- About us
- IBJ Awards
- Free Sample
- Contact us
Damen reaffirms commitment to Germany
(Posted on 30/11/21)
Netherlands-based Damen Shipyards has been busy in Germany in recent weeks, delivering three, specialist bespoke vessels and establishing a full-time office to provide support to vessel operators in the region. These actions reflect Damen’s ongoing commitment to the southern Baltic and German Bight, with their special requirements and many vessel owners and operators.
The replacement diving bell vessel Archimedes, built for owner German government agency FMSW Koblenz to replace a previous vessel, is not only the most unusual of the three, but also one of the most remarkable vessels that Damen has ever built. Her purpose is the inspection and maintenance of infrastructure on riverbeds, primarily those of the rivers Rhine and Mosel, and the recovery of lost cargo and wreckage. To achieve this, the 70 by 11.7 metres vessel mounts a four-metre by six-metre diving bell in which personnel can work at depths of up to ten metres, manoeuvred by a bespoke foldable hoisting frame. Diesel-electric, she has an array of additional specialist systems including a ballast system to ensure longitudinal equalisation during operations and passages under low bridges, and a pressure equalisation chamber.
The Archimedes was engineered and built by Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld, as were the twin Fire-Fighting vessels delivered to Flotte Hamburg, the subsidiary of the Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) tasked with implementing low-emission shipping. 35-metres in length, their custom designs optimise them for operations in the city as well as the port of Hamburg and they carry an impressive array of fire suppression systems. The Prag is being operated by Hamburg’s fire service while the Dresden supports the HPA, the fire service and other third parties. Both are state-of-the-art, plug-in hybrid vessels with 315kWh of battery capacity, and when not fighting fires they will be undertaking other activities including water supply, rescue and recovery, technical assistance and environmental protection.
Supporting these and many other vessels is the new Hamburg Service Hub. The fifteenth in Damen’s worldwide network of support stations, like the others it is being staffed by local personnel with experience of ship building and maintenance in their region. Able to respond quickly to enquiries, it combines direct access to all of Damen’s resources with a network of local suppliers to ensure that products and services are sourced locally wherever possible. The Hamburg hub will serve customers in Poland and Denmark as well as Germany, and welcomes enquiries from operators of non-Damen as well as Damen vessels.
“We are delighted to be confirming our commitment to some of our closest neighbours and dedicating additional resources to ensure that they receive services tailored to their exact needs,” says Carsten Wiese, Service Hub Manager, Hamburg. “We look forward to many more years of close cooperation on innovative solutions to meet the demands of our rapidly evolving industry.”
Zuidnatie raises capacity with Konecranes Gottwald Generation 6 MHC(Posted on 02/06/23)
Belgian logistics and transportation company Zuidnatie NV ordered their first Generation 6 Konecranes... Read more
Framo pumping systems selected for Norwegian Centre for Ocean Technology(Posted on 31/05/23)
Norwegian government agency Statsbygg has awarded Framo the development contract to supply pump systems... Read more
Wärtsilä lab engine for SIMAC to support skills development(Posted on 30/05/23)
Technology group Wärtsilä has signed a contract to deliver a Wärtsilä 20 ... Read more
Siwertell unloader ordered for multi-material handling in Senegal(Posted on 23/05/23)
Bruks Siwertell has secured an order from Senegal Minergy Port SA (SMP) for a high-capacity Siwertell... Read more
ISO Limited and Liebherr advance New Zealand timber(Posted on 17/05/23)
To support the sizeable lumber industry in New Zealand, Liebherr Maritime Cranes has worked with ISO... Read more
BWMS success helps DESMI reach new heights(Posted on 14/05/23)
The Desmi Group’s general assembly has approved the year end result for 2022 – record-high... Read more
EMS-Tech expands reach in Europe with new Netherlands office(Posted on 06/05/23)
EMS-Tech, a leading provider of custom designed bulk material handling systems, has opened a new office... Read more
Wärtsilä partners with DNV’s Veracity to streamline Anglo-Eastern’s reporting(Posted on 02/05/23)
Technology group Wärtsilä and DNV’s industry cloud platform Veracity have entered a... Read more
Agreement on AI gains for Carbon Intensity Indicator transparency(Posted on 28/04/23)
METIS Cyberspace Technology will be collaborating with MTI Co. Ltd. Singapore Branch and the Agency... Read more
Sensing360 and Damen join forces on sensors for shipping(Posted on 24/04/23)
Utrecht-based startup Sensing360 and Damen Shipyards Group have formed a partnership to improve the... Read more