300 years of ship repair experience, 2000 skilled craftsmen, 15 DSC repair yards

Corona virus update

The Coronavirus has developed into a global pandemic. Read about the response of Damen Shipyards Group in the message from Arnout Damen, CEO of Damen Shipyards Group, here.

Here we provide you with the latest news related to DSC's coronavirus response.

Travel information

We are happy to assist you at one of our ship repair yards. If travel restrictions are preventing you from visiting our yards during the coronavirus crisis, or you are not familiar with the measures taken to prevent the spread of the virus, please click the below links. Here you will find all the up-to-date information provided by the Government of the Netherlands. Our yards are open for business and we look forward to welcoming you.

Find here your information:

Q&A's Travel restrictions for the Netherlands ( EU travel ban): click here

Travelling from and to The Netherlands: click here 

Dutch measures against COVID-19: click here 

General doing business with Netherlands: click here

Open for business

The safety and well-being of our personnel and co-workers, their families and the communities in which we operate is our priority at all times in all that we do. We are also of the opinion that the work our customers do, in ensuring the flow of goods around the world is of vital importance – even more than usual during these challenging times we are all facing.

Therefore, with the implementation of robust safety measures and in alignment with appropriate national government guidelines and the World Health Organisation, we are proud to inform you that all our yards are now open for business.

At this time, different regions and, therefore, different yards, are subject to various regulations and restrictions. To find out what restrictions apply to our yards, visit the government website of the country where the yard of your choice is located.

Additionally, our Harbour and Voyage Repair (DSHV) team continue to operate. Currently, their focus is on repair and maintenance projects in the harbours of Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Vlissingen and Eemshaven. However, if a project arises elsewhere DSHV will carry out an assessment to see if the project is possible in alignment with national and local regulations. For urgent service please call: 0031 (0)630008582.

DSC is pleased to play its part in maintaining the continuity of the maritime supply network during the coronavirus crisis.

About Damen Shiprepair & Conversion

Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC), as part of the Damen Shipyards group, offers a network of fifteen repair and conversion yards, with drydocks ranging up to 405 x 90 and 420 x 80 meters. DSC handles over 1,500 jobs annually. For large projects you can rely on a dedicated Offshore & Conversion team, who love to work on sizeable and complex projects.


Family company of 2,000 skilled craftsmen

300 years of experience built by people

1,500 projects per year

15 DSC repair yards, with drydocks ranging up to 405 x 90 and 420 x 80 metres

Most of our yards are conveniently located along the European coast from Brest (France) to Oskarshamnsvarvet (Sweden). In addition, we can serve you in Curaçao (Caribbean), Sharjah (UAE) and Singapore. With a total of 45 drydocks, DSC offers a full range of services in maintenance, repair, conversion, and refit of vessels and offshore constructions of all sizes. In addition, our Harbour & Voyage ship repair team is available for 24/7 worldwide.


We decided to drydock the vessels at Damen Shiprepair & Conversion because of the good experiences we have had with them. They are flexible, practical and fast. They also have ready access to a large variety of well-equipped sub-contractors close by in the neighbourhoods of their shipyards.

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What we offer

  • Safety first
  • Reliability and on-time completion
  • Long track record
  • Consistent Damen quality and service guaranteed
  • Worldwide service – from the Caribbean, to Europe and the Middle East
  • From smaller sized yards to those with some of the largest drydocks in Europe
  • Experienced craftsmen combined with an innovative mind-set
  • 24/7 afloat ship repairs worldwide
  • Drydock availability and flexibility
  • Excellent suppliers and subcontractors network

Our track record

  1. conversion project 'eidsvaag opal' at dsam (preview)

    'Eidsvaag Opal'

    Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam
    November 2020
    Vessel types
    General Cargo
  2. oceanxplorer in the fjords of norway (project preview)


    Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam
    October 2020
    Vessel types
    Offshore Surveying Vessel
  3. cruise 'explorer of the seas' maintenance at dsbr (preview)

    'Explorer of the Seas'

    Damen Shiprepair Brest
    September 2020
    Vessel types
    Sea Cruise