Damen Marine Components production facility in China receives ISO certification
Damen Marine Components’ (DMC) production facility in Jiangyin, China, has received the official certificates for its ISO 9001-2015 and ISO 14001-2015 awards following an audit earlier this year. This brings it into line with the other DMC locations in the Netherlands and Poland, the company said in its press release.
ISO 9001-2015 specifies the requirements for a quality management system (QMS) and for DMC to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide products and services that meet the requirements of its customers and regulators. Specific reference in the certificate is given to the production of marine components including propeller nozzles, winches, rudders, stern tubes, guide posts, and tunnel and propeller brackets.
ISO 14001-2015 specifies the requirements for an effective environmental management system (EMS) and demonstrates the establishment by DMC Jiangyin of a framework that it follows, with reference to the same product group as ISO 9001-2015.
Damen Marine Components Jiangyin is the Chinese production site of Damen Marine Components (DMC). DMC has had a presence in China since 2005, and the brand-new facility at Jiangyin was opened in November 2015. With a production area totalling 11,000 m² divided over five halls, it has all the facilities needed to develop and manufacture products including nozzles, rudders, special constructions and winches. The plant is also equipped with production systems that include its own spinning systems for propeller nozzles and state-of-the-art grinding and sanding robots.
Damen Shipyards Group
Damen Shipyards Group operates 34 shipbuilding and repair yards, employing 10,000 people worldwide. Damen has delivered more than 6,000 vessels in more than 100 countries and delivers some 160 vessels annually to customers worldwide. Based on its unique, standardised ship-design concept Damen is able to guarantee consistent quality.
Damen’s focus on standardisation, modular construction and keeping vessels in stock leads to short delivery times, low ‘total cost of ownership’, high resale values and reliable performance. Furthermore, Damen vessels are based on thorough R&D and proven technology.
Damen offers a wide range of products, including tugs, workboats, naval and patrol vessels, high speed craft, cargo vessels, dredgers, vessels for the offshore industry, ferries, pontoons and superyachts.
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.
Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC) has a worldwide network of eighteen repair and conversion yards of which twelve are located in North West Europe. Facilities at the yards include more than 50 floating and (covered) drydocks, the largest of which is 420 x 90 metres, as well as slopes, ship lifts and indoor halls. Projects range from the smallest simple repairs through Class’ maintenance to complex refits and the complete conversion of large offshore structures. DSC completes around 1,300 repair and maintenance jobs annually, both at yards as well as in ports and during voyages.