversion projects

    Our team possess all the know-how necessary to perform the most challenging conversion projects: from design and engineering to execution.

  • Small and complex conversions

    Besides experience, we can offer you the combined knowledge and expertise of the entire Damen Shipyards Group, including our dedicated Offshore & Conversion team.

  • Extensive project management

    We can draw upon our own highly skilled personnel and we have an extensive network of partners you can rely on.

  • Agile partnership

    Even if you’re not sure what to do with your vessel, feel free to contact us. We are up to date with the most recent market developments and always available for conversion advice.

Interested? View our yard locations.

Paul Melles
Director at Rederij Doeksen
Customer review

“We found all that we were looking for in Damen Shiprepair.”

Certificates & Downloads

Damen Shiprepair & Conversion BrochureView PDF

We can help you find the best solution

From a tug to a large offshore construction. We will take on all your projects.