Posted November 27, 2018
DAMEN Shipyards Group supports the 2nd Dredging and Hydraulic Engineering Structures Congress as its General Sponsor. The agreement on cooperation in organization and holding of the event was signed by DAMEN and Russia’s leading maritime industry media group PortNews at the Transport Week 2018.
The Congress will be held on 20 - 21 February 2019, at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation (Moscow). The event is supported by Rosmorrechflot (Federal Marine and River Transport Agency).
The Congress will include the 6th International Dredging Forum and the 2nd Technical Conference "Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering".
Infrastructure development is among the real drivers of Russia’s economy. The programme of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specific features of dredging works, as well as construction of dedicated fleet and equipment.
Gorinchem, Netherlands headquartered Damen Shipyards Group (established in 1927) incorporates 52 companies worldwide (24 in the Netherlands and 28 — around the world). The Group has 34 owned shipyards (15 of them based in the Netherlands), numerous partner yards and 5 engineering companies. Damen employs some 10,000 people worldwide (3,500 — in the Netherlands), including 1,000 engineers. In total, Damen Shipyards Group has built 6,000 vessels and in 2017 delivered 165 ships. Damen specializes in building tugs, workboats, patrol vessels, high speed craft, cargo vessels, dredgers, offshore support vessels, oil-spill response vessels, frigates and mega yachts. Damen also offers a variety of marine components, especially nozzles, (flap-type) rudders, steering gear, anchors, anchor chains and steel works. Besides, the Company provides efficient customer support, financing and complete lifecycle service. In 2017 turnover of the Group reached EUR 2.0 billion.