• 2017 July 14 18:37

    Damen hosts dredging seminar in Bangladesh

    This week, 11th July 2017, DAMEN successfully hosted a dredging seminar in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The event was attended by over 100 enthusiastic representatives from the Dutch Embassy in Bangladesh, experts from the Bangladesh Government, the Bangladesh Navy, local financing institutions, various customers of DAMEN and other industry stakeholders, the Group said in a press release.

    Damen has enjoyed great successes all over the world in the sale of its dredging equipment, including Trailing Suction Hopper Dredgers, Cutter Suction Dredgers and renowned DOP pumps. This has included a number of contracts in Bangladesh, a relationship DAMEN expects to see continuing as the country plans a number of projects for the near future.

    The location of Bangladesh, on the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Delta, coupled with a climate that often results in cyclones and flooding, ensures that both maintenance dredging in ports and rivers and dredging to create new land are important activity in the country. Add to this the fact that the river network is used extensively for the transportation of goods and dredging becomes crucially important to the economic well-being of Bangladesh.

    Damen Regional Sales Director Rabien Bahadoer spoke of Damen’s relationship with the country, saying, “We have had a presence in Bangladesh since the 1970s. There are quite a number of DAMEN vessels in operation in the country from that time of which some are still in function. We want to support growth in Bangladesh with quality equipment, dedicated services and proper training. In order to support our fast growing fleet of dredgers, workboats and tugboats, DAMEN further invests in expanding its local service centre with a modern workshop, skilled service engineers and local availability of crucial spares; all to maximise the uptime of our equipment. Also, as part of our commitment to the country and the collaboration with the Government, DAMEN is working closely with local shipyards to build vessels in the region, a process by which Dutch shipbuilding technology is transferred to local stakeholders.”

    At the seminar, guest of honour Her Excellency Ms. Leoni Cuelenaere, the Dutch Ambassador to Bangladesh, shared her views on the Dutch perspective of dredging in Bangladesh. In addition, Damen’s Product Director Dredging, Olivier Marcus, presented key points on efficient Project Management of dredging contracts and Wouter Breekman, Manager DAMEN Services Bangladesh, discussed the importance of local services, maintenance and continuous training. Furthermore Dr. S. M. Akbar of UBICO Investments gave his view of how the financial sector is looking at the dredging industry, and Mr. Gazi Golam Rabbani, Chairman of well-reputed Dhaka Dockyard & Engineering Works, shared his views on the future of shipbuilding in Bangladesh.

    With all of the recently delivered dredgers in Bangladesh and the positive feedback from the seminar, DAMEN is looking forward to organising the next Dredging Seminar in 2018.




2017 July 22

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14:22 French shipyard holds naming ceremony for new French icebreaker L’Astrolabe
11:58 Carnival Cruise Line unveils newly renovated cruise ship-themed exhibit at Miami Children’s Museum
10:53 GCT appoints Grosman as new President and CEO

2017 July 21

18:32 Hapag-Lloyd's MV NORASIA ALYA to omit San Antonio Port on MSW Service
18:03 MOL's Kinkasan Maru's engine control console gets 1st 'Ship Heritage' certificate
17:54 Bahri beefs up its fleet of VLCCs with delivery of 300,000dwt tanker ASLAF
17:33 Svitzer will provide marine support services for the Excelerate Energy FSRU in Bangladesh
17:08 The Port of Southampton welcomes ARA Libertad
16:46 Australian LNG exports to surge 22% this year, expert says
16:35 Duke University secures funding of a new marine lab RV construction
16:00 Workshop in Tunis briefed participants on functioning, operation and use of LRIT system
15:37 Drewry: World Container Index drops 6.3% (Jul 20)
15:14 Ukraine’s water transport carried 0.2 mln passengers in Jan-Jun'17, up 27.5%, Y-o-Y
14:52 Cargo transportation by Ukraine’s water transport down 6.7% to 2.3 mln t in 6M’17
14:31 Shell contracted to provide lubes and services for OOCL Hong Kong
14:06 Far East Crab Catchers Association: world’s first ship dedicated for crab catching can be designed and built in Russia
13:40 Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard launches chemical carrier Balt Flot 16 of Project RST27М for BF Tanker
13:15 Fincantieri enters partnership agreement with MAPEI
12:53 ME MetroElectroTrans buys out river fleet of Volgograd for RUB 32.5 mln (photo)
12:42 Harley Marine Services adds new tug DR HANK KAPLAN to its fleet
12:14 NextDecade signs MOU with Port of Cork to develop FSRU and LNG import terminal infrastructure
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11:19 In HI’2017 TransContainer transported 869,000 TEUs, up 18.7% Y-o-Y
10:58 Academic Pashin tanker underwent inclining experiment at Nevsky Shipyard
10:23 First Damen dredger for Australia TSHD 650 en route to Gippsland Ports
10:16 JFSE launches patented revolutionary jetting technology for subsea excavation
09:59 Oil spill response workshop held in Senegal
09:34 Indicative bunker prices go up at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:17 Baltic Dry Index up to 964 points

2017 July 20

18:35 Wärtsilä reports order intake and net sales growth in H1 2017
18:10 Workshop of International Dialogue on Migration held in Geneva
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17:35 UK's MCA conducts exercise for response to spills from shipping and offshore installations
17:13 DNV GL releases its updated NOx TIER III compliance guide
17:01 Port of Rotterdam half-year cargo volumes rose 3,9%
16:54 RF Navy's large tonnage warships are training in Kronstadt before the Main Navy Parade
16:35 LUKOIL Board of Directors approves members of Company Management Committee
16:14 Van Oord wins contract for mega waterfront project in Dubai
16:03 No visible drivers on the bunker market so far, expert says
15:53 MacGregor to supply on-vessel equipment to Excelerate Energy
15:31 HHI offers smart ship ICT technology for better navigation and management of ships
15:12 Boskalis contracted to build Stockholm Norvik Port quay wall in Sweden
15:08 Long Beach City Council confirms Colonna, Lowenthal appointments to Board of Harbor Commissioners
14:51 Swedegas and Fluxys LNG start cooperation for LNG project in the port of Gothenburg
14:32 BV granted approval in principle for Wison’s 50MW floating LNG power supply barge
14:06 Cargo shipments by North-Western Shipping Company up 5% to 2.76 mln t in HI’2017
13:40 Marine Recruiting Agency in HI'17 increased the number of graduates by 58%
13:17 Austal continues industry engagement with Queensland businesses for OPV project
12:55 FESCO delivered outsized Power Machine’s equipment to Vietnamese Power Plant under construction
12:33 Port of Gdansk throughput up 3.6% to 18.57 mln t in Jan-June'17
12:11 OSU researchers work to improve AUVs’ energy efficiency
11:58 HII's NNS gets $148.7 million as CVN 80 contract modification
11:50 Frigate ‘Admiral Makarov’, corvette ‘Stoyky’ and major missile boat ‘Dimitrovgrad entered the Neva River
11:29 Bunker prices are slightly down at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:12 Bureau Veritas and Ascenz join forces in ship performance agreement
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09:33 Port of Tallinn announces the winner of the design contest for the Old City Harbour bridge