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Damen Finalises Keppel Verolme Takeover

Contract signing: Mr Durk-Jan Nederlof, Managing Director Damen Shiprepair & Conversion and Mr Ang Ting Yang, General Manager Corporate Development Keppel Offshore MarineDamen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC), a part of Damen Shipyards Group, recently announced the acquisition of the Keppel Verolme shipyard from Keppel Offshore & Marine. The acquisition of the yard follows an initial agreement made between the two parties in April of this year. From 1 July, the Keppel Verolme shipyard, including its 250 staff members, will continue operations under the Damen flag.

“We look forward to joining forces with the Verolme yard and its people. The facilities and personnel are complementary to our existing organisation. This acquisition will enable us to serve our existing clients even better while opening up new opportunities,” says Durk-Jan Nederlof, Managing Director of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion.

With three dry docks, the largest of which measures 405m x 90m, and almost 2km of quay capacity, the Verolme yard, located in Rotterdam’s Botlek harbour, will significantly expand DSC’s portfolio. DSC already operates eight repair and conversion yards in the Netherlands and another eight abroad.