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January 25, 2024

The rotor manoeuvring system is a good investment

25 January 2024 'The rotor manoeuvring system is a good investment' 2 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 Henk de Vries’s new MTS Myriam vessel, a single system attracts special attention from fellow shippers: the Rotor Manoeuvring System (RMS) developed and produced by Damen Marine Components (DMC). This active RMS improves the course stability of a vessel and reduces fuel consumption. 'You definitely notice the effect.' If you have been active in inland shipping for a long time, you continually see new developments coming in. If, like Henk de Vries, you have been active in the industry for almost half a century, you sometimes even see discoveries making a come-back decades later. De Vries (69) experienced that when he supervised the construction of his latest MTS Myriam. More or less by coincidence, the RMS came up in a discussion with DMC. De Vries had known of the system since its introduction in 2000, but it had faded into the background somewhat for him since then. Yet an RMS for more course stability and less fuel consumption was precisely what he needed. So he had not just one, but two RMSs installed into his new inland shipping tanker, which has a length of 135 metres and a beam of 17.50 metres. Now that he has been sailing with these for a while, he can conclude that they meet his expectations. 'It's been a good investment,' he says.Magnus effect The RMS consists of a vertical cylinder of corrosion-resistant composite material. At a sailing speed of 6 km/h or more, the cylinder can submerge into the water below the vessel. The operation of the system is based on the principle of the Magnus effect, the physical phenomenon in which the rotation of objects in a liquid or in air affects their propulsion. If the cylinder rotates quickly below the bow, a pressure difference arises in the water flowing past it between the starboard and port sides of the cylinder, with a sideways lift force or propulsion: in other words, the Magnus effect. By switching the rotation direction, the cylinder can pull the vessel to starboard or port. In this way, the bow is kept straight, so that there is no need to compensate with the main rudders, which can remain straight. The rotor drops to a maximum of 1.20 metres below the bow, which means that the draught is very limited, and can be infinitely adjusted from an extension of 60 centimetres. Extension and retraction take place hydraulically. The rotation is controlled electrically with the aid of a 15-kilowatt electric motor. The system can be operated via an HDMI touchscreen and a handle that enables the skipper to control the speed of the electric motor. Course stability, less fuel consumption De Vries finds the RMS very easy to use. 'With a crosswind, you lower the rotor a little and you can stay perfectly on course. At first, you have to find the combination with the ordinary rudders at the back, so that the bow and stern 'communicate', as…
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November 13, 2023

DMC introduces new Optima Nozzle at Europort 20

13 November 2023 DMC presents completely redesigned Optima nozzle at Europort 2023 2 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 and steering systems specialist DMC launched the new and improved Optima nozzle at Europort 2023 in Rotterdam last Thursday. The original Optima was introduced in 1998 and quickly developed into the standard nozzle in various markets. It is one of the best-running nozzles for pushers and tugs, icebreakers, dredgers, coasters, fishing vessels and workboats. In inland navigation, it is even the best-selling nozzle of all time. Thousands of vessels sail with this ‘thrust enhancer’. After 25 years, and a year of research using state-of-the-art technology, DMC has now come up with an improved design and has started production.   In-house and independent research Kees Oevermans, Technical Sales Manager at DMC conducted the research. "Using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), we systematically examined and modified the profile shape and performed several simulations. This provided many useful insights. However, to be sure, we had the results validated by an independent CFD party. Then we were also able to work in practice with the correct, exact values. As a result of the independent study, the updated Optima came out on top."Results The 3 main results for shipowners and ship management companies are that the updated Optima generates more forward and backward thrust than its predecessor, resulting in lower fuel consumption, produces less vibration and less noise. Oevermans: "The updated Optima nozzle delivers up to 1.8% more direct thrust. But it doesn't stop there. You can think of a ship's nozzle and propeller as one, interdependent system. When you design a system based on that idea, instead of two separate systems, we can optimise propulsion even further to as much as 3.4% more thrust." DMC engaged Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for the independent benchmark. Oevermans: "In the past, you could basically only test in a drag tank. With the current software, however, we can accurately visualise pressure distributions and flowlines and make concrete improvements that are directly related to the changes that ship designs have undergone in the recent past. Naturally, we would like to maintain our position as the world market leader in nozzles. With these improvements, we think we have now secured this." Easy to replace or refit Ship owners who already have an Optima nozzle need not worry: existing vessel designs needn’t be modified. The new profile fits seamlessly into the current construction. There are also two versions: the DMC Optima 04 and 05. The difference is in the length of the nozzle: the Optima 05 has a length of 50% of the propeller diameter, while the Optima 04 comes at 40%. After installation, the increased thrust of the propeller can be used to sail faster, save fuel and thus reduce CO2 emissions. Recent news
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September 28, 2023

DMC conducts 8,000th inspection: ‘A reliable service partner’

28 September 2023 DMC conducts 8,000th inspection: 'A reliable service partner' 2 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 special milestone for the Service Department of Damen Marine Components (DMC): it has conducted its 8,000th inspection. That honour went to the Lynn, part of the push-tow barge combination owned by Naviglobe NV. This wasn't the first time that DMC had inspected the Lynn, and it won't be the last. “We see customers coming back time and again.” The 8,000th inspection is hardly over when Leendert Verloop is already being asked when DMC would be celebrating its 10,000th inspection. The Service Manager of DMC in Hardinxveld-Giessendam instantly started counting. “On average, we do between 320 and 350 inspections a year”, he says. “So we could get there in about six years’ time. That won't be so long at all.” In that case, the Lynn could well be the lucky one again, as this Naviglobe NV push-tow barge has been inspected by DMC’s service engineers since it was built in 2005. “We come back every time”, confirms Eric Suurland, technical superintendent of the Antwerp-based shipper/operator. He sees the fact that the 8,000th DMC inspection was conducted on their ship as special. “It really is a milestone for DMC, and it's nice that they're giving this attention. As a customer, things like service, quality and reliability are priorities, and DMC offers all of those. It's important to have a reliable service partner. In the end, that's what gets you furthest. This is a positive partnership.”Push-tow combination Naviglobe NV is the shipper/operator of two company-owned inland shipping vessels and two maritime vessels (coasters), which are used to ship Clear Petroleum Products (CPP). The Lynn and the Lynn II, which together form the push-tow barge combination, have a total length of 172 metres. There are no longer many such push-tow barge combinations on European rivers. “They're indeed fairly unique”, Suurland says. “Only a few are still sailing, and ours is one of the biggest.” The Lynn dates from 2005 and has now been sailing for 18 years. At the time, the vessel was fitted with rudders and a control system of the former Van der Velden Marine Systems, which merged with DMC in 2018. “But we also have a ship with no DMC systems, and DMC has sometimes conducted inspections of that too”, Suurland explains. “If we really need someone and I can't get hold of an engineer, I call DMC and explain the problem. They then come quickly and help us to carry on again. Of course, I prefer not to call them at night, but I can if I have to. We sail in a delicate shipping area, between Rotterdam to the Moselle in Luxembourg, and there's no room for navigation errors there.” Accessible This story sounds familiar to Leendert Verloop. “Our aim is to be available 24/7, or else to call back as quickly as possible. If a customer is at a standstill and cannot sail any further, we do everything possible to send them an engineer.” Verloop…
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August 7, 2023

How DMC’s smart dock winches work

07 August 2023 How DMC's smart dock winches work 2 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 7 at Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam has recently acquired an innovative system of intelligent dock winches. Made up of four powerful winches, the system works so perfectly that it can pull any floating object into the dock, whatever the conditions. And this fine piece of work by Damen Marine Components (DMC) has many additional advantages. At 405 metres long and 90 metres wide, Dock 7 at Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam is the largest dock in the Netherlands. The Emerald Princess cruise ship measures 290 by 36 metres, with space for more than 3,000 passengers. So how do you manoeuvre such an enormous ship into such a huge dock? Markus de Jong can still chuckle about the solution, which ultimately lay partly in a computer chip less than one square centimetre in size. This processor controls the four dock winches that can pull in colossal vessels like the Emerald Princess smoothly and in a controlled manner, as they did during their 'baptism of fire' on 11 October 2022. 'It’s unbelievable that you can achieve something so big with something so tiny,' says De Jong, Product Group Manager Controls at DMC in Hardinxveld-Giessendam. In close cooperation with colleagues from DMC's winches product group, a unique system was designed, developed and built.Four winches Four winches, each with 40 tonnes of pulling power, do the hard work with one in each corner of the dock. Two winches pull the ship in, while the other two regulate the speed and the correct position of the ship by providing the exact amount of counterweight required to prevent the ship from veering sideways or floating in too quickly. While these winches slowly ease out their cables, energy is recovered and used again by the pulling winches. What makes this exceptional system intelligent is the fact that all four dock winches are in contact with each other. The software in the winches continually calculates the power and tension of the cables - not just once, but 25 times a second - in order to be able to respond as quickly as possible. If a problem arises, it is shared centrally, and the software calculates a solution that is then applied to all four winches. They therefore function as a single unit. 'A high ship like the Emerald Princess can catch a lot of wind and create large forces that must then be controlled by the winches', De Jong explains. 'To avoid peak loads on the winches and anticipate shocks on the cables, the four winches need to communicate with each other extremely fast. That's why a fibre-optic cable network has been laid around the dock.'Easy to use Since then, he has used the system regularly, including to pull even larger container ships into the dock. ‘It’s very easy to use', he says. 'And safer too. If I am operating two of the winches while my colleague on the other side of the dock is operating the other two, each…
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July 25, 2023

Damen Marine Components awarded contract to supply energy efficient steering equipment to Chilean Navy

25 July 2023 Damen Marine Components awarded contract to supply energy efficient steering equipment to Chilean Navy 5 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ärtsilä has awarded Damen Marine Components (DMC) a contract to provide steering equipment to two Landing Platform Docks (LPD) of the Chilean Navy being built at ASMAR. DMC is supplying a range of energy efficient equipment to the vessels, which will reduce fuel consumption and resultant emissions. The LPDs are being constructed for the Escotillón IV project at the state-owned Astilleros y Maestranzas de la Armada (ASMAR) shipyard. The 110-metre long vessels will fulfil the dual purpose of increasing Chile’s defence capabilities as well as the nation’s ability to perform humanitarian operations. DMC will supply the two vessels with its Commander™ Piston-type steering system. This compact and efficient system is built to a standardised, proven design. Additionally, DMC will supply two Atlantic rudders including Silent Bulbs. The Silent Bulb is a fuel saving device designed to reduce the risk of cavitation on the rudder by lowering flow losses from the propeller, thereby expanding the lifecycle of the rudder. Additionally, the Silent Bulb increases propeller thrust, thereby enabling the vessel to sail at the required speed with considerably less power output. DMC’s Sales and Marketing Director, Wim Knoester, says, “We are very pleased to be awarded this contract and I’d like to express my gratitude to Wärtsilä for placing their trust in DMC. These vessels will perform an important role in Chile. The equipment we are supplying to the project will enable them to fulfil their duties with increased efficiency, optimised performance and reduced underwater noise, greatly improving the sustainability of their operations.” Simon Riddle, General Manager / Marine Solutions / Navy at Wärtsilä, adds, “DMC’s energy efficient rudders are combined with the vessels’ high efficiency propeller and fairing caps. With the addition of the Silent Bulb to the rudders, testing has demonstrated that required power values are reduced by 3-4% for the desired sailing speed. This offers a reduction in fuel consumption of up to 1.5%, offering considerably increased efficiency during operations.” Recent news
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July 5, 2023

Less fuel needed thanks to Optima nozzle

5 July 2023 Less fuel needed thanks to Optima nozzle 5 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 Sieberen van Terwisga has been sailing with an Optima nozzle below his cement tanker MV Fenna for more than a year now. He knew what Damen Marine Components (DMC) says about its nozzle: better propulsion, less fuel consumption. But did he know that the savings would be so high? 'Sometimes it can be as much as 30%.'  Van Terwisga apologises: he is a little hoarse. Has he been out partying? 'No, racing', he replies. This year he became a skipper for the committee that organises annual races of traditional Frisian sailing boats, known as 'skûtsjes', in the village of Eernewoude. 'So then I sometimes have to do a lot of shouting.' The sailing ship that he sails is a Frisian cultural heritage vessel built in 1930. The ship that Van Terwisga sails in his working life has also already reached a respectable age: the cement tanker MV Fenna dates from 1963, so has already been sailing for 60 years. Van Terwisga himself is still a young skipper, of 33.He is also a mindful skipper, who keeps a close watch on the performance of 'his' Fenna and likes to compare all the figures. In the past year he has been able to do that to his heart's content, after a DMC Optima nozzle was installed below the Fenna, in combination with a new tunnel. Would it really mean less fuel consumption? After more than a year of sailing, he can confidently give a definitive answer to that question. 'You bet', he says. 'In some situations, there's a difference of up to 30%. On average, we realise fuel savings of 15% to 20%, which is still a great deal.' Hilda A 60-year-old ship with a brand-new nozzle: how did that happen? 'It started with the Hilda', Van Terwisga explains. MTS Hilda is the other ship owned by the VOF H. Taekema, the company that Van Terwisga owns together with his wife and parents-in-law. The Hilda and the Fenna are tankers for shipping cement, sailing routes between Germany and cement plants in the northern Netherlands. 'We came to the conclusion more than 10 years ago that the Hilda was a bit less profitable than it could be. My father-in-law responded to that by having a nozzle installed below the ship, and we were very happy with that. When we were facing the same problem with the Fenna, and gas oil price were also shooting up, we went looking for a nozzle for this ship too.' Van Terwisga requested quotations from various suppliers, including DMC in Hardinxveld-Giessendam. 'I'd almost say that was a natural choice, because DMC is a very well-known name in inland shipping, with a good reputation', Van Terwisga says. 'We were sent calculations, which we compared. The DMC Optima nozzle came out of that comparison as the best in terms of efficiency, returns and price-quality ratio.' Single-screw vessel The Fenna is a relatively small single-screw vessel, 57 metres long…
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March 14, 2023

Damen Marine Components delivers rudder and steering gear for new coastal research vessel

14 March 2023 Damen Marine Components delivers rudder and steering gear for new coastal research vessel 4 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 single high-lift Barke® flap rudder together with a piston-type steering gear system was delivered by Damen Marine Components’ (DMC) to Holland Shipyards Group’s yard in Hardinxveld-Giessendam. There they were fitted into a 35-metre coastal research vessel that was built for the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research (IMR) and which is named the RV Prinsesse Ingrid Alexandra. DMC’s Barke® flap rudders are specifically designed for ships engaged in activities such as research, fishing and dredging that require excellent manoeuvrability, low noise and vibration levels, and first-rate fuel economy. Their progressively rotating flaps generate high lift forces at large rudder angles and low drag at small rudder angles, delivering the necessary performance in all situations. The enclosed linkage system also provides overload protection and prevents any material present in the surrounding water from entering the rudder assembly. DMC’s piston-type steering gear systems are an ideal match for the Barke® flap rudders. They are highly reliable and, with multiple options regarding rudder stock connections, rudder angles and cylinders, the installation process is both efficient and economical when it comes to the space required. The state-of-the-art ship will undertake a wide variety of duties. These will range from data collection and fish stock sampling to the deploying and retrieval of ROVs, buoys, ocean landers, autonomous ocean gliders, AUVs and other equipment.Barke® flap rudders can be found installed on other specialist vessels including the UK’s 90m RRS James Cook research ship and the MN Colibri, a unique RoRo vessel built to transport launcher components for the Ariane 5 and Soyuz heavy-lift space launch vehicles. DMC also supplied the complete steering system for Australia’s recently delivered 160-metre, Research and Supply Vessel (RSV) Nuyina, including full-spade rudders, steering gear and control systems. Last, a Barke® rudder and piston-type steering gear were delivered for the Multi-Purpose Research Vessel of NIWA (National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research) in New Zealand. DMC’s Sales and Marketing Director Wim Knoester commented, “We are confident that the combination of our Barke® flap rudder and piston-type steering system will serve the IMR’s latest research vessel well for many years into the future. It has been, as always, a pleasure to be continuing our cooperation with Holland Shipyards Group that dates back to its formation over 40 years ago.” Jules Custers of Holland Shipyards Group added, “We have every confidence in the quality and performance of the equipment designed, built and delivered by Damen Marine Components. They will contribute to what is a first-class research vessel capable of fulfilling a wide range of roles.” The two organisations already have another project underway, with DMC contracted to build five Optima nozzles Ø2625 for two, newbuild, 3,600 DWT inland waterway cargo vessels and three, new 3,800 DWT MPP coasters. Recent news
Smart dock winches, dmc, supplies smart dock winches
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February 9, 2023

Damen Marine Components supplies smart dock winches

09 February 2023 Damen Marine Components supplies smart dock winches 2 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 calculation of force and tension on cables when bringing in ships Evidence of the correct functioning of the innovative dock winches developed by Damen Marine Components (DMC) was provided during the controlled towage of the huge cruise ship Emerald Princess in the dock of Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam on 11th October. The winches were specially developed for this 405 metre-long and 90 metre-wide ship dock. A very smart interplay of four winches ensures a ship is pulled in smoothly and in a controlled manner under all circumstances. The four winches provide 40 tons of pulling power per winch. There is a winch at each corner of the dock. Two winches pull a ship in and the two others at the ‘entrance’ of the dock control the speed and position of the ship by providing the exact amount of counterforce required. The winch system is controlled by a central computer. This winch system is powerful enough to pull any floating object into a dock. Floating objects require relatively little force to be towed, but a tall ship such as the Emerald Princess can catch a lot of wind and create large forces that must be controlled by the winches.DMC’s winch system continuously measures the force applied to the ropes and automatically regulates a constant tension. While two winches pull the ship in, the other two ensure this is done in a controlled manner and that the ship cannot move sideways or drift in too quickly. As these winches slowly spin, energy is recovered and then utilised by the towing winches. The winches can place a ship or another maritime object in the dock under their own power or do this in combination with tugboats. The Emerald Princess is 290 metres long and 36 metres wide. The first real operation of the dock winches developed by DMC went beyond expectations. Electrical engineers from DMC Dynamics and the engineering department that develops the physical construction of the winches worked closely together. DMC supplies a wide range of ship systems such as rudders, steering systems, nozzles, plus advanced winches such as anchor and towing winches. For specific projects, winches are developed completely according to the customer’s wishes. DMC Dynamics provides sophisticated software for controlling the electrical systems, for the systems that are developed within Damen Shipyards Group, but also for external customers. With an experienced engineering department in the Netherlands and two production locations in Poland and China, DMC takes care of the complete production process. Recent news
dmc rudders germany, Custom developed rudders for Germany navy frigates
Defence & Security News UKNews UK
January 25, 2023

Custom developed rudders for Germany navy frigates

25 January 2023 Custom developed rudders for Germany navy frigates 4 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 to design and produce shock proof rudders for four high speed F126 vessels Damen Marine Components has received the order to design, engineer and produce eight rudders for the four F126 frigates that Damen Naval is building for the German Navy. Each vessel will be equipped with two rudders, developed to withstand extreme shocks and to improve the hydrodynamic properties of the fast vessels. The full spade rudders of the Atlantic type by Damen Marine Components (DMC) are purpose designed for the frigate project to fit the specific hull form and operational profile of these naval vessels. The rudders have a relatively slim profile to reduce drag and improve course keeping at high speeds, maintaining good manoeuvrability at low speeds in harbours or during special operations. The unique Asymmetric Rudder Technology (ART) as developed by DMC will be applied. This means that the leading edge of the rudders will be asymmetric, directing the turbulent water flow from the propellers in front of the rudders along the rudder surface more smoothly. This reduces cavitation, increases rudder efficiency, and reduces drag of the vessel. Further improvement of efficiency is acquired by the Silent Bulb that is incorporated in the rudders, right in the wake of the propeller axis. This is an energy saving addition to the rudder profile, positioned on the centre line of the propeller. The Silent Bulb improves the water flow that comes from the propeller and increases thrust at higher loads. The design of the bulb is significantly influenced by the distance to the propeller, and it is shaped to fit perfectly with the propeller hub. All of these specific features of advanced rudder design by DMC show best performance on high-speed oceangoing vessels. Based on the principles of improved water flow, drag reduction and fuel saving, DMC designed the rudders with all of these specific qualities specific to the F126 hull. The rudder profile was investigated intensively, tank tests have been performed to obtain the optimum shape with regards to resistance reduction and manoeuvring improvement. As the F126 vessels are equipped with twin counter rotating propellers, the rudders for any vessel are designed to direct the water flows in the wake of propellers moving opposite to each other.Special requirement for the naval operations of the F126 is to build the whole vessel, including the rudders, to extreme shock resistant specifications. The rudders are designed to withstand enormous shock loads. Based on extensive computational calculations, critical areas are strengthened, and special welding details are applied. High strength steel of the best quality is used for construction, honouring the classification rules for naval ships. “We are happy to contribute to these state-of-the-art vessels,” Sales and Marketing Director Wim Knoester of DMC says. “With these twin-screw high-speed vessels, we can demonstrate the quality, efficiency and durability of our rudders. Being part of this high-profile Damen project allows us to show our capacity of delivering the highest class of ship…
Retractable Tunnel System
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November 13, 2022

How does a retractable tunnel system work exactly?

13 November 2022 How does a retractable tunnel system work exactly? 3 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 shallow draught there is a possibility the propeller of a vessel cannot completely be covered in water, which results in increased resistance and reduced velocity. This is when the Flex Tunnel comes in. The Flex Tunnel is a retractable tunnel system, constructed in the aft of a vessel hull. The airtight seal of the tunnel onto the nozzle creates vacuum, ensuring sufficient water flow to the propeller. Hereby the effective operation of the propeller remains guaranteed, even in shallow waters with minimal cargo. But when a ship is loaded and navigating in deep waters, the Flex Tunnel can simply be retracted and embedded into the vessel hull. In this situation, the water flows into the propeller unobstructed. As opposed to a fixed tunnel, the flexible retraction of this system significantly reduces the overall resistance of a vessel. It allows the captain to choose when and where to set the tunnel into or out of operation. Recent news
Superyacht black shark
News UKYachting News UK
October 28, 2022

Damen Marine Components supplies complete steering system for Nobiskrug’s superyacht Black Shark

28 October 2022 Damen Marine Components supplies complete steering system for Nobiskrug’s superyacht Black Shark 5 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 Marine Components (DMC) is the supplier of the rudders and steering gear for the striking, 77-metre superyacht Black Shark, currently in the final stages of its build by German superyacht yard Nobiskrug. On completion at the company’s Rendsburg facility the yacht will be highly distinctive with a shark-like profile including a fin at the top of the superstructure and a matt black paint finish on the exterior of the hull. The complete steering system order consists of two Atlantic rudders and two of DMC’s Commander Piston-type steering gear systems together with hydraulic units and bridge control panels. This is an ideal combination for a high-performance motor yacht like Black Shark. Commander steering gear is a high quality and versatile system that, given that it is available in a range of different rudder stock connections, can be installed in a configuration that best matches the space available. Meanwhile, DMC’s Atlantic rudder system is a full spade design with an optimised profile, delivering excellent manoeuvrability with minimum resistance, ideal for medium to high-speed vessels and contributing to the IMO Tier III compliant yacht’s sustainability goals. Steffen Pel, Operations Manager at Damen Marine Components, says: “This is an excellent combination for superyacht owners looking for low maintenance steering systems that offer excellent manoeuvrability as well as reliability. The systems have proven themselves on a wide range of vessel types, all over the world.” Nobiskrug Yachts GmbH has been building vessels for over a century and in recent years has been responsible for delivering some of the most distinctive and innovative superyachts afloat today. Black Shark is scheduled to be delivered to her owner in 2023. Recent news
reliable steering gear for a megayacht
News UKYachting News UK
August 10, 2022

Reliable steering gear for a mega yacht

10 August 2021 Reliable steering gear for a mega yacht 5 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 matter the ship type, we provide our customers with the most suitable steering solution. All aimed at improving vessel performance and providing a smooth sailing experience. For seagoing vessels, we have a range of standardised steering gear available such as Rotary Vane and Piston-type. Not to forget our custom-built option, to serve all customer’s wishes and vessel requirements. The photos show a complete Piston-type steering system delivery for a Mega yacht. All hydraulics and controls (hardware and software) of this project were developed and produced by us. For various yacht types (Sailing, Motor, Catamaran and Luxury Yachts) and sizes (Mega and Super yachts) we have an extensive portfolio of steering equipment to guarantee calm and comfortable journeys. Recent news
You want to know the exact condition of your bearings at any time
News UKYachting News UK
March 24, 2022

What if we told you there’s a tool that shows you the exact condition of your bearings at any time?

24 March 2022 What if we told you there’s a tool that shows you the exact condition of your bearings at any time? 3 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 exactly when the bearing bush needs replacement will mitigate risk of unexpected downtime. Renewal can be performed during scheduled docking, hereby optimising service planning, minimising maintenance costs and assuring operational safety. BOSS™ Bearing Clearance Measurement (BCM) measures and displays the physical wear of the rudder carrier and neck bearings down to a single millimetre. This precision gives vessel managers plenty of warning of the risk of the bearing seizing up at some point in the future. The measurements are done by electrical wires (sensors) that measure the real-time distance between de rudder trunk and rudder stock with a 90° offset. The wires are routed inside the rudder trunk and shielded by protection pipes.Applying this feature reduces the risk of bearing damages to an absolute minimum. BCM is one of the essential applications to avoid open up inspections. Suitable for all ship types with a rudder system. Recent news
Say Hello To This Newbuild Beauty!
News UKNews UK OceangoingYachting News UK
March 10, 2022

Say hello to this newbuild beauty!

10 March 2022 Say hello to this newbuild beauty! 3 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 week, we equipped this newbuild cruise ship (251 x 32m) with two new rudders. Our delivery includes two Timon Flap Rudders, which is an excellent choice for cruise vessels due to the low noise and vibration levels of the rudders. This rudder type has an open linkage mechanism and side bar system with a total steering and flap angle of 90 degrees(!), this allows for an impressive manoeuvring performance. The 67,000t cruise ship will have the capacity to accommodate 800 crew members and 1,200 guests on 11 passenger decks. Its route will consist of 24 countries across four continents and is anticipated to embark on its maiden voyage in early 2023. Recent news
your yacht awaits, dmc
News UKYachting News UK
November 18, 2021

Your yacht awaits!

