Damen Shipyards Den Helder started out as a small ship repair business in 1923 and seventy years later joined the Damen Shipyards Group. Now the yard is focused on repair and maintenance for the offshore, dredging, fishing and towage sectors, although we do also welcome the occasional new build project. The shipyard has two locations: one yard is located in Den Helder and the other in Oudeschild, a small port on the island of Texel.
Damen’s unique shipbuilding concept is based on delivering what our customers want: the best quality, proven designs, short delivery times, low maintenance and excellent resale value. The result is a work method with the perfect balance between standardisation and custom-built vessels. And of course we offer a broad range of customer services.
Since the second quarter of 2011 Damen Shipyards Den Helder has used the excavated dock (Dock ll at the Oude Rijkswerf Willemsoord) as well as its own two docks. The yard rents these facilities at Willemsoord BV district Den Helder. Besides the three docks, three slipways and a tower crane, we have several work areas, factories, warehouses, storage buildings and turneries at our disposal at our location in Den Helder. All these areas are equipped with the necessary tools, resources and overhead cranes to execute the most difficult repairs. As well as our production facilities we have our own engineering and design bureau in-house that delivers work for third parties.
Damen Shipyards Texel, part of Damen Shipyards Den Helder, is located in Oudeschild on the island of Texel.
At Oudeschild, ships, 100-metres long and 13-metres wide with a maximum draught of 5.5 metres, can docked directly from the open sea.
Oudeschild offers both a dry dock in the port as well as workshop facilities situated in the industrial park which are well within walking distance of the port and drydock.
Our team consisting of 13 employees is tightknit and hands on; when working on large projects Damen Shipyards Den Helder often assists us.
The industrial branches offshore oil & gas, and the coastal and inland fisheries, are Damen Shipyards Texel’s major focus. In the drydock with a capacity of 1500 tonnes, we clean and paint the ships, but grit- and waterblasting is also possible. The workforce in this location is “multiskill” and able to take care of all kind of repairs. We execute all welding and construction activities on-site. In addition to a turnery with multiple lathes and milling machines, our workshop are equipped with tools and machines from 100-tonne shears and metal bending machines to welding facilities and cranes. We also have a large warehouse with a sales counter. Every maritime company on the island of Texel can order their parts and tools at our yard.
Many of our customers use our services regularly for understandable reasons. Our dedicated Damen Shipyards Texel team is customer oriented, an approach our customers value. Quality service is a priority, and our competitive rates are attractive.more