Damen Green Solutions is member of the Damen Shipyards Group (1927), an international shipbuilding, repair and conversion group with more than 9,000 employees working at 32 yards worldwide. Since 1969 Damen has built over 5,000 vessels and annually delivers around 160 vessels across a wide range of types and capabilities.
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, anchors, anchor chains and steel works.
In addition to ship design and shipbuilding, Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC) has a worldwide network of 16 repair and conversion yards with dry docks ranging up to 420 x 80 metres. Conversion projects range from adapting vessels to today’s requirements and regulations to the complete conversion of large offshore structures. DSC completes around 1,500 repair and maintenance jobs annually.
Taking the lead in cost-effective solutions for ballast water management
Damen recognised the need to start addressing the ballast water management challenge several years ago when it began investing in the development of ballast water treatment products and solutions. This led to the establishment of a new company Damen Green Solutions B.V. located next to Damen’s headquarters in Gorinchem, the Netherlands. The priorities of Damen Green Solutions were to:
Evaluate the solutions available in the market
Establish partnerships with the leading manufacturers
Create retrofit service packages that cover every aspect of the design, installation and compliance process
Design a mobile in-port ballast water treatment unit
Make the systems and services available throughout Damen’s global network
With at least 60,000 vessels needing to comply with international ballast water treatment legislation in the near future, Damen Green Solutions now offers a range of cost-effective options for ship owners from one stop retrofitting to a pioneering mobile ballast water treatment unit, which is the first of its kind in the world.