Van AalstSailors SocietyViganCimbriaBühler GmbHTelestack
  • The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology
  • Van Aalst
  • TBA Group
  • Port of Stockton
  • Cimbria
  • Sailors Society

Damen supports European Programme

(Posted on 19/07/18)

An EC-funded programme is to improve sustainability in shipbuilding and maintain Europe’s leading role in complex vessel construction

Damen Shipyards Gorinchem, in close cooperation with Netherlands Maritime Technology (NMT), is to coordinate the NAVAIS programme. The programme kicked off on June 1st, with the Innovation & Networks Executive Agency of the European Commission (EC) signing the grant agreement. NAVAIS aims to maintain the European shipbuilding industry’s world-leading positon in the design and construction of complex, value-added and highly specialised vessels whilst further integrating sustainability into designs.

The European Commission, via its research and innovation programme Horizon 2020, will invest 6.5 million euros in NAVAIS over four years. The European maritime technology sector generates an annual turnover of 91 billion euros and, directly and indirectly, supports in the region of 900,000 jobs, mostly to the benefit of European citizens. In order to maintain Europe’s robust capabilities, NAVAIS aims to increase efficiency and flexibility in design and production networks.

NAVAIS will achieve this via a platform-based modular product family approach supported by a 3DEXPERIENCE integrated business platform. The programme will focus specifically on passenger/road ferries and multi-use workboats. It will support the transfer from an engineer-to-order business model to an assemble-to-order one, allowing shorter process lead times, constant quality, reduced design and production costs and better integration of the supply chain.

Jorinus Kalis, Manager Development at Damen, said, “The work of the NAVAIS programme is aligned with the Damen philosophy of shipbuilding. For many years, Damen has designed and built its vessels according to a standardized programme of shipbuilding that delivers proven vessels to its clients, with the fastest possible delivery times and at competitive prices. This experience positions us well to coordinate this project and we are pleased to play our part in supporting the European shipbuilding industry as well as in increasing sustainability in shipping.”

Along with Damen Shipyards Gorinchem and NMT, fourteen partners are participating in NAVAIS, including other members of the Damen Shipyards Group. These are Marine Design Engineering Mykolayiv, Damen Galati, Marine Engineering, Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore, Marin, Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek, Technische Universiteit Delft, Dassault Systems, Eekels Technology, Heliox, Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding, Schunk Bahn- und Industrietechnik, Center of Maritime Technologies and Sea Europe.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 769419.

Damen Shipyards Group operates 34 shipbuilding and repair yards, employing 10,000 people worldwide. Damen has delivered more than 6,000 vessels in more than 100 countries and delivers some 160 vessels annually to customers worldwide. Based on its unique, standardised ship-design concept Damen is able to guarantee consistent quality.

Latest News

Oldendorff Carriers invests in Alpha Ori Technologies

(Posted on 05/12/22)

Oldendorff Carriers, one of the world’s leading dry bulk operators, has signed a deal that will... Read more


NSG GAC's second Swedish ship agency acquisition this year

(Posted on 05/12/22)

GAC Group has acquired Finland-based ESL Shipping's Swedish subsidiary Norra Skeppningsgruppen (NSG),... Read more


Klaveness Digital etablishes Board of Directors

(Posted on 01/12/22)

Norwegian technology company Klaveness Digital has announced the formation of its first Board of Directors... Read more


WinGD cybersecurity type approval from DNV prepares owners for regulations

(Posted on 01/12/22)

Swiss marine power company WinGD has become the first marine engine designer to gain cybersecurity type... Read more


InterManager welcomes IMO commitment on enclosed space risks

(Posted on 29/11/22)

InterManager has welcomed a commitment by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to review guidance... Read more


North P&I faces up to turbulence with premiums rise

(Posted on 29/11/22)

North P&I Club signals intention to apply a 10% General Increase in 2023/24 premium rates amid swirling... Read more


Pioneer voyage data-sharing to enable carbon emissions reductions

(Posted on 19/11/22)

China Merchants Energy Shipping (CMES), BHP and DNV have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)... Read more


Safe Bulkers orders additional retrofits of Alfa Laval PureSOx

(Posted on 19/11/22)

In recent years, Greek shipowner Safe Bulkers has retrofitted Alfa Laval PureSOx exhaust gas cleaning... Read more


Fears of Nordics perfect storm unfounded says Swedish Club

(Posted on 13/11/22)

Times are difficult but no need for despair, was the message from Tore Forsmo, Area Manager, Team Norway... Read more


CSM and Marcap to focus on vessel performance optimisation

(Posted on 13/11/22)

Columbia Shipmanagement (CSM) and Marine Capabilities (MARCAP LLC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding... Read more


Cleveland Cascades LtdThe Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology TBA GroupTOC EventsPort of StocktonPort of South Louisiana
  • Bühler GmbH
  • Vigan
  • TOC Events
  • Cleveland Cascades Ltd

Subscribe to our newsletter

Keep up to date with the latest global news in bulk cargo handling and shipping