From the refit of an FPSO to a lifetime extension of a trawler

Refit your ship

Ship refit

Decades of experience in outfitting vessels

Damen has unrivalled experience in refitting ships of all types, with a steady flow of mobilisations, upgrades and refurbishments passing through its yards. Mobilising and demobilising vessels for new offshore projects can involve a range of activities. Jack-up rigs come to us to have spud can shoes replaced or their legs lengthened. Wind farm installation vessels require longer crane booms to match the new generation of turbines, as well as the installation or removal of grillages and blade racks. Other projects include the installation and removal of cable carousels and gangway access systems.

What we offer

  • Decades of experience

    Our refits often involve upgrades to increase performance or capability such as larger engines, new deck equipment or the latest technology.

  • Dedicated department for larger sized (refit) projects

    Whether the vessel is a luxury cruise ship, a straightforward working vessel or a traditional sailing ship, it gets the same attention to detail and first-class craftsmanship.

  • Our dedicated team

    This team possesses all the know-how necessary to perform the most challenging refit projects, from design and engineering to execution. We can draw upon our own highly skilled personnel and we have an extensive network of partners you can rely on.

  • Extensive project management

    We undertake highly complex mid-life upgrades for naval vessels and have emissions-reducing options for every class of ship, ranging from scrubbers and ballast water treatment systems to hybrid and LNG propulsion systems.

  • Excellent facilities, including covered drydock facilities

    Our yards can accommodate any sized vessel. Works are supported by large workshops, extensive crane capacity and spacious covered drydocks.


Green Solutions

Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC) is your one-stop-shop for green solutions in the maritime industry. From design and engineering to execution, we are your single service provider for ballast water treatment, scrubbers and LNG propulsion. With 16 yards on three continents, we can make your vessel compliant with the latest environmental regulations or increase its fuel efficiency.
Greenify my vessel

Interested? View our yard locations.

Dirk Kuijt
Manager at the Rijksrederij
Customer review

“This is the first time we’ve completed a refit of this scale and the first time we’ve installed a drop keel.”

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.