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Damen embarks on 375 million project

Damen, and more than a hundred mainly Dutch companies are to contribute to the construction of a new Supply ship, HNLMS Den Helder.

The contract for the construction was signed in Den Helder by the Director of Defence Material Organization (DMO), Vice Admiral Arie Jan de Waard and Arnout Damen, the new CEO of the family business Damen Shipyards Group.

Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) will supervise the project, together with DMO, as the main contractor. With HNLMS Den Helder, the maritime supply capacity of the Royal Netherlands Navy will be restored. The ship will operate alongside the Joint Support Ship HNLMS Karel Doorman. This vessel also forms the basis for the design of this Combat Support Ship.

The HNLMS Den Helder, which is almost 200 metres long, will have a 75-person crew and can also take 75 extra people on board. There is room for several helicopters and around 20 containers. The design explicitly focuses on fuel consumption and exhaust emissions. The combination of diesel engines, hull shape and propeller design reduces fuel consumption by around 6 % compared to HNLMS Karel Doorman.

The new ship can be used worldwide and can operate under high threat, protected by frigates. In addition, she can be used in the fight against drug trafficking, controlling refugee flows and providing emergency aid.

Completion is scheduled for the second quarter of 2024. A year later, in the second quarter of 2025, the Combat Support Ship will be in operation.

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