MEYER Group, DSC forge ties on sustainability projects

The MEYER Group, an international consortium specializing in cruise shipbuilding, and the Dutch Shiprepair company Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC) have signed a joint cooperation agreement.

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Under the agreement, DSC will work with the recently established company MEYER RE, a subsidiary of the MEYER Group, which has been active for nearly a year. MEYER RE offers shipping companies solutions to maximize their vessel’s sustainability, throughout their lifecycle from development and build to supporting them through their operating lives and finally end-of-life recycling.

“Thanks to the cooperation with the family-owned, Dutch company Damen Ship Repair & Conversion Holding BV, we are moving even closer to our customers by securing dock capacity and manpower for our customers worldwide,” says Alexander Höfling, Managing Director of MEYER RE.

“In the short time since it was founded, MEYER RE has brought us additional work as customers want to make their ships more attractive and sustainable,” added Jan Meyer, Managing Director of MEYER WERFT.

“It has generated orders across our group including our shipyards. However, as we do not have our own repair and docking capacities, this cooperation agreement with DSC is of particular importance to us as we now have access to the resources we need.”

Initially, the two groups will work on the design and implementation of sustainable systems up to the complete conversion and/or installation of new power plants on board (including LNG, methanol, batteries, and fuel cell solutions), as well as implementing entire modernization projects.

Damen Shiprepair and Conversion (DSC) is a group of ten repair yards, with resources including dry docks up to 405×90 and 420×80 meters in size and a harbor & voyage team to service its customers at sea or in harbor. The shipyards are mostly very close to the main shipping routes and can therefore be reached quickly. DSC completes more than 1,500 orders annually.

“We have serviced many of cruise ships at our yards over the years, during which we have developed a detailed understanding of the technical and logistical needs of a cruise refit project” says Jeroen Heesters, Managing Director of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion Holding BV.