18 November 2021 Your yacht awaits! 2 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 our 24/7 global service network, we perform service jobs all around the world and on all ship types. This time we were asked to perform a maintenance job on a yacht (60 x 12m), since it was time for its 15-year docking. The yacht, built in 2006, is equipped with two of our high-lift Barke® flap rudder systems. Together with our trusted USA representative Ships Machinery International, a complete overhaul of both rudders was successfully performed, which made them perform and look as good as new. The necessary overhaul has significantly increased the lifetime of the rudders, which ensures many more years filled with safe and manoeuvrable journeys. The yacht is currently sailing its course again. Prosperous voyages to the vessel and its crew. View all news items
Liftal acquires Damen Hoisting
Defence & Security News UKNews Harbour & TerminalNews UKNews UK DredgingNews UK Inland shippingNews UK OceangoingNews UK ShortseaYachting News UK
September 29, 2021

Liftal acquires Damen Hoisting

29 september 2021 Liftal acquires Damen Hoisting 3 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 Hijstechniek acquires Damen Hoisting. The agreement will be effected on the 1st of October and the organisation will be incorporated into the full-service specialist in lifting and hoisting technology. For Liftal this is a strategic expansion in the Rotterdam region, for Damen a choice to stay with its core business. Damen Hoisting was established five years ago as a business unit of Damen Anchor & Chain Factory B.V., located on the premises of Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam in Schiedam. The hoisting division serves customers from various markets such as the maritime, offshore, industrial and civil engineering industries. Specialist services and activities are carried out in the field of lifting and hoisting under the EKH quality mark. Reasons for the sale include market saturation and Damen’s strategic choice to focus more on its core business. Liftal Hijstechniek has been active in the south-west of the Netherlands and in various European markets in the field of testing and certification of hoisting and lifting equipment for maritime applications, oil/gas/wind energy sectors, industrial markets and the construction sector since 1998. From its Belgian branch, the company covers the connecting regions in Belgium such as Antwerp, the Terneuzen-Ghent canal zone and port areas on the coast. Both management boards are happy with the acquisition, Damen Hoisting’s General Manager Perry Rikkers says; “First and foremost, we are pleased because this guarantees the employment of the seven Damen employees of Hoisting. We are fully confident that this acquisition will positively help our customers and that they will continue to receive top service. This is a positive step forward for all involved.” Hans Hirdes, Manager of Liftal, adds; “Geographically, the takeover of the activities of Damen Hoisting is a nice addition to Liftal Hijstechniek’s current working area. In addition, given the presence and concentration of shipping, offshore, wind and large industry, the Rotterdam region offers sufficient potential to further expand our activities. Partly in view of the promised support from the Damen Group, we are confident of continuing and further expanding the activities of Damen Hoisting within Liftal Hijstechniek.” Work already started under existing agreements and contracts will be completed under Damen Hoisting. Work that has not yet started but has already been agreed will be performed by Liftal under the conditions agreed with Damen Hoisting. Recent news
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October 31, 2019

Housewarming party at Damen Marine Components

31 October 2019 Housewarming party at Damen Marine Components 4 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 components producer readies for an exciting future with new headquarters and new managing director. 18 October 2019: In a festive atmosphere Damen Marine Components (DMC) celebrated the official opening of its new headquarters in Hardinxveld-Giessendam, the Netherlands. Official opening of new DMC headquarters The occasion also marked the introduction of Mark Visser as the company’s new managing director as current managing director Steef Staal prepares for his retirement after 15 years at DMC and a total of 46 years working within the Damen Shipyards Group. The new DMC headquarters were opened by Beer Damen, son of Damen Shipyards Group chairman Kommer Damen, with more than 350 invited guests including clients, suppliers, business relations and colleagues attending. Growth at DMC This opening speech was the opportune moment to respectfully thank DMC’s outgoing managing director Steef Staal, who will retire in February 2020. After 46 years working for Damen, it is an understatement to say that Mr Staal has contributed a great deal to the success of the Damen Shipyards Group over the years. Talking at the event, he said: “Wherever I go, I always head for the harbour to see if I can see any Damen vessels. I can spot them a mile off – and that’s a skill I’ll keep with me forever.” With the merger with Van der Velden Marine Systems in 2018, the acquisition of WK Hydraulics earlier this year and the establishment of Damen Winch Technology , DMC has undergone substantial expansion in recent years. The new headquarters serve as the workplace for a team of 100 personnel, and consist of new offices in addition to new production facilities. In-house expertise Complementing DMC’s production facilities in Poland and China, the new premises at Hardinxveld-Giessendam are equipped to carry out steel work and hydraulic assemblies. It also has a professional paint shop and a large warehouse for storage of all spares. The day also saw the official introduction of Mark Visser, who began his tenure as DMC’s new managing director on 1 October, after moving from Damen’s High Speed Craft product group. “DMC is not only a component supplier – we are a high-tech company with high-quality products and systems. Look at the developments we have made with the automation of steering systems, remote monitoring, and the first autonomous sailing projects. We have all this expertise in-house,” he said, clearly enthusiastic about the prospect of taking the helm at DMC. “And with modern vessels becoming more and more complex, components are becoming more important than the hull in which they are installed.”On the photo above (from left to right): Steef Staal and Mark Visser at Damen Marine Components Recent news
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Smallest ever Optima nozzels for yacht

10 June 2014 Smallest ever Optima nozzels for yacht 5 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 DMC we pride ourselves on a new record with the ‘Optima’ propeller nozzle series. Defying the boastful biggest, fastest or strongest routine (after all, who needs that?), the two stars of this story measure a dapper 665 mm inside diameter. They have chipped a colossal 33.4 per cent off the previous 1,000 mm Optima entry level model. Given the 8,000 mm inner diameter of the biggest Optima propeller nozzles, or the average size of any DMC nozzle for that matter, our new 665 mm milestone twins could almost be considered precision mechanics. “They definitely brought dear, fine engineering and precision manufacturing to our teams indeed”, Aart Vogelaar, Sales Manager Damen Marine Components enthuses. The two record-breaking 665 mm nozzles are spectacular also, as they were built for a 50-foot (15 meter) yacht. They were commissioned from Damen Marine Components by a third-party (non-Damen) manufacturer of propulsion systems. “Our clients had to install DMC Optima propeller nozzles by customer specific requirement from the owner, who, in addition, wanted his 50 foot 11 knot boat to have two propellers. He must be an expert, considering this explicit and uncompromising selection and configuration, including a stainless steel inside ring. Possibly a tugboat or inland waterway vessel captain. But definitely an expert”, Aart Vogelaar adds. Lowest noise and vibration The owner must be aware of both the Optima’s unparalleled characteristics for reducing both noise and vibration, and for its propelling performance. With its own special inside profile, the nozzle type was patented by DMC back in 1998 already. Thousands of units have since established the Optima’s reputation as a nozzle renowned for combining high comfort with performance within its specific operational range. “Its profile was designed for an optimum ratio between engine output, fewer revolutions and thrust, both forward and reverse”, Vogelaar specifies. “As this includes modest sailing speeds, this model - with the matching propeller pitch - is widely deployed in inland waterway vessels, Stan tugs, push boats and hopper dredgers. Its noise-vibration-thrust performance is the Optima’s acknowledged trademark throughout the shipping industry. This is no illusive claim of ours, it’s a fact, full stop.” Small hands DMC’s Optima nozzles usually have an L/D 0.5 ratio (length = 0.5 x diameter) for dredgers, Stantugs or inland waterway vessels, and L/D 0.6 for push boats. The river yacht soon to boast the world’s smallest nozzles, will feature L/D 0.4 to still safeguard ‘crew comfort’ at its somewhat higher 11 knot speed. Like each and every DMC nozzle, these two have been engineered separately at the DMC center in Hardinxveld-Giessendam, Netherlands. Vogelaar explains: “No two vessels are the same, not even with identical dimensions, unless they are carbon copy sister ships. Consequently, every nozzle we produce, will have had dedicated engineering first, for optimum output. So this wasn’t just because these two measure only one twelfth of our biggest Optima’s. I love saying this. The two mini’s weigh only 188 kilos each. No, at…
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January 25, 2024

The rotor manoeuvring system is a good investment

25 January 2024 'The rotor manoeuvring system is a good investment' 2 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 Henk de Vries’s new MTS Myriam vessel, a single system attracts special attention from fellow shippers: the Rotor Manoeuvring System (RMS) developed and produced by Damen Marine Components (DMC). This active RMS improves the course stability of a vessel and reduces fuel consumption. 'You definitely notice the effect.' If you have been active in inland shipping for a long time, you continually see new developments coming in. If, like Henk de Vries, you have been active in the industry for almost half a century, you sometimes even see discoveries making a come-back decades later. De Vries (69) experienced that when he supervised the construction of his latest MTS Myriam. More or less by coincidence, the RMS came up in a discussion with DMC. De Vries had known of the system since its introduction in 2000, but it had faded into the background somewhat for him since then. Yet an RMS for more course stability and less fuel consumption was precisely what he needed. So he had not just one, but two RMSs installed into his new inland shipping tanker, which has a length of 135 metres and a beam of 17.50 metres. Now that he has been sailing with these for a while, he can conclude that they meet his expectations. 'It's been a good investment,' he says.Magnus effect The RMS consists of a vertical cylinder of corrosion-resistant composite material. At a sailing speed of 6 km/h or more, the cylinder can submerge into the water below the vessel. The operation of the system is based on the principle of the Magnus effect, the physical phenomenon in which the rotation of objects in a liquid or in air affects their propulsion. If the cylinder rotates quickly below the bow, a pressure difference arises in the water flowing past it between the starboard and port sides of the cylinder, with a sideways lift force or propulsion: in other words, the Magnus effect. By switching the rotation direction, the cylinder can pull the vessel to starboard or port. In this way, the bow is kept straight, so that there is no need to compensate with the main rudders, which can remain straight. The rotor drops to a maximum of 1.20 metres below the bow, which means that the draught is very limited, and can be infinitely adjusted from an extension of 60 centimetres. Extension and retraction take place hydraulically. The rotation is controlled electrically with the aid of a 15-kilowatt electric motor. The system can be operated via an HDMI touchscreen and a handle that enables the skipper to control the speed of the electric motor. Course stability, less fuel consumption De Vries finds the RMS very easy to use. 'With a crosswind, you lower the rotor a little and you can stay perfectly on course. At first, you have to find the combination with the ordinary rudders at the back, so that the bow and stern 'communicate', as…
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November 13, 2023

DMC introduces new Optima Nozzle at Europort 20

13 November 2023 DMC presents completely redesigned Optima nozzle at Europort 2023 2 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 and steering systems specialist DMC launched the new and improved Optima nozzle at Europort 2023 in Rotterdam last Thursday. The original Optima was introduced in 1998 and quickly developed into the standard nozzle in various markets. It is one of the best-running nozzles for pushers and tugs, icebreakers, dredgers, coasters, fishing vessels and workboats. In inland navigation, it is even the best-selling nozzle of all time. Thousands of vessels sail with this ‘thrust enhancer’. After 25 years, and a year of research using state-of-the-art technology, DMC has now come up with an improved design and has started production.   In-house and independent research Kees Oevermans, Technical Sales Manager at DMC conducted the research. "Using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), we systematically examined and modified the profile shape and performed several simulations. This provided many useful insights. However, to be sure, we had the results validated by an independent CFD party. Then we were also able to work in practice with the correct, exact values. As a result of the independent study, the updated Optima came out on top."Results The 3 main results for shipowners and ship management companies are that the updated Optima generates more forward and backward thrust than its predecessor, resulting in lower fuel consumption, produces less vibration and less noise. Oevermans: "The updated Optima nozzle delivers up to 1.8% more direct thrust. But it doesn't stop there. You can think of a ship's nozzle and propeller as one, interdependent system. When you design a system based on that idea, instead of two separate systems, we can optimise propulsion even further to as much as 3.4% more thrust." DMC engaged Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for the independent benchmark. Oevermans: "In the past, you could basically only test in a drag tank. With the current software, however, we can accurately visualise pressure distributions and flowlines and make concrete improvements that are directly related to the changes that ship designs have undergone in the recent past. Naturally, we would like to maintain our position as the world market leader in nozzles. With these improvements, we think we have now secured this." Easy to replace or refit Ship owners who already have an Optima nozzle need not worry: existing vessel designs needn’t be modified. The new profile fits seamlessly into the current construction. There are also two versions: the DMC Optima 04 and 05. The difference is in the length of the nozzle: the Optima 05 has a length of 50% of the propeller diameter, while the Optima 04 comes at 40%. After installation, the increased thrust of the propeller can be used to sail faster, save fuel and thus reduce CO2 emissions. Recent news
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September 28, 2023

DMC conducts 8,000th inspection: ‘A reliable service partner’

28 September 2023 DMC conducts 8,000th inspection: 'A reliable service partner' 2 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 special milestone for the Service Department of Damen Marine Components (DMC): it has conducted its 8,000th inspection. That honour went to the Lynn, part of the push-tow barge combination owned by Naviglobe NV. This wasn't the first time that DMC had inspected the Lynn, and it won't be the last. “We see customers coming back time and again.” The 8,000th inspection is hardly over when Leendert Verloop is already being asked when DMC would be celebrating its 10,000th inspection. The Service Manager of DMC in Hardinxveld-Giessendam instantly started counting. “On average, we do between 320 and 350 inspections a year”, he says. “So we could get there in about six years’ time. That won't be so long at all.” In that case, the Lynn could well be the lucky one again, as this Naviglobe NV push-tow barge has been inspected by DMC’s service engineers since it was built in 2005. “We come back every time”, confirms Eric Suurland, technical superintendent of the Antwerp-based shipper/operator. He sees the fact that the 8,000th DMC inspection was conducted on their ship as special. “It really is a milestone for DMC, and it's nice that they're giving this attention. As a customer, things like service, quality and reliability are priorities, and DMC offers all of those. It's important to have a reliable service partner. In the end, that's what gets you furthest. This is a positive partnership.”Push-tow combination Naviglobe NV is the shipper/operator of two company-owned inland shipping vessels and two maritime vessels (coasters), which are used to ship Clear Petroleum Products (CPP). The Lynn and the Lynn II, which together form the push-tow barge combination, have a total length of 172 metres. There are no longer many such push-tow barge combinations on European rivers. “They're indeed fairly unique”, Suurland says. “Only a few are still sailing, and ours is one of the biggest.” The Lynn dates from 2005 and has now been sailing for 18 years. At the time, the vessel was fitted with rudders and a control system of the former Van der Velden Marine Systems, which merged with DMC in 2018. “But we also have a ship with no DMC systems, and DMC has sometimes conducted inspections of that too”, Suurland explains. “If we really need someone and I can't get hold of an engineer, I call DMC and explain the problem. They then come quickly and help us to carry on again. Of course, I prefer not to call them at night, but I can if I have to. We sail in a delicate shipping area, between Rotterdam to the Moselle in Luxembourg, and there's no room for navigation errors there.” Accessible This story sounds familiar to Leendert Verloop. “Our aim is to be available 24/7, or else to call back as quickly as possible. If a customer is at a standstill and cannot sail any further, we do everything possible to send them an engineer.” Verloop…
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August 7, 2023

How DMC’s smart dock winches work

07 August 2023 How DMC's smart dock winches work 2 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 7 at Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam has recently acquired an innovative system of intelligent dock winches. Made up of four powerful winches, the system works so perfectly that it can pull any floating object into the dock, whatever the conditions. And this fine piece of work by Damen Marine Components (DMC) has many additional advantages. At 405 metres long and 90 metres wide, Dock 7 at Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam is the largest dock in the Netherlands. The Emerald Princess cruise ship measures 290 by 36 metres, with space for more than 3,000 passengers. So how do you manoeuvre such an enormous ship into such a huge dock? Markus de Jong can still chuckle about the solution, which ultimately lay partly in a computer chip less than one square centimetre in size. This processor controls the four dock winches that can pull in colossal vessels like the Emerald Princess smoothly and in a controlled manner, as they did during their 'baptism of fire' on 11 October 2022. 'It’s unbelievable that you can achieve something so big with something so tiny,' says De Jong, Product Group Manager Controls at DMC in Hardinxveld-Giessendam. In close cooperation with colleagues from DMC's winches product group, a unique system was designed, developed and built.Four winches Four winches, each with 40 tonnes of pulling power, do the hard work with one in each corner of the dock. Two winches pull the ship in, while the other two regulate the speed and the correct position of the ship by providing the exact amount of counterweight required to prevent the ship from veering sideways or floating in too quickly. While these winches slowly ease out their cables, energy is recovered and used again by the pulling winches. What makes this exceptional system intelligent is the fact that all four dock winches are in contact with each other. The software in the winches continually calculates the power and tension of the cables - not just once, but 25 times a second - in order to be able to respond as quickly as possible. If a problem arises, it is shared centrally, and the software calculates a solution that is then applied to all four winches. They therefore function as a single unit. 'A high ship like the Emerald Princess can catch a lot of wind and create large forces that must then be controlled by the winches', De Jong explains. 'To avoid peak loads on the winches and anticipate shocks on the cables, the four winches need to communicate with each other extremely fast. That's why a fibre-optic cable network has been laid around the dock.'Easy to use Since then, he has used the system regularly, including to pull even larger container ships into the dock. ‘It’s very easy to use', he says. 'And safer too. If I am operating two of the winches while my colleague on the other side of the dock is operating the other two, each…
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July 5, 2023

Less fuel needed thanks to Optima nozzle

5 July 2023 Less fuel needed thanks to Optima nozzle 5 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 Sieberen van Terwisga has been sailing with an Optima nozzle below his cement tanker MV Fenna for more than a year now. He knew what Damen Marine Components (DMC) says about its nozzle: better propulsion, less fuel consumption. But did he know that the savings would be so high? 'Sometimes it can be as much as 30%.'  Van Terwisga apologises: he is a little hoarse. Has he been out partying? 'No, racing', he replies. This year he became a skipper for the committee that organises annual races of traditional Frisian sailing boats, known as 'skûtsjes', in the village of Eernewoude. 'So then I sometimes have to do a lot of shouting.' The sailing ship that he sails is a Frisian cultural heritage vessel built in 1930. The ship that Van Terwisga sails in his working life has also already reached a respectable age: the cement tanker MV Fenna dates from 1963, so has already been sailing for 60 years. Van Terwisga himself is still a young skipper, of 33.He is also a mindful skipper, who keeps a close watch on the performance of 'his' Fenna and likes to compare all the figures. In the past year he has been able to do that to his heart's content, after a DMC Optima nozzle was installed below the Fenna, in combination with a new tunnel. Would it really mean less fuel consumption? After more than a year of sailing, he can confidently give a definitive answer to that question. 'You bet', he says. 'In some situations, there's a difference of up to 30%. On average, we realise fuel savings of 15% to 20%, which is still a great deal.' Hilda A 60-year-old ship with a brand-new nozzle: how did that happen? 'It started with the Hilda', Van Terwisga explains. MTS Hilda is the other ship owned by the VOF H. Taekema, the company that Van Terwisga owns together with his wife and parents-in-law. The Hilda and the Fenna are tankers for shipping cement, sailing routes between Germany and cement plants in the northern Netherlands. 'We came to the conclusion more than 10 years ago that the Hilda was a bit less profitable than it could be. My father-in-law responded to that by having a nozzle installed below the ship, and we were very happy with that. When we were facing the same problem with the Fenna, and gas oil price were also shooting up, we went looking for a nozzle for this ship too.' Van Terwisga requested quotations from various suppliers, including DMC in Hardinxveld-Giessendam. 'I'd almost say that was a natural choice, because DMC is a very well-known name in inland shipping, with a good reputation', Van Terwisga says. 'We were sent calculations, which we compared. The DMC Optima nozzle came out of that comparison as the best in terms of efficiency, returns and price-quality ratio.' Single-screw vessel The Fenna is a relatively small single-screw vessel, 57 metres long…
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March 14, 2023

Damen Marine Components delivers rudder and steering gear for new coastal research vessel

14 March 2023 Damen Marine Components delivers rudder and steering gear for new coastal research vessel 4 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 single high-lift Barke® flap rudder together with a piston-type steering gear system was delivered by Damen Marine Components’ (DMC) to Holland Shipyards Group’s yard in Hardinxveld-Giessendam. There they were fitted into a 35-metre coastal research vessel that was built for the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research (IMR) and which is named the RV Prinsesse Ingrid Alexandra. DMC’s Barke® flap rudders are specifically designed for ships engaged in activities such as research, fishing and dredging that require excellent manoeuvrability, low noise and vibration levels, and first-rate fuel economy. Their progressively rotating flaps generate high lift forces at large rudder angles and low drag at small rudder angles, delivering the necessary performance in all situations. The enclosed linkage system also provides overload protection and prevents any material present in the surrounding water from entering the rudder assembly. DMC’s piston-type steering gear systems are an ideal match for the Barke® flap rudders. They are highly reliable and, with multiple options regarding rudder stock connections, rudder angles and cylinders, the installation process is both efficient and economical when it comes to the space required. The state-of-the-art ship will undertake a wide variety of duties. These will range from data collection and fish stock sampling to the deploying and retrieval of ROVs, buoys, ocean landers, autonomous ocean gliders, AUVs and other equipment.Barke® flap rudders can be found installed on other specialist vessels including the UK’s 90m RRS James Cook research ship and the MN Colibri, a unique RoRo vessel built to transport launcher components for the Ariane 5 and Soyuz heavy-lift space launch vehicles. DMC also supplied the complete steering system for Australia’s recently delivered 160-metre, Research and Supply Vessel (RSV) Nuyina, including full-spade rudders, steering gear and control systems. Last, a Barke® rudder and piston-type steering gear were delivered for the Multi-Purpose Research Vessel of NIWA (National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research) in New Zealand. DMC’s Sales and Marketing Director Wim Knoester commented, “We are confident that the combination of our Barke® flap rudder and piston-type steering system will serve the IMR’s latest research vessel well for many years into the future. It has been, as always, a pleasure to be continuing our cooperation with Holland Shipyards Group that dates back to its formation over 40 years ago.” Jules Custers of Holland Shipyards Group added, “We have every confidence in the quality and performance of the equipment designed, built and delivered by Damen Marine Components. They will contribute to what is a first-class research vessel capable of fulfilling a wide range of roles.” The two organisations already have another project underway, with DMC contracted to build five Optima nozzles Ø2625 for two, newbuild, 3,600 DWT inland waterway cargo vessels and three, new 3,800 DWT MPP coasters. Recent news
Damen Marine Components Wins First Four-vessel Order in the USA
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January 5, 2023

Damen Marine Components wins first four-vessel order in the USA

05 January 2023 Damen Marine Components wins first four-vessel order in the USA 8 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 Netherlands’ Damen Marine Components (DMC) has won its first multi-vessel order in the USA. Four packages, each comprised of steering gear and rudders, five winches and two towing pin systems, will be supplied to US shipbuilder C&C Marine & Repair for four new-build Multi Cats 3013 workboats. The first two vessels will be delivered to Callan Marine Ltd. and the second two vessels will be built "on spec" by C&C Marine & Repair for sale or lease to the US market. Each of the 30-metre, multi-purpose Multi Cats will be fitted with DMC Piston-type steering gear, two tugger winches, an anchor winch, a towing winch, an anchor handling winch and two towing pin systems rated 50 and 80 tonnes respectively. All of these are designed and manufactured at DMC’s production facilities in the Netherlands, Poland and China. DMC will also be supplying a triple rudder system for each vessel, produced in-house to a third-party design. All DMC equipment is designed and built on the three principles of durability, reliability and low maintenance over the long term and in all conditions. C&C Marine and Repair was established in 1997 and is located in Belle Chasse, LA, on 80 acres along the Intracoastal Waterway. The company designs and builds dredges, dredge support vessels, towboats, barges and offshore supply vessels, along with a variety of other marine vessels. The company’s facilities are designed to perform all new construction inside enclosed workshops, with multiple projects underway at the same time.Callan Marine, LTD. is a Texas-based, privately-owned dredging and marine construction business founded in 2009. It performs dredging projects for both private and public clients by providing services to restore berthing depths for ship docks, navigation channels and otherwise facilitating transportation in the nation’s waterways. The primary purpose of the Multi Cats will be to support Callan Marine’s dredging fleet; handling anchors and towing barges wherever they may be operating. The DMC equipment is designed to cope in a wide range of conditions from the subtropical climate of the Gulf of Mexico to the freezing winters on the Great Lakes. All DMC’s winches are designed using proven engineering principles and built to the highest standards. Its towing winches are unique with gearboxes that automatically adjust to the required pulling force. This enables them to always run at the most efficient speed. This technology is also used for the anchor-handling winches to maximize safety in the often hazardous conditions in which they operate. All DMC products can be customized to meet the requirements of each client. Tony Cibilich, owner of C&C Marine, says: “We have full confidence that Damen Marine Components’ equipment will deliver years of trouble-free service to our client Callan Marine. DMC’s products can be found all over the world and it has a strong reputation in the international market. We look forward to doing business with them again in the future.”Arie van den Adel, Chief Operating Officer of…
Retractable Tunnel System
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November 13, 2022

How does a retractable tunnel system work exactly?

13 November 2022 How does a retractable tunnel system work exactly? 3 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 shallow draught there is a possibility the propeller of a vessel cannot completely be covered in water, which results in increased resistance and reduced velocity. This is when the Flex Tunnel comes in. The Flex Tunnel is a retractable tunnel system, constructed in the aft of a vessel hull. The airtight seal of the tunnel onto the nozzle creates vacuum, ensuring sufficient water flow to the propeller. Hereby the effective operation of the propeller remains guaranteed, even in shallow waters with minimal cargo. But when a ship is loaded and navigating in deep waters, the Flex Tunnel can simply be retracted and embedded into the vessel hull. In this situation, the water flows into the propeller unobstructed. As opposed to a fixed tunnel, the flexible retraction of this system significantly reduces the overall resistance of a vessel. It allows the captain to choose when and where to set the tunnel into or out of operation. Recent news
Vertom patty, Safe and prosperous journeys, vertom party
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October 16, 2022

Safe and prosperous journeys, vertom party

16 October 2022 Safe and prosperous journeys, vertom party 2 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-Purpose Dry Cargo vessel Vertom Patty (118,6 x 14,3 m) is the first out of a series of six that was recently launched. The successful ceremony took place at Thecla Bodewes Shipyards, where the series is currently being built for Vertom Group. For all six 7,000 DWT vessels we will deliver a complete steering system consisting of an open linkage flap rudder, Piston-type steering gear, Optima nozzle, hydraulics, and controls for optimal manoeuvrability and efficient voyages. Vertom Party will be delivered by the end of this year. We wish the vessel and its crew well. Recent news
DMC supplies Flex Tunnels for two pusher-barges, pusher-barge
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October 6, 2022

Damen Marine Components (DMC) supplies Flex Tunnels for two pusher-barges

06 October 2022 Damen Marine Components (DMC) supplies Flex Tunnels for two pusher-barge combinations 5 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 Marine Components (DMC) has received another order for the supply of Flex Tunnels, complete rudder systems and Rotor Manoeuvring Systems (RMS), for two new pusher-barge combinations. The client is Den Breejen Shipyard from Hardinxveld-Giessendam. This yard will build the pusher-barge combinations on behalf of Rhenus PartnerShip GmbH & Co. KG in Duisburg. This is a rare collaboration with these being the first complete inland vessels to be built in the Netherlands in a long time. The Flex Tunnels will be installed in the two newly built pusher-barge combinations. The highly regarded retractable tunnel system significantly increases the efficiency and versatility of a ship. DMC is also supplying complete six-rudder systems.Safer and more economical The bows of the barges will be fitted with Rotor Manoeuvring Systems (RMS). These systems, which have been supplied by Damen Marine Components since the late 1980s, guarantee the ship’s course stability, even in shallow waters and in strong crosswinds. Inland shipping entrepreneurs’ interest in RMS has grown strongly in recent years, with more ships being designed for navigation at low water levels. RMS not only makes the vessels safer, it also provides significant savings in fuel consumption.Full package Den Breejen Shipyard has commissioned DMC to design, manufacture and install a complete package for two pusher-barge combinations. In addition to the Flex Tunnels and RMS with all associated hydraulics and controls, DMC is also supplying two Optima nozzles, two high-efficiency propellers, two drive systems to simultaneously synchronise six rudders (three for each rudder), plus a type SP2700 control system. This is not the first time that DMC has equipped ships with Flex Tunnels for Rhenus. The very first ship with Flex Tunnels, the Rhenus Duisburg, was put into operation ten years ago and is still in operation without any problems. For Den Breejen Shipyard, however, this order is their first project with Rhenus. Commercial Manager Ben de Rooy, says: “We’re an all-round shipyard, but we have never built a ship like this for Rhenus PartnerShip before, so we’re very happy with this collaboration.” Short distance Leo van Zon, Area Sales Manager at Damen Marine Components, comments: “We’re very happy with the confidence that both Den Breejen and Rhenus have placed in us. This is a special order for us. The entire build will take place at a Dutch shipyard - a conscious choice by Rhenus. The major advantages of this are not only the short travel distances and communication lines, but also the perfect quality we can guarantee together.”Innovations for sustainability Herbert Berger, director of Rhenus PartnerShip, adds: “We no longer want to take small steps in the fields of sustainability and safety, but instead make ground-breaking progress. That’s why we want to make use of all the innovations that are available for our new ships. DMC’s Flex Tunnel and RMS are important systems to achieve efficient ship operations.” The hull design was developed by maritime research centre DST (Development Centre…
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July 29, 2022

Plug and play steering gear

29 July 2022 Plug and play steering gear 2 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 you know that around 80% of the European inland waterway goods transport relies on the Rhine River? This makes it extremely important for inland vessels to be able to sail unobstructed on the Rhine. But when entering summer season, low water levels are a frequent occurrence. How can a vessel remain operational for longer with shallow draft? A configuration with a tunnel system might be the solution, such as our Flex Tunnel system. The retractable Flex Tunnel increases water inflow towards the propeller. Herewith, the risk of not being operational during shallow water periods can be significantly reduced. The plug and play steering gear can be retracted and deployed by a single push of a button in the wheelhouse. The system is flexible in use and does not create resistance when it is not operational. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53WQ5WOeIMo&embeds_euri=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.damenmc.com%2Fen%2Fnews%2F2022%2Fa-retractable-tunnel-configuration&source_ve_path=MjM4NTE&feature=emb_title Recent news
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July 23, 2022

UK RRS ‘James Cook’ completes rudder overhaul at Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam

23 July 2022 UK RRS ‘James Cook’ completes rudder overhaul at Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam 6 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 Royal Research Ship (RRS) James Cook – named after the 18th century British naval captain and explorer - has recently completed a two-week, annual maintenance programme at Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam (DSAm). A significant part of the works was the complete overhaul of its twin rudders and steering gear. The 89.5 metre, 5,401 GT vessel is operated by the UK’s Natural Environment Research Council and entered service in 2006 to replace the ageing RRS Charles Darwin. Her role is to undertake a wide role of oceanic and atmospheric research activities from the equator to the polar icecaps using the latest equipment and sensors. As such, she spends extended periods at sea in all weathers with teams of scientists and researchers on board. Following an assignment in the South Atlantic, the RSS James Cook arrived at DSAm. As part of the two-week maintenance programme her flap rudders, designed and built by Damen Marine Components (DMC), were given their first complete overall in 15, very active, years. The rudders were removed from the vessel and taken away to be fully disassembled and inspected. Parts showing wear were overhauled, including the worn-out rudder stocks.Excellent manoeuvrability DMC’s Barke® flap rudders are specifically designed for ships engaged in activities such as research, fishing and dredging that require excellent manoeuvrability along with first-rate fuel economy. Their progressively rotating flaps generate high lift forces at large rudder angles and low drag at small rudder angles, delivering the necessary performance in all situations. The enclosed linkage system also provides overload protection and eliminates the risk of sand, ice and floating objects entering the rudder assembly. DMC successfully completed the service project within the two weeks available and the flap rudders are now as good as new once again.The next assignment for the RRS James Cook will be participating in a project researching the processes that form and preserve minerals of strategic importance to the transition to low-carbon societies. But wherever she is in the world in the future, she will be able to access Damen’s global network of Service Hubs for repairs to her rudders as well as any other systems that require repair or maintenance. With the Service Hubs spread across five continents, the Natural Environment Research Council can be confident that their key maritime assets will be assured of maximum uptime and availability from the Arctic to Antarctica. Recent news
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June 24, 2022

