Shipdock Amsterdam (part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion) has been certified by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance for aligning its quality, safety and environment management systems with internationally recognized standards.
A three men audit team extensively audited the yard’s management systems, implementation and awareness among its employees and other people working at the Amsterdam repair yard.Managing Director Flip van der Waal comments: “Applying for certification of an integrated management system of all three disciplines is considered to be an ambitious exercise. Succeeding demonstrates the determination, knowledge and skills of the people working at Shipdock Amsterdam.”
With a great smile he adds: “We are proud to have achieved global recognition for our well-thought out and integrated management system. By adhering to best practices we are positioning our yard as a professional and well-organised facility with a management focus on safety, quality and sustainability.We knew from the start it was going to be a challenge, but like all the other challenges we face in our day-to-day business we have managed to be successful by working as a team.”
Mr. Van der Waal continues: “Nowadays, the emphasis in standardisation programs is on constantly improving and creating awareness throughout the organisation. Values that were always part of our company dna and current developments will support us to maintain our market position as a reliable and transparent business partner. We are now able to further capitalise on the growing interest for safe, sustainable and economic solutions in a demanding market.”
Damen Shipyards Group
Damen Shipyards Group operates 32 ship- and repair yards, employing 8.000 people worldwide.Damen has delivered more than 5.000 vessels in more than 100 countries and delivers approx.180 vessels annually to customers worldwide.Based on its unique, standardised ship-design concept 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 and reliable performance.Furthermore, Damen vessels are based on thorough R&D and proven technology.
Damen offers a wide range of products, including:tugs, workboats, naval and patrol vessels, high speed craft, cargo vessels, dredgers, vessels for the offshore industry, ferries, pontoons and super yachts.
For nearly all vessel types Damen offers a broad range of Services, such as maintenance, spare parts delivery, training and transfer of (shipbuilding) know-how.To complete, Damen offers a variety of marine components, especially nozzles, rudders, anchors, anchor chains and steel works.
Damen Shiprepair & Conversion
In addition to ship design and shipbuilding, Damen Shiprepair & Conversion offers a network of 15 repair & conversion yards worldwide, with dry docks ranging up to 420 x 80 metres.Conversion projects range from adapting vessels to today’s requirements and regulations to the complete conversion of large offshore structures.DS&C handles 1, 500 repair and maintenance jobs annually.