Damen Shiprepair Brest (France) was contracted for the regular dry docking and special survey for two CMA CGM container vessels: FORT STE MARIE and FORT ST LOUIS. Furthermore, an option for FORT ST PIERRE and FORT ST GEORGES has been discussed.
Jos Goris, managing director of Damen Shiprepair Brest, says: “We are very pleased with this order of the French company CMA CGM! Damen Shiprepair Brest is fully aware of the operational challenges the container shipping companies are currently facing. Together with CMA CGM we have worked out a planning which provides for the shortest possible dry docking time, ensuring the lowest possible costs within the restricted budgets available. This dedication, shown by our entire crew, and our focus on quality and safety have turned the balance in our favour. Damen Shiprepair Brest is convinced that this
contract is the first step into a sustainable business relationship with CMA CGM.”
Damen Shiprepair Brest
Damen Shiprepair Brest is a well-established repair yard with modern facilities. It has three graven dry-docks and sufficient repair berths. The biggest dry-dock measures 420 x 80 meters and is one of the biggest in Europe, allowing the yard to accommodate almost any ship in the world. The shipyard offers a broad range of services for any vessel type, including LNG tankers, oil tankers, semi-submersibles, shuttle tankers, FPSO’s, offshore construction vessels, (large) container vessels, jack-up rigs, ro-ro vessels and ferries. The highly skilled workforce is particularly well-known for its LNG tanker expertise.
Damen Shipyards Group
Damen Shipyards Group (est. 1927) operates more than 50 shipyards, repair yards and related companies worldwide. Damen employs over 7,000 people in 35 countries, has delivered over 5,000 vessels since 1969 and delivers some 150 vessels annually to worldwide customers. Based on its unique, standardised ship-design concept and short delivery times, Damen is able to guarantee consistent quality.
Damen’s focus on standardisation, modular construction and keeping vessels in stock leads to short delivery times, low ‘total cost of ownership’, high resale value, proven technology and reliable performance. Damen offers a wide range of products, including: tugs, workboats, patrol vessels, high speed craft, cargo vessels, dredgers, offshore support vessels, oil-spill response vessels, frigates and super yachts. For nearly all vessel types Damen offers a broad range of Services, such as Lifecycle Maintenance Services, Customer Finance, Training and transfer of (shipbuilding) knowledge.
Damen Shiprepair & Conversion
In addition to ship design and shipbuilding, Damen Shiprepair & Conversion offers a network of 16 ship repair & conversion yards worldwide, most of which are conveniently located along the North Sea coast from Brest (France) to Gothenburg (Sweden). Damen Shiprepair & Conversion operates 40 dry docks of all types and sizes and offers onsite/onboard repair services. Conversion projects range from refitting small fishing vessels into private yachts to the complete conversion or rebuilding of large jack-up rigs.