The process of installing a flap rudder

24 June 2022 The process of installing a flap rudder 2 minJTNDc2NyaXB0JTNFJTBBZnVuY3Rpb24lMjBnZXRDdXJyZW50VVJMJTIwJTI4JTI5JTIwJTdCJTBBJTIwJTIwcmV0dXJuJTIwd2luZG93LmxvY2F0aW9uLmhyZWYlMEElN0QlMEFjb25zdCUyMHVybCUyMCUzRCUyMGdldEN1cnJlbnRVUkwlMjglMjklMEElMEFsZXQlMjBwb3N0VGl0bGUlMjAlM0QlMjBkb2N1bWVudC5xdWVyeVNlbGVjdG9yJTI4JTIyaDElMjIlMjkuaW5uZXJIVE1MJTBBbGV0JTIwZm9ybWF0dGVkUG9zdFRpdGxlJTIwJTNEJTIwZW5jb2RlVVJJQ29tcG9uZW50JTI4cG9zdFRpdGxlLnRyaW0lMjglMjklMjklMEElMEElMkYlMkYlMjBVUkxTJTBBbGV0JTIwdHdpdHRlclVSTCUyMCUzRCUyMCU2MGh0dHBzJTNBJTJGJTJGdHdpdHRlci5jb20lMkZpbnRlbnQlMkZ0d2VldCUzRnRleHQlM0QlMjQlN0Jmb3JtYXR0ZWRQb3N0VGl0bGUlN0QlMjUyMCUyNCU3QnVybCU3RCU2MCUwQWxldCUyMGZhY2Vib29rVVJMJTIwJTNEJTIwJTYwaHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZ3d3cuZmFjZWJvb2suY29tJTJGc2hhcmVyLnBocCUzRnUlM0QlMjQlN0J1cmwlN0QlMjZ0JTNEJTI0JTdCZm9ybWF0dGVkUG9zdFRpdGxlJTdEJTYwJTBBbGV0JTIwbGlua2VkaW5VUkwlMjAlM0QlMjAlNjBodHRwcyUzQSUyRiUyRnd3dy5saW5rZWRpbi5jb20lMkZzaGFyaW5nJTJGc2hhcmUtb2Zmc2l0ZSUyRiUzRnVybCUzRCUyNCU3QnVybCU3RCU2MCUwQWxldCUyMGVtYWlsVVJMJTIwJTNEJTIwJTYwbWFpbHRvJTNBJTNGc3ViamVjdCUzRERNQyUyNTIwLSUyNTIwQXJ0aWNsZSUyNmJvZHklM0QlMjQlN0J1cmwlN0QlMjUyMC0lMjUyMCUyNCU3QmZvcm1hdHRlZFBvc3RUaXRsZSU3RCU2MCUwQSUwQWxldCUyMHdoYXRzYXBwVVJMJTIwJTNEJTIwJTYwaHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZ3YS5tZSUyRjEyMzQ1Njc4OTEwJTNGdGV4dCUzRCUyNCU3QmZvcm1hdHRlZFBvc3RUaXRsZSU3RCUyNTIwLSUyNTIwJTI0JTdCdXJsJTdEJTYwJTBBJTBBJTJGJTJGJTIwTE9HT1MlMEFjb25zdCUyMHR3aXR0ZXJMb2dvJTIwJTNEJTIwZG9jdW1lbnQucXVlcnlTZWxlY3RvciUyOCUyMi5mYS10d2l0dGVyJTIyJTI5LnByZXZpb3VzRWxlbWVudFNpYmxpbmclM0IlMEElMEFjb25zdCUyMGZhY2Vib29rTG9nbyUyMCUzRCUyMGRvY3VtZW50LnF1ZXJ5U2VsZWN0b3IlMjglMjIuZmEtZmFjZWJvb2stc3F1YXJlJTIyJTI5LnByZXZpb3VzRWxlbWVudFNpYmxpbmclM0IlMEElMEFjb25zdCUyMGxpbmtlZGluTG9nbyUyMCUzRCUyMGRvY3VtZW50LnF1ZXJ5U2VsZWN0b3IlMjglMjIuZmEtbGlua2VkaW4tc3F1YXJlJTIyJTI5LnByZXZpb3VzRWxlbWVudFNpYmxpbmclM0IlMEElMEFjb25zdCUyMGVtYWlsTG9nbyUyMCUzRCUyMGRvY3VtZW50LnF1ZXJ5U2VsZWN0b3IlMjglMjIuZmEtZW52ZWxvcGUlMjIlMjkucHJldmlvdXNFbGVtZW50U2libGluZyUzQiUwQSUwQWNvbnN0JTIwd2hhdHNhcHBMb2dvJTIwJTNEJTIwZG9jdW1lbnQucXVlcnlTZWxlY3RvciUyOCUyMi5mYS13aGF0c2FwcCUyMiUyOS5wcmV2aW91c0VsZW1lbnRTaWJsaW5nJTNCJTBBJTBBdHdpdHRlckxvZ28uaHJlZiUyMCUzRCUyMHR3aXR0ZXJVUkwlM0IlMEFmYWNlYm9va0xvZ28uaHJlZiUyMCUzRCUyMGZhY2Vib29rVVJMJTNCJTBBbGlua2VkaW5Mb2dvLmhyZWYlMjAlM0QlMjBsaW5rZWRpblVSTCUzQiUwQWVtYWlsTG9nby5ocmVmJTIwJTNEJTIwZW1haWxVUkwlM0IlMEF3aGF0c2FwcExvZ28uaHJlZiUyMCUzRCUyMHdoYXRzYXBwVVJMJTNCJTBBJTBBJTBBJTBBJTIwJTNDJTJGc2NyaXB0JTNFHere we have our open linkage flap rudder being installed under a 7.000 DWT cargo vessel. The photos show a part of the installation process where the rudder stock is assembled through the steering gear deck and subsequently fixed to the front end of the rudder blade. Depending on the size and weight of the rudder, it is a relatively fast process, yet it must be performed with utmost precision to ensure a correct assembly of the rudder and steering gear.  Our Timon rudder has an open linkage flap mechanism and a side bar system, which allows for a total rudder angle of 90°. View all news items
XXL Inland Tankers
News UKNews UK Inland shipping
May 23, 2022

Damen Marine Components to supply Flex Tunnels, Propeller Nozzles, Steering Gear and Rudders for new XXL Inland Tankers

23 May 2022 Damen Marine Components to supply Flex Tunnels, Propeller Nozzles, Steering Gear and Rudders for new XXL Inland Tankers 4 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 with Rensen-Driessen Shipbuilding signed at Maritime Industry exhibition. Damen Marine Components (DMC) will supply Flex Tunnels, propeller nozzles, manoeuvring systems and rudders for two innovative inland tanker vessels to Rensen-Driessen Shipbuilding (RDS) from Zwijndrecht, the Netherlands. On Tuesday May 17, Wim Driessen from RDS and Leo van Zon of DMC, signed a contract at the Maritime Industry exhibition in Gorinchem, the Netherlands. The newly developed tankers by RDS are based on the series of four large ‘XXL Inland Tankers’ that have been built between 2017 and 2020. The new tankers will be equipped with each two Flex Tunnels, two Optima nozzles and two complete steering systems including four rudders, steering gear and controls. Propellers of a large two-meter diameter have been selected, which provide efficient propulsion under all circumstances. The Flex Tunnels under the hull ensure optimal water flow to the propellers. The wings that construct the duct under the hull in front of the propellers, can be retracted up towards the hull and extracted to create the tunnel. When the tanker navigates on deep water with a full load, the tunnels can be retracted in the hull, as the propellers will be fully submerged to generate thrust. On shallow water and with limited draft, the tunnels can be deployed, so the water will flow under the hull towards the propellers, that will still be fully submerged in the flow towards them. This allows to uphold operations at quite low water levels This concept has proven successful: 13 vessels with Flex Tunnels are operational and seven more are under construction.Wim Driessen from RDS and Leo van Zon of DMC Asymmetrical rudders The new XXL tankers will be equipped with two propellers, two Optima nozzles, and two HD-rudder systems. Each set of connected rudders has an asymmetrical 60 – 80 degrees rudder angle, that generates optimal thrust. Even at very low speed, excellent manoeuvring capabilities are ensured. Maximal deadweight To be able to take as much liquid as possible in the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp sailing area, the vessel measurements are impressive. With 135 meters length, and 22 meters beam, the vessels are categorised as XXL. The performance of earlier XXL tankers, providing 13000 deadweight, are very promising. New customers at RDS therefore chose for this vessel concept. Innovative Like the earlier XXL tankers, the new vessel design is developed by RDS together with Rommert Ship Design and completed for improved efficiency by DMC. Knowledge gathered in earlier projects was applied. The cooperation between the yard and DMC is outstanding, resulting in state-of-the-art vessels. “Working with these suppliers has enabled us to optimally develop new ships,” says Wim Driessen. “Thanks to working with DMC we can further improve our industry network and integration of ship systems, to perfectly serve our clients.” Area sales manager Leo van Zon adds: “We like to thank RDS for the long standing and pleasant cooperation and…
RMS 2000 V-rotor
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January 27, 2022

Universe shipping opts for RMS 2000 V-rotor Systems from Damen Marine Components

27 January 2022 Universe shipping opts for RMS 2000 V-rotor Systems from Damen Marine Components 6 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 rotor manoeuvring system is back In the first quarter of 2022, MV Moorea and MV Messina, Universe Shipping's two new inland tankers with a shallow water design by RensenDriessen Shipbuilding, will enter service. Both ships are equipped with a familiar system that has recently been re-emerging: the retractable RMS 2000 V-rotor, the active rotor manoeuvring system from Damen Marine Components. "This will allow us to navigate safer, more economically and environmentally friendly." After 27 years as an inland shipping captain, Marc Stok exchanged the wheelhouse in 2020 for the Universe Shipping office in Zwijndrecht, where he is a Fleet Manager and jointly responsible for the 17 tankers that fall under the inland shipping organisation. And two more will be added soon: the Moorea and the Messina, 135 metres long and 11.45 metres wide. Both tankers have a lightweight shallow-water hull (MoneyMaker 3.0 type) that was developed by RensenDriessen Shipbuilding. State-of-the-art and in keeping with today's demands, when the low water levels on the Rhine require new solutions. But when Marc Stok started looking for ways to make the new ships even safer and environmentally friendly, he finally arrived at a product that has been around for several decades: the RMS Rotor Manoeuvring System from Damen Marine Components (DMC). Thanks to his own years of experience as captain. "I knew the rotors from back in the day, I'd seen them on large ships before," he says. "That's why I started looking into it again and as it turned out, DMC, with whom we've been working together for a long time, is still selling them."Dormant existence That's right, says Leo van Zon, Area Sales Manager of Damen Marine Components in Hardinxveld-Giessendam. "The rotors were popular in inland shipping from roughly the late 1980s to the late 1990s, after which they remained dormant for a long time. There are still captains who use them and now, the rotors are suddenly re-emerging because more and more ships are being designed for sailing at shallow water. If you have a shallow water ship design and the vessel is in an empty state and a crosswind picks up, it becomes a kind of sailboat, so to speak. You therefore have to ensure the course stability of the ship and you achieve that with the help of an active rotor system." DMC's rotor manoeuvring system is based on the principle of the Magnus effect. By placing a rapidly rotating cylinder in approaching water, the resulting pressure difference creates a lifting force. This lifting force, or lateral thrust, is greater than with conventional rotors and ensures that the bow is much more manoeuvrable. Due to the increasingly important energy transition, this technique is now being used again. Designations such as Flettner Rotor, Magnus effect and all sorts of other forms of using rotating poles on ships to aid propulsion are widely used.Safe and environmentally friendly The RMS 2000 V-rotor (the designation…
Liftal acquires Damen Hoisting
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September 29, 2021

Liftal acquires Damen Hoisting

29 september 2021 Liftal acquires Damen Hoisting 3 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 Hijstechniek acquires Damen Hoisting. The agreement will be effected on the 1st of October and the organisation will be incorporated into the full-service specialist in lifting and hoisting technology. For Liftal this is a strategic expansion in the Rotterdam region, for Damen a choice to stay with its core business. Damen Hoisting was established five years ago as a business unit of Damen Anchor & Chain Factory B.V., located on the premises of Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam in Schiedam. The hoisting division serves customers from various markets such as the maritime, offshore, industrial and civil engineering industries. Specialist services and activities are carried out in the field of lifting and hoisting under the EKH quality mark. Reasons for the sale include market saturation and Damen’s strategic choice to focus more on its core business. Liftal Hijstechniek has been active in the south-west of the Netherlands and in various European markets in the field of testing and certification of hoisting and lifting equipment for maritime applications, oil/gas/wind energy sectors, industrial markets and the construction sector since 1998. From its Belgian branch, the company covers the connecting regions in Belgium such as Antwerp, the Terneuzen-Ghent canal zone and port areas on the coast. Both management boards are happy with the acquisition, Damen Hoisting’s General Manager Perry Rikkers says; “First and foremost, we are pleased because this guarantees the employment of the seven Damen employees of Hoisting. We are fully confident that this acquisition will positively help our customers and that they will continue to receive top service. This is a positive step forward for all involved.” Hans Hirdes, Manager of Liftal, adds; “Geographically, the takeover of the activities of Damen Hoisting is a nice addition to Liftal Hijstechniek’s current working area. In addition, given the presence and concentration of shipping, offshore, wind and large industry, the Rotterdam region offers sufficient potential to further expand our activities. Partly in view of the promised support from the Damen Group, we are confident of continuing and further expanding the activities of Damen Hoisting within Liftal Hijstechniek.” Work already started under existing agreements and contracts will be completed under Damen Hoisting. Work that has not yet started but has already been agreed will be performed by Liftal under the conditions agreed with Damen Hoisting. Recent news
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31 August 2021 Advantages of a nozzle 2 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’ve been producing nozzles for more than 40 years now. But what exactly is a nozzle and what are the advantages of a nozzle? A propeller nozzle is a round constructed foil-shaped ring, which is enclosing the propeller. It assists the propeller in moving as much water as possible, especially when a high trust is needed at low speeds. Let’s take one step back: a ship propeller rotates in the water with its blades, this generates high- and low-pressure areas to supply the force to drive a ship. However, losses occur at the tip of the propeller blades as water escapes from these high- and low-pressure areas. That’s where a nozzle comes in: it reduces these losses by restricting water flow to the propeller tips, which results in an increase in efficiency; a reduction in fuel consumption and, thereby, CO2 emissions. Ships with heavily loaded propellers such as inland and fishing vessels, tugs, coasters, and dredgers will profit greatly from installing a nozzle. It will lead to an improved thrust performance, which is needed with their demanding operating conditions. Recent nieuws
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11 May 2021 Damen Marine Components: Flex Tunnels, three nozzles and three manoeuvring systems with seven rudders for new tanker Stolt and BASF 4 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 Marine Components (DMC) is making a special contribution to the innovative inland waterway tanker that is being built for BASF and Stolt Tankers. This shallow water tanker will be equipped with three manoeuvring systems and a total of seven rudders, which is unique in the industry. The tanker has a lightweight shallow water design, allowing the vessel to remain operational, even at very shallow water levels. The hull form is equipped with three manoeuvring systems. The outer systems consist of a Three-rudder system with a Flex Tunnel in front, both on the left and right. These flexible tunnels are integrated into the hull and can be deployed and retracted at any time. When deployed, they optimise the water flow to the propellers. If the water depth is sufficient, the tunnels are superfluous and they will be retracted. The centre manoeuvring system has a single rudder to improve course stability. DMC also supplies custom-made control and steering systems. The shallow water ship will be fitted with a total of seven rudders, which is unique. Leo van Zon, Area Sales Manager of DMC: “The design has shown that the outer drive trains have to do their job with a small propeller diameter at shallow draught. DMC has chosen a solution for this in which the original Three-rudder system compensates for the lack of rudder surface at this small propeller diameter that is offered with a normal propeller size drive and rudder system. The seven rudders in combination with the Flex Tunnels make it a unique ship.”The ship design was conceived and developed on behalf of BASF by DST Duisburg, the inland shipping research institute that also developed the Flex Tunnel System with DMC. Shipping company Stolt Tankers, one of the largest chemical carriers in the world, will be the owner of the vessel and operate it exclusively for BASF. Stolt has asked project developer Mercurius Shipping Group to build the ship. The tanker is planned to be commissioned by the end of 2022. The new tanker has a high carrying capacity and with a length of 135 meters and a width of 17.5 metres, it will be considerably larger than most other tankers on the River Rhine. The ship will be fitted with ten stainless steel cargo tanks for the transport of chemicals and be powered by three electric motors. The development of this innovative design was prompted by the shallow draught on the Rhine at the end of 2018, which compromised the supply of raw materials to BASF in Ludwigshafen. “The predictions are that water levels will become increasingly erratic,” says Maickel Uijtewaal, general manager of inland shipping at Stolt Tankers. “All this is in response to expected shallow water levels in the future. It’s fantastic to be able to realise such a unique project together.” Recent news
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March 30, 2021

Optimised hydraulic solutions by Damen Marine Components

30 March 2021 Optimised hydraulic solutions by Damen Marine Components 3 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 our state-of-the-art facility in Hardinxveld-Giessendam, the Netherlands, Damen Marine Components designs, builds and installs high quality integrated hydraulics solutions. We deliver both production and custom hydraulics to serve all aspects of the maritime sector, including a global service and maintenance network to ensure that our products perform at their best 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our proposition in the field of hydraulic components and services was broadened significantly after the integration of the hydraulics specialist group WK Hydraulics in 2019, adding 40 years of specialist experience. After the integration, DMC shifted from offering hydraulics solely for steering gear to offering hydraulic solutions for the entire vessel. The range of standard production and custom hydraulic systems includes: Towing pins Bow thrusters Mast-lowering systems Power pack units Industry Contamination and flushing of hydraulics We dedicated a specific department within DMC for the sales and engineering of hydraulics, in which Dimitry Hofman, Area Sales Manager, is the team lead. Dimitry and his dedicated team have completed and centralised the hydraulic integration and are ready to enter the market with the expanded range. “With our new and improved hydraulics portfolio we are able to fully support our customers in ways we couldn’t do before. The complete process of the hydraulics is performed in-house, from the design and proposal stage up until a tested product or system. We have an enthusiastic team of hydraulic specialists ready to serve our customers with custom-built solutions, designed and produced to meet even the heaviest ship requirements.” For all hydraulic related requests, please contact DMC’s area sales manager Dimitry Hofman by e-mail dimitry.hofman@damen.com or telephone +31 (0)184-676 262. For spare part requests and/or other (after)sales matters, send an e-mail to service-dmc@damen.com. Recent news
De Gerlien Van Tiem
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February 9, 2021

De Gerlien van Tiem and DMC collaborating on a special project “These tankers are state of the art”

09 February 2021 De Gerlien van Tiem and DMC collaborating on a special project “These tankers are state of the art” 10 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 De Gerlien van Tiem in Druten is currently busy preparing for the outfitting of the Ultra Light tankers for Belgian shipping company Somtrans. Two special inland tankers with dual-fuel propulsion (gas oil and LNG) and a shallow-water hull which also incorporates the Flex Tunnel System of Damen Marine Components. “You don’t see this every day.” Eric Rietveld wouldn’t call it exciting, no. “Challenging is a better description”, says the Project Manager of De Gerlien van Tiem in Druten. For the first half of 2021, part of the shipyard has been reserved for an outfitting project that is different than usual. No standard tankers, but two Ultra Light inland tankers of 135 metres long and 18 metres wide that are exceptional in several respects.Leo van Zon, Area Sales Manager Damen Marine Components Both tankers have a special shallow-water hull, the stern of which was developed by research institute DST Duisburg (Development Centre for Ship Technology and Transport Systems) in collaboration with ship designer RensenDriessen. This shallow-water design enables Somtrans to carry enough cargo, even at lower water levels on the Rhine, so that the Belgian shipping company can continue to supply its customers with raw materials. Two retractable and folding Flex Tunnel systems are integrated into the hull. Both tankers will also be equipped with dual-fuel engines that can run on both gas oil and LNG. The latter was an explicit wish of Somtrans, which already has an inland tanker, the Somtrans LNG (the name says it all) running on Liquid Natural Gas, which is less environmentally harmful. Challenge “That’s also where the challenge lies,” says Eric Rietveld. “Building an LNG-powered ship takes a lot more effort than building an ordinary tanker. For example, an LNG tank will be placed on deck and then there’s the pipes that run to the engine room. The dual-fuel engines are also more comprehensive systems. We’ve built and rebuilt all kinds in the past, but nothing like that yet. There are of course not that many ships built on LNG propulsion.” Flex tunnel It is also the first time that De Gerlien van Tiem is building a ship for Somtrans. Contact was made by RensenDriessen, who not only organises the construction of the hull, but the entire ship. “We’ve had good experiences with De Gerlien van Tiem for years, simply because the quality is good,” says RensenDriessen owner Wim Driessen. “We prepare the outfitting specifications ourselves, incorporating the customer’s wishes, and we try to apply a lot of preparations to the hull, so that the outfitting can run smoothly.” Flex Tunnel systems are built into the shallow-water hulls, which are made in China. The big advantage of this, compared to a conventional tunnel system, is that the Flex Tunnels can be retracted when they’re not operationally needed. “You want to be able to sail away at all times, even at low tide”,…
Does Your Inland Vessel Require 4, 6 Or 8 Rudders?, First ship
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February 8, 2021

Does your inland vessel require 4, 6 or 8 rudders?

08 February 2021 Does your inland vessel require 4, 6 or 8 rudders? 3 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 come in many shapes and sizes. Inland rudders are usually installed in sets of two per propeller. Did you know inland rudder configurations go up to 8 rudders per vessel? While with seagoing ships, it is most common to apply one big rudder. The number of rudders per ship depend on various factors, such as the number of propellers, water depth, size of the ship, sailing profile, and more. As with inland waterways such as a river or canal, the water depth is limited, while a deep ocean has plenty of water. This is the reason why inland rudders are expanded in width (in numbers) and seagoing rudders in length to still obtain the necessary water flow to remain course. Recent news
Another challanging project DMC, damen marine components, flap rudder, DMC's service team
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February 1, 2021

Another challenging service job successfully completed by DMC’s service team

01 February 2021 Another challenging service job successfully completed by DMC's service team 2 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's service team replaced the rudder stock of a general cargo ship (116 x 18m) equipped with a Timon Flap Rudder. The most technically exacting part of the project was the fitting of the new stock to the rudder. This had to be done to the finest tolerances using techniques including bluefit to ensure optimal fitting. The experienced DMC service engineers used the old rudder stock for a trial bluefit, which determined the exact values that the replacement stock had to meet to fit into the rudder cone perfectly. With the new rudder stock fitted to the correct values, the blade was hung vertically and the new stock inserted to confirm that it fitted. The rudder including its new stock was mounted on the vessel where the gap between the rudder stock and blade was measured and determined to be exactly as specified. Finally, the rudder and steering gear were then prepared for operations and a swing-test was performed to confirm that everything worked perfectly, as shown in this video. The job was successfully performed in time and the vessel is back on his sailing schedule. View all news items
RensenDriessen ultra light tankers of Somtrans
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January 26, 2021

RensenDriessen and DMC about the ultra light tankers of Somtrans

26 January 2021 RensenDriessen and DMC about the ultra light tankers of Somtrans 'Lightweights' for shallow water 4 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 two Ultra Light inland tankers build for Belgian shipping company Somtrans have a shallow-water hull designed by RensenDriessen. Damen Marine Components contributed ideas for the stern, into which the Flex Tunnel System is built. "Loaded or unloaded, we always have the best of both worlds." They don’t sit still at Somtrans. After the fourth and last mega-inland tanker in their XXL series, the Belgian shipping company will also build two Ultra Light tankers in 2021. The same length (135 metres) as the XXL tankers, but less wide (18 instead of 22.80 metres) and with a special shallow-water hull developed by research institute DST Duisburg (Development Centre for Ship Technology and Transport Systems) in collaboration with ship designer RensenDriessen.Leo van Zon, Area Sales Manager Damen Marine Components Ultra Light is not the first shallow-water design built by the ship designer from Zwijndrecht. “We’ve already gained experience with our MoneyMaker concept”, says RensenDriessen owner Wim Driessen. “There was a clear need for this and it works very well. Not some fashion slogan that sounds good, but simply a ship that functions in such a way that at the end of the year, you can truly say: I really have more money left.” This need has grown in recent years due to the lower water levels on the Rhine. Somtrans must also anticipate being able to take sufficient cargo with them, even at shallow draft, so that they can continue to supply their customers with raw materials.Determining the sailing profile formed the starting point for the Ultra Light design. “Somtrans has made agreements with its customers to transport a certain tonnage on the Rhine”, says Driessen. “This means the ship must have that carrying capacity. That was one of the main design goals. Then you look at how you can further optimise the design. The ship must of course also function properly and get to a certain speed with the lowest possible fuel consumption in order to get it to its destination as quickly and efficiently as possible.” All those critical success factors have led to a shallow-water design that is distinctive in several ways. For instance, the lines plan and the use of special, thinner steel that is stronger and can absorb more energy than normal steel, so the structure is less thick and you save weight. The hollow of the ship has also been taken care of in the design. Driessen: “If you give an 18 metre-wide ship a hollow of 5 instead of 4 metres, you’ll have a metre difference on five bulkheads from front to back, twice the outer skin, twice the inside of the cargo tank and the folding bulkheads and the tank division. If all that saves a metre, you save an awful lot of construction weight. This has two advantages: you carry more, because the ship weighs less, and the cost price is better because you use…
40 eco-friendly dual fuel
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December 20, 2020

Damen Marine Components receives contract to supply winches and anchors for 40 eco-friendly dual fuel barges from Concordia Damen Shipbuilding

20 December 2020 Damen Marine Components receives contract to supply winches and anchors for 40 eco-friendly dual fuel barges from Concordia Damen Shipbuilding 5 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 Concordia Damen will construct 40 new inland tankers type Parsifal, for which Damen Marine Components will supply 40 anchor mooring winches, 40 mooring winches and 120 anchors. Additionally, DMC is also the nozzle manufacturer for this project. The 110 x 11.5 metres vessels will have LNG propulsion and extreme shallow draught capabilities – 2800 ton on 3.25 metre draught – in order to maximise cargo carrying capacity on Dutch, Belgian and German canal and river networks. The tankers will be chartered by Shell and operated by the VT Group/Marlow. Concordia Damen will begin construction of the tankers in December this year. The delivery of the first vessel will be in November 2021. After that, the yard will deliver another vessel each month, completing the order by December 2024. On behalf of DMC, we thank Concordia Damen for their trust and look forward to the collaboration. Recent news
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May 26, 2020

Optima(l) cooperation between Fransbergen and Damen Marine Components

26 May 2020 Optima(l) cooperation between Fransbergen and Damen Marine Components 5 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 long as he can remember, his life has revolved around water transport and ship technology. As a child of ambitious entrepreneurs, Wilmer Fransbergen grew up with a love of shipping. Along with his brother and sister, he owns Fransbergen Trading & Shipping BV. Fransbergen’s pusher tugs are used for all kinds of transport, such as gravel and blasting sand. Typically, they move large push barge combinations that transport tons of cargo on national and international waterways. Wilmer: "In order to be able to transport as economically as possible, we basically always need to be on the move. Following the recent modifications to pusher tugs Mitchell-F and Dennis-F, we use much less fuel, which means our company and the environment both benefit. That's how we achieve maximum returns." wilmer fransbergen dmc projects During his search for ways to increase the efficiency of his ships, Fransbergen soon came across DMC. Damen Marine Components was recommended to him by various relations.“It was soon clear that we were talking the same language. DMC knows the market well and worked professionally. The advice given to us by representative Kees Oevermans was perfectly in line with our expectations". For the first pusher tug Mitchell-F (built in 1943), named after his nephew, we chose two Optima nozzles with a diameter of 1,762 mm in 2018. "In our case, that meant 20% more efficiency and a more pleasant on-board experience." Kees Oevermans, Sales Manager of Damen Marine Components says: "The properties of the Optima nozzle perfectly matched Wilmer's wishes. The nozzles have made a very positive contribution to the sailing characteristics of the pusher tugs, both when simply replacing the nozzles on the Mitchell-F and rebuilding the entire stern on the Dennis-F. Wilmer knows what he wants and, together with the propeller supplier and the shipyard, we were able to deliver that." Wilmer describes the collaboration with DMC as professional and pleasant. “Personally I know quite a lot about ships and everything that goes with them. For example, in 2018 we designed our own hopper barge, which we built in China. That is precisely why I am so satisfied with DMC; the support we get from them is ideal and we really work on our projects together. For instance, they come to the shipyard and suggest ideas throughout the whole process."That collaboration was the start of a customer relationship with DMC that has lasted for many years. "The advice we got and the back and forth of ideas during all the processes felt very natural. We were so satisfied with the entire pathway that it was a logical step to put our other project in DMC’s hands as well." The modification of the pusher tug Dennis-F (built 1922) in July 2019, named after my brother, was an altogether bigger undertaking. Wilmer: "We had to do much more with this one; the stern was removed and we tackled the stability issue fundamentally. Kees Oevermans of DMC…
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April 14, 2020

Interview with DMC Service

14 April 2020 Interview with DMC Service 5 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 Verloop and Cor de Wit talk about the service provided by Damen Marine Components "You always retain a bond with a ship" The service department of Damen Marine Components (DMC) operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Service Manager Leendert Verloop and Service Sales Manager Cor de Wit talk about their work, their greatest strength and their passion for the maritime industry. "You often have lifelong relationships with customers and their ships." Damen Marine Components has fifteen service vans, but they are never all parked in front of their new headquarters in Hardinxveld-Giessendam at the same time. There are always service engineers on their way to customers for inspections, repairs or commissioning, both in the Netherlands and abroad. Through the merger with Van der Velden Marine Systems (in 2018) and the acquisition of WK Hydraulics and the launch of a winch product line, DMC has grown ever larger, as is clear from the Service department, headed by Service Manager Leendert Verloop. As Service Sales Manager, Cor de Wit maintains relations with customers. Leendert, I have a problem with my ship and I need help now. What can you do for me? Leendert: "As soon as a phone call comes in, we see when we can schedule the work. If it’s a fault, it usually has to be done immediately, because a ship needs to sail. Sometimes an inspection can be carried out right away too, provided we have a mechanic available. We schedule it, generate an order and he heads over to your location." Does right now really mean right now? Leendert: “In some cases, yes. For example, if a ship has had a collision, or a steering failure that means it really cannot operate, we will always do our utmost to get a mechanic on board at very short notice." What is your biggest strength in terms of service? Leendert: "Our biggest strength is that we don’t just say that we are available 24/7, we really are. We are always available, or we call back as soon as possible. We sometimes get calls from customers who are not really our customers, but they call us because they know we’ll answer the phone anyway. Even in the evenings and at weekends. That happens a couple of times a year, you’ll answer the phone and someone will say: we’re calling you because at least we know you’ll pick up. And even for those skippers we'll do our best to get them sailing again soon." Cor: "Another strong point is that we can supply the complete steering system. In inland shipping it is often the case that companies deliver one component; one will supply the rudder, the other the hydraulics. We supply everything, from the bridge, with our control and monitoring systems, to the rudder. They are all our components, so if there's a problem and you need something, we’ll have it. Cylinders, pumps, spare blocks, starters, panels, valves: because we…
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February 24, 2020

Damen Marine Components converts pusher tug Terina-b “custom work down to the last millimetre”

