Shipdock repair & conversion yards adopt new Damen names
On 1 January 2015 Shipdock Amsterdam and Shipdock Harlingen changed names to Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam (DSA) and Damen Shiprepair Harlingen (DSH) respectively. During the last two years, both yards have successfully integrated into Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC), itself part of the Damen Shipyards Group. For example, the close collaboration between DSH and Damen Shipyards Den Helder (DSDH) strongly highlights how customers benefit from the network of yards, the company said in its press release.
Damen Shipyards Group acquired the two Shipdock yards in February 2013. The new DSA and DSH names reflect the yards’ positions within the DSC network of 15 yards worldwide.
“Changing our name tells the market that we have a strong vision for the future within Damen,” says DSA Managing Director Flip van der Waal. “After a period of getting to know each other, we’ve really seen how the supporting activities within DSC deliver benefits for the customer and we are proud to be part of the team.”
The name changes have no direct consequence for the structure, organisation or employment situation at the two yards, nor for any contracts or obligations entered into with their customers.
Since joining the group, DSH has worked very closely with DSDH, located approximately 45 kilometres away in Den Helder.
DSC’s worldwide network of shipyards handles 1,500 repair and maintenance jobs annually. In addition to this knowledge base, DSC has built up long-lasting partnerships with its Supporting Companies.
DSA services vessels up to 250 metres in length at its facility in the heart of the seaport of Amsterdam, one of the largest industrial areas in the Netherlands. With roots dating back to 1877, the shipyard has a rich history in ship repair and maintenance.
DSH can service ships up to 120 metres in length at the yard located directly on the North Sea in the north of the Netherlands. Dating back to 1600, the Harlingen shipyard has one of the longest histories of the Damen Shipyards Group.