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This unique project cannot be framed as a refit or as a new build but is the perfect example of a rebuild.

In 2015 Project Gisele came to the premises in Urk after her Owner granted Balk Shipyard the project due to its good reputation as a refit and rebuild specialist and its heritage. Now Project Gisele is ready to be launched and to discover the world.

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A longstanding partnership between Damen Shipyards and leading crane manufacturer Liebherr was celebrated with the announcement that Damen has ordered its 110th crane from Liebherr. The two family-owned companies have worked together since 1985.

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The re-emergence of organotin in marine hull coatings is of increasing concern, with academics and environmentalists calling on IMO to investigate the use of tin in silicone-based foul release systems and other ships hull coatings.

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After having been informed by the NGO Shipbreaking Platform and its member organisation Bellona that the TIDE CARRIER (now named HARRIER, aka EIDE CARRIER) had been sold for illegal, dirty and dangerous scrapping to a South Asian beaching facility, the Norwegian environmental authorities arrested the ship on Tuesday 5 April.

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Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque (DSDu) has completed major refurbishment works to the yard’s floating dry dock.  The dock, capable of taking vessels up to 180 metres in length and lifting 14,000 tonnes, is owned by the Port of Dunkerque (Grand Port Maritime de Dunkerque – GPMD) and is operated by DSDu.

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Damen has introduced the Responder 5413 – a new First Line Assistance Vessel. The company has pioneered this versatile, 54-metre vessel partly in response to the increasing number of extreme weather events across the globe, believing it can play a vital role as a first response vessel, capable of assisting a relief or emergency operation in a number of ways.

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Widely recognized as one of the longest established and most respected independent Yacht Designers and Naval Architects in the world, Laurent Giles is celebrating its 90th anniversary and 1400th Yacht Project in 2017.

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Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC) has recently completed works in Vlissingen and Brest on two major vessels in the fleet of dredging and marine construction specialist Jan de Nul Group.

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