24 February 2020 Damen Marine Components converts pusher tug Terina-b “custom work down to the last millimetre” 6 minJTNDc2NyaXB0JTNFJTBBZnVuY3Rpb24lMjBnZXRDdXJyZW50VVJMJTIwJTI4JTI5JTIwJTdCJTBBJTIwJTIwcmV0dXJuJTIwd2luZG93LmxvY2F0aW9uLmhyZWYlMEElN0QlMEFjb25zdCUyMHVybCUyMCUzRCUyMGdldEN1cnJlbnRVUkwlMjglMjklMEElMEFsZXQlMjBwb3N0VGl0bGUlMjAlM0QlMjBkb2N1bWVudC5xdWVyeVNlbGVjdG9yJTI4JTIyaDElMjIlMjkuaW5uZXJIVE1MJTBBbGV0JTIwZm9ybWF0dGVkUG9zdFRpdGxlJTIwJTNEJTIwZW5jb2RlVVJJQ29tcG9uZW50JTI4cG9zdFRpdGxlLnRyaW0lMjglMjklMjklMEElMEElMkYlMkYlMjBVUkxTJTBBbGV0JTIwdHdpdHRlclVSTCUyMCUzRCUyMCU2MGh0dHBzJTNBJTJGJTJGdHdpdHRlci5jb20lMkZpbnRlbnQlMkZ0d2VldCUzRnRleHQlM0QlMjQlN0Jmb3JtYXR0ZWRQb3N0VGl0bGUlN0QlMjUyMCUyNCU3QnVybCU3RCU2MCUwQWxldCUyMGZhY2Vib29rVVJMJTIwJTNEJTIwJTYwaHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZ3d3cuZmFjZWJvb2suY29tJTJGc2hhcmVyLnBocCUzRnUlM0QlMjQlN0J1cmwlN0QlMjZ0JTNEJTI0JTdCZm9ybWF0dGVkUG9zdFRpdGxlJTdEJTYwJTBBbGV0JTIwbGlua2VkaW5VUkwlMjAlM0QlMjAlNjBodHRwcyUzQSUyRiUyRnd3dy5saW5rZWRpbi5jb20lMkZzaGFyaW5nJTJGc2hhcmUtb2Zmc2l0ZSUyRiUzRnVybCUzRCUyNCU3QnVybCU3RCU2MCUwQWxldCUyMGVtYWlsVVJMJTIwJTNEJTIwJTYwbWFpbHRvJTNBJTNGc3ViamVjdCUzRERNQyUyNTIwLSUyNTIwQXJ0aWNsZSUyNmJvZHklM0QlMjQlN0J1cmwlN0QlMjUyMC0lMjUyMCUyNCU3QmZvcm1hdHRlZFBvc3RUaXRsZSU3RCU2MCUwQSUwQWxldCUyMHdoYXRzYXBwVVJMJTIwJTNEJTIwJTYwaHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZ3YS5tZSUyRjEyMzQ1Njc4OTEwJTNGdGV4dCUzRCUyNCU3QmZvcm1hdHRlZFBvc3RUaXRsZSU3RCUyNTIwLSUyNTIwJTI0JTdCdXJsJTdEJTYwJTBBJTBBJTJGJTJGJTIwTE9HT1MlMEFjb25zdCUyMHR3aXR0ZXJMb2dvJTIwJTNEJTIwZG9jdW1lbnQucXVlcnlTZWxlY3RvciUyOCUyMi5mYS10d2l0dGVyJTIyJTI5LnByZXZpb3VzRWxlbWVudFNpYmxpbmclM0IlMEElMEFjb25zdCUyMGZhY2Vib29rTG9nbyUyMCUzRCUyMGRvY3VtZW50LnF1ZXJ5U2VsZWN0b3IlMjglMjIuZmEtZmFjZWJvb2stc3F1YXJlJTIyJTI5LnByZXZpb3VzRWxlbWVudFNpYmxpbmclM0IlMEElMEFjb25zdCUyMGxpbmtlZGluTG9nbyUyMCUzRCUyMGRvY3VtZW50LnF1ZXJ5U2VsZWN0b3IlMjglMjIuZmEtbGlua2VkaW4tc3F1YXJlJTIyJTI5LnByZXZpb3VzRWxlbWVudFNpYmxpbmclM0IlMEElMEFjb25zdCUyMGVtYWlsTG9nbyUyMCUzRCUyMGRvY3VtZW50LnF1ZXJ5U2VsZWN0b3IlMjglMjIuZmEtZW52ZWxvcGUlMjIlMjkucHJldmlvdXNFbGVtZW50U2libGluZyUzQiUwQSUwQWNvbnN0JTIwd2hhdHNhcHBMb2dvJTIwJTNEJTIwZG9jdW1lbnQucXVlcnlTZWxlY3RvciUyOCUyMi5mYS13aGF0c2FwcCUyMiUyOS5wcmV2aW91c0VsZW1lbnRTaWJsaW5nJTNCJTBBJTBBdHdpdHRlckxvZ28uaHJlZiUyMCUzRCUyMHR3aXR0ZXJVUkwlM0IlMEFmYWNlYm9va0xvZ28uaHJlZiUyMCUzRCUyMGZhY2Vib29rVVJMJTNCJTBBbGlua2VkaW5Mb2dvLmhyZWYlMjAlM0QlMjBsaW5rZWRpblVSTCUzQiUwQWVtYWlsTG9nby5ocmVmJTIwJTNEJTIwZW1haWxVUkwlM0IlMEF3aGF0c2FwcExvZ28uaHJlZiUyMCUzRCUyMHdoYXRzYXBwVVJMJTNCJTBBJTBBJTBBJTBBJTIwJTNDJTJGc2NyaXB0JTNFFor the conversion of its pusher tug Terina-B, owner Riekelt Brouwer opted for Damen Marine Components, which supplied new rudders, steering systems and nozzles, among other things. Now that the boat is back in service, Riekelt looks back at the project. "The increase in efficiency is huge." Riekelt Brouwer now feels much more relaxed when he is on board the Terina-B. Until recently, it was always stressful getting the cargo from IJmuiden to Beverwijk, Amsterdam and Diemen on time, especially when there was a lot of wind on the North Sea Canal. Now that the pusher tug has been fitted with more powerful engines, and Brouwer has had new nozzles and fish tail rudders from Damen Marine Components installed, much less power is required to achieve the same speed. The Optima nozzles have also reduced noise and so improved the experience of being on board by cutting out the vibrations. "In the past, we always had to give full force, at 100 percent of engine power”, says Riekelt. His crew for the Terina-B consists of his nephew Riekelt-Jurie as skipper plus William and son Juri William as deck hands. They sail daily with cargoes of sand for the firm Spaansen based in Winkel. “To reach a speed of 12 kilometres per hour with a full load now takes 25 to 30 percent less engine power. And if we don't think we'll make it in time, we still have the option of turning the engines up to full power and getting up to 14 kilometres per hour. It also saves a lot in fuel costs, and that's good for our customer." Did he expect the new nozzles to have such an effect? “No, to be honest I didn't. A little, yes, but not that much." Output The higher output was precisely the reason why Riekelt wanted his ship to be converted (modified). After the Terina-B had been fitted with more powerful engines, taking the power from 370 to 500 HP, the rest of the pusher tug had to be modified accordingly. At a trade show, he got talking to Cor de Wit, Service Sales Manager at Damen Marine Components in Hardinxveld-Giessendam, who later came to take a look on board. "The Terina-B had rotating nozzles that didn't manoeuvre sufficiently”, says Cor. “We had already converted several pusher tugs of this type, built in the Czech Republic, so I immediately knew that Optima nozzles and conventional rudders would make a big difference." Riekelt requested quotations from various parties, but eventually chose Damen Marine Components. "I had the best feeling about them. Their rudder and steering gear is well-known throughout the world of inland shipping and actually Cor is too. He comes across as reliable, puts forward ideas about how to achieve the highest output and gives advice about the installation, which is really great. There are also other companies that supply nozzles, but all…
Estuary tanker
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February 13, 2020

Estuary tanker ‘Aimee’ equipped with manoeuvring system from Damen Marine Components

13 February 2020 Estuary tanker 'Aimee' equipped with manoeuvring system from Damen Marine Components 1 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 Marine Components (DMC) proudly delivered the manoeuvring system for the estuary tanker 'Aimee'. DMC equipped the Aimee with a SP2700 control system, 2DWK steering system and two Barke® High-Lift flap rudders. This vessel was built by VEKA Group for Burando Maritime Services. The Barke® rudder provides a premium manoeuvrability and course-keeping performance. DMC manufactures flap rudders for a wide range of vessels, which is unique in the Netherlands. We wish the estuary tanker Aimee and her crew safe journeys. Recent news
"Triple-A" Series
News UKNews UK Inland shipping
January 2, 2020

Interview: Flex Tunnel System for Chemgas Shipping “Triple-A” series

02 January 2020 Interview: Flex Tunnel System for Chemgas Shipping "Triple-A" series 12 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 Shipping had three new LPG tankers built in 2019: Alize, Aurora and Autan. This project is also known as the "Triple-A" series. Each ship has been fitted with a complete steering system from Damen Marine Components (DMC), including the Flex Tunnel system. DMC's sales manager Leo van Zon told us some more about this special project.Can you tell us something about the “Triple-A” series for Chemgas Shipping and the products supplied by DMC? In the run-up to the project, Chemgas had the possibilities and efficiency of the Flex Tunnel investigated at the renowned inland navigation research institute DST (Development centre for Ship technology and Transport systems) in Duisburg. The report presented in January 2017 concluded that considerable efficiency could be achieved by using the Flex Tunnel. DMC helped with the design of the stern in order to determine how big the Flex Tunnel and propeller should be. After all, a bigger propeller is more efficient than a smaller one. The Flex Tunnel allows the vessel to sail effectively even with a shallow draught (low water level or unloaded vessel). The Flex Tunnel is very suitable to this ship model because of its own high weight due to the steel cargo tanks. Also included in our scope of delivery; a high-efficiency Optima nozzle, a Hydro Spoiler and, of course, the latest developments in rudder technology (XR rudder profile). To top it all, all A-ships have the Boss™ Eco system on board, which shows the crew the effect rudder movements have on fuel consumption. Why did you specifically choose the Flex Tunnel system? A gas tanker is relatively heavy and therefore usually has sufficient draught, so you can incorporate a bigger propeller and achieve higher efficiency. During normal operation (95% of the time), the Flex Tunnel ensures sufficient water flow to this large propeller with a shallow draught, with the benefit that the traditional tunnel shape we are all familiar with is superfluous. This system also gives a ship designer the freedom to create the ideal stern. Reducing CO2 emissions played a part in this shipping company's decision to choose the Flex Tunnel system. The Flex Tunnel is not called Flex Tunnel for no reason, because the length of the flap of the tunnel can be flexibly chosen to determine the minimum draught at which the ship can still sail.An interview was recently published on the fuel savings achieved by the Rhenus Duisburg compared to its sister ship Rhenus Lünen on the same route. Can you briefly describe what was discussed in this interview and why it is important? In this interview, Herbert Berger, Managing Director Rhenus Schiffsmanagement, used design, tonnage, journey time and fuel consumption data from more than 200 trips to answer some questions about his operational experience with the Flex Tunnel. Mr Berger explained that the Flex Tunnel system on board the Rhenus Duisburg directly reduces fuel consumption by 9% in certain sailing conditions with…
motor cargo vessel
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November 13, 2019

Complete modification motor cargo vessel

13 November 2019 Complete modification motor cargo vessel 3 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 This special motor cargo vessel, built in 1962, was ready for a complete modification of the manoeuvring system. DMC installed two HD rudders, a DWK steering system and controls. The old stern of this vessel has been operative during the Marshall-aid after WOII. The front was adjusted in 1997 for cargo transport. The pictures show the before and after situation of the aft. DMC is proud to have successfully finished this project. Recent news
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October 31, 2019

Housewarming party at Damen Marine Components

31 October 2019 Housewarming party at Damen Marine Components 4 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 components producer readies for an exciting future with new headquarters and new managing director. 18 October 2019: In a festive atmosphere Damen Marine Components (DMC) celebrated the official opening of its new headquarters in Hardinxveld-Giessendam, the Netherlands. Official opening of new DMC headquarters The occasion also marked the introduction of Mark Visser as the company’s new managing director as current managing director Steef Staal prepares for his retirement after 15 years at DMC and a total of 46 years working within the Damen Shipyards Group. The new DMC headquarters were opened by Beer Damen, son of Damen Shipyards Group chairman Kommer Damen, with more than 350 invited guests including clients, suppliers, business relations and colleagues attending. Growth at DMC This opening speech was the opportune moment to respectfully thank DMC’s outgoing managing director Steef Staal, who will retire in February 2020. After 46 years working for Damen, it is an understatement to say that Mr Staal has contributed a great deal to the success of the Damen Shipyards Group over the years. Talking at the event, he said: “Wherever I go, I always head for the harbour to see if I can see any Damen vessels. I can spot them a mile off – and that’s a skill I’ll keep with me forever.” With the merger with Van der Velden Marine Systems in 2018, the acquisition of WK Hydraulics earlier this year and the establishment of Damen Winch Technology , DMC has undergone substantial expansion in recent years. The new headquarters serve as the workplace for a team of 100 personnel, and consist of new offices in addition to new production facilities. In-house expertise Complementing DMC’s production facilities in Poland and China, the new premises at Hardinxveld-Giessendam are equipped to carry out steel work and hydraulic assemblies. It also has a professional paint shop and a large warehouse for storage of all spares. The day also saw the official introduction of Mark Visser, who began his tenure as DMC’s new managing director on 1 October, after moving from Damen’s High Speed Craft product group. “DMC is not only a component supplier – we are a high-tech company with high-quality products and systems. Look at the developments we have made with the automation of steering systems, remote monitoring, and the first autonomous sailing projects. We have all this expertise in-house,” he said, clearly enthusiastic about the prospect of taking the helm at DMC. “And with modern vessels becoming more and more complex, components are becoming more important than the hull in which they are installed.”On the photo above (from left to right): Steef Staal and Mark Visser at Damen Marine Components Recent news
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December 4, 2018

The test-trial of the new-built tanker Tessa

04 December 2018 The test-trial of the new-built tanker Tessa 2 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 test-trial of new-build tanker Tessa on 28-11-2018, from Dirigo B.V. outfitted at De Gerlien van Tiem B.V., has been very successful. For the Tessa the owner has chosen the system with the best yield: the 3-ruddersystem. Compared to the 1970 design, this composition concerns a weighted version, suitable for larger capacity and a larger propeller than ships in the seventies. The fuel consumption of the Tessa was measured during the test-trial at different speeds and then compared with the sister ship the Mart. The Mart has already been in service several years and is equipped with the HD 2-roeren-systeem. Identical ship design, only the engine power of the Mart is 300hp more than the Tessa. The preliminary results confirm the results of DST Duisburg's research: considerable fuel savings with the 3-rudder system compared to the same ship with a 2-ruddersystem. Currently it is still too early to quantify the fuel savings with an amount or percentage. We wish the Tessa and her crew prosperous and safe journeys. View all news items
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November 28, 2018

Research results from DST Duisburg about the 3-rudder system

28 November 2018 Research results from DST Duisburg about the 3-rudder system 3 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 study of research institute Development Centre for Ship Technology and Transport Systems - DST Duisburg indicates that the 3-rudder system (design 70) still is the most superior system in the inland shipping market on both stability and manoeuvrability. The DST report indicates the 3-rudder system would increase efficiency with 5 % compared to any current 2-rudder system. In January 2018, Damen Marine components completed the study with DST Duisburg in which various rudder profiles and the positions in relation to the propeller were compared. Recent news
Nozzle refurbishment, dmc
News UKNews UK Inland shipping
November 23, 2018

Nozzle refurbishment

23 November 2018 Nozzle refurbishment 2 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 Damen Marine Components, we care about the condition of our customers products. One of our ways to express that, is by offering the service nozzle refurbishment (regardless of the origin) in order to give them a brand new life. With one of our previous refurbish projects, the customer was that surprised of the renewed state of their nozzle, that they thought a new one was sent back by mistake. Recently, a DMC type 19A nozzle (Ø 2375 mm) was returned to Schottel after a complete make-over, executed at our production facility in Gdansk. View all news items
“Getting to Know the Shipbuilding Industry”
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November 5, 2018

DMC was present at the Educational Event “Getting to know the shipbuilding industry”

05 November 2018 DMC was present at the Educational Event “Getting to know the shipbuilding industry” 5 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 shipping industry is constantly innovating and that is why the market continuously demands specialized and highly educated workers. We strongly believe the youth should be informed more often about profession possibilities in the maritime and shipbuilding sector in order to make our great sector more known and attractive to our younger generation. Damen Marine Components (DMC) continuously tries to interest the younger generation by participating in local educational events. Not only in the area of our main locations in the Netherlands, but also in our foreign branches. “Getting to know the shipbuilding industry” was a recent event with presentations about the maritime industry, which took place in October 2018 for pupils of schools in Pomerania. Sales representatives of the DMC Gdansk (Poland) factory location Mrs. Bożena Rolińska and Mr. Piotr Ingielewicz gave a presentation of DMC’s attributions and interacted with the pupils about their future professions. There were multiple other maritime companies present during the event, such as Polish Register of Shipping, Remontowa Electrical Solutions, Forum Okrętowe, Crist Shipyard and Pomerania Economic Zone. Together we can ensure the future craftsmanship of the maritime shipbuilding sector. Recent news
merger
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March 6, 2018

Damen Marine Components and Van der Velden Marine Systems announce merger

05 March 2018 Damen Marine Components and Van der Velden Marine Systems announce merger 2 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 Marine Components (DMC) and Van der Velden Marine Systems (VDVMS) recently announced a merger. As of 1st January the two companies are operating together as Damen Marine Components Netherlands (DMC NL). DMC has been operating ever since the early 80s in the Damen Shipyards Group, whilst VDVMS has been operating as an independent part of the Damen Shipyards Group’s components division since 2013. So in many ways the merger represents a continuation of a successful working relationship. However, the decision was taken to bring the two companies closer together in order to enhance performance. Steef E.F. Staal, managing director explained the thinking behind the move, saying, “This alignment means clients will have access to an increased portfolio of propulsion products in one place. At the same time, it combines the extensive market knowledge of two well-established partners, paving the way to more efficient products and services going forwards.” Taking into account Van der Velden Marine Systems’ highly respected name in the industry, the brand will continue to be used as trademark for DMC NL’s rudder and steering gear products. The duties, obligations and responsibilities agreed with customers, suppliers and other stakeholders remain unchanged. The same applies to the employment arrangements, DMC NL has been strengthened by combining the former teams of DMC and VDVMS. DMC NL will be led by Steef Staal as Managing Director, Wim Knoester as Commercial Director and Peter Schipper as Financial Director. Recent news
Serial Production of Hydraulic Power Units, Green Credentials
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August 4, 2016

Combining High Performance With Green Credentials

04 August 2016 Combining High Performance With Green Credentials 7 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’s Optima propeller nozzle’s proven advantages for inland shippers Damen Shipyards Group is highlighting the advantages to be gained from the Damen Optima Nozzle to the North American inland shipping sector. The Optima is a propeller nozzle developed and manufactured by subsidiary Damen Marine Components (DMC). While DMC produces various types of propeller nozzle suited for a wide spectrum of maritime uses, it is the Damen Optima that yields the most benefits for inland shipping operators. “Using the Damen Optima has many advantages,” says DMC Managing Director Steef Staal. “And it’s these that we want to pass on to our North American customers. “Looking at today’s inland shipping operators in Europe, you’ll see that everyone uses a nozzle.” One of the main reasons of the dominance of nozzles is the use of skew-type propellers, whose rounded profile successfully addresses the historical problem of sediment and debris blockage.Design brief DMC designed the Damen Optima – a nozzle with a slightly longer and higher intake and a propeller positioned just aft of the centre line – to increase performance even further. Real-life results from the first launching customers confirmed what model testing had predicted: “The feedback we heard from operators on the subject of thrust, both forward and reverse, was very positive. “This is a very important factor for inland vessel and push boat captains: they need to be able to count on optimum stopping distances. In fact, when you consider performance and stopping distance, the Optima is a world leader.” Delivering the performance “It is better in other aspects too: Fuel use and exhaust emissions are decreased; thus reducing fuel costs and improving air quality.” DMC tailors the propeller frequency specifically for each vessel, thus reducing sound and vibration levels. This makes life more pleasant for the crew and is also important when inland waterways pass through urban areas. American focus Damen’s increased marketing of the Optima nozzle for the American market follows the recent opening of Damen North America – the company’s branch office located in Houston, Texas. As each Damen Optima nozzle is tailored to the specific needs of the client, personnel at the new office will be able to advise ship owners on the selection of correct systems. “Of course the North American inland shipping sector is a substantial market for Damen. Our new office will allow us to really concentrate on what we do best: listening to, and then acting on, what our customers need,” concludes Mr Staal. Recent news
flanking rudder, two river tow boats, dmc
News UKNews UK Inland shipping
May 24, 2016

Innovative retractable flanking rudder systems for two river tow boats

24 May 2016 Innovative retractable flanking rudder systems for two river tow boats 4 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 river towboats are designed and built by Veka Shipbuilding to operate in Paraguay. This innovative product brings remarkable new efficiency to the inland shipping industry. The retractable flanking rudder system is developed by the R&D department of Van der Velden Marine Systems (VDVMS) and independently tested in the Development Centre for Ship Technology and Transport Systems (DST) in Duisburg (DE) all to the request of Veka Shipbuilding (NL). Flanking rudders are often used for inland river tow boats. These rudders are located forward of the propellers in order to provide manoeuvrability during astern operations. This gives the convoy control when backing or flanking. In practice flanking rudders are only required during a small percentage of the sailing time and when not in use they are parasitic only producing drag and creating turbulence to the inflow of water to the main propellers. Retractable flanking rudders, which are fully retracted in the hull of the vessel when not required, increase water flow to the propellers, reduce vessel drag and increase propulsive efficiency directly resulting in increased fuel savings.In close cooperation with Veka and operator Imperial Shipping the VDVMS team designed, engineered and manufactured the retractable flanking units in less than 6 months. The hulls were built at the Veka location in Lemmer. Outfitting of the two vessels took place at Veka Shipbuilding in Werkendam. Together with Veka, VDVMS installed the prefabricated units into the hulls during outfitting. These new and highly innovative pushers the “Herkules XVII” and “Herkules XVIII” will operate on the Parana river in Paraguay with maximum 12 barges of 61.50 meters long and 16.60 meters wide, providing a total loading capacity of +35,000 tons. Including the towboat with a length of 43.50 meters, a width of 17.50 meters and a depth of 2 meters, the entire convoy will measure 289.50 meters long and 49.80 meters wide. Unprecedented powerhouses with 7 rudders and 5 independent steering gears! In addition to the delivery of two retractable flanking units each with two high lift rudders and asymmetric steering gears, VDVMS has also supplied the main rudder system consisting of three HD240S high lift fishtail rudders with stainless steel reinforced leading edges. The vessel has five independently operating hydraulic power packs, three units which operate the three main rudders (3x 1 DW65/60) and two to retract and operate the flanking rudders (2x 2DWK 4060/35). All main rudders are independently operated and controlled by the VDVMS Triple SP2700 control panel, the flanking rudders are operated by two SP2700 NFU control panels. To operate the flanking rudder lift units 2 HDMI touch screens (retractable flanking rudder operation and control system RET2700) have been installed. In addition, VDVMS supplied a proprietary follow up steering system to operate each rudder independently, and one FU2700 steering lever to operate all three main rudders synchronized. Van der Velden Marine Systems wishes the crews of the “Herkules XVII” and “Herkules XVIII” safe journeys and is…
Flex tunnel, dmc, measurements
News UKNews UK Inland shipping
December 7, 2015

Measurements with the first installed Flex Tunnel

07 December 2015 Measurements with the first installed Flex Tunnel 4 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 results of measurements taken aboard the push-barge combination ‘Rhenus Duisburg’ fitted with the first Flex Tunnel have proven its success. DST (Development Centre for Ship Technology and Transport Systems) developed the push-barge combination at the behest of the shipping line Rhenus PartnerShip, for the shipment of coals from Rotterdam to Lünen (Germany). One of the vital basic principles was that the vessel not only has to sail with a barge linked in front, but also often has to convey two additional barges attached alongside during its passage along the Rhine. The entire convoy makes a loaden outward journey and then proceeds in flash along the Wesel-Datteln Canal. A sailing profile which is applied both while loaded and unloaded with ballast, and in deep and shallow water. The Flex Tunnel has proven its functionality with this sailing profile. Measurements were taken both during a trial voyage and in regular service. The vessel also sailed in a range of circumstances, both loaded and unloaded, and at various speeds in each case. The functionality was subjected to extensive trials at all speeds, and the measurements taken invariably remained within the design margins, which implies that there are no restrictions on the use of Flex Tunnels at any speed whatsoever. As expected, the results confirm that extremely high vacuum levels are achieved with a deployed tunnel, which implies that the Flex Tunnel is ideally suited for use with unloaden vessels. The airtight seals on the thrusters and the hull ensure that there is sufficient water surrounding the propellers, thus avoiding any loss of output due to propellers breaching the surface of the water.The Flex Tunnel therefore offers one the option of fitting large, 2,000 mm propellers, which improves propulsion and reduces fuel consumption as a direct result. The initial findings, based on analysis of the measured data and comparison with vessels with conventional tunnels, suggest that the ‘Rhenus Duisburg’ achieved around 27% lower energy consumption. This high output is inextricably linked to application of the Flex Tunnel, which in turn enables optimum stern design for the afore mentioned operating area. DST not only designed the underwater hull, but also subjected it to extensive tests. The model test reports reflect the actual circumstances almost exactly, which emphasises the quality of the development institute’s model tests. While Van der Velden Marine Systems initially expressed a cautious estimate of energy savings between 10 and 20%, the provisional results actually proved surprisingly high. The Flex Tunnel has therefore set the trend for the ship of the future. Recent news
150 years
Defence & Security News UKNews Harbour & TerminalNews UKNews UK DredgingNews UK Inland shippingNews UK OceangoingNews UK Shortsea
October 7, 2015

DMC 150 years old today and still expanding

07 October 2015 DMC 150 years old today and still expanding 6 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 Marine Components (DMC), the oldest company in Damen Shipyards Group, celebrates its 150 years anniversary today. DMC has grown from a very small shipyard established in Gorinchem in 1865, to become the largest nozzle builder in the world. Via a live satellite link, around a 1,000 customers, employees, suppliers and colleagues, at its three main locations in Hardinxveld (the Netherlands), Jiangyin (China) and Gdańsk (Poland), will toast this historic occasion simultaneously. Although DMC’s own roots were established in 1865 when Jan van de Giessen set up a business from a small wharf in the ‘Kalkhaven’, the history of shipbuilding in the area actually dates back to the 14th century. DMC itself was officially founded 10 years ago, when two Damen Group members were merged - Van de Giessen and Gdansk Engineering Works. GEW was actually the first company Damen Shipyards ever acquired outside of the Netherlands. Looking back over the years, DMC Managing Director, Steef Staal told the audience how, above all, he believes DMC’s success is because it ‘has become a partner to its clients, rather than just a supplier’. “We help our clients and work together with them.” Partner to customers Quality is paramount, he emphasises, both in terms of our products and in delivery times. “We have built up close relationships with our customers by delivering reliable quality.” He points out that DMC partners are mainly leading OEMs. Just in the last decade alone, DMC has nearly tripled its turnover to €36m and this has been possible due to Damen Shipyards’ willingness to invest in cutting-edge equipment and innovative production processes. DMC has three large spinning machines, which are able to manufacture nozzles up 7.5 m in diameter. “Perhaps there is another builder out there able to make these spectacular nozzles but I am not aware of it!” He adds that it is not just about the spinning machines alone but crucially, the novel manufacturing technique deployed, which means that nozzles are made with only a single weld on the inner side. As well as the vast range of top quality nozzles and rudders, DMC also manufactures shipbuilding constructions such as tailor-made stern sections for thrusters, crane foundations and crane arms. Winches added to portfolio And only recently, it added the production of winches to its portfolio. Rudders are already manufactured through sister company Van der Velden Marine Systems and winches too, have been in introduced through its new company ‘Damen Winch Technology’. Currently, Damen Shipyards is the main client for the towing winches for ASD Tugs. Following on from the celebrations surrounding the 150th anniversary, DMC is also set to celebrate again, as it opens a second major production site in China in Jiangyin on November 27. Damen has built this new production plant from scratch. At 11,000 sq m, the facility is nearly double its existing site at Suzhou. The facility will have its own spinning machine and state-of-the-art equipment including grinding…
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August 27, 2015

First ship with Flex Tunnel commissioned into service

27 August 2015 First ship with Flex Tunnel commissioned into service 7 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 first ship outfitted with the Flex Tunnel was named Friday, August 14th in Duisburg. The Rhenus Duisburg, the new barge combination from shipping company Rhenus PartnerShip, has been put through extensive tests and trials. Much data has been collected so as to establish the appropriate and ultimate efficiency of the Flex Tunnel. The system developed by Van der Velden offers advantages for barges in terms of speed, capacity, propulsion, manoeuvrability and fuel economy. Without Tunnels Flex Tunnel is an innovative fold-tunnel system designed specifically for inland waterways. Fitted with conventional tunnels, loaded barges sail in deep water for an average of 80% of the time. Then the use of a tunnel system is unnecessary and leads to additional resistance, with reduced propulsion and therefore higher fuel consumption. Van der Velden’s Tunnel system offers the solution, because the system is only in action when the vessel is unloaded or in shallow water. The difference between the Flex Tunnel and conventional tunnel systems lies in the fact that the Flex Tunnel makes it possible to sail without tunnels in deep water, like the ARA area. In fixed tunnels, which are installed on most vessels, this is impossible. Navigating without tunnels vastly reduces the resistance, and this in turn provides better fuel economy.Innovative in all areas The innovation of this system is not just the ability to sail without tunnels. Van der Velden has also focused their attention at improving the speed whilst using tunnels. The Flex Tunnel ensures that enough water, without air bubbles is channelled towards the propeller. The tunnel has an airtight seal on the jet tubes, which allows larger propeller diameters to be used. The possibilities in the field of hull design are also increased, as fixed tunnels are no longer necessary. This allows further hydrodynamic optimisation. Through the application of the Flex Tunnel the entire design can be tailored to the operational profile and the area where the ship will operate. It is this radical change of design that has propelled the Flex Tunnel system as one of the four candidates for the Maritime Innovation Award 2015, which will be presented at the Maritime Awards Gala in November this year. The Rhenus PartnerShip Push-barge combination The German shipping company Rhenus PartnerShip have asked the Development Centre for Ship Technology and Transport Systems, to develop a push-barge combination for transporting coal from Rotterdam in the Netherlands to Lünen in Germany. The vessel will travel with one or more linked barges, but also has to be able to travel along the Rhine with two extra barges on the sides. This calls for a solution for both loaded and unloaded cruising in a mixture of shallow and deep water. Here the Flex Tunnel comes into its own. Navigation Tests During the Rhenus Duisburg trials, the Flex Tunnel proved to be fully functional. The reduced resistance on the ship at the collapse of the tunnel system yielded a fuel…
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July 29, 2015

