Black Marlin Arrives in Rotterdam Carrying Eighteen Hulls for Damen

The semi-submersible heavy lift vessel Black Marlin has arrived at the Port of Rotterdam with a monster load of prefabricated hulls for Damen. The load in total comprised of seventeen inland shipping vessels hulls and Damen crane barge. The hulls and crane barge were constructed in China and shipped to Rotterdam for final outfitting at Concordia Damen and other local … [Read more...]

Damen to Build Two LNG-Battery Hybrid Ferries for Seaspan

Dutch shipbuilder Damen has been awarded a contract to build two hybrid LNG/battery-powered roll-on/roll-off ferries for British Columbia-based Seaspan Ferries. The vessels will be constructed at Damen's shipyard in Mangalia, Romania with delivery planned for 2021. The 149-meter vessels will be built with 1,034 lane meters and have 209 cubic meter LNG storage onboard, as … [Read more...]

Damen Starts Construction on World’s Largest Diamond Mining Ship

Dutch shipbuilding group Damen Shipyards has started construction on a new offshore diamond mining vessel for a unit of De Beers in Namibia. De Beers Marine Namibia (aka Debmarine Namibia), 50/50 joint venture between the Namibian Government and De Beers Group, awarded Damen with the contract to build the new vessel in February 2019 for offshore operations in … [Read more...]

Damen Reports First Annual Loss in 15 Years

Damen Shipyards Group reported a net loss of 17 million euro in 2018, marking the first that the privately owned Dutch shipbuilder has reported a loss in the last 15 years. Damen says the net loss was due to "a sustained period of difficulty" in a number of key maritime sectors, acquisitions and investments in future programs that should benefit the company. "Notably, … [Read more...]

Damen Launches Two Ferries for Canadian Operator BC Ferries

In a span of just a few weeks time, Damen Shipyards has launched two 81-meter road ferries for Canadian ferry operator BC Ferries at Damen's yard in Galati, Romania. The ferries have been built to Damen’s Road Ferry 8117E3 design and will serve the Northern Gulf Islands off the coast of Vancouver, replacing vessels that are now over fifty years old. Damen says the order … [Read more...]