Netherlands

Damen Yachting targets yacht upgrades

Damen Yachting targets yacht upgrades

Until the early 2000s refits were a secondary offering at Vlissingen-based Damen Yachting. While the company always reserved space in the shipyard for returning yachts, it wasn’t until the building boom of the mid-2000s that it truly began to invest in the refit side of the business. That investment has led to a sustained upturn […]

Dutch look to a floating future

Dutch look to a floating future

Netherlands project integrates technology, governance and ecology for new perspectives on climate-proof, large-scale floating structures The UN estimates that two out of every five people in the world live within 100km of the coast, and that 90% of megacities worldwide are vulnerable to rising sea levels due to climate change. With nowhere to expand, rapid […]

Dutch companies develop UV-C biofouling solution

Dutch companies develop UV-C biofouling solution

Damen Shipyards has teamed up with coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel and electronics specialist Philips to further develop a fouling control solution for hulls that uses UV-C light technology. The proposed solution integrates UV-C light-emifting diodes (LEDs) into a coating scheme that emits enough light to prevent biofouling accumulation on the protected area. AkzoNobel and Philips have […]

Damen shrimper concept takes basic approach

Damen shrimper concept takes basic approach

Damen’s Maaskant division is promoting a “simple, basic, standard” new vessel concept, the Damen Shrimper 2607, for shrimp fishers in tropical/subtropical regions including Africa, Asia and South America. The 146gt vessel’s design has reportedly been developed to significantly reduce fuel consumption, which Damen claims to have done by optimising the powertrain, instead of overloading the […]

Naval Group launches first rMCM vessel in game-changing Belgian-Dutch programme

Naval Group launches first rMCM vessel in game-changing Belgian-Dutch programme

On 29 March 2023, the first of the 12 mine countermeasure vessels in the Belgian-Dutch Robotic mine countermeasure (rMCM) programme, M940 Oostende, which is intended for the Belgian Navy, was floated out in Concarneau. The launching ceremony took place in the presence of Ludivine Dedonder, Belgian Minister of Defence, Kajsa Ollongren, Dutch Minister of Defence, and […]

LR and BV type approval for Octopus ESS

LR and BV type approval for Octopus ESS

EST-Floattech has announced that its Octopus Series Battery System has received Lloyd’s Register (LR) and Bureau Veritas (BV) type approval for maritime applications. Both LR and BV observed the tests that EST-Floattech carried out on the Octopus Series Battery System to ensure its compliance with the latest industry standards and regulations. The two classification societies […]

Class of ’22

Class of ’22

The forthcoming Dutch training vessel Ab Initio is on schedule to be delivered in August this year, builder Concordia Damen has confirmed. The 67m x 8.2m ship will provide training to future crew and ship’s masters, doubling as a field lab in which companies can trial new equipment and technology on board, in collaboration with the students.   […]

Electric brew

Electric brew

While the 90m x 10.5m inland container vessel Alphenaar keeps the Netherlands well lubricated – transporting about 70,000 containers’ worth of Heineken lager bottles annually – a different type of juice is fuelling operations.   The 104teu vessel, built by Concordia Damen in 2018, already had green kudos upon her launch, having been equipped with an electrical […]

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