Publication in German about the first Flex Tunnel

29 July 2015 Publication in German about the first Flex Tunnel 10 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 NOVUM IN DER RHENUS-FLOTTE Magazin number 7 from the Binnenschiffahrt contains a big publication in German about the first Flex Tunnel aboard of the newbuilt ship for Reederei Rhenus - Germany. In wenigen Wochen tauft die Duisburger Reederei Rhenus PartnerShip ihren jüngsten Flottenzugang. Der 186 m lange Koppelverband, der künftig von Rotterdam aus das Kraftwerk in Lünen mit Kohle versorgen soll, erhält einen modernen Diesel-Antrieb nach dem Vater-Sohn-Prinzip. Von Krischan Förster Rund 350 Schiffe disponiert die zum Logistikkonzern Rhenus gehörende Reederei mit Stammsitz in Duisburg sowie Niederlassungen in Berlin, Hildesheim, Mannheim, Regensburg oder den niederländischen, belgischen, französischen, österreichischen und rumänischen Standorten. The 186 m long coupler, which will supply the power station in Lünen with coal from Rotterdam, will receive a modern diesel drive based on the father-son principle Rund 20Mio. t an Gütern werden jedes Jahr von den Rhenus-Schiffen transportiert, das sind in etwa 9% des Transportaufkommens von zuletzt insgesamt 226Mio. t auf Deutschlands Flüssen. Vornehmlich werden Trockengüter transportiert, daneben aber auch eigene Bunkerschiffe und Bilgenentöler betrieben. Die »Rhenus Duisburg« wird, so viel steht heute schon fest, die modernste Einheit der Flotte. Generalauftragnehmer zur schlüsselfertigen Ablieferung des neuen Schiffs war die Firma Dolderman B.V. in Dordrecht in den Niederlanden. Das Kasko entstand im Auftrag von Rensen Driessen Shipbuilding B.V. in Rumänien auf der Schiffswerft SC Santierul Naval in Orsowa. Der Koppelverband, bestehend aus einem Motorschiff von 110 m x 11,45 m x 3,20 m und einem Leichter von 76,50 m x 11,40 m x 3,47 m Länge, steht kurz vor seiner Vollendung. Mit zwei weiteren Schubleichtern längsseits soll er künftig bis zu 8000 t Kohle in Rotterdam laden und in zwei Etappen – zunächst über den Rhein, danach über den Wesel-Datteln-Kanal – bis nach Lünen transportieren. Der Wechsel im Fahrprofils – zu 1/3 volle Last, zu 2/3 Kanal- oder Leerfahrt – führte zu einer besonderen, bislang kaum verbreiteten technischen Lösung. Für den Antrieb sorgen insgesamt vier Motoren, die ihre Leistung über Getriebe und Welle auf die beiden Propeller übertragen. Es handelt sich dabei um einen sogenannten Vater-Sohn-Antrieb: Dabei arbeiten jeweils ein 1117 kW starker Caterpillar 3512 sowie ein deutlich kleinerer Caterpillar C18 mit 357 kW über ein Getriebe an der gleichen Welle. »In der Rhein-Bergfahrt im Verband mit Motorschiff und drei Schubleichtern brauchen wir die volle Leistung der beiden großen Motoren«, sagt Rhenus PartnerShip-Geschäftsführer Wolfgang Hönemann. An der Schleuse Friedrichsfeld, dem Eingang zum Wesel-Datteln-Kanal, wird der Vierer-Verband getrennt.With two more push barges alongside, it will in future be able to load up to 8,000 t of coal in Rotterdam and transport it in two stages - first over the Rhine, then via the Wesel-Datteln Canal - to Lünen Während die »Rhenus Duisburg« als Koppelverband mit rund 4.300 t Kohle weiterfährt und sich fortan mit der Leistung der beiden Sohn-Motoren begnügt, übernehmen eines der beiden Schubboote »Rhenus Wesel« oder »Rhenus Datteln« die beiden anderen Leichter mit der restlichen Ladung für die Kanalfahrt bis nach Lünen. Für die…
First two Van der Velden® Flex Tunnel Systems sold
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March 24, 2015

First two Flex Tunnel Systems sold

24 March 2015 First two Flex Tunnel Systems sold 4 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 der Velden Marine Systems is celebrating the first two orders of its Flex Tunnel system. The fuel saving propulsion system was realised in close collaboration with the German Development Centre for Ship Technology and Transport Systems. Van der Velden, a Damen subsidiary, sees the orders as a positive sign that the inland shipping market is ready for solutions that provide increased propulsion capacity and reduced fuel consumption. The first Flex Tunnel order is for a Rhenus owned vessel. Van der Velden’s scope of work is a comprehensive package of propulsion elements that includes steering gear with profile rudders, propellers, nozzles and hydrospoilers. Concluding the package is an LCD alarm and display panel and a type 4DS 2000 Flex tunnel, built in-house at Van der Velden’s facilities in Krimpen aan de Lek, the Netherlands. Construction of the 110-metre vessel, including installation of the Flex Tunnel, took place at Orsova Shipyard in Romania. After launching on 9 March, the vessel will make its way back to the Netherlands for final outfitting in time for final delivery in the summer. The second order came from Damen’s LNG-powered EcoLiner – judged by many to be Europe’s greenest inland vessel – that is also expected to be delivered this summer. As well as a Type 4DS 1500 Flex tunnel, corresponding to a propeller diameter of 1.5 metres, Van der Velden also supplied four Dolphin XR rudders. The EcoLiner demonstrates how the Flex Tunnel system can be used in conjunction with other energy saving innovations to reduce fuel costs by as much as 25%. By installing the Flex Tunnel system, inland and coastal vessel owners can benefit from improved manoeuvrability and speed while profiting from a reduction in fuel costs of up to 10%. The retractable tunnel system ensures optimal water flow in both loaded and empty conditions and all water depths of inland rivers and canals. In the majority of situations, when vessels are loaded and sailing in deeper waters, the Flex Tunnel is retracted to improve hydrodynamics. The Flex Tunnel system is brought into play when sailing in shallow water – when it is deployed to ensure sufficient water flow to the propellers and so maintain their efficiency.Special requirement for the naval operations of the F126 is to build the whole vessel, including the rudders, to extreme shock resistant specifications. The rudders are designed to withstand enormous shock loads. Based on extensive computational calculations, critical areas are strengthened and special welding details are applied. High strength steel of the best quality is used for construction, honouring the classification rules for naval ships. “We are happy to contribute to these state-of-the-art vessels,” Sales and Marketing Director Wim Knoester of DMC says. “With these twin-screw high-speed vessels, we can demonstrate the quality, efficiency and durability of our rudders. Being part of this high-profile Damen project allows us to show our capacity of delivering the highest class of ship systems.” Recent news
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November 13, 2023

DMC introduces new Optima Nozzle at Europort 20

13 November 2023 DMC presents completely redesigned Optima nozzle at Europort 2023 2 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 and steering systems specialist DMC launched the new and improved Optima nozzle at Europort 2023 in Rotterdam last Thursday. The original Optima was introduced in 1998 and quickly developed into the standard nozzle in various markets. It is one of the best-running nozzles for pushers and tugs, icebreakers, dredgers, coasters, fishing vessels and workboats. In inland navigation, it is even the best-selling nozzle of all time. Thousands of vessels sail with this ‘thrust enhancer’. After 25 years, and a year of research using state-of-the-art technology, DMC has now come up with an improved design and has started production.   In-house and independent research Kees Oevermans, Technical Sales Manager at DMC conducted the research. "Using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), we systematically examined and modified the profile shape and performed several simulations. This provided many useful insights. However, to be sure, we had the results validated by an independent CFD party. Then we were also able to work in practice with the correct, exact values. As a result of the independent study, the updated Optima came out on top."Results The 3 main results for shipowners and ship management companies are that the updated Optima generates more forward and backward thrust than its predecessor, resulting in lower fuel consumption, produces less vibration and less noise. Oevermans: "The updated Optima nozzle delivers up to 1.8% more direct thrust. But it doesn't stop there. You can think of a ship's nozzle and propeller as one, interdependent system. When you design a system based on that idea, instead of two separate systems, we can optimise propulsion even further to as much as 3.4% more thrust." DMC engaged Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for the independent benchmark. Oevermans: "In the past, you could basically only test in a drag tank. With the current software, however, we can accurately visualise pressure distributions and flowlines and make concrete improvements that are directly related to the changes that ship designs have undergone in the recent past. Naturally, we would like to maintain our position as the world market leader in nozzles. With these improvements, we think we have now secured this." Easy to replace or refit Ship owners who already have an Optima nozzle need not worry: existing vessel designs needn’t be modified. The new profile fits seamlessly into the current construction. There are also two versions: the DMC Optima 04 and 05. The difference is in the length of the nozzle: the Optima 05 has a length of 50% of the propeller diameter, while the Optima 04 comes at 40%. After installation, the increased thrust of the propeller can be used to sail faster, save fuel and thus reduce CO2 emissions. Recent news
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March 14, 2023

Damen Marine Components delivers rudder and steering gear for new coastal research vessel

14 March 2023 Damen Marine Components delivers rudder and steering gear for new coastal research vessel 4 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 single high-lift Barke® flap rudder together with a piston-type steering gear system was delivered by Damen Marine Components’ (DMC) to Holland Shipyards Group’s yard in Hardinxveld-Giessendam. There they were fitted into a 35-metre coastal research vessel that was built for the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research (IMR) and which is named the RV Prinsesse Ingrid Alexandra. DMC’s Barke® flap rudders are specifically designed for ships engaged in activities such as research, fishing and dredging that require excellent manoeuvrability, low noise and vibration levels, and first-rate fuel economy. Their progressively rotating flaps generate high lift forces at large rudder angles and low drag at small rudder angles, delivering the necessary performance in all situations. The enclosed linkage system also provides overload protection and prevents any material present in the surrounding water from entering the rudder assembly. DMC’s piston-type steering gear systems are an ideal match for the Barke® flap rudders. They are highly reliable and, with multiple options regarding rudder stock connections, rudder angles and cylinders, the installation process is both efficient and economical when it comes to the space required. The state-of-the-art ship will undertake a wide variety of duties. These will range from data collection and fish stock sampling to the deploying and retrieval of ROVs, buoys, ocean landers, autonomous ocean gliders, AUVs and other equipment.Barke® flap rudders can be found installed on other specialist vessels including the UK’s 90m RRS James Cook research ship and the MN Colibri, a unique RoRo vessel built to transport launcher components for the Ariane 5 and Soyuz heavy-lift space launch vehicles. DMC also supplied the complete steering system for Australia’s recently delivered 160-metre, Research and Supply Vessel (RSV) Nuyina, including full-spade rudders, steering gear and control systems. Last, a Barke® rudder and piston-type steering gear were delivered for the Multi-Purpose Research Vessel of NIWA (National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research) in New Zealand. DMC’s Sales and Marketing Director Wim Knoester commented, “We are confident that the combination of our Barke® flap rudder and piston-type steering system will serve the IMR’s latest research vessel well for many years into the future. It has been, as always, a pleasure to be continuing our cooperation with Holland Shipyards Group that dates back to its formation over 40 years ago.” Jules Custers of Holland Shipyards Group added, “We have every confidence in the quality and performance of the equipment designed, built and delivered by Damen Marine Components. They will contribute to what is a first-class research vessel capable of fulfilling a wide range of roles.” The two organisations already have another project underway, with DMC contracted to build five Optima nozzles Ø2625 for two, newbuild, 3,600 DWT inland waterway cargo vessels and three, new 3,800 DWT MPP coasters. Recent news
Damen Marine Components Wins First Four-vessel Order in the USA
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January 5, 2023

Damen Marine Components wins first four-vessel order in the USA

05 January 2023 Damen Marine Components wins first four-vessel order in the USA 8 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 Netherlands’ Damen Marine Components (DMC) has won its first multi-vessel order in the USA. Four packages, each comprised of steering gear and rudders, five winches and two towing pin systems, will be supplied to US shipbuilder C&C Marine & Repair for four new-build Multi Cats 3013 workboats. The first two vessels will be delivered to Callan Marine Ltd. and the second two vessels will be built "on spec" by C&C Marine & Repair for sale or lease to the US market. Each of the 30-metre, multi-purpose Multi Cats will be fitted with DMC Piston-type steering gear, two tugger winches, an anchor winch, a towing winch, an anchor handling winch and two towing pin systems rated 50 and 80 tonnes respectively. All of these are designed and manufactured at DMC’s production facilities in the Netherlands, Poland and China. DMC will also be supplying a triple rudder system for each vessel, produced in-house to a third-party design. All DMC equipment is designed and built on the three principles of durability, reliability and low maintenance over the long term and in all conditions. C&C Marine and Repair was established in 1997 and is located in Belle Chasse, LA, on 80 acres along the Intracoastal Waterway. The company designs and builds dredges, dredge support vessels, towboats, barges and offshore supply vessels, along with a variety of other marine vessels. The company’s facilities are designed to perform all new construction inside enclosed workshops, with multiple projects underway at the same time.Callan Marine, LTD. is a Texas-based, privately-owned dredging and marine construction business founded in 2009. It performs dredging projects for both private and public clients by providing services to restore berthing depths for ship docks, navigation channels and otherwise facilitating transportation in the nation’s waterways. The primary purpose of the Multi Cats will be to support Callan Marine’s dredging fleet; handling anchors and towing barges wherever they may be operating. The DMC equipment is designed to cope in a wide range of conditions from the subtropical climate of the Gulf of Mexico to the freezing winters on the Great Lakes. All DMC’s winches are designed using proven engineering principles and built to the highest standards. Its towing winches are unique with gearboxes that automatically adjust to the required pulling force. This enables them to always run at the most efficient speed. This technology is also used for the anchor-handling winches to maximize safety in the often hazardous conditions in which they operate. All DMC products can be customized to meet the requirements of each client. Tony Cibilich, owner of C&C Marine, says: “We have full confidence that Damen Marine Components’ equipment will deliver years of trouble-free service to our client Callan Marine. DMC’s products can be found all over the world and it has a strong reputation in the international market. We look forward to doing business with them again in the future.”Arie van den Adel, Chief Operating Officer of…
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July 23, 2022

UK RRS ‘James Cook’ completes rudder overhaul at Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam

23 July 2022 UK RRS ‘James Cook’ completes rudder overhaul at Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam 6 minJTNDc2NyaXB0JTNFJTBBZnVuY3Rpb24lMjBnZXRDdXJyZW50VVJMJTIwJTI4JTI5JTIwJTdCJTBBJTIwJTIwcmV0dXJuJTIwd2luZG93LmxvY2F0aW9uLmhyZWYlMEElN0QlMEFjb25zdCUyMHVybCUyMCUzRCUyMGdldEN1cnJlbnRVUkwlMjglMjklMEElMEFsZXQlMjBwb3N0VGl0bGUlMjAlM0QlMjBkb2N1bWVudC5xdWVyeVNlbGVjdG9yJTI4JTIyaDElMjIlMjkuaW5uZXJIVE1MJTBBbGV0JTIwZm9ybWF0dGVkUG9zdFRpdGxlJTIwJTNEJTIwZW5jb2RlVVJJQ29tcG9uZW50JTI4cG9zdFRpdGxlLnRyaW0lMjglMjklMjklMEElMEElMkYlMkYlMjBVUkxTJTBBbGV0JTIwdHdpdHRlclVSTCUyMCUzRCUyMCU2MGh0dHBzJTNBJTJGJTJGdHdpdHRlci5jb20lMkZpbnRlbnQlMkZ0d2VldCUzRnRleHQlM0QlMjQlN0Jmb3JtYXR0ZWRQb3N0VGl0bGUlN0QlMjUyMCUyNCU3QnVybCU3RCU2MCUwQWxldCUyMGZhY2Vib29rVVJMJTIwJTNEJTIwJTYwaHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZ3d3cuZmFjZWJvb2suY29tJTJGc2hhcmVyLnBocCUzRnUlM0QlMjQlN0J1cmwlN0QlMjZ0JTNEJTI0JTdCZm9ybWF0dGVkUG9zdFRpdGxlJTdEJTYwJTBBbGV0JTIwbGlua2VkaW5VUkwlMjAlM0QlMjAlNjBodHRwcyUzQSUyRiUyRnd3dy5saW5rZWRpbi5jb20lMkZzaGFyaW5nJTJGc2hhcmUtb2Zmc2l0ZSUyRiUzRnVybCUzRCUyNCU3QnVybCU3RCU2MCUwQWxldCUyMGVtYWlsVVJMJTIwJTNEJTIwJTYwbWFpbHRvJTNBJTNGc3ViamVjdCUzRERNQyUyNTIwLSUyNTIwQXJ0aWNsZSUyNmJvZHklM0QlMjQlN0J1cmwlN0QlMjUyMC0lMjUyMCUyNCU3QmZvcm1hdHRlZFBvc3RUaXRsZSU3RCU2MCUwQSUwQWxldCUyMHdoYXRzYXBwVVJMJTIwJTNEJTIwJTYwaHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZ3YS5tZSUyRjEyMzQ1Njc4OTEwJTNGdGV4dCUzRCUyNCU3QmZvcm1hdHRlZFBvc3RUaXRsZSU3RCUyNTIwLSUyNTIwJTI0JTdCdXJsJTdEJTYwJTBBJTBBJTJGJTJGJTIwTE9HT1MlMEFjb25zdCUyMHR3aXR0ZXJMb2dvJTIwJTNEJTIwZG9jdW1lbnQucXVlcnlTZWxlY3RvciUyOCUyMi5mYS10d2l0dGVyJTIyJTI5LnByZXZpb3VzRWxlbWVudFNpYmxpbmclM0IlMEElMEFjb25zdCUyMGZhY2Vib29rTG9nbyUyMCUzRCUyMGRvY3VtZW50LnF1ZXJ5U2VsZWN0b3IlMjglMjIuZmEtZmFjZWJvb2stc3F1YXJlJTIyJTI5LnByZXZpb3VzRWxlbWVudFNpYmxpbmclM0IlMEElMEFjb25zdCUyMGxpbmtlZGluTG9nbyUyMCUzRCUyMGRvY3VtZW50LnF1ZXJ5U2VsZWN0b3IlMjglMjIuZmEtbGlua2VkaW4tc3F1YXJlJTIyJTI5LnByZXZpb3VzRWxlbWVudFNpYmxpbmclM0IlMEElMEFjb25zdCUyMGVtYWlsTG9nbyUyMCUzRCUyMGRvY3VtZW50LnF1ZXJ5U2VsZWN0b3IlMjglMjIuZmEtZW52ZWxvcGUlMjIlMjkucHJldmlvdXNFbGVtZW50U2libGluZyUzQiUwQSUwQWNvbnN0JTIwd2hhdHNhcHBMb2dvJTIwJTNEJTIwZG9jdW1lbnQucXVlcnlTZWxlY3RvciUyOCUyMi5mYS13aGF0c2FwcCUyMiUyOS5wcmV2aW91c0VsZW1lbnRTaWJsaW5nJTNCJTBBJTBBdHdpdHRlckxvZ28uaHJlZiUyMCUzRCUyMHR3aXR0ZXJVUkwlM0IlMEFmYWNlYm9va0xvZ28uaHJlZiUyMCUzRCUyMGZhY2Vib29rVVJMJTNCJTBBbGlua2VkaW5Mb2dvLmhyZWYlMjAlM0QlMjBsaW5rZWRpblVSTCUzQiUwQWVtYWlsTG9nby5ocmVmJTIwJTNEJTIwZW1haWxVUkwlM0IlMEF3aGF0c2FwcExvZ28uaHJlZiUyMCUzRCUyMHdoYXRzYXBwVVJMJTNCJTBBJTBBJTBBJTBBJTIwJTNDJTJGc2NyaXB0JTNFThe Royal Research Ship (RRS) James Cook – named after the 18th century British naval captain and explorer - has recently completed a two-week, annual maintenance programme at Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam (DSAm). A significant part of the works was the complete overhaul of its twin rudders and steering gear. The 89.5 metre, 5,401 GT vessel is operated by the UK’s Natural Environment Research Council and entered service in 2006 to replace the ageing RRS Charles Darwin. Her role is to undertake a wide role of oceanic and atmospheric research activities from the equator to the polar icecaps using the latest equipment and sensors. As such, she spends extended periods at sea in all weathers with teams of scientists and researchers on board. Following an assignment in the South Atlantic, the RSS James Cook arrived at DSAm. As part of the two-week maintenance programme her flap rudders, designed and built by Damen Marine Components (DMC), were given their first complete overall in 15, very active, years. The rudders were removed from the vessel and taken away to be fully disassembled and inspected. Parts showing wear were overhauled, including the worn-out rudder stocks.Excellent manoeuvrability DMC’s Barke® flap rudders are specifically designed for ships engaged in activities such as research, fishing and dredging that require excellent manoeuvrability along with first-rate fuel economy. Their progressively rotating flaps generate high lift forces at large rudder angles and low drag at small rudder angles, delivering the necessary performance in all situations. The enclosed linkage system also provides overload protection and eliminates the risk of sand, ice and floating objects entering the rudder assembly. DMC successfully completed the service project within the two weeks available and the flap rudders are now as good as new once again.The next assignment for the RRS James Cook will be participating in a project researching the processes that form and preserve minerals of strategic importance to the transition to low-carbon societies. But wherever she is in the world in the future, she will be able to access Damen’s global network of Service Hubs for repairs to her rudders as well as any other systems that require repair or maintenance. With the Service Hubs spread across five continents, the Natural Environment Research Council can be confident that their key maritime assets will be assured of maximum uptime and availability from the Arctic to Antarctica. Recent news
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October 11, 2021

DMC flap rudders

11 October 2021 DMC flap rudders 3 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 Does your vessel require an excellent manoeuvring performance? Then a DMC flap rudder might be the solution for you. A flap rudder consists of a blade with a trailing edge flap activated by a mechanical or hydraulical system. This rudder type produces a variable flap angle as a function of the rudder angle. Compared to a conventional rudder of the same shape, size, and area, a flap rudder gives a much higher lift per rudder angle and a significant higher maximum lift. The high balanced area of a flap rudder improves manoeuvring at low speeds by blocking the forward thrust of the propeller. Flap rudders are most suited for vessels that require excellent manoeuvrability, may it be a dredger or a container vessel. At DMC, we offer two flap solutions: Timon and Barke®. The Timon model has an open flap linkage, which allows for a 90⁰ rudder angle and the Barke® model has a fully enclosed linkage system with an impressive 100⁰ rudder angle due to its distinguishing feature of the flap’s angle progressively increasing relative to that of the main rudder. Recent news
Liftal acquires Damen Hoisting
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September 29, 2021

Liftal acquires Damen Hoisting

29 september 2021 Liftal acquires Damen Hoisting 3 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 Hijstechniek acquires Damen Hoisting. The agreement will be effected on the 1st of October and the organisation will be incorporated into the full-service specialist in lifting and hoisting technology. For Liftal this is a strategic expansion in the Rotterdam region, for Damen a choice to stay with its core business. Damen Hoisting was established five years ago as a business unit of Damen Anchor & Chain Factory B.V., located on the premises of Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam in Schiedam. The hoisting division serves customers from various markets such as the maritime, offshore, industrial and civil engineering industries. Specialist services and activities are carried out in the field of lifting and hoisting under the EKH quality mark. Reasons for the sale include market saturation and Damen’s strategic choice to focus more on its core business. Liftal Hijstechniek has been active in the south-west of the Netherlands and in various European markets in the field of testing and certification of hoisting and lifting equipment for maritime applications, oil/gas/wind energy sectors, industrial markets and the construction sector since 1998. From its Belgian branch, the company covers the connecting regions in Belgium such as Antwerp, the Terneuzen-Ghent canal zone and port areas on the coast. Both management boards are happy with the acquisition, Damen Hoisting’s General Manager Perry Rikkers says; “First and foremost, we are pleased because this guarantees the employment of the seven Damen employees of Hoisting. We are fully confident that this acquisition will positively help our customers and that they will continue to receive top service. This is a positive step forward for all involved.” Hans Hirdes, Manager of Liftal, adds; “Geographically, the takeover of the activities of Damen Hoisting is a nice addition to Liftal Hijstechniek’s current working area. In addition, given the presence and concentration of shipping, offshore, wind and large industry, the Rotterdam region offers sufficient potential to further expand our activities. Partly in view of the promised support from the Damen Group, we are confident of continuing and further expanding the activities of Damen Hoisting within Liftal Hijstechniek.” Work already started under existing agreements and contracts will be completed under Damen Hoisting. Work that has not yet started but has already been agreed will be performed by Liftal under the conditions agreed with Damen Hoisting. Recent news
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24 August 2021 Advantages of a rudder bulb 3 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 Did you know that a rudder bulb enables fuel savings up to 1,5% per journey? A rudder bulb is a streamlined bulb, which is fixed at the leading edge of the rudder. It improves the water flow in front of the rudder and fills the vacuum behind the centre of the propeller. In addition, the rudder bulb reduces propeller induced cavitation, which will result in an extended lifetime of the rudder by less cavitation damage in propeller hub area. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) calculations together with tank tests have proven direct fuel savings up to 1,5% when a bulb is applied to a rudder, depending on the ship type and its steering behaviour. This energy saving device is best suited to seagoing vessels with large propeller hub sizes and high thrust loads, such as bulk carriers, container ships, oil and chemical tankers, Roro vessels and cruise ships. A bulb can be installed in new-build and existing ships (retrofit). Recent news
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31 August 2021 Advantages of a nozzle 2 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’ve been producing nozzles for more than 40 years now. But what exactly is a nozzle and what are the advantages of a nozzle? A propeller nozzle is a round constructed foil-shaped ring, which is enclosing the propeller. It assists the propeller in moving as much water as possible, especially when a high trust is needed at low speeds. Let’s take one step back: a ship propeller rotates in the water with its blades, this generates high- and low-pressure areas to supply the force to drive a ship. However, losses occur at the tip of the propeller blades as water escapes from these high- and low-pressure areas. That’s where a nozzle comes in: it reduces these losses by restricting water flow to the propeller tips, which results in an increase in efficiency; a reduction in fuel consumption and, thereby, CO2 emissions. Ships with heavily loaded propellers such as inland and fishing vessels, tugs, coasters, and dredgers will profit greatly from installing a nozzle. It will lead to an improved thrust performance, which is needed with their demanding operating conditions. Recent nieuws
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January 3, 2021

DMC supplied a 30-ton stern frame for a special icebreaker

03 January 2021 DMC supplied a 30-ton stern frame for a special icebreaker 5 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 this project, Damen Marine Components’ (DMC) factory in Poland manufactured the 30-ton stern frame and aftship construction. We will supply the icebreaker with a complete steering system including rudders and steering gear, hydraulics and controls. DMC’s complete scope of supply was designed and produced in compliance with the requirements of Polar Class 5. Most of DMC’s products are manufactured in our wholly owned factories in Poland and China. Next to our standard range of products, DMC’s production plants carry out a significant share of third-party steelwork. This production to customer’s drawings is not confined to the maritime and offshore markets only. Also, construction and various other sectors seeking the production, or technical processing of steel and aluminium components are relying on DMC. Our factories in Poland and China have ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 4500 certification. Both factories are recognised as approved manufacturers by the classification societies BV, LR, ABS, RMRS, CCS and NK to ensure that all manufactured components are of high quality and in compliance with the regulatory requirements. China adds DNV-GL, Poland adds ISO 3834. Recent news
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November 13, 2023

DMC introduces new Optima Nozzle at Europort 20

13 November 2023 DMC presents completely redesigned Optima nozzle at Europort 2023 2 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 and steering systems specialist DMC launched the new and improved Optima nozzle at Europort 2023 in Rotterdam last Thursday. The original Optima was introduced in 1998 and quickly developed into the standard nozzle in various markets. It is one of the best-running nozzles for pushers and tugs, icebreakers, dredgers, coasters, fishing vessels and workboats. In inland navigation, it is even the best-selling nozzle of all time. Thousands of vessels sail with this ‘thrust enhancer’. After 25 years, and a year of research using state-of-the-art technology, DMC has now come up with an improved design and has started production.   In-house and independent research Kees Oevermans, Technical Sales Manager at DMC conducted the research. "Using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), we systematically examined and modified the profile shape and performed several simulations. This provided many useful insights. However, to be sure, we had the results validated by an independent CFD party. Then we were also able to work in practice with the correct, exact values. As a result of the independent study, the updated Optima came out on top."Results The 3 main results for shipowners and ship management companies are that the updated Optima generates more forward and backward thrust than its predecessor, resulting in lower fuel consumption, produces less vibration and less noise. Oevermans: "The updated Optima nozzle delivers up to 1.8% more direct thrust. But it doesn't stop there. You can think of a ship's nozzle and propeller as one, interdependent system. When you design a system based on that idea, instead of two separate systems, we can optimise propulsion even further to as much as 3.4% more thrust." DMC engaged Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for the independent benchmark. Oevermans: "In the past, you could basically only test in a drag tank. With the current software, however, we can accurately visualise pressure distributions and flowlines and make concrete improvements that are directly related to the changes that ship designs have undergone in the recent past. Naturally, we would like to maintain our position as the world market leader in nozzles. With these improvements, we think we have now secured this." Easy to replace or refit Ship owners who already have an Optima nozzle need not worry: existing vessel designs needn’t be modified. The new profile fits seamlessly into the current construction. There are also two versions: the DMC Optima 04 and 05. The difference is in the length of the nozzle: the Optima 05 has a length of 50% of the propeller diameter, while the Optima 04 comes at 40%. After installation, the increased thrust of the propeller can be used to sail faster, save fuel and thus reduce CO2 emissions. Recent news
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September 7, 2022

