Maaskant Shipyards (Stellendam), part of Damen Shipyards Group, has received certification from Bureau Veritas for aligning its quality and management systems with internationally recognized standards.
A certificate of approval for the ISO 9001:2008, management standards was presented to the yard by Bureau Veritas on 17October 2014. Achieving ISO 9001:2008 certification is a testament to the hard work and dedication of staff and management at the yard.
Bureau Veritas spent four days at the Maaskant yard undertakingtheir final review and certification of the quality assurance system, and the yard’s managing director, Frits van Dongen, reports that the feedback was excellent. He emphasizes that the methods Maaskant has developed through this quality system will help the shipyard with increased productivity and work efficiency, something which will make it even more competitive.
“We believe this certification equips us to develop even better systems in terms of improving the efficiency of all the processes that need to be performed when delivering first class ships according to a customer’s needs and expectations, ” Mr. van Dongen went on to say. “We believe that this will provide predictability and added security for our customers and suppliers.”
Maaskant is a professional and well organized ship repair and newbuild yard with a high management focus on safety, quality and reliability. It also has a well-deserved reputation for innovation, and recently announced an electrical fishing system that offers benefits and efficiencies that cannot be achieved with conventional nets. An international organization, Maaskant sets itself apart based on its high levels of expertise, experience and ambition, and the quality of its client base.
With the award of the ISO 9001:2008, the next goal for Maaskant Shipyard will be achieving ISO14001 certification.
Maaskant Shipyards is a newbuild and ship repair yard that specializes in all types of fishing vessels. The company also successfully designs and constructs seagoing workboats such as buoy laying and offshore vessels. The yard has approximately 85 staff and more than 65 years of experience with reconstruction work such as the lengthening of ships, fitting of new engines, refit of wheelhouse and cabins, and the maintenance of fish catching and processing installations.
Rapid service is guaranteed by Maaskant’son-site engineering works and extensive stock of components and spare parts. In the event of emergencies, the yard can provide an effective 24-hour a day service both at home and abroad via its mobile service and repair team.
Maaskant Shipyardstarted out in 1948 maintaining winches for local fishing boats. The company has continued and expanded this activity ever since, and now manufactures its own range of advanced winches alongside its ship building and repair activities. It also produces custom-made winches according to the specifications of customers, typically for sea and coastal fishing, dredging, working vessel and offshore applications.
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 approximately160 vessels annually to customers worldwide.Based on its unique, standardised ship design concept Damen is able to guarantee consistent quality.