Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam MD receives Harbour Medal
On Friday 29th November, managing director of Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam Tjeerd Schulting was awarded the Amsterdam Harbour Medal by port alderman Victor Everhardt at the annual Harbour Gala Dinner, the company said in its release.
Tjeerd was presented the award for his years of commitment to the Amsterdam port community. This included his recent plan for Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam’s future.
There are plans to construct a new housing development in the vicinity of the yard. If the plans in their current form go ahead, the yard will be forced to close and relocate. Working together with architectural agency Droog, Tjeerd has come up with a proposal that would enable the planned housing to coexist with the shipyard.
The plan involves the covering up of a section of the yard and the construction of a new urban park that would separate the residential area from the industrial activity at the yard.
Upon receiving the award, Tjeerd said, “I am pleasantly surprised by the presentation of the Harbour Medal, it is a great honour to receive this special award. I would like to thank (chairperson of Amports (the Amsterdam Ports Association)) Annemarie Manger and alderman Victor Everhardt for their kind words. Port and city together towards the future!”
Damen Shipyards Group
Damen Shipyards Group operates 36 shipbuilding and repair yards, employing 12,000 people worldwide. Damen has delivered more than 6,500 vessels in more than 100 countries and delivers around 175 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, winches, 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, including the longest, 420 x 80 metres, and the widest, 405 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 voyage.