Damen Buys 24/7 Ship Repair Yard in Rotterdam
Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC) has taken over Dutch repair yard D. van de Wetering in Rotterdam, one of the oldest ship repair companies in North West Europe in operation since 1880.
D. van de Wetering specialises in all types of above-the-waterline repairs to sea-going vessels, and has experience in delivering 24/7 harbour and voyage repairs across Europe.
DSC Group Director Durk-Jan Nederlof said: “It has always been our strategy to be able to repair ships anytime anywhere in the world and even work on ships while in transit. This acquisition accelerates our ambitions in this field.”
As of Monday, October 5, the D. van de Wetering yard at the Bunschotenweg in the Eemhaven in Rotterdam has ceased operations, and all activities have been transferred short distance away to Damen Shiprepair Van Brink, in Pernis. Customers can continue to use existing contact details for the yard, which has been transferred directly to DSC.
“The experienced engineers of D. van de Wetering are an useful add to our existing pool of around 70 worldwide operating field service engineers. They can strengthen our service support in the field of warranty, technical assistance, maintenance, expeditionary repairs and refits,” said Jaap de Lange, Director of Damen Services.