About Damen Oskarshamnsvarvet


A brief history

Oskarshamnsvarvet has been a major shipyard on the Baltic Sea since it was first founded in 1863. A substantial proportion of the Swedish fleet has been built and maintained here. M/S Enköping, the oldest passenger vessel in the World still in service (according to Lloyd's Register of Shipping), was built at Oskarshamnsvarvet in 1868.


In 2012, the yard was acquired by Damen Shiprepair & Conversion, thereby joining a worldwide network of ship building, conversion and repair yards that has, over many years, developed a solid reputation for innovation and quality. As an integrated member, Oskarshamnsvarvet benefits from the full support of the Damen Shipyards group.



Oskarshamnsvarvet welcomes all customers with all vessel types. Our portfolio shows particular experience in:

  • Tugs and workboats
  • Passenger ferries
  • Coastguard vessels
  • Search & Rescue vessels
  • Pilot vessels


Our workforce

The team at Damen Oskarshamnsvarvet is well trained  and highly experienced, with a ‘can-do’ attitude that gets the job done. Together we welcome unusual and challenging projects. Languages spoken on site include Swedish and English.


Committed to excellence

The shipyard has been awarded a number of ISO certificates:

  • ISO 9001:2008 demonstrates the consistent delivery of a high quality, reliable and efficient service while continuously improving the processes.
  • ISO 14001:2004 recognises the effective monitoring, control and minimalizing the yard’s environmental impact.
  • ISO 3834‐2:2005 proves the achievement by the yard of comprehensive quality requirements for the welding of metallic materials. The certificate verifies compliance in consistency of performance and fulfilling of stated requirements.
  • ISO 1090‐1 ensures that Damen Oskarshamnsvarvet meets the set of requirements for production and performance in compliance with EU CE-regulations.