Damen Marine Components delivers nozzles to super trawler modification project

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August 20, 2020

Press Release – Damen Marine Components has delivered two large 19A nozzles to Parlevliet & Van der Plas for its fishing trawler, the Margiris. The vessel is one of the largest of its type in the world. She has recently undergone a modification project at Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam. 

At Damen’s Amsterdam repair yard, the Margiris is undergoing work that includes bow thruster overhaul and fabrication of new bow thruster grids, piping renewal, steel tank repairs, hull cleaning and painting and fabrication and installation of a new sea chest as well as nozzle renewal. 

DMC produced the nozzles at its production facility in Gdansk, Poland. From there, the nozzles were loaded onto a special transport for delivery to Amsterdam in January. On arrival, Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam lifted the new nozzles with chain clocks before welding them in place. 

The internationally renowned Marin/Wageningen 19A profile can be delivered in various L/D lengths. This nozzle type is often used for vessels where reverse thrust is less important. Each of the nozzles for this project has a diameter (Ø) of 3636. 

DMC produced the nozzles using its Single Weld Spinning Method – based on a single weld seam on the inner side of the nozzle. The spinning machine can produce nozzles with an inside diameter ranging from 1,000 millimetres to 5.3 metres on the outside. 

Using a completely automated system, the spinning machine can handle stainless steel, duplex, steel and special steel materials. 

The reduction in CO2 emissions associated with nozzle use already improves vessel sustainability significantly. With the Single Weld Spinning Method this goes even further. The reduced grinding and welding equals less energy use and, thereby, less emissions. Additionally, the method saves production, which enhances DMC’s stable price/quality ratio for increased cost-efficiency. 

“We are very pleased to supply the nozzles for this notable vessel. Back in 2015, we delivered our 10,000th nozzle. At the time of writing this has risen to approximately 12,500 – a testament to the quality and popularity of our product range,” said Kees Oevermans, Damen Marine Components Sales Manager. 

Damen Marine Components 

Damen Marine Components (DMC) designs and manufactures a range of premium systems that are vital for the propulsion, manoeuvring and performance of vessels engaged in all types of maritime activity. These include short sea, deep sea, offshore, ocean-going, inland waterways and naval vessels, and superyachts. Our primary products are nozzles, winches, controls and steering and rudder systems. The last two categories are sold under the Van der Velden trademark. 

DMC offers an exclusive worldwide 24/7 service network. With a variety of professional services and a worldwide network Damen Marine Components keeps your manoeuvring system in excellent condition. Member of the Damen Shipyards Group. 

Damen Shipyards Group 

Damen Shipyards Group operates 36 shipbuilding and repair yards, employing 11,000 people worldwide. Damen has delivered more than 6,500 vessels in more than 100 countries and delivers around 175 vessels annually to customers worldwide. Based on its unique, standardised ship-design concept Damen is able to guarantee consistent quality. 

Our vision is to become the most sustainable and digital shipbuilder in the world. To achieve this, the focus is on going ‘back to the core’: on standardisation and series construction; the traits that have made Damen great and that are essential to make shipping greener and more connected. 

Damen’s focus on standardisation, modular construction and keeping vessels in stock leads to short delivery times, low ‘total cost of ownership’, high resale values and reliable performance. Furthermore, Damen vessels are based on thorough R&D and proven technology. 

Damen offers a wide range of products, including tugs, workboats, naval and patrol vessels, high speed craft, cargo vessels, dredgers, vessels for the offshore industry, ferries, pontoons and superyachts. 

For nearly all vessel types Damen offers a broad range of services, including maintenance, spare parts delivery, training and the transfer of (shipbuilding) know-how. Damen also offers a variety of marine components, such as nozzles, rudders, winches, anchors, anchor chains and steel works. 

Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC) has a worldwide network of eighteen repair and conversion yards of which twelve are located in North West Europe. Facilities at the yards include more than 50 floating (and covered) drydocks, including the longest, 420 x 80 metres, and the widest, 405 x 90 metres, as well as slopes, ship lifts and indoor halls. Projects range from the smallest simple repairs through Class’ maintenance to complex refits and the complete conversion of large offshore structures. DSC completes around 1,300 repair and maintenance jobs annually, both at yards as well as in ports and during voyage.

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