Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) will be a Fan sponsorship partner of SAIL Amsterdam 2020, which is one of the biggest maritime events in the world. Held every five years in the Dutch capital, an entire flotilla of tall ships dock in Amsterdam alongside many specialist vessels, and hundreds of thousands of visitors come to enjoy the spectacle. This maritime feast for the eye sails along the River IJ before docking in the heart of the city.
Managing Director of Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding, Hein van Ameijden and two representatives of the SAIL Beheer management board Michiel de Brauw (CFO of the Port of Amsterdam) and Jan Peter van Wijk (the Financial Director of SAIL 2020) signed the sponsorship partner agreement today (October 8) at the National Maritime Museum (Scheepvaartmuseum) in Amsterdam.
At the signing ceremony Mr De Brauw commented: “SAIL Amsterdam 2020 is delighted to have Damen on board. It feels like the actual SAIL 2020 campaign has now started off!”
Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding is part of the family-owned, Damen Shipyards Group, the largest Dutch shipbuilder and a company with a rich maritime history. The company has two shipyards located in Amsterdam.
Some of the sailing vessels built at Damen may well be shown at the event such as the three-masted, square rigged clipper Cisne Branco and the three-masted steel clipper Shabab Oman II. The Royal Netherlands Navy is also expected to be present at SAIL 2020 with large navy ships, some of which have been engineered and built by DSNS.
Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS)
Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) is a naval shipyard making optimal use of its know-how and experience from both the military and commercial sectors. DSNS (Vlissingen, The Netherlands) is specialised in the design and construction of naval vessels and complex commercial vessels. Constantly striving to deliver the best, DSNS has designed, built and developed vessels for naval clients all over the world.
Damen Shipyards Group
Damen Shipyards Group operates 35 shipbuilding and repair yards, employing 12,000 people worldwide. Damen has delivered more than 6,000 vessels in more than 100 countries and delivers some 160 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 values 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 superyachts.