Dalian shipyard orders rudders from Damen Marine Components

07 September 2022 Dalian Shipyard orders rudders for two Danaos Shipping container vessels from Damen Marine Components 4 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 hydrodynamic rudder system for methanol-ready boxships Full spade rudders with asymmetric leading edge and bulb in the wake of the propeller to further enhance flow along the rudder and reduce turbulence, will enable considerable fuel savings for two new 7,100 TEU container vessels that Danaos Shipping aims to take in operation mid-2024. Damen Marine Components (DMC) will provide one Atlantic Rudder for each vessel. These rudders are known to cause minimal drag thanks to their slim design. For these container vessels, Asymmetric Rudder Technology (ART) will be applied in the design of the leading edge of the rudder. A rudder bulb in the wake of the propeller axis, further improves the hydrodynamic properties of the rudder configuration. Greek ship owner company Danaos Shipping ordered the two 7,100 TEU feeders at Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co, the yard will deliver these vessels during the second and third quarter of 2024. The vessels will be methanol fuel ready and will comply to IMO Tier III emission standards and Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) Phase III. Length between perpendiculars of the two identical vessels is 255 meters, 42.8 meters breadth, 12 meters design load draught and a design speed of 20 knots. DMC will provide the tailor designed rudder for each one of the vessels, measuring 61 square meter and generating 3300 Kilonewton meter of torque. As the propeller in forward thrust has a fixed rotation direction, the asymmetric leading edge will improve the water flow by directing the turbulent water along the rudder blade more efficiently. Even more hydrodynamic optimisation is achieved by the bulb. In the wake of the propeller axis, turbulent water can circle and cause vibrations in hull and rudder. The rudder bulb is positioned right behind the centre of the propeller and eliminates this turbulence to create a better flow along the rudder blade. A stable and directional water flow generates more thrust than turbulent water. The advanced rudder technology adds to the sustainable ambition of the shipowner and charterer to operate vessels that cause minimal emissions. The choice for a methanol ready design expresses this ambition. Reducing drag, exemplified by the application of ART Atlantic Rudders with Bulb allow further fuel and emission savings. “These vessels are at the forefront of new technology,” says Danaos CEO Dr John Coustas. “With this order Danaos will continue to maximise efficiency with a focus on creating value for our shareholders.” The two new container feeders add to the fleet of 71 container vessels, ranging from 2,200 up to 13,100 TEU (Twenty Foot Equivalent Unit – one standard container). “We are proud to have been selected by Danaos as partner for reaching their targets of improved operational efficiency and reducing the environmental footprint of their fleet” says Wim Knoester, Commercial Director of Damen Marine Components. Recent news
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July 7, 2022

Damen Marine Components (DMC) deliverers new Nozzle for freezer Trawler Maartje Theadora

07 July 2022 Damen Marine Components (DMC) deliverers new Nozzle for freezer Trawler Maartje Theadora 4 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 Marine Components (DMC) has delivered a new 19A nozzle for the Maartje Theadora, one of the largest fishing vessels in Europe. This type of nozzle gives more thrust at low speeds, which is ideal for fishing. The Maartje Theadora was built in 2000 as a freezer trawler for Parlevliet & Van der Plas, the biggest fish-processing company in Western Europe. The 140-meter-long vessel has large freezer rooms where fish is frozen immediately after it has been caught and cleaned. This means that a freezer trawler can stay longer at sea. After more than twenty years of active service, the original 19A nozzle looked ready to be replaced. The nozzle, which has a diameter of 4,340 mm and a propeller diameter of 4,300 mm, was recently replaced by its exact equivalent at the Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam shipyard. The Maartje Theadora is already back in service again. Complex operation It was a complex operation, according to Kees Oevermans, technical sales manager at Damen Marine Components in Hardinxveld-Giessendam. “The nozzle weighs 18 tonnes, and it’s a challenge to get it exactly in the right position underneath the ship. But everything went well, and the end result looks very neat.” The modification was preceded by sound preparation. Says Oevermans: “We want to make it as easy as possible for the customer and the installation yard. That’s why we always stay involved in a project from beginning to end. As soon as the customer gives the assignment, we’ll consult with the yard to find the best and most efficient way to install the nozzle. This way we prevent later unforeseen issues from arising. In the end, this pays off both for the yard and for the customer.” Positive effect A nozzle has a positive effect on the performance of a fishing vessel. A ship that has its nets in the water during fishing, is affected by resistance and needs more thrust. At the lower speeds that the ship maintains while fishing, the nozzle can generate more thrust. Added benefits are reduced fuel consumption and lower CO2 emissions as a result. The Maartje Theadora is not the first modification project of Parlevliet & Van der Plas in which Damen Marine Components is involved. In 2017, the Jan Maria’s nozzle was replaced for this customer, and two years ago, both nozzles on the Margiris were replaced. Oevermans concludes: “A good relationship has developed over the years. We enjoy working together, and all parties are satisfied with the collaboration.” Recent news
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January 13, 2022

Damen Marine Components (DMC) plug-and-play steering gear for new coasters Thecla Bodewes Shipyards

13 January 2022 Damen Marine Components (DMC) plug-and-play steering gear for new coasters Thecla Bodewes Shipyards 4 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 Marine Components (DMC) has been awarded the contract for Optima nozzles, plug & play Piston-type steering gear and Timon Flap Rudders for four coasters being built by Thecla Bodewes Shipyards (TB Shipyards). What is special is that the steering gear for these ships will be supplied plug-and-play, which saves a lot of time during the final installation on board. Damen Marine Components is supplying various systems to Thecla Bodewes Shipyards for the four identical coasters, which will measure 118 x 14.3 x 6.2 metres. Most striking are the Piston-type steering systems to be fitted on the ships. DMC will build this steering gear in its own workshop in Hardinxveld-Giessendam. The complete steering gear on a foundation, including starters, cylinders and all other necessary parts, is then lifted on board at TB Shipyards in the steering gear room and connected to the rudder. Installation therefore takes only a fraction of the time that would have been required if everything had to be installed separately. “TB Shipyards opted for a plug-and-play version in order to have the steering gear delivered and installed very quickly and efficiently,” says Leo van Zon, Area Sales Manager at DMC. “Building components as efficiently as possible on one frame and testing them in your own workshop creates a complete product of high quality and functionality. This saves time during the outfitting and installation, which is usually carried out by the yard. With the installation of plug-and-play steering gear, very little can go wrong, which minimises risks during outfitting, but also during the life of the ship.” Collaboration DMC-Thecla Bodewes As a specialist supplier in the field of steering and rudder technology, DMC has been working with TB Shipyards, which has locations in Harlingen, Kampen and Meppel, for many years to its full satisfaction. Complete steering systems have also been supplied in the past for new construction projects, including push boats, seagoing and inland vessels. “We know what to expect from each other,” says Emiel Mocking, Head of Newbuilding at Thecla Bodewes Shipyards, about the partnership with Damen Marine Components. “DMC comes up with ideas and provides the customisation we need. On this occasion too, by supplying equipment in the most efficient form as plug-and-play. This allows us to save a lot of time in this project, without compromising quality.” Completion time and other DMC systems The new project is scheduled to be completed at the end of 2023, when all coasters are expected to be delivered and commissioned. In addition to the Piston-type steering systems, DMC also equips each coaster with the Timon Flap Rudder system and the Optima nozzle. The Optima nozzle offers excellent forward and reverse thrust and an extremely strong profile. For control and monitoring, DMC supplies the complete FU system and Boss™ Alarm Monitoring System (AMS). Recent news
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December 8, 2021

Did you know that a nozzle can cool the main engines of a vessel?

8 December 2021 Did you know that a nozzle can cool the main engines of a vessel? 2 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 of the optional features for our range of nozzles is Nozzle Cooling, which is developed to cool the low temperature systems of the main engines. You might wonder how this works: cooling the low temperatures of the main engines is achieved by directing the cooling water from the main engines through the nozzle construction. The application of Nozzle Cooling has the advantage that, due to the rotation of the propeller, the flow speed of the seawater along the nozzle is always high – precisely when the main engines are heavily loaded. This guarantees cooling with high efficiency. Nozzle Cooling is specifically suitable for ships with a high bollard pull, such as tugs and workboats. Recent news
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December 3, 2021

Ever heard of a plug-and-play steering gear system

3 December 2021 Ever heard of a plug-and-play steering gear system 2 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 often build and transport unconfigured steering gear systems. This means the parts, such as the cylinders, starter cabinets, hydraulic power unit, and the foundation are not yet installed and connected with each other, this is carried out once the parts have arrived at their destination, or rather, the steering gear room. The reason for this is simply because of the available (entry) space, which differs per vessel.Yet every once in a while, a customer requests that we build the steering gear system all together, a 'plug-and-play system' as we call it. The advantages of a plug-and-play system are that it can be FAT tested beforehand and it allows for a very fast installation process. This type of system is specifically suitable for ships with a larger steering space, such as feeders, coasters, and dry cargo vessels. Recent news
Liftal acquires Damen Hoisting
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September 29, 2021

Liftal acquires Damen Hoisting

29 september 2021 Liftal acquires Damen Hoisting 3 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 Hijstechniek acquires Damen Hoisting. The agreement will be effected on the 1st of October and the organisation will be incorporated into the full-service specialist in lifting and hoisting technology. For Liftal this is a strategic expansion in the Rotterdam region, for Damen a choice to stay with its core business. Damen Hoisting was established five years ago as a business unit of Damen Anchor & Chain Factory B.V., located on the premises of Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam in Schiedam. The hoisting division serves customers from various markets such as the maritime, offshore, industrial and civil engineering industries. Specialist services and activities are carried out in the field of lifting and hoisting under the EKH quality mark. Reasons for the sale include market saturation and Damen’s strategic choice to focus more on its core business. Liftal Hijstechniek has been active in the south-west of the Netherlands and in various European markets in the field of testing and certification of hoisting and lifting equipment for maritime applications, oil/gas/wind energy sectors, industrial markets and the construction sector since 1998. From its Belgian branch, the company covers the connecting regions in Belgium such as Antwerp, the Terneuzen-Ghent canal zone and port areas on the coast. Both management boards are happy with the acquisition, Damen Hoisting’s General Manager Perry Rikkers says; “First and foremost, we are pleased because this guarantees the employment of the seven Damen employees of Hoisting. We are fully confident that this acquisition will positively help our customers and that they will continue to receive top service. This is a positive step forward for all involved.” Hans Hirdes, Manager of Liftal, adds; “Geographically, the takeover of the activities of Damen Hoisting is a nice addition to Liftal Hijstechniek’s current working area. In addition, given the presence and concentration of shipping, offshore, wind and large industry, the Rotterdam region offers sufficient potential to further expand our activities. Partly in view of the promised support from the Damen Group, we are confident of continuing and further expanding the activities of Damen Hoisting within Liftal Hijstechniek.” Work already started under existing agreements and contracts will be completed under Damen Hoisting. Work that has not yet started but has already been agreed will be performed by Liftal under the conditions agreed with Damen Hoisting. Recent news
64.000 kg rudder, dmc
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August 19, 2021

This is wat a 64.000 kg rudder looks like

19 August 2021 This is wat a 64.000 kg rudder looks like 3 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 have an extensive portfolio of rudder systems for every ship type and market, may it be inland, coastal, navy, yachting, seagoing, you name it! We aim to provide our customers with the optimal manoeuvring solution tuned to the vessel’s steering behaviour. Designed to improve vessel performance and built to last. For seagoing vessels, our standard portfolio consists of various rudder types to choose from: full-spade, flap, fishtail and asymmetric. To be able to offer our customers with a rudder system that completely matches their wishes and requirements (e.g. ICE class), there is always the custom-built option. The photo shows two Timon Flap Rudders installed under a Ro-Pax passenger vessel (212 x 30 m). These rudders each have a size of 20,7 m2 and weigh around 64.000 kg. That is a lot of steel! Recent news
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July 15, 2021

Rudder repair of a chemical tanker

15 July 2021 Rudder repair of a chemical tanker 2 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 we received an urgent request for a rudder repair of a chemical tanker (115 x 17m). The vessel was unsteerable because of issues with its rudder (from another maker). The job needed to be performed within a short timeframe since the ship had to continue its journey sooner rather than later. After discovering the nature of the problem, our colleagues went straight to work; the rudder stock and gudgeon had to be replaced. The rudder was fully refitted and ready to be installed back into the ship within a couple of weeks. The repair was carried out at Damen Shiprepair Curaçao. A swing-test was performed to make sure the rudder functioned perfectly, which was exactly the case. The vessel has been sailing its course ever since. Recent news
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November 13, 2023

DMC introduces new Optima Nozzle at Europort 20

13 November 2023 DMC presents completely redesigned Optima nozzle at Europort 2023 2 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 and steering systems specialist DMC launched the new and improved Optima nozzle at Europort 2023 in Rotterdam last Thursday. The original Optima was introduced in 1998 and quickly developed into the standard nozzle in various markets. It is one of the best-running nozzles for pushers and tugs, icebreakers, dredgers, coasters, fishing vessels and workboats. In inland navigation, it is even the best-selling nozzle of all time. Thousands of vessels sail with this ‘thrust enhancer’. After 25 years, and a year of research using state-of-the-art technology, DMC has now come up with an improved design and has started production.   In-house and independent research Kees Oevermans, Technical Sales Manager at DMC conducted the research. "Using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), we systematically examined and modified the profile shape and performed several simulations. This provided many useful insights. However, to be sure, we had the results validated by an independent CFD party. Then we were also able to work in practice with the correct, exact values. As a result of the independent study, the updated Optima came out on top."Results The 3 main results for shipowners and ship management companies are that the updated Optima generates more forward and backward thrust than its predecessor, resulting in lower fuel consumption, produces less vibration and less noise. Oevermans: "The updated Optima nozzle delivers up to 1.8% more direct thrust. But it doesn't stop there. You can think of a ship's nozzle and propeller as one, interdependent system. When you design a system based on that idea, instead of two separate systems, we can optimise propulsion even further to as much as 3.4% more thrust." DMC engaged Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for the independent benchmark. Oevermans: "In the past, you could basically only test in a drag tank. With the current software, however, we can accurately visualise pressure distributions and flowlines and make concrete improvements that are directly related to the changes that ship designs have undergone in the recent past. Naturally, we would like to maintain our position as the world market leader in nozzles. With these improvements, we think we have now secured this." Easy to replace or refit Ship owners who already have an Optima nozzle need not worry: existing vessel designs needn’t be modified. The new profile fits seamlessly into the current construction. There are also two versions: the DMC Optima 04 and 05. The difference is in the length of the nozzle: the Optima 05 has a length of 50% of the propeller diameter, while the Optima 04 comes at 40%. After installation, the increased thrust of the propeller can be used to sail faster, save fuel and thus reduce CO2 emissions. Recent news
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August 7, 2023

How DMC’s smart dock winches work

07 August 2023 How DMC's smart dock winches work 2 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 7 at Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam has recently acquired an innovative system of intelligent dock winches. Made up of four powerful winches, the system works so perfectly that it can pull any floating object into the dock, whatever the conditions. And this fine piece of work by Damen Marine Components (DMC) has many additional advantages. At 405 metres long and 90 metres wide, Dock 7 at Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam is the largest dock in the Netherlands. The Emerald Princess cruise ship measures 290 by 36 metres, with space for more than 3,000 passengers. So how do you manoeuvre such an enormous ship into such a huge dock? Markus de Jong can still chuckle about the solution, which ultimately lay partly in a computer chip less than one square centimetre in size. This processor controls the four dock winches that can pull in colossal vessels like the Emerald Princess smoothly and in a controlled manner, as they did during their 'baptism of fire' on 11 October 2022. 'It’s unbelievable that you can achieve something so big with something so tiny,' says De Jong, Product Group Manager Controls at DMC in Hardinxveld-Giessendam. In close cooperation with colleagues from DMC's winches product group, a unique system was designed, developed and built.Four winches Four winches, each with 40 tonnes of pulling power, do the hard work with one in each corner of the dock. Two winches pull the ship in, while the other two regulate the speed and the correct position of the ship by providing the exact amount of counterweight required to prevent the ship from veering sideways or floating in too quickly. While these winches slowly ease out their cables, energy is recovered and used again by the pulling winches. What makes this exceptional system intelligent is the fact that all four dock winches are in contact with each other. The software in the winches continually calculates the power and tension of the cables - not just once, but 25 times a second - in order to be able to respond as quickly as possible. If a problem arises, it is shared centrally, and the software calculates a solution that is then applied to all four winches. They therefore function as a single unit. 'A high ship like the Emerald Princess can catch a lot of wind and create large forces that must then be controlled by the winches', De Jong explains. 'To avoid peak loads on the winches and anticipate shocks on the cables, the four winches need to communicate with each other extremely fast. That's why a fibre-optic cable network has been laid around the dock.'Easy to use Since then, he has used the system regularly, including to pull even larger container ships into the dock. ‘It’s very easy to use', he says. 'And safer too. If I am operating two of the winches while my colleague on the other side of the dock is operating the other two, each…
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September 7, 2022

Dalian shipyard orders rudders from Damen Marine Components

07 September 2022 Dalian Shipyard orders rudders for two Danaos Shipping container vessels from Damen Marine Components 4 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 hydrodynamic rudder system for methanol-ready boxships Full spade rudders with asymmetric leading edge and bulb in the wake of the propeller to further enhance flow along the rudder and reduce turbulence, will enable considerable fuel savings for two new 7,100 TEU container vessels that Danaos Shipping aims to take in operation mid-2024. Damen Marine Components (DMC) will provide one Atlantic Rudder for each vessel. These rudders are known to cause minimal drag thanks to their slim design. For these container vessels, Asymmetric Rudder Technology (ART) will be applied in the design of the leading edge of the rudder. A rudder bulb in the wake of the propeller axis, further improves the hydrodynamic properties of the rudder configuration. Greek ship owner company Danaos Shipping ordered the two 7,100 TEU feeders at Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co, the yard will deliver these vessels during the second and third quarter of 2024. The vessels will be methanol fuel ready and will comply to IMO Tier III emission standards and Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) Phase III. Length between perpendiculars of the two identical vessels is 255 meters, 42.8 meters breadth, 12 meters design load draught and a design speed of 20 knots. DMC will provide the tailor designed rudder for each one of the vessels, measuring 61 square meter and generating 3300 Kilonewton meter of torque. As the propeller in forward thrust has a fixed rotation direction, the asymmetric leading edge will improve the water flow by directing the turbulent water along the rudder blade more efficiently. Even more hydrodynamic optimisation is achieved by the bulb. In the wake of the propeller axis, turbulent water can circle and cause vibrations in hull and rudder. The rudder bulb is positioned right behind the centre of the propeller and eliminates this turbulence to create a better flow along the rudder blade. A stable and directional water flow generates more thrust than turbulent water. The advanced rudder technology adds to the sustainable ambition of the shipowner and charterer to operate vessels that cause minimal emissions. The choice for a methanol ready design expresses this ambition. Reducing drag, exemplified by the application of ART Atlantic Rudders with Bulb allow further fuel and emission savings. “These vessels are at the forefront of new technology,” says Danaos CEO Dr John Coustas. “With this order Danaos will continue to maximise efficiency with a focus on creating value for our shareholders.” The two new container feeders add to the fleet of 71 container vessels, ranging from 2,200 up to 13,100 TEU (Twenty Foot Equivalent Unit – one standard container). “We are proud to have been selected by Danaos as partner for reaching their targets of improved operational efficiency and reducing the environmental footprint of their fleet” says Wim Knoester, Commercial Director of Damen Marine Components. Recent news
trawler Maartje Theadora
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July 7, 2022

Damen Marine Components (DMC) deliverers new Nozzle for freezer Trawler Maartje Theadora

07 July 2022 Damen Marine Components (DMC) deliverers new Nozzle for freezer Trawler Maartje Theadora 4 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 Marine Components (DMC) has delivered a new 19A nozzle for the Maartje Theadora, one of the largest fishing vessels in Europe. This type of nozzle gives more thrust at low speeds, which is ideal for fishing. The Maartje Theadora was built in 2000 as a freezer trawler for Parlevliet & Van der Plas, the biggest fish-processing company in Western Europe. The 140-meter-long vessel has large freezer rooms where fish is frozen immediately after it has been caught and cleaned. This means that a freezer trawler can stay longer at sea. After more than twenty years of active service, the original 19A nozzle looked ready to be replaced. The nozzle, which has a diameter of 4,340 mm and a propeller diameter of 4,300 mm, was recently replaced by its exact equivalent at the Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam shipyard. The Maartje Theadora is already back in service again. Complex operation It was a complex operation, according to Kees Oevermans, technical sales manager at Damen Marine Components in Hardinxveld-Giessendam. “The nozzle weighs 18 tonnes, and it’s a challenge to get it exactly in the right position underneath the ship. But everything went well, and the end result looks very neat.” The modification was preceded by sound preparation. Says Oevermans: “We want to make it as easy as possible for the customer and the installation yard. That’s why we always stay involved in a project from beginning to end. As soon as the customer gives the assignment, we’ll consult with the yard to find the best and most efficient way to install the nozzle. This way we prevent later unforeseen issues from arising. In the end, this pays off both for the yard and for the customer.” Positive effect A nozzle has a positive effect on the performance of a fishing vessel. A ship that has its nets in the water during fishing, is affected by resistance and needs more thrust. At the lower speeds that the ship maintains while fishing, the nozzle can generate more thrust. Added benefits are reduced fuel consumption and lower CO2 emissions as a result. The Maartje Theadora is not the first modification project of Parlevliet & Van der Plas in which Damen Marine Components is involved. In 2017, the Jan Maria’s nozzle was replaced for this customer, and two years ago, both nozzles on the Margiris were replaced. Oevermans concludes: “A good relationship has developed over the years. We enjoy working together, and all parties are satisfied with the collaboration.” Recent news
six Asiatic Lloyd container vessels, rudders from damen marine components
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May 3, 2022

Dalian Shipyard orders rudders six Asiatic Lloyd container vessels from Damen Marine Components

03 May 2022 Dalian Shipyard orders rudders six Asiatic Lloyd container vessels from Damen Marine Components 4 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 hydrodynamic rudder system for ammonia fuelled boxships. Full spade rudders with asymmetric leading edge and bulb in the wake of the propeller to further enhance flow along the rudder and reduce turbulence, will enable considerable fuel savings for the six new 7,100 TEU container vessels that Asiatic Lloyd aims to take in operation from early 2023. Damen Marine Components (DMC) will provide one Atlantic Rudder for each vessel. These rudders are known to cause minimal drag thanks to their slim design. For these container vessels, Asymmetric Rudder Technology (ART) will be applied in the design of the leading edge of the rudder. A rudder bulb in the wake of the propeller axis further improves the hydrodynamic properties of the rudder configuration. The Singaporean shipping arm of AL Group Asiatic Lloyd has ordered the six 7,100 TEU feeders at Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co, the yard will deliver six vessels during 2023 to 2025. Length between perpendiculars of the four identical vessels is 255 meters, with 42.8 meter breadth, 14.5 meter design load draught and a design speed of 21.4 knots. Damen will provide the tailor designed rudder for each one of the vessels, measuring 61 square meter and generating 3300 Kilonewton meter of torque. As the propeller in forward thrust has a fixed rotation direction, the asymmetric leading edge will improve the water flow by directing the turbulent water along the rudder blade more efficiently. The propeller wake directs the flow, so it does not come in from straight forward. Even more hydrodynamic optimisation is achieved by the bulb. In the wake of the propeller axis, turbulent water can circle and cause vibrations in hull and rudder. The rudder bulb is positioned right behind the centre of the propeller and eliminates this turbulence to create a better flow along the rudder blade. This reduces ship’s resistance in the water, and it also improves torque of the rudder when it turns. A stable and directional water flow generates more thrust than turbulent water.The advanced rudder technology adds to the sustainable ambition of the shipowner and charterer to operate vessels that cause minimal emissions. The choice for ammonia as a propulsion fuel expresses this ambition. Reducing drag, exemplified by the application of ART Atlantic Rudders with Bulb allow further fuel and emission savings. “We will be benefitting from this highly optimised and high efficiency rudder design by DMC in realising our goal of achieving vessel efficiency to the highest possible emission ratings” says Tonci Zdunic, Group Fleet Director, AL Group. “We are proud to have been selected by Asiatic Lloyd as partner for reaching their targets of improved operational efficiency and reducing the environmental footprint of their fleet” says Wim Knoester, Commercial Director of Damen Marine Components. Recent news
Say Hello To This Newbuild Beauty!
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March 10, 2022

Say hello to this newbuild beauty!

10 March 2022 Say hello to this newbuild beauty! 3 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 week, we equipped this newbuild cruise ship (251 x 32m) with two new rudders. Our delivery includes two Timon Flap Rudders, which is an excellent choice for cruise vessels due to the low noise and vibration levels of the rudders. This rudder type has an open linkage mechanism and side bar system with a total steering and flap angle of 90 degrees(!), this allows for an impressive manoeuvring performance. The 67,000t cruise ship will have the capacity to accommodate 800 crew members and 1,200 guests on 11 passenger decks. Its route will consist of 24 countries across four continents and is anticipated to embark on its maiden voyage in early 2023. Recent news
nozzle cooling
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December 13, 2021

Nozzle cooling

13 December 2021 Nozzle cooling 4 minJTNDc2NyaXB0JTNFJTBBZnVuY3Rpb24lMjBnZXRDdXJyZW50VVJMJTIwJTI4JTI5JTIwJTdCJTBBJTIwJTIwcmV0dXJuJTIwd2luZG93LmxvY2F0aW9uLmhyZWYlMEElN0QlMEFjb25zdCUyMHVybCUyMCUzRCUyMGdldEN1cnJlbnRVUkwlMjglMjklMEElMEFsZXQlMjBwb3N0VGl0bGUlMjAlM0QlMjBkb2N1bWVudC5xdWVyeVNlbGVjdG9yJTI4JTIyaDElMjIlMjkuaW5uZXJIVE1MJTBBbGV0JTIwZm9ybWF0dGVkUG9zdFRpdGxlJTIwJTNEJTIwZW5jb2RlVVJJQ29tcG9uZW50JTI4cG9zdFRpdGxlLnRyaW0lMjglMjklMjklMEElMEElMkYlMkYlMjBVUkxTJTBBbGV0JTIwdHdpdHRlclVSTCUyMCUzRCUyMCU2MGh0dHBzJTNBJTJGJTJGdHdpdHRlci5jb20lMkZpbnRlbnQlMkZ0d2VldCUzRnRleHQlM0QlMjQlN0Jmb3JtYXR0ZWRQb3N0VGl0bGUlN0QlMjUyMCUyNCU3QnVybCU3RCU2MCUwQWxldCUyMGZhY2Vib29rVVJMJTIwJTNEJTIwJTYwaHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZ3d3cuZmFjZWJvb2suY29tJTJGc2hhcmVyLnBocCUzRnUlM0QlMjQlN0J1cmwlN0QlMjZ0JTNEJTI0JTdCZm9ybWF0dGVkUG9zdFRpdGxlJTdEJTYwJTBBbGV0JTIwbGlua2VkaW5VUkwlMjAlM0QlMjAlNjBodHRwcyUzQSUyRiUyRnd3dy5saW5rZWRpbi5jb20lMkZzaGFyaW5nJTJGc2hhcmUtb2Zmc2l0ZSUyRiUzRnVybCUzRCUyNCU3QnVybCU3RCU2MCUwQWxldCUyMGVtYWlsVVJMJTIwJTNEJTIwJTYwbWFpbHRvJTNBJTNGc3ViamVjdCUzRERNQyUyNTIwLSUyNTIwQXJ0aWNsZSUyNmJvZHklM0QlMjQlN0J1cmwlN0QlMjUyMC0lMjUyMCUyNCU3QmZvcm1hdHRlZFBvc3RUaXRsZSU3RCU2MCUwQSUwQWxldCUyMHdoYXRzYXBwVVJMJTIwJTNEJTIwJTYwaHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZ3YS5tZSUyRjEyMzQ1Njc4OTEwJTNGdGV4dCUzRCUyNCU3QmZvcm1hdHRlZFBvc3RUaXRsZSU3RCUyNTIwLSUyNTIwJTI0JTdCdXJsJTdEJTYwJTBBJTBBJTJGJTJGJTIwTE9HT1MlMEFjb25zdCUyMHR3aXR0ZXJMb2dvJTIwJTNEJTIwZG9jdW1lbnQucXVlcnlTZWxlY3RvciUyOCUyMi5mYS10d2l0dGVyJTIyJTI5LnByZXZpb3VzRWxlbWVudFNpYmxpbmclM0IlMEElMEFjb25zdCUyMGZhY2Vib29rTG9nbyUyMCUzRCUyMGRvY3VtZW50LnF1ZXJ5U2VsZWN0b3IlMjglMjIuZmEtZmFjZWJvb2stc3F1YXJlJTIyJTI5LnByZXZpb3VzRWxlbWVudFNpYmxpbmclM0IlMEElMEFjb25zdCUyMGxpbmtlZGluTG9nbyUyMCUzRCUyMGRvY3VtZW50LnF1ZXJ5U2VsZWN0b3IlMjglMjIuZmEtbGlua2VkaW4tc3F1YXJlJTIyJTI5LnByZXZpb3VzRWxlbWVudFNpYmxpbmclM0IlMEElMEFjb25zdCUyMGVtYWlsTG9nbyUyMCUzRCUyMGRvY3VtZW50LnF1ZXJ5U2VsZWN0b3IlMjglMjIuZmEtZW52ZWxvcGUlMjIlMjkucHJldmlvdXNFbGVtZW50U2libGluZyUzQiUwQSUwQWNvbnN0JTIwd2hhdHNhcHBMb2dvJTIwJTNEJTIwZG9jdW1lbnQucXVlcnlTZWxlY3RvciUyOCUyMi5mYS13aGF0c2FwcCUyMiUyOS5wcmV2aW91c0VsZW1lbnRTaWJsaW5nJTNCJTBBJTBBdHdpdHRlckxvZ28uaHJlZiUyMCUzRCUyMHR3aXR0ZXJVUkwlM0IlMEFmYWNlYm9va0xvZ28uaHJlZiUyMCUzRCUyMGZhY2Vib29rVVJMJTNCJTBBbGlua2VkaW5Mb2dvLmhyZWYlMjAlM0QlMjBsaW5rZWRpblVSTCUzQiUwQWVtYWlsTG9nby5ocmVmJTIwJTNEJTIwZW1haWxVUkwlM0IlMEF3aGF0c2FwcExvZ28uaHJlZiUyMCUzRCUyMHdoYXRzYXBwVVJMJTNCJTBBJTBBJTBBJTBBJTIwJTNDJTJGc2NyaXB0JTNFIn the most basic terms, Damen is known for building ships. Look deeper, though, and you will see that the process of building ships is actually more about the integration of a vast number of interconnected systems. Propulsion, energy generation, navigation, communication, monitoring and so on. And while it is true that Damen calls on specialist subcontractors to supply many of these systems, something that many people may not realize is that Damen designs, tests and manufactures a lot of these ship systems itself. More specifically, their daughter company Damen Marine Components (DMC) does. DMC designs and manufactures essential maritime equipment such as nozzles, rudders, steering gear, and more. To further optimise the characteristics of the final component, DMC often collaborates with research institutes and universities. One of DMC’s optional features for their range of nozzles is Nozzle Cooling, which is developed to cool the low temperature systems of the main engines. How does that work exactly? Cooling the low temperatures of the main engines is achieved by directing the cooling water from the main engines through the nozzle construction. The application of Nozzle Cooling has the advantage that, due to the rotation of the propeller, the flow speed of the seawater along the nozzle is always high – precisely when the main engines are heavily loaded. This guarantee cooling with high efficiency.In July 2014, it was agreed that DMC and Damen Research would complete the calculation modelling for nozzle cooling and present the results to the product groups of STu 1205 and 1606 for them to apply to all their vessels. Nozzles including the Nozzle Cooling technology have been frequently delivered over the last years. This feature is specifically suitable for ships with a high bollard pull, such as tugs and workboats. Recent news
Liftal acquires Damen Hoisting
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September 29, 2021

