Maaskant Shipyards receives ISO 9001:2008 certificate

18 Dec 2014

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 17 October 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 undertaking their 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 ISO 14001 certification.