Damen has no plans to acquire Onega Shipyard in Karelia
Dutch company Damen has no plans on acquiring of Onega Shipyard in Karelia, IAA PortNews cites Damen representative in Russia Vadim Akimov as saying at the II International Forum of Dredging Companies arranged by Media Group PortNews in Moscow.
According to him, the Company and FSUE Rosmorport are just in negotiations on cooperation with the shipyard.
Onega Shipyard was founded in 1944. The company is located on the shores of Lake Onega in Petrozavodsk. The shipbuilding company was dedicated to construction of export dry bulk carriers, as well as other commercial cargo and passenger ships.
Damen Shipyards Group (with its Head Office in Gorinchem, the Netherlands) operates 32 ship- and repair yards (15 – in the Netherlands and 17 – in other countries) employing 8,000 people worldwide (including 3,000 employees in the Netherlands). The Group’s annual turnover is EUR 1.7 bln. Since 1969 Damen Shipyards has delivered more than 5,000 vessels and delivers approximately 180 vessels annually to customers worldwide. Damen specializes in construction of tugs, boats, patrol vessels, high-speed crafts, cargo ships, dredgers, platforms service vessels, oil spill response ships, frigates and mega-yachts.
Karelia official says Onega Shipyard to be transferred to Rosmorport>>>>