Damen Shipyards Group is ready to ensure construction of electric water buses for rivers and canals of Saint-Petersburg and Russia
Damen Shipyards Group is ready to ensure construction of electric water buses for rivers and canals of Saint-Petersburg and Russia, Bastian Vink, Design and Proposal Engineer, Damen Shipyards Group, said at the conference organized by PortNews Media Group as part of NEVA Exhibition and Conference (NEVA-2019).
According to him, there are solutions allowing for efficient operation of such vessels in cold climate.
Damen Shipyards Group is currently planning the construction of a series of electric passenger ships for the Netherlands. The series will number 30 ships with a capacity to carry 60 passengers and an ability to operate on a single charge for about 15 hours.
When speaking at the conference, Peter Anssems, Sales Manager, Sales East and South-East Europe, Damen Shipyards Group, said the company could help in construction of such vessels in Russia.
A possibility to install charging facilities at passenger berths of Saint-Petersburg is under consideration.
Gorinchem, Netherlands headquartered Damen Shipyards Group (established in 1927) incorporates 54 companies worldwide (24 in the Netherlands and 28 — around the world). The Group has 36 owned shipyards (25 based in the Netherlands and 29 — across the world), numerous partner yards, 5 engineering and other companies (13). Damen employs 12,000 people worldwide (3,500 — in the Netherlands), including 1,000 engineers. In total, Damen Shipyards Group has built 6,500 vessels and in 2018 delivered 176 ships. Damen specializes in building tugs, workboats, patrol vessels, high speed craft, cargo vessels, dredgers, offshore support vessels, oil-spill response vessels, frigates and mega yachts. Damen also offers a variety of marine components, especially nozzles, (flap-type) rudders, steering gear, anchors, anchor chains and steel works. Besides, the Company provides efficient customer support, financing and complete lifecycle service. In 2018 turnover of the Group reached EUR 2.0 billion.