Liftal acquires Damen Hoisting

29 september 2021 Liftal acquires Damen Hoisting 3 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 Hijstechniek acquires Damen Hoisting. The agreement will be effected on the 1st of October and the organisation will be incorporated into the full-service specialist in lifting and hoisting technology. For Liftal this is a strategic expansion in the Rotterdam region, for Damen a choice to stay with its core business. Damen Hoisting was established five years ago as a business unit of Damen Anchor & Chain Factory B.V., located on the premises of Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam in Schiedam. The hoisting division serves customers from various markets such as the maritime, offshore, industrial and civil engineering industries. Specialist services and activities are carried out in the field of lifting and hoisting under the EKH quality mark. Reasons for the sale include market saturation and Damen’s strategic choice to focus more on its core business. Liftal Hijstechniek has been active in the south-west of the Netherlands and in various European markets in the field of testing and certification of hoisting and lifting equipment for maritime applications, oil/gas/wind energy sectors, industrial markets and the construction sector since 1998. From its Belgian branch, the company covers the connecting regions in Belgium such as Antwerp, the Terneuzen-Ghent canal zone and port areas on the coast. Both management boards are happy with the acquisition, Damen Hoisting’s General Manager Perry Rikkers says; “First and foremost, we are pleased because this guarantees the employment of the seven Damen employees of Hoisting. We are fully confident that this acquisition will positively help our customers and that they will continue to receive top service. This is a positive step forward for all involved.” Hans Hirdes, Manager of Liftal, adds; “Geographically, the takeover of the activities of Damen Hoisting is a nice addition to Liftal Hijstechniek’s current working area. In addition, given the presence and concentration of shipping, offshore, wind and large industry, the Rotterdam region offers sufficient potential to further expand our activities. Partly in view of the promised support from the Damen Group, we are confident of continuing and further expanding the activities of Damen Hoisting within Liftal Hijstechniek.” Work already started under existing agreements and contracts will be completed under Damen Hoisting. Work that has not yet started but has already been agreed will be performed by Liftal under the conditions agreed with Damen Hoisting. Recent news
RSV Nuyina
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August 28, 2021

RSV Nuyina, the world’s first-ever Polar Class 3 icebreaker plus vessel equipped with our heaviest rudder system

28 August 2021 RSV Nuyina, the world’s first-ever Polar Class 3 icebreaker plus vessel equipped with our heaviest rudder system 5 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 and Supply Vessel (RSV) Nuyina (160 x 26 m) is an icebreaking vessel, built to support Australian scientific activities and research in Antarctica. We delivered the complete steering system for this ship including full-spade rudders, steering gear (in collaboration with Macgregor), and controls. All engineered and manufactured according the exceptionally high standards of icebreaker classification and Polar Class 3 notation.To cope with the Antarctic ice conditions, most of the components had to be designed to cope with theoretical speeds in excess of 31 knots, while the maximum design speed of the vessel is actually around 16 knots. Adding to the steel thickness to absorb ice impact, a -40 degrees Celsius steel grade was needed. The two 18 m2 rudders each weigh 70.000 kg including rudder stocks with a diameter of over a 1000 mm, which are by far the heaviest per m2 that we have ever built! Yesterday the official transfer of RSV Nuyina took place in Vlissingen, another successful milestone. The vessel will soon start its eight-week journey to its new home port. Safe journeys to the vessel and its crew. Recent news
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November 13, 2023

DMC introduces new Optima Nozzle at Europort 20

13 November 2023 DMC presents completely redesigned Optima nozzle at Europort 2023 2 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 and steering systems specialist DMC launched the new and improved Optima nozzle at Europort 2023 in Rotterdam last Thursday. The original Optima was introduced in 1998 and quickly developed into the standard nozzle in various markets. It is one of the best-running nozzles for pushers and tugs, icebreakers, dredgers, coasters, fishing vessels and workboats. In inland navigation, it is even the best-selling nozzle of all time. Thousands of vessels sail with this ‘thrust enhancer’. After 25 years, and a year of research using state-of-the-art technology, DMC has now come up with an improved design and has started production.   In-house and independent research Kees Oevermans, Technical Sales Manager at DMC conducted the research. "Using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), we systematically examined and modified the profile shape and performed several simulations. This provided many useful insights. However, to be sure, we had the results validated by an independent CFD party. Then we were also able to work in practice with the correct, exact values. As a result of the independent study, the updated Optima came out on top."Results The 3 main results for shipowners and ship management companies are that the updated Optima generates more forward and backward thrust than its predecessor, resulting in lower fuel consumption, produces less vibration and less noise. Oevermans: "The updated Optima nozzle delivers up to 1.8% more direct thrust. But it doesn't stop there. You can think of a ship's nozzle and propeller as one, interdependent system. When you design a system based on that idea, instead of two separate systems, we can optimise propulsion even further to as much as 3.4% more thrust." DMC engaged Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for the independent benchmark. Oevermans: "In the past, you could basically only test in a drag tank. With the current software, however, we can accurately visualise pressure distributions and flowlines and make concrete improvements that are directly related to the changes that ship designs have undergone in the recent past. Naturally, we would like to maintain our position as the world market leader in nozzles. With these improvements, we think we have now secured this." Easy to replace or refit Ship owners who already have an Optima nozzle need not worry: existing vessel designs needn’t be modified. The new profile fits seamlessly into the current construction. There are also two versions: the DMC Optima 04 and 05. The difference is in the length of the nozzle: the Optima 05 has a length of 50% of the propeller diameter, while the Optima 04 comes at 40%. After installation, the increased thrust of the propeller can be used to sail faster, save fuel and thus reduce CO2 emissions. Recent news
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March 14, 2023

Damen Marine Components delivers rudder and steering gear for new coastal research vessel

14 March 2023 Damen Marine Components delivers rudder and steering gear for new coastal research vessel 4 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 single high-lift Barke® flap rudder together with a piston-type steering gear system was delivered by Damen Marine Components’ (DMC) to Holland Shipyards Group’s yard in Hardinxveld-Giessendam. There they were fitted into a 35-metre coastal research vessel that was built for the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research (IMR) and which is named the RV Prinsesse Ingrid Alexandra. DMC’s Barke® flap rudders are specifically designed for ships engaged in activities such as research, fishing and dredging that require excellent manoeuvrability, low noise and vibration levels, and first-rate fuel economy. Their progressively rotating flaps generate high lift forces at large rudder angles and low drag at small rudder angles, delivering the necessary performance in all situations. The enclosed linkage system also provides overload protection and prevents any material present in the surrounding water from entering the rudder assembly. DMC’s piston-type steering gear systems are an ideal match for the Barke® flap rudders. They are highly reliable and, with multiple options regarding rudder stock connections, rudder angles and cylinders, the installation process is both efficient and economical when it comes to the space required. The state-of-the-art ship will undertake a wide variety of duties. These will range from data collection and fish stock sampling to the deploying and retrieval of ROVs, buoys, ocean landers, autonomous ocean gliders, AUVs and other equipment.Barke® flap rudders can be found installed on other specialist vessels including the UK’s 90m RRS James Cook research ship and the MN Colibri, a unique RoRo vessel built to transport launcher components for the Ariane 5 and Soyuz heavy-lift space launch vehicles. DMC also supplied the complete steering system for Australia’s recently delivered 160-metre, Research and Supply Vessel (RSV) Nuyina, including full-spade rudders, steering gear and control systems. Last, a Barke® rudder and piston-type steering gear were delivered for the Multi-Purpose Research Vessel of NIWA (National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research) in New Zealand. DMC’s Sales and Marketing Director Wim Knoester commented, “We are confident that the combination of our Barke® flap rudder and piston-type steering system will serve the IMR’s latest research vessel well for many years into the future. It has been, as always, a pleasure to be continuing our cooperation with Holland Shipyards Group that dates back to its formation over 40 years ago.” Jules Custers of Holland Shipyards Group added, “We have every confidence in the quality and performance of the equipment designed, built and delivered by Damen Marine Components. They will contribute to what is a first-class research vessel capable of fulfilling a wide range of roles.” The two organisations already have another project underway, with DMC contracted to build five Optima nozzles Ø2625 for two, newbuild, 3,600 DWT inland waterway cargo vessels and three, new 3,800 DWT MPP coasters. Recent news
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April 7, 2022

What a stunning shot of our Timon Flap Rudder!

07 April 2022 What a stunning shot of our Timon Flap Rudder! 2 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 we have a beautiful shot of our Timon rudder, a flap type rudder with an open linkage mechanism and side bar system. With a steering and flap angle of both 45°, it allows for a 90°(!) angle, which greatly enhances the vessel’s manoeuvrability. The rudder was installed in a fishing vessel (58 x 13) and will be able to hold approximately 600 m3 of fish. Flap rudders are ideal for vessels that need higher manoeuvrability than usual at both high and low speeds. The additional side force the flap rudder delivers offers the opportunity to reduce the overall rudder area, while at the same time maintaining manoeuvrability. These types of rudders can be found on a wide range of ship types and sizes, from fishing boats and research vessels up to and including large container and other offshore vessels. View all news items
DMC to Make Its Winch Range Available on the Open Market
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January 1, 2022

Damen Marine components to make its winch range available on the open market

01 January 2022 Damen Marine components to make its winch range available on the open market 8 minJTNDc2NyaXB0JTNFJTBBZnVuY3Rpb24lMjBnZXRDdXJyZW50VVJMJTIwJTI4JTI5JTIwJTdCJTBBJTIwJTIwcmV0dXJuJTIwd2luZG93LmxvY2F0aW9uLmhyZWYlMEElN0QlMEFjb25zdCUyMHVybCUyMCUzRCUyMGdldEN1cnJlbnRVUkwlMjglMjklMEElMEFsZXQlMjBwb3N0VGl0bGUlMjAlM0QlMjBkb2N1bWVudC5xdWVyeVNlbGVjdG9yJTI4JTIyaDElMjIlMjkuaW5uZXJIVE1MJTBBbGV0JTIwZm9ybWF0dGVkUG9zdFRpdGxlJTIwJTNEJTIwZW5jb2RlVVJJQ29tcG9uZW50JTI4cG9zdFRpdGxlLnRyaW0lMjglMjklMjklMEElMEElMkYlMkYlMjBVUkxTJTBBbGV0JTIwdHdpdHRlclVSTCUyMCUzRCUyMCU2MGh0dHBzJTNBJTJGJTJGdHdpdHRlci5jb20lMkZpbnRlbnQlMkZ0d2VldCUzRnRleHQlM0QlMjQlN0Jmb3JtYXR0ZWRQb3N0VGl0bGUlN0QlMjUyMCUyNCU3QnVybCU3RCU2MCUwQWxldCUyMGZhY2Vib29rVVJMJTIwJTNEJTIwJTYwaHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZ3d3cuZmFjZWJvb2suY29tJTJGc2hhcmVyLnBocCUzRnUlM0QlMjQlN0J1cmwlN0QlMjZ0JTNEJTI0JTdCZm9ybWF0dGVkUG9zdFRpdGxlJTdEJTYwJTBBbGV0JTIwbGlua2VkaW5VUkwlMjAlM0QlMjAlNjBodHRwcyUzQSUyRiUyRnd3dy5saW5rZWRpbi5jb20lMkZzaGFyaW5nJTJGc2hhcmUtb2Zmc2l0ZSUyRiUzRnVybCUzRCUyNCU3QnVybCU3RCU2MCUwQWxldCUyMGVtYWlsVVJMJTIwJTNEJTIwJTYwbWFpbHRvJTNBJTNGc3ViamVjdCUzRERNQyUyNTIwLSUyNTIwQXJ0aWNsZSUyNmJvZHklM0QlMjQlN0J1cmwlN0QlMjUyMC0lMjUyMCUyNCU3QmZvcm1hdHRlZFBvc3RUaXRsZSU3RCU2MCUwQSUwQWxldCUyMHdoYXRzYXBwVVJMJTIwJTNEJTIwJTYwaHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZ3YS5tZSUyRjEyMzQ1Njc4OTEwJTNGdGV4dCUzRCUyNCU3QmZvcm1hdHRlZFBvc3RUaXRsZSU3RCUyNTIwLSUyNTIwJTI0JTdCdXJsJTdEJTYwJTBBJTBBJTJGJTJGJTIwTE9HT1MlMEFjb25zdCUyMHR3aXR0ZXJMb2dvJTIwJTNEJTIwZG9jdW1lbnQucXVlcnlTZWxlY3RvciUyOCUyMi5mYS10d2l0dGVyJTIyJTI5LnByZXZpb3VzRWxlbWVudFNpYmxpbmclM0IlMEElMEFjb25zdCUyMGZhY2Vib29rTG9nbyUyMCUzRCUyMGRvY3VtZW50LnF1ZXJ5U2VsZWN0b3IlMjglMjIuZmEtZmFjZWJvb2stc3F1YXJlJTIyJTI5LnByZXZpb3VzRWxlbWVudFNpYmxpbmclM0IlMEElMEFjb25zdCUyMGxpbmtlZGluTG9nbyUyMCUzRCUyMGRvY3VtZW50LnF1ZXJ5U2VsZWN0b3IlMjglMjIuZmEtbGlua2VkaW4tc3F1YXJlJTIyJTI5LnByZXZpb3VzRWxlbWVudFNpYmxpbmclM0IlMEElMEFjb25zdCUyMGVtYWlsTG9nbyUyMCUzRCUyMGRvY3VtZW50LnF1ZXJ5U2VsZWN0b3IlMjglMjIuZmEtZW52ZWxvcGUlMjIlMjkucHJldmlvdXNFbGVtZW50U2libGluZyUzQiUwQSUwQWNvbnN0JTIwd2hhdHNhcHBMb2dvJTIwJTNEJTIwZG9jdW1lbnQucXVlcnlTZWxlY3RvciUyOCUyMi5mYS13aGF0c2FwcCUyMiUyOS5wcmV2aW91c0VsZW1lbnRTaWJsaW5nJTNCJTBBJTBBdHdpdHRlckxvZ28uaHJlZiUyMCUzRCUyMHR3aXR0ZXJVUkwlM0IlMEFmYWNlYm9va0xvZ28uaHJlZiUyMCUzRCUyMGZhY2Vib29rVVJMJTNCJTBBbGlua2VkaW5Mb2dvLmhyZWYlMjAlM0QlMjBsaW5rZWRpblVSTCUzQiUwQWVtYWlsTG9nby5ocmVmJTIwJTNEJTIwZW1haWxVUkwlM0IlMEF3aGF0c2FwcExvZ28uaHJlZiUyMCUzRCUyMHdoYXRzYXBwVVJMJTNCJTBBJTBBJTBBJTBBJTIwJTNDJTJGc2NyaXB0JTNFIt’s no secret that Damen Marine Components (DMC) designs and manufactures high-quality marine winches for a wide range of applications. However up until now mariners will have only encountered them on board Damen-built or maintained vessels, as they were previously sold exclusively within the Damen group. That is now to change with DMC making its winches generally available to third-party shipyards and equipment suppliers for the first time. Damen Marine Components has been producing winches on a commercial scale since 2010, however for many years prior to that date Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam had been maintaining and building highly-regarded winches for its fishing vessel clientele. Eight years ago, the decision was made to put that valuable knowledge and expertise to good use across the group. Damen recognised that winches are often a vital component on board workboats and producing them in-house would not only leverage an existing skills base but would also reduce reliance on suppliers and ensure the continuous improvement and adaptation of the designs.Damen workboat 'Beagle' Damen Winch Technology was formed in 2015, bringing on board additional engineers and creating a dedicated unit with R&D, design & engineering, production and after-sales support all under one roof. This consolidation and expansion also enabled the benefits of Damen’s expertise in standardisation to be exploited the full, allowing maximum advantage to be taken of series production and proven designs to deliver better quality and lower costs. Production in high volumes also supports a policy of continuous innovation.Coming to market Today, DMC offers the maritime industry a full range of high quality, low maintenance escort, towing, anchor and tugger winches, and capstans. Damen’s many years of experience as a leading builder and maintainer of vessels of all types can be seen in the design and build of all its winches. Not only are they capable and reliable, they are also simple to install and align, and service and spares are available at short notice on a worldwide basis. Additional features based on Damen’s shipbuilding knowledge include the application of extended factory acceptance testing to remove the need for post-installation commissioning, the assembly of winches on single skids for easy mounting, and the application of duplex paint systems for maximum durability. “Our doors are now open for enquiries from anyone looking for the best in maritime winches for all applications,” said Steef Staal, managing director of Damen Marine Components. “We may be a new entrant into the general market, but we offer a wealth of experience and expertise, and our winches can already be found on vessels all over the world, delivering first-class performance and value for money.” Recent news
Optimised Hydraulic Solutions
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March 30, 2021

Optimised hydraulic solutions by Damen Marine Components

30 March 2021 Optimised hydraulic solutions by Damen Marine Components 3 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 our state-of-the-art facility in Hardinxveld-Giessendam, the Netherlands, Damen Marine Components designs, builds and installs high quality integrated hydraulics solutions. We deliver both production and custom hydraulics to serve all aspects of the maritime sector, including a global service and maintenance network to ensure that our products perform at their best 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our proposition in the field of hydraulic components and services was broadened significantly after the integration of the hydraulics specialist group WK Hydraulics in 2019, adding 40 years of specialist experience. After the integration, DMC shifted from offering hydraulics solely for steering gear to offering hydraulic solutions for the entire vessel. The range of standard production and custom hydraulic systems includes: Towing pins Bow thrusters Mast-lowering systems Power pack units Industry Contamination and flushing of hydraulics We dedicated a specific department within DMC for the sales and engineering of hydraulics, in which Dimitry Hofman, Area Sales Manager, is the team lead. Dimitry and his dedicated team have completed and centralised the hydraulic integration and are ready to enter the market with the expanded range. “With our new and improved hydraulics portfolio we are able to fully support our customers in ways we couldn’t do before. The complete process of the hydraulics is performed in-house, from the design and proposal stage up until a tested product or system. We have an enthusiastic team of hydraulic specialists ready to serve our customers with custom-built solutions, designed and produced to meet even the heaviest ship requirements.” For all hydraulic related requests, please contact DMC’s area sales manager Dimitry Hofman by e-mail dimitry.hofman@damen.com or telephone +31 (0)184-676 262. For spare part requests and/or other (after)sales matters, send an e-mail to service-dmc@damen.com. Recent news
factory freezer trawler
News FisheryNews UK
July 16, 2020

Damen Marine Components receives steering system contract for Tersan’s 108-metre Factory Freezer Trawler

16 July 2020 Damen Marine Components receives steering system contract for Tersan’s 108-metre Factory Freezer Trawler 4 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 Marine Components (DMC) has received the order to supply the rudder and steering system for a 108-metre Factory Freezer Trawler to be built for Tersan Tersanecilik San. Tic. Aṣ. Designed by Skipsteknisk AS, design number STL191L and hull number NB1106, she is currently in build for the Russian fishing fleet operator JSC PT Okeanrybflot. The order is for a single, customised Barke® rudder with a surface area of 16 m² and a Commander™ rotary vane steering gear that delivers a torque of up to 430 kNm. In addition to the hydraulic components of the rotary vane, DMC will deliver indicators and controls; Follow-up, Non-follow-up in Main Bridge, Follow-up in Wings and Follow-up in AFT. The system is classified RMRS KM (*), ICE3, AUT 2, REF, Fishing Vessel and is scheduled for delivery in November this year.Commander rotary vane Last year, DMC received the contract for Factory Freezer Trawler NB1096, which was DMC’s first order in Turkey. This year, Tersan selected DMC once again to supply the rudder and steering system for the identical fishing trawler NB1106. DMC’s Barke rudder is ideal for vessels such as large fishing trawlers. It is a highly robust and reliable design that delivers excellent manoeuvring performance while at the same time being noise and vibration-free. With the flap linkage sheltered in a streamlined housing it is protected from ice, sand and floating objects and the mechanical components are contained in a grease-lubricated housing. Additional features that make the Barke rudder a dependable steerage solution is its overload protection; the flap linkage is safe from impact in the event of excessive force being applied and rudder movement is restricted should the flap become blocked. The flap linkage and bearings are designed with minimum clearance to ensure the least possible vibration, noise and wear. Mr. Nazim Yaṣar, Project Manager at Tersan Tersanecilik San. Tic. Aṣ., said: “We are interested in developing our relationship with DMC and this first step was already done by placing on order for rudder and steering gear system. This would be a good opportunity for both parties to do a business for future projects.” Recent news
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October 31, 2019

Housewarming party at Damen Marine Components

31 October 2019 Housewarming party at Damen Marine Components 4 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 components producer readies for an exciting future with new headquarters and new managing director. 18 October 2019: In a festive atmosphere Damen Marine Components (DMC) celebrated the official opening of its new headquarters in Hardinxveld-Giessendam, the Netherlands. Official opening of new DMC headquarters The occasion also marked the introduction of Mark Visser as the company’s new managing director as current managing director Steef Staal prepares for his retirement after 15 years at DMC and a total of 46 years working within the Damen Shipyards Group. The new DMC headquarters were opened by Beer Damen, son of Damen Shipyards Group chairman Kommer Damen, with more than 350 invited guests including clients, suppliers, business relations and colleagues attending. Growth at DMC This opening speech was the opportune moment to respectfully thank DMC’s outgoing managing director Steef Staal, who will retire in February 2020. After 46 years working for Damen, it is an understatement to say that Mr Staal has contributed a great deal to the success of the Damen Shipyards Group over the years. Talking at the event, he said: “Wherever I go, I always head for the harbour to see if I can see any Damen vessels. I can spot them a mile off – and that’s a skill I’ll keep with me forever.” With the merger with Van der Velden Marine Systems in 2018, the acquisition of WK Hydraulics earlier this year and the establishment of Damen Winch Technology , DMC has undergone substantial expansion in recent years. The new headquarters serve as the workplace for a team of 100 personnel, and consist of new offices in addition to new production facilities. In-house expertise Complementing DMC’s production facilities in Poland and China, the new premises at Hardinxveld-Giessendam are equipped to carry out steel work and hydraulic assemblies. It also has a professional paint shop and a large warehouse for storage of all spares. The day also saw the official introduction of Mark Visser, who began his tenure as DMC’s new managing director on 1 October, after moving from Damen’s High Speed Craft product group. “DMC is not only a component supplier – we are a high-tech company with high-quality products and systems. Look at the developments we have made with the automation of steering systems, remote monitoring, and the first autonomous sailing projects. We have all this expertise in-house,” he said, clearly enthusiastic about the prospect of taking the helm at DMC. “And with modern vessels becoming more and more complex, components are becoming more important than the hull in which they are installed.”On the photo above (from left to right): Steef Staal and Mark Visser at Damen Marine Components Recent news
Trawler Cape Arkona
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September 10, 2019

Damen Marine Components supplies steering system for Versatile Trawler ‘Cape Arkona’

10 September 2019 Damen Marine Components supplies steering system for Versatile Trawler Cape Arkona 5 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 Marine Components (DMC) has won a contract to supply a steering system for the trawler Cape Arkona. Currently in build at the Baatbygg yard at Måløy in western Norway for Austral Fisheries, the 1,150m³ vessel is capable of alternating between operating as a freezer trawler, long liner and a potter vessel, all within the period of a single trip. DMC will be supplying the 70-metre vessel with a Timon flap rudder with heal bearing and a Commander™ rotary vane steering gear. The slim-profile Timon flap rudder is a popular and proven system which delivers superior manoeuvring and course-keeping performance compared to conventional rudders. This model will have a surface area of 6.7m², capable of generating torque of up to 73kNm. The heel bearing is especially designed to take substantial radial forces and to be removable for easy mounting and dismounting of the rudder blade without the need to remove the rudder stock and the steering gear. The heel bearing bush is fabricated using a synthetic material that makes it self-lubricating and eliminates any electrical conductivity.The steering gear forms part of the overall propulsion system being delivered by Brunvoll. This features a hybrid twin-in single-out gearbox with a father and son diesel engine configuration, and electric motor for diesel-electric mode. The system provides great flexibility and a high level of redundancy with operation possible from three individual engine solutions. The plant is prepared for the future installation of a battery pack if required, for additional flexibility. “We are very happy with the rudder package being included in Brunvoll’s system supply. This consists of the gear and CP propeller plant with nozzle, tunnel thruster, rudder and steering gear, emergency telegraph system and complete control system, including control and alarms for the steering gear”, says Geir Arne Kaspersen, VP Sales of Brunvoll Volda AS. The Cape Arkona is the result of a contract between leading Australian operator Austral Fisheries and the Norwegian ship design and engineering company Skipskompetanse for the delivery of a highly innovative new fishing vessel capable of alternating between three different fishing methods without having to return to port. The design is based on the Skipskompetanse SK-4260 series which has a focus on minimising its impact on the environment with features including diesel-electric propulsion. The accommodation is for 40 people across 26 cabins. The vessel will be operating around the Heard & McDonald Islands and will have an ICE-1C notation. “This is yet another achievement in the fishery vessel segment of the demanding Norwegian market, which was possible due to close cooperation between Brunvoll and our sales representative in Norway, Ulmatec. With more than 150 references for all types of fishing vessels, this order came right on time,” said Bogdan Mocanu, Area Sales Manager of Damen Marine Components. Recent news
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August 28, 2019

Project Fishing Vessel: ‘Spes Nova’

28 August 2019 Project Fishing Vessel: 'Spes Nova'. 6 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 sustainable flyshooter 'Spes Nova' for Gebroeders De Boer from Ekofish Group, built by Maaskant Shipyards, will soon be ready for her sea-trial. DMC equipped the flyshooter with an Optima nozzle Ø3430 mm and a Commander™ Piston-type steering system. 'Spes Nova' is a new design, which deviates from designs of traditional fishing vessels. CO2 emissions and fuel consumption are significantly reduced thanks to its hybrid installation. The vessel can operate diesel-electric and fully-electric. DMC wishes the innovative ‘Spes Nova’ and her crew safe journeys. Recent news
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July 25, 2023

Damen Marine Components awarded contract to supply energy efficient steering equipment to Chilean Navy

25 July 2023 Damen Marine Components awarded contract to supply energy efficient steering equipment to Chilean Navy 5 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ärtsilä has awarded Damen Marine Components (DMC) a contract to provide steering equipment to two Landing Platform Docks (LPD) of the Chilean Navy being built at ASMAR. DMC is supplying a range of energy efficient equipment to the vessels, which will reduce fuel consumption and resultant emissions. The LPDs are being constructed for the Escotillón IV project at the state-owned Astilleros y Maestranzas de la Armada (ASMAR) shipyard. The 110-metre long vessels will fulfil the dual purpose of increasing Chile’s defence capabilities as well as the nation’s ability to perform humanitarian operations. DMC will supply the two vessels with its Commander™ Piston-type steering system. This compact and efficient system is built to a standardised, proven design. Additionally, DMC will supply two Atlantic rudders including Silent Bulbs. The Silent Bulb is a fuel saving device designed to reduce the risk of cavitation on the rudder by lowering flow losses from the propeller, thereby expanding the lifecycle of the rudder. Additionally, the Silent Bulb increases propeller thrust, thereby enabling the vessel to sail at the required speed with considerably less power output. DMC’s Sales and Marketing Director, Wim Knoester, says, “We are very pleased to be awarded this contract and I’d like to express my gratitude to Wärtsilä for placing their trust in DMC. These vessels will perform an important role in Chile. The equipment we are supplying to the project will enable them to fulfil their duties with increased efficiency, optimised performance and reduced underwater noise, greatly improving the sustainability of their operations.” Simon Riddle, General Manager / Marine Solutions / Navy at Wärtsilä, adds, “DMC’s energy efficient rudders are combined with the vessels’ high efficiency propeller and fairing caps. With the addition of the Silent Bulb to the rudders, testing has demonstrated that required power values are reduced by 3-4% for the desired sailing speed. This offers a reduction in fuel consumption of up to 1.5%, offering considerably increased efficiency during operations.” Recent news
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January 25, 2023

