You are here:

  • Home
  • About Damen Shiprepair & Conversion

About Damen Shiprepair & Conversion

Who we are

At Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC) we all share a common ethos. From welders to project managers, to sales professionals and estimators, we all feel a strong sense of passion for craftsmanship and we admire a can-do attitude.

To make sure we remain innovative, we never shy away from challenging projects. We always say yes, learn, and get the job done. It is this shared perspective that unites our diverse teams, and you will find it wherever you come into contact with us.

Our people make DSC what it is today. Each of DSC’s ten repair and conversion yards comes with its own unique history and people. How do we deliver 1,500 projects a year? By safeguarding quality in everything we do, through nurturing the experience we have and by fostering a zeal for life-long learning in all of our people.

Key figures

A family company of 2,000 skilled employees welcome you

300 years of experience built by people

Over 1,500 projects a year: from a tug to a large offshore construction

10 DSC repair yards, 45 drydocks ranging up to 405 x 90 and 420 x 80 metres

Part of the global Damen Shipyards Group

What we do

Damen Shiprepair & Conversion offers all types of maintenance, repair, conversion and refit work. Our 24/7 harbour & voyage team offers port and voyage ship repair services. To help you out we can come to you: wherever you are, whenever you need us.

We are a dedicated and service-oriented company. For each of our facilities we can draw upon our worldwide network of specialists to deliver the solutions that make our clients happy – in the end, our job is to make sure your vessel is back on the water as soon as possible. For large projects we can rely on a dedicated Offshore & Conversion team, who love to work on sizeable and complex projects.

Whether it’s fishing, offshore well drilling or entertaining thousands of guests on their first cruise, DSC is ready to make it happen.

How we work

No challenge is too great for us to handle and we love to tackle them in cooperation with our clients. With our knowledge and input, we know we can create truly innovative solutions and continually improve our service.

Our global sales network of area managers and product group managers ensure every client can rely on a dedicated contact person to help him or her with anything they might need. Our knowledge can be made accessible to you anywhere, as we’re not bound to any specific location. That’s why we can always say yes. Through seamless cooperation with you, our partners and subcontractors, we are able to streamline activities and realise objectives such as safe working conditions, competitive pricing, short lead times, high quality workmanship and reliability of service.

Our ambition: to continuously improve our performance and set a new standard in ship repair and conversion.

"Combine an experienced craftsman with an innovative mind-set. Add a passion for ships and a 'can-do additude', and you get Damen Shiprepair & Conversion"

Our Mission

To be an international, client-focused group of shipyards, able to repair and convert ships anywhere in the world, and to provide an inspiring and motivating place to work for our people.

Our vision

Damen Shiprepair & Conversion aims to become a global market leader in repairing and converting all kinds of vessels. DSC wants to exceed its clients' expectations in terms of quality, safety, innovation and reliability.

Why Damen Shiprepair & Conversion?

Because we understand your problems and know how to solve them. But, there’s more:

  • Safety first
  • Consistent Damen quality and service guaranteed
  • Reliