Damen at Seawork 2019
With around fifteen vessels sold to UK clients over the previous year (adding to a total of more than 300), the British maritime market is of great importance to Damen. The company notes that these vessels are currently active in a wide range of maritime sectors, including dredging, offshore, towage, aquaculture and coastal operations which truly reflects the strength in the UK market as well as the diversity of Damen’s vessel portfolio.
Damen’s work with the UK maritime market isn’t limited to its standard vessels; specialised one-off vessels also play a key role. The second Service Operations Vessel 9020 for Bibby Marine Services and the Marine Aggregate Dredger for Hanson Aggregates Marine are two examples of such complex ships.
Damen is a company that adapts to local demands of shipbuilding methods, the Day Cruise Vessel that will be assembled close to UK National Park of Lake Windermere shows that the company can build anywhere the client needs.
Damen’s two vessels at Seawork are the Multi Cat 1908, known for its all-round capabilities in coastal and inland waters and a Shoalbuster 2711, a new design of the definitive maritime workhorse. Frederik van der Linde, one Damen’s team of UK sales managers says, “It is a vessel that shows the value of collaboration with operators – developed with compliance of the latest MLC regulations in mind.”
Frederik van der Linde continues, “We invite new and existing clients to come and meet not only our commercial teams, but also our technical staff. They will be on-site too, looking forward to sharing their in-depth knowledge about all our vessels. We also want to use Seawork as a way to listen to, and collaborate with, our clients; it’s a process that we enjoy very much.
Rounding up the Damen contingent visiting Seawork are members of Damen Trading. This is the company’s in-house brokerage department specialised in the sale, purchase and chartering of any type of used vessel.
Damen are on stand Q12, VA46 and VC1