Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen is within easy reach of the major North Sea shipping routes and in the centre of the ARA ports. With the North Sea only six miles away, costly diversions are avoided. Being directly accessible with an entrance width of 500 metres, almost any size and type of ship can enter the harbour at any state of the tide. Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen has three superbly equipped dry docks, including a state-of-the-art covered dry dock with a length of 215 metres, an air draft of 51 metres and an overhead crane capacity of 300 tonnes. We can dry dock vessels up to 240 metres in length and with a beam of 36 metres.
Whether it concerns conversions, repairs and / or maintenance, our 150 motivated and highly skilled employees are committed to providing the international maritime world with an ongoing service. Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen is almost unique in being permitted to dock tankers in a non-gas-free or inerted condition. Scheduled servicing, Class surveys and preventive maintenance are key concepts in reliable shipping and are at the core of our business. Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen is ISO9001/14001 certified and, as are all other Damen repair yards, committed to a safe and healthy workplace, every day, everywhere.more
Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque, part of Damen Shipyards Group since 2012, is the only major ship repair yard on the north-east coast of France.
Located in Dunkirk, its shipbuilding and ship repair experience dates back to the 19th century, and its long history underpins the yard´s current level of expertise and its highly skilled workforce.
The yard is located in Dunkirk´s East Harbour, which is behind locks that ensure a constant water level and no tidal friction. Significantly, any vessel that can enter the port can be handled by Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque; our biggest dry dock has the same capacity as the largest lock. The draft restriction at the yard is around 9.50 metres.
Ample cranage and transport facilities up to 1,200 tonnes plus a large number of all the common types of specialised subcontractors are permanently available.
We look forward to maintaining your vessels, blasting your hulls, refitting your equipment, polishing your propellers and sending you out to sea again with a smile on your face.
Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque continuously improves its service levels through use of the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) certified management system.
The shipyard has achieved a significant milestone, achieving ISO 9001:2008 (the successor to ISO 9001:2000) certification, demonstrating customers receive consistent high quality, reliable and efficient service. The certificate was presented by the auditor, Lloyd’s Register France, on behalf of Lloyds Register Quality Assurance.
ISO 9001 is an internationally recognised quality management system representing reliability, sustainability and trust.
The shipyard is located in Dunkirk’s East Harbour. Its location above the lock ensures that the water level remains constant whatever the state of the tide. With the largest lock at the harbour entrance the same size as our largest dry dock, any vessel that can access the harbour can be repaired by Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque. Maximum draft at the yard is a generous 9.50 m, and ample cranage and transport facilities up to 1200 tons are available.
Our largest dry dock (Number 6) can accommodate vessels up to 295 m in length and its spacious surroundings with ample cranage capacity allow us also to handle and store the heavy equipment needed for conversions and to lower stern ramps on to the quayside if required. This gives us the option of using them for loading and unloading purposes, or alternatively stern ramps can be lowered onto blocks for maintenance and repair.
Our floating dock, with a lifting capacity of 14,500 tonnes, is equipped with a sonar pit which enables us to accommodate vessels with retractable thrusters, T-foils and other appendages that require extra space and protection. Cradle preparations, docking and undocking manoeuvres are overseen by our carpentry / joinery department.
Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque has the significant advantage of a modern and well equipped 22,000 m² workshop located in the middle of the dry docks infrastructure. The workshop is divided by department (mechanical work, steelwork, pipe work, propeller polishing and repair, carpentry, etc.) giving each a dedicated work area fitted out with the necessary resources. This gives us the ability to undertake a wide range of tasks including machining and prefabrication prior to fitting on board.
The steelwork and pipe work departments are able to carry out any cutting, shaping, machining and mechanised welding works, in any material.
We have a variety of boring and milling machines as well as lathes covering the range of marine applications including the repair of heavy gear such as rudders, tail shafts, thrusters and dredge pumps, etc.
The shipyard welcomes any type of vessel or project in the maritime and offshore industries subject to the constraints imposed by the locks of Dunkirk Harbour. Our core business is 'short sea' vessels (such as ferries, RoRo and RoPax), dredgers and offshore vessels. Nevertheless we also handle deep sea vessels on a regular basis including full-sized container ships, RoRo / LoLo combis, dry bulk carriers (Cape size and Panamax) and tankers (mostly LPG and product). The yard is additionally diversifying into cruise ships and offshore structures.more