DMC sells her 10.000st propeller nozzle to Schottel GmbH in Spay Germany
26 March 2015
‘Van de Giessen’ as Damen Marine Components was previously called, once started to build nozzles in larger series from the 1980’s. As a builder of round bilged workboats, forming of steel was common practice. In cooperation with OEM’s like Schottel, Lips (now Wärtsilä) and her mother company Damen, a mean & lean production system was developed so that the price/quality level became well known. Later on new in-house profiles like the Wing, VG40 and the famous Optima nozzles. The local shipbuilding industry discovered these nozzle specialists and found out that her knowledge helped them to reach better performance.
Production was moved to Gdańsk in Poland and later on Suzhou in China and the numbers of nozzles that DMC produced grows every year. The production method was even made more efficient by using spinning machines and semi-welding robots. This revolution of improved production methods continuous and contributes to the greener and environment friendly systems.
Now in early 2015 DMC sold nozzle number 10.000! This 19A nozzle (diameter 2,625 mm) will be mounted on a Schottel SRP 1515 rudder propeller. In house and at Schottel in Spay this delivery was celebrated on a low profile bases bearing in mind the 150 years anniversary Damen Marine Components will celebrate in October this year!