Custom developed rudders for Germany navy frigates

25 January 2023 Custom developed rudders for Germany navy frigates 4 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 to design and produce shock proof rudders for four high speed F126 vessels Damen Marine Components has received the order to design, engineer and produce eight rudders for the four F126 frigates that Damen Naval is building for the German Navy. Each vessel will be equipped with two rudders, developed to withstand extreme shocks and to improve the hydrodynamic properties of the fast vessels. The full spade rudders of the Atlantic type by Damen Marine Components (DMC) are purpose designed for the frigate project to fit the specific hull form and operational profile of these naval vessels. The rudders have a relatively slim profile to reduce drag and improve course keeping at high speeds, maintaining good manoeuvrability at low speeds in harbours or during special operations. The unique Asymmetric Rudder Technology (ART) as developed by DMC will be applied. This means that the leading edge of the rudders will be asymmetric, directing the turbulent water flow from the propellers in front of the rudders along the rudder surface more smoothly. This reduces cavitation, increases rudder efficiency, and reduces drag of the vessel. Further improvement of efficiency is acquired by the Silent Bulb that is incorporated in the rudders, right in the wake of the propeller axis. This is an energy saving addition to the rudder profile, positioned on the centre line of the propeller. The Silent Bulb improves the water flow that comes from the propeller and increases thrust at higher loads. The design of the bulb is significantly influenced by the distance to the propeller, and it is shaped to fit perfectly with the propeller hub. All of these specific features of advanced rudder design by DMC show best performance on high-speed oceangoing vessels. Based on the principles of improved water flow, drag reduction and fuel saving, DMC designed the rudders with all of these specific qualities specific to the F126 hull. The rudder profile was investigated intensively, tank tests have been performed to obtain the optimum shape with regards to resistance reduction and manoeuvring improvement. As the F126 vessels are equipped with twin counter rotating propellers, the rudders for any vessel are designed to direct the water flows in the wake of propellers moving opposite to each other.Special requirement for the naval operations of the F126 is to build the whole vessel, including the rudders, to extreme shock resistant specifications. The rudders are designed to withstand enormous shock loads. Based on extensive computational calculations, critical areas are strengthened, and special welding details are applied. High strength steel of the best quality is used for construction, honouring the classification rules for naval ships. “We are happy to contribute to these state-of-the-art vessels,” Sales and Marketing Director Wim Knoester of DMC says. “With these twin-screw high-speed vessels, we can demonstrate the quality, efficiency and durability of our rudders. Being part of this high-profile Damen project allows us to show our capacity of delivering the highest class of ship…
From Water to Space
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September 22, 2022

From water to space

28 September 2022 From water to space 5 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 Colibri (116 x 20 m) is an exceptional vessel. It was specifically built to transport launcher components for the Ariane 5 and Soyuz heavy-lift space launch vehicles. In 2021, it transported the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) from the United States to French Guiana, where it was safely delivered to the Guiana Space Centre. The JWST is currently the largest optical telescope in space, conducting ground-breaking infrared astronomy. During its build in 2000, this Ro-Ro cargo vessel was equipped with two of our Barke rudders, which is a closed linkage flap type rudder. Recently, MN Colibri was in dry dock for a planned inspection, during which our service department did a successful check-up of the rudders to ensure their performance for many years to come. Glad to have served you once more, MN Colibri. Safe and prosperous voyages. Recent news
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Our heaviest Rotary Vanes built so far

3 November 2021 Our heaviest Rotary Vanes built so far 4 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 13.000 kg worth of steering gear; our heaviest Rotary Vanes built so far. These two Rotary Vanes were built for a special vessel series; four identical Logistic Support Ships, ordered by a Naval customer of ours. The photo shows the batch for the first ship, which were built and coated in our production facility in the Netherlands. The Rotary Vanes each have a torque of 1100 kNm, maximum steering angles of 2x 45 degrees and weigh around 6200 kg. At DMC, we build standardised Rotary Vanes from 40 up to 1600 kNm, with a custom-built option. In this case, the standard design was adjusted to meet the specific torque requirement of 1100 kNm. Recent news
Liftal acquires Damen Hoisting
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September 29, 2021

Liftal acquires Damen Hoisting

29 september 2021 Liftal acquires Damen Hoisting 3 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 Hijstechniek acquires Damen Hoisting. The agreement will be effected on the 1st of October and the organisation will be incorporated into the full-service specialist in lifting and hoisting technology. For Liftal this is a strategic expansion in the Rotterdam region, for Damen a choice to stay with its core business. Damen Hoisting was established five years ago as a business unit of Damen Anchor & Chain Factory B.V., located on the premises of Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam in Schiedam. The hoisting division serves customers from various markets such as the maritime, offshore, industrial and civil engineering industries. Specialist services and activities are carried out in the field of lifting and hoisting under the EKH quality mark. Reasons for the sale include market saturation and Damen’s strategic choice to focus more on its core business. Liftal Hijstechniek has been active in the south-west of the Netherlands and in various European markets in the field of testing and certification of hoisting and lifting equipment for maritime applications, oil/gas/wind energy sectors, industrial markets and the construction sector since 1998. From its Belgian branch, the company covers the connecting regions in Belgium such as Antwerp, the Terneuzen-Ghent canal zone and port areas on the coast. Both management boards are happy with the acquisition, Damen Hoisting’s General Manager Perry Rikkers says; “First and foremost, we are pleased because this guarantees the employment of the seven Damen employees of Hoisting. We are fully confident that this acquisition will positively help our customers and that they will continue to receive top service. This is a positive step forward for all involved.” Hans Hirdes, Manager of Liftal, adds; “Geographically, the takeover of the activities of Damen Hoisting is a nice addition to Liftal Hijstechniek’s current working area. In addition, given the presence and concentration of shipping, offshore, wind and large industry, the Rotterdam region offers sufficient potential to further expand our activities. Partly in view of the promised support from the Damen Group, we are confident of continuing and further expanding the activities of Damen Hoisting within Liftal Hijstechniek.” Work already started under existing agreements and contracts will be completed under Damen Hoisting. Work that has not yet started but has already been agreed will be performed by Liftal under the conditions agreed with Damen Hoisting. Recent news
Optimised Hydraulic Solutions
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March 30, 2021

Optimised hydraulic solutions by Damen Marine Components

30 March 2021 Optimised hydraulic solutions by Damen Marine Components 3 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 our state-of-the-art facility in Hardinxveld-Giessendam, the Netherlands, Damen Marine Components designs, builds and installs high quality integrated hydraulics solutions. We deliver both production and custom hydraulics to serve all aspects of the maritime sector, including a global service and maintenance network to ensure that our products perform at their best 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our proposition in the field of hydraulic components and services was broadened significantly after the integration of the hydraulics specialist group WK Hydraulics in 2019, adding 40 years of specialist experience. After the integration, DMC shifted from offering hydraulics solely for steering gear to offering hydraulic solutions for the entire vessel. The range of standard production and custom hydraulic systems includes: Towing pins Bow thrusters Mast-lowering systems Power pack units Industry Contamination and flushing of hydraulics We dedicated a specific department within DMC for the sales and engineering of hydraulics, in which Dimitry Hofman, Area Sales Manager, is the team lead. Dimitry and his dedicated team have completed and centralised the hydraulic integration and are ready to enter the market with the expanded range. “With our new and improved hydraulics portfolio we are able to fully support our customers in ways we couldn’t do before. The complete process of the hydraulics is performed in-house, from the design and proposal stage up until a tested product or system. We have an enthusiastic team of hydraulic specialists ready to serve our customers with custom-built solutions, designed and produced to meet even the heaviest ship requirements.” For all hydraulic related requests, please contact DMC’s area sales manager Dimitry Hofman by e-mail dimitry.hofman@damen.com or telephone +31 (0)184-676 262. For spare part requests and/or other (after)sales matters, send an e-mail to service-dmc@damen.com. Recent news
hq damen marine components, headquarters, Housewarming party at Damen Marine Components
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October 31, 2019

Housewarming party at Damen Marine Components

31 October 2019 Housewarming party at Damen Marine Components 4 minJTNDc2NyaXB0JTNFJTBBZnVuY3Rpb24lMjBnZXRDdXJyZW50VVJMJTIwJTI4JTI5JTIwJTdCJTBBJTIwJTIwcmV0dXJuJTIwd2luZG93LmxvY2F0aW9uLmhyZWYlMEElN0QlMEFjb25zdCUyMHVybCUyMCUzRCUyMGdldEN1cnJlbnRVUkwlMjglMjklMEElMEFsZXQlMjBwb3N0VGl0bGUlMjAlM0QlMjBkb2N1bWVudC5xdWVyeVNlbGVjdG9yJTI4JTIyaDElMjIlMjkuaW5uZXJIVE1MJTBBbGV0JTIwZm9ybWF0dGVkUG9zdFRpdGxlJTIwJTNEJTIwZW5jb2RlVVJJQ29tcG9uZW50JTI4cG9zdFRpdGxlLnRyaW0lMjglMjklMjklMEElMEElMkYlMkYlMjBVUkxTJTBBbGV0JTIwdHdpdHRlclVSTCUyMCUzRCUyMCU2MGh0dHBzJTNBJTJGJTJGdHdpdHRlci5jb20lMkZpbnRlbnQlMkZ0d2VldCUzRnRleHQlM0QlMjQlN0Jmb3JtYXR0ZWRQb3N0VGl0bGUlN0QlMjUyMCUyNCU3QnVybCU3RCU2MCUwQWxldCUyMGZhY2Vib29rVVJMJTIwJTNEJTIwJTYwaHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZ3d3cuZmFjZWJvb2suY29tJTJGc2hhcmVyLnBocCUzRnUlM0QlMjQlN0J1cmwlN0QlMjZ0JTNEJTI0JTdCZm9ybWF0dGVkUG9zdFRpdGxlJTdEJTYwJTBBbGV0JTIwbGlua2VkaW5VUkwlMjAlM0QlMjAlNjBodHRwcyUzQSUyRiUyRnd3dy5saW5rZWRpbi5jb20lMkZzaGFyaW5nJTJGc2hhcmUtb2Zmc2l0ZSUyRiUzRnVybCUzRCUyNCU3QnVybCU3RCU2MCUwQWxldCUyMGVtYWlsVVJMJTIwJTNEJTIwJTYwbWFpbHRvJTNBJTNGc3ViamVjdCUzRERNQyUyNTIwLSUyNTIwQXJ0aWNsZSUyNmJvZHklM0QlMjQlN0J1cmwlN0QlMjUyMC0lMjUyMCUyNCU3QmZvcm1hdHRlZFBvc3RUaXRsZSU3RCU2MCUwQSUwQWxldCUyMHdoYXRzYXBwVVJMJTIwJTNEJTIwJTYwaHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZ3YS5tZSUyRjEyMzQ1Njc4OTEwJTNGdGV4dCUzRCUyNCU3QmZvcm1hdHRlZFBvc3RUaXRsZSU3RCUyNTIwLSUyNTIwJTI0JTdCdXJsJTdEJTYwJTBBJTBBJTJGJTJGJTIwTE9HT1MlMEFjb25zdCUyMHR3aXR0ZXJMb2dvJTIwJTNEJTIwZG9jdW1lbnQucXVlcnlTZWxlY3RvciUyOCUyMi5mYS10d2l0dGVyJTIyJTI5LnByZXZpb3VzRWxlbWVudFNpYmxpbmclM0IlMEElMEFjb25zdCUyMGZhY2Vib29rTG9nbyUyMCUzRCUyMGRvY3VtZW50LnF1ZXJ5U2VsZWN0b3IlMjglMjIuZmEtZmFjZWJvb2stc3F1YXJlJTIyJTI5LnByZXZpb3VzRWxlbWVudFNpYmxpbmclM0IlMEElMEFjb25zdCUyMGxpbmtlZGluTG9nbyUyMCUzRCUyMGRvY3VtZW50LnF1ZXJ5U2VsZWN0b3IlMjglMjIuZmEtbGlua2VkaW4tc3F1YXJlJTIyJTI5LnByZXZpb3VzRWxlbWVudFNpYmxpbmclM0IlMEElMEFjb25zdCUyMGVtYWlsTG9nbyUyMCUzRCUyMGRvY3VtZW50LnF1ZXJ5U2VsZWN0b3IlMjglMjIuZmEtZW52ZWxvcGUlMjIlMjkucHJldmlvdXNFbGVtZW50U2libGluZyUzQiUwQSUwQWNvbnN0JTIwd2hhdHNhcHBMb2dvJTIwJTNEJTIwZG9jdW1lbnQucXVlcnlTZWxlY3RvciUyOCUyMi5mYS13aGF0c2FwcCUyMiUyOS5wcmV2aW91c0VsZW1lbnRTaWJsaW5nJTNCJTBBJTBBdHdpdHRlckxvZ28uaHJlZiUyMCUzRCUyMHR3aXR0ZXJVUkwlM0IlMEFmYWNlYm9va0xvZ28uaHJlZiUyMCUzRCUyMGZhY2Vib29rVVJMJTNCJTBBbGlua2VkaW5Mb2dvLmhyZWYlMjAlM0QlMjBsaW5rZWRpblVSTCUzQiUwQWVtYWlsTG9nby5ocmVmJTIwJTNEJTIwZW1haWxVUkwlM0IlMEF3aGF0c2FwcExvZ28uaHJlZiUyMCUzRCUyMHdoYXRzYXBwVVJMJTNCJTBBJTBBJTBBJTBBJTIwJTNDJTJGc2NyaXB0JTNFMaritime components producer readies for an exciting future with new headquarters and new managing director. 18 October 2019: In a festive atmosphere Damen Marine Components (DMC) celebrated the official opening of its new headquarters in Hardinxveld-Giessendam, the Netherlands. Official opening of new DMC headquarters The occasion also marked the introduction of Mark Visser as the company’s new managing director as current managing director Steef Staal prepares for his retirement after 15 years at DMC and a total of 46 years working within the Damen Shipyards Group. The new DMC headquarters were opened by Beer Damen, son of Damen Shipyards Group chairman Kommer Damen, with more than 350 invited guests including clients, suppliers, business relations and colleagues attending. Growth at DMC This opening speech was the opportune moment to respectfully thank DMC’s outgoing managing director Steef Staal, who will retire in February 2020. After 46 years working for Damen, it is an understatement to say that Mr Staal has contributed a great deal to the success of the Damen Shipyards Group over the years. Talking at the event, he said: “Wherever I go, I always head for the harbour to see if I can see any Damen vessels. I can spot them a mile off – and that’s a skill I’ll keep with me forever.” With the merger with Van der Velden Marine Systems in 2018, the acquisition of WK Hydraulics earlier this year and the establishment of Damen Winch Technology , DMC has undergone substantial expansion in recent years. The new headquarters serve as the workplace for a team of 100 personnel, and consist of new offices in addition to new production facilities. In-house expertise Complementing DMC’s production facilities in Poland and China, the new premises at Hardinxveld-Giessendam are equipped to carry out steel work and hydraulic assemblies. It also has a professional paint shop and a large warehouse for storage of all spares. The day also saw the official introduction of Mark Visser, who began his tenure as DMC’s new managing director on 1 October, after moving from Damen’s High Speed Craft product group. “DMC is not only a component supplier – we are a high-tech company with high-quality products and systems. Look at the developments we have made with the automation of steering systems, remote monitoring, and the first autonomous sailing projects. We have all this expertise in-house,” he said, clearly enthusiastic about the prospect of taking the helm at DMC. “And with modern vessels becoming more and more complex, components are becoming more important than the hull in which they are installed.”On the photo above (from left to right): Steef Staal and Mark Visser at Damen Marine Components Recent news
Damen MC to Supply Chilean Navy for Antarctic
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August 7, 2018

Damen Marine Components to supply Chilean Navy for Antarctic I Project

7 August 2018 Damen Marine Components to supply Chilean Navy for Antarctic I Project 12 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 Marine Components has won a contract to supply steering gear, rudders and stern tube parts for an Antarctic Research vessel of the Chilean Navy, under LRS -Polar 5 Class notation. The contract was awarded by ASMAR Talcahuano Shipyard, Chile. Design of the vessel was done in collaboration with VARD Canada. Damen Marine Components will be supplying twin Commander™ Piston-type electro-hydraulic steering gear units, twin Atlantic semi-spade rudders and twin stern tube casting parts. The vessel will be capable of speeds up to 15 knots. This level of performance for a shaft-propeller-rudder lay out brings with it particular challenges, which will be met in full by the equipment supplied. The Atlantic semi-spade rudders are specially designed to ensuring first-class manoeuvrability and course-keeping. Their water-lubricated synthetic bearings are long-lasting and require little maintenance. The Commander steering gear is designed in accordance to LRS Class notation. The versatile design can be manually controlled from the steering room, crow’s nest station, central console and wings, using follow up and non-follow up levers. They can also be operated both independently or synchronised. A stern tube casting parts contract was recorded for the same Antarctic I project after the order for rudders and steering gear was signed. Wim Knoester, Director Sales & Marketing at Damen Marine Components, said, “With this project, the Chilean Navy and DMC strengthen the cooperation. The state of the art manoeuvring system allows the new vessel to navigate safely in challenging and icy conditions”. Once built, the 111-metre vessel will undertake roles that include Logistic Support, Search and Rescue (SAR) and Scientific Research, south from the Antarctic Polar Circle. The operation period shall be at least eight months per year in the vicinity of Alejandro I Island. The vessel will be capable of operating in icy waters, navigating continuously at a constant speed of 3 knots over a 500 kPa flexural strength ice of 1 metre thickness and covered with a 20 centimetre layer of snow. Damen Marine Components will deliver the equipment for the new polar ship in 2020. The vessel is scheduled to set sail on its maiden voyage to Antarctic Polar Circle in 2023. Recent news
150 years
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October 7, 2015

DMC 150 years old today and still expanding

07 October 2015 DMC 150 years old today and still expanding 6 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 Marine Components (DMC), the oldest company in Damen Shipyards Group, celebrates its 150 years anniversary today. DMC has grown from a very small shipyard established in Gorinchem in 1865, to become the largest nozzle builder in the world. Via a live satellite link, around a 1,000 customers, employees, suppliers and colleagues, at its three main locations in Hardinxveld (the Netherlands), Jiangyin (China) and Gdańsk (Poland), will toast this historic occasion simultaneously. Although DMC’s own roots were established in 1865 when Jan van de Giessen set up a business from a small wharf in the ‘Kalkhaven’, the history of shipbuilding in the area actually dates back to the 14th century. DMC itself was officially founded 10 years ago, when two Damen Group members were merged - Van de Giessen and Gdansk Engineering Works. GEW was actually the first company Damen Shipyards ever acquired outside of the Netherlands. Looking back over the years, DMC Managing Director, Steef Staal told the audience how, above all, he believes DMC’s success is because it ‘has become a partner to its clients, rather than just a supplier’. “We help our clients and work together with them.” Partner to customers Quality is paramount, he emphasises, both in terms of our products and in delivery times. “We have built up close relationships with our customers by delivering reliable quality.” He points out that DMC partners are mainly leading OEMs. Just in the last decade alone, DMC has nearly tripled its turnover to €36m and this has been possible due to Damen Shipyards’ willingness to invest in cutting-edge equipment and innovative production processes. DMC has three large spinning machines, which are able to manufacture nozzles up 7.5 m in diameter. “Perhaps there is another builder out there able to make these spectacular nozzles but I am not aware of it!” He adds that it is not just about the spinning machines alone but crucially, the novel manufacturing technique deployed, which means that nozzles are made with only a single weld on the inner side. As well as the vast range of top quality nozzles and rudders, DMC also manufactures shipbuilding constructions such as tailor-made stern sections for thrusters, crane foundations and crane arms. Winches added to portfolio And only recently, it added the production of winches to its portfolio. Rudders are already manufactured through sister company Van der Velden Marine Systems and winches too, have been in introduced through its new company ‘Damen Winch Technology’. Currently, Damen Shipyards is the main client for the towing winches for ASD Tugs. Following on from the celebrations surrounding the 150th anniversary, DMC is also set to celebrate again, as it opens a second major production site in China in Jiangyin on November 27. Damen has built this new production plant from scratch. At 11,000 sq m, the facility is nearly double its existing site at Suzhou. The facility will have its own spinning machine and state-of-the-art equipment including grinding…
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November 13, 2023

DMC introduces new Optima Nozzle at Europort 20

13 November 2023 DMC presents completely redesigned Optima nozzle at Europort 2023 2 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 and steering systems specialist DMC launched the new and improved Optima nozzle at Europort 2023 in Rotterdam last Thursday. The original Optima was introduced in 1998 and quickly developed into the standard nozzle in various markets. It is one of the best-running nozzles for pushers and tugs, icebreakers, dredgers, coasters, fishing vessels and workboats. In inland navigation, it is even the best-selling nozzle of all time. Thousands of vessels sail with this ‘thrust enhancer’. After 25 years, and a year of research using state-of-the-art technology, DMC has now come up with an improved design and has started production.   In-house and independent research Kees Oevermans, Technical Sales Manager at DMC conducted the research. "Using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), we systematically examined and modified the profile shape and performed several simulations. This provided many useful insights. However, to be sure, we had the results validated by an independent CFD party. Then we were also able to work in practice with the correct, exact values. As a result of the independent study, the updated Optima came out on top."Results The 3 main results for shipowners and ship management companies are that the updated Optima generates more forward and backward thrust than its predecessor, resulting in lower fuel consumption, produces less vibration and less noise. Oevermans: "The updated Optima nozzle delivers up to 1.8% more direct thrust. But it doesn't stop there. You can think of a ship's nozzle and propeller as one, interdependent system. When you design a system based on that idea, instead of two separate systems, we can optimise propulsion even further to as much as 3.4% more thrust." DMC engaged Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for the independent benchmark. Oevermans: "In the past, you could basically only test in a drag tank. With the current software, however, we can accurately visualise pressure distributions and flowlines and make concrete improvements that are directly related to the changes that ship designs have undergone in the recent past. Naturally, we would like to maintain our position as the world market leader in nozzles. With these improvements, we think we have now secured this." Easy to replace or refit Ship owners who already have an Optima nozzle need not worry: existing vessel designs needn’t be modified. The new profile fits seamlessly into the current construction. There are also two versions: the DMC Optima 04 and 05. The difference is in the length of the nozzle: the Optima 05 has a length of 50% of the propeller diameter, while the Optima 04 comes at 40%. After installation, the increased thrust of the propeller can be used to sail faster, save fuel and thus reduce CO2 emissions. Recent news
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August 7, 2023

How DMC’s smart dock winches work

07 August 2023 How DMC's smart dock winches work 2 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 7 at Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam has recently acquired an innovative system of intelligent dock winches. Made up of four powerful winches, the system works so perfectly that it can pull any floating object into the dock, whatever the conditions. And this fine piece of work by Damen Marine Components (DMC) has many additional advantages. At 405 metres long and 90 metres wide, Dock 7 at Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam is the largest dock in the Netherlands. The Emerald Princess cruise ship measures 290 by 36 metres, with space for more than 3,000 passengers. So how do you manoeuvre such an enormous ship into such a huge dock? Markus de Jong can still chuckle about the solution, which ultimately lay partly in a computer chip less than one square centimetre in size. This processor controls the four dock winches that can pull in colossal vessels like the Emerald Princess smoothly and in a controlled manner, as they did during their 'baptism of fire' on 11 October 2022. 'It’s unbelievable that you can achieve something so big with something so tiny,' says De Jong, Product Group Manager Controls at DMC in Hardinxveld-Giessendam. In close cooperation with colleagues from DMC's winches product group, a unique system was designed, developed and built.Four winches Four winches, each with 40 tonnes of pulling power, do the hard work with one in each corner of the dock. Two winches pull the ship in, while the other two regulate the speed and the correct position of the ship by providing the exact amount of counterweight required to prevent the ship from veering sideways or floating in too quickly. While these winches slowly ease out their cables, energy is recovered and used again by the pulling winches. What makes this exceptional system intelligent is the fact that all four dock winches are in contact with each other. The software in the winches continually calculates the power and tension of the cables - not just once, but 25 times a second - in order to be able to respond as quickly as possible. If a problem arises, it is shared centrally, and the software calculates a solution that is then applied to all four winches. They therefore function as a single unit. 'A high ship like the Emerald Princess can catch a lot of wind and create large forces that must then be controlled by the winches', De Jong explains. 'To avoid peak loads on the winches and anticipate shocks on the cables, the four winches need to communicate with each other extremely fast. That's why a fibre-optic cable network has been laid around the dock.'Easy to use Since then, he has used the system regularly, including to pull even larger container ships into the dock. ‘It’s very easy to use', he says. 'And safer too. If I am operating two of the winches while my colleague on the other side of the dock is operating the other two, each…
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February 9, 2023

Damen Marine Components supplies smart dock winches

09 February 2023 Damen Marine Components supplies smart dock winches 2 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 calculation of force and tension on cables when bringing in ships Evidence of the correct functioning of the innovative dock winches developed by Damen Marine Components (DMC) was provided during the controlled towage of the huge cruise ship Emerald Princess in the dock of Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam on 11th October. The winches were specially developed for this 405 metre-long and 90 metre-wide ship dock. A very smart interplay of four winches ensures a ship is pulled in smoothly and in a controlled manner under all circumstances. The four winches provide 40 tons of pulling power per winch. There is a winch at each corner of the dock. Two winches pull a ship in and the two others at the ‘entrance’ of the dock control the speed and position of the ship by providing the exact amount of counterforce required. The winch system is controlled by a central computer. This winch system is powerful enough to pull any floating object into a dock. Floating objects require relatively little force to be towed, but a tall ship such as the Emerald Princess can catch a lot of wind and create large forces that must be controlled by the winches.DMC’s winch system continuously measures the force applied to the ropes and automatically regulates a constant tension. While two winches pull the ship in, the other two ensure this is done in a controlled manner and that the ship cannot move sideways or drift in too quickly. As these winches slowly spin, energy is recovered and then utilised by the towing winches. The winches can place a ship or another maritime object in the dock under their own power or do this in combination with tugboats. The Emerald Princess is 290 metres long and 36 metres wide. The first real operation of the dock winches developed by DMC went beyond expectations. Electrical engineers from DMC Dynamics and the engineering department that develops the physical construction of the winches worked closely together. DMC supplies a wide range of ship systems such as rudders, steering systems, nozzles, plus advanced winches such as anchor and towing winches. For specific projects, winches are developed completely according to the customer’s wishes. DMC Dynamics provides sophisticated software for controlling the electrical systems, for the systems that are developed within Damen Shipyards Group, but also for external customers. With an experienced engineering department in the Netherlands and two production locations in Poland and China, DMC takes care of the complete production process. Recent news
Damen Marine Components Wins First Four-vessel Order in the USA
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January 5, 2023

Damen Marine Components wins first four-vessel order in the USA

05 January 2023 Damen Marine Components wins first four-vessel order in the USA 8 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 Netherlands’ Damen Marine Components (DMC) has won its first multi-vessel order in the USA. Four packages, each comprised of steering gear and rudders, five winches and two towing pin systems, will be supplied to US shipbuilder C&C Marine & Repair for four new-build Multi Cats 3013 workboats. The first two vessels will be delivered to Callan Marine Ltd. and the second two vessels will be built "on spec" by C&C Marine & Repair for sale or lease to the US market. Each of the 30-metre, multi-purpose Multi Cats will be fitted with DMC Piston-type steering gear, two tugger winches, an anchor winch, a towing winch, an anchor handling winch and two towing pin systems rated 50 and 80 tonnes respectively. All of these are designed and manufactured at DMC’s production facilities in the Netherlands, Poland and China. DMC will also be supplying a triple rudder system for each vessel, produced in-house to a third-party design. All DMC equipment is designed and built on the three principles of durability, reliability and low maintenance over the long term and in all conditions. C&C Marine and Repair was established in 1997 and is located in Belle Chasse, LA, on 80 acres along the Intracoastal Waterway. The company designs and builds dredges, dredge support vessels, towboats, barges and offshore supply vessels, along with a variety of other marine vessels. The company’s facilities are designed to perform all new construction inside enclosed workshops, with multiple projects underway at the same time.Callan Marine, LTD. is a Texas-based, privately-owned dredging and marine construction business founded in 2009. It performs dredging projects for both private and public clients by providing services to restore berthing depths for ship docks, navigation channels and otherwise facilitating transportation in the nation’s waterways. The primary purpose of the Multi Cats will be to support Callan Marine’s dredging fleet; handling anchors and towing barges wherever they may be operating. The DMC equipment is designed to cope in a wide range of conditions from the subtropical climate of the Gulf of Mexico to the freezing winters on the Great Lakes. All DMC’s winches are designed using proven engineering principles and built to the highest standards. Its towing winches are unique with gearboxes that automatically adjust to the required pulling force. This enables them to always run at the most efficient speed. This technology is also used for the anchor-handling winches to maximize safety in the often hazardous conditions in which they operate. All DMC products can be customized to meet the requirements of each client. Tony Cibilich, owner of C&C Marine, says: “We have full confidence that Damen Marine Components’ equipment will deliver years of trouble-free service to our client Callan Marine. DMC’s products can be found all over the world and it has a strong reputation in the international market. We look forward to doing business with them again in the future.”Arie van den Adel, Chief Operating Officer of…
Retractable Tunnel System
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November 13, 2022

How does a retractable tunnel system work exactly?

13 November 2022 How does a retractable tunnel system work exactly? 3 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 shallow draught there is a possibility the propeller of a vessel cannot completely be covered in water, which results in increased resistance and reduced velocity. This is when the Flex Tunnel comes in. The Flex Tunnel is a retractable tunnel system, constructed in the aft of a vessel hull. The airtight seal of the tunnel onto the nozzle creates vacuum, ensuring sufficient water flow to the propeller. Hereby the effective operation of the propeller remains guaranteed, even in shallow waters with minimal cargo. But when a ship is loaded and navigating in deep waters, the Flex Tunnel can simply be retracted and embedded into the vessel hull. In this situation, the water flows into the propeller unobstructed. As opposed to a fixed tunnel, the flexible retraction of this system significantly reduces the overall resistance of a vessel. It allows the captain to choose when and where to set the tunnel into or out of operation. Recent news