More orders from Dutch shipowners for Damen Shiprepair

The Damen Shiprepair shipyard in the port of Amsterdam has lost many foreign customers due to the corona crisis. Yet, by introducing strict measures to contain the virus, more and more Dutch shipping companies now call on the company.

Manager Harco Groen of Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam reports this to the website of offshore branch association Ayop in the North Sea port area. ‘Many Dutch shipowners are now placing their orders. Before the corona crisis, they mostly docked at foreign shipyards, but they are now continuing their work with us. It may well be representative of the whole of the Netherlands that in these times of keeping our distance from each other, we’re pulling closer together.’

At full speed

He goes on to say that Damen Shiprepair is ‘running at full speed’ again after the necessary adjustments. The Amsterdam maintenance yard owns dry docks of up to 250 metres in length, a deep-water quay and a steel construction factory.

The company specialises in repairing and converting offshore ships, lifting platforms, dredgers, deep-sea trawlers, cruise ships and tankers for chemical products.

This article first appeared (in Dutch) on Nieuwsblad Transport, a sister publication of SWZ|Maritime.

Picture by Damen Shiprepair.

Author: Mariska Buitendijk

Mariska Buitendijk is one of SWZ|Maritime's journalists as well as the magazine's copy editor.