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  • 2018 October 18 12:40

    Damen Shiprepair Oranjewerf adds three new certifications

    Damen Shiprepair Oranjewerf (DSO) has added three new certifications to its existing accreditations. Based on its ongoing business of the repair, maintenance, inspection and dry-docking of inland and ocean-going vessels and other steel structures, DSO has been certified that it meets the standards required by ISO 9001:2015 (quality management system), ISO 14001: 2015 (environmental management system) and SCC** 2008/5.1 (safety, health and environmental management system), the company said in its press release.

    “We are very pleased that the audit by Bureau Veritas has confirmed that we are operating to the highest standards in our quality, environmental and health & safety standards,” said Jeen van der Werf, commercial manager at DAMEN Shiprepair Oranjewerf. “A proven quality management system according to ISO standards, with evidence by means of certification, is important for many of our customers. Operators in the offshore sector and elsewhere value the confidence they get from knowing that independent inspections have validated the quality and operational standards of their industry partners.”

    DSO was already certified to the ISO 9001:2008 standard, which was gained in 2016. The yard then began the process that led to the most recent certifications.

    The yard is located within Amsterdam harbour and is well known for the diversity of the projects it undertakes. These range from the latest offshore support and cargo vessels to fully-rigged ships and antique classic steam boats. Projects in 2018 have included the conversion of the general cargo vessel Lelie C into a cement carrier, a full maintenance programme for the 118-year old, 31-metre, steam vessel Christiaan Brunnings and a conversion project on the 96-metre barge Kreeft.



    Damen Shipyards Group
    Damen Shipyards Group operates 35 shipbuilding and repair yards, employing 12,000 people worldwide. DAMEN has delivered more than 6,000 vessels in more than 100 countries and delivers some 160 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, the largest of which is 420 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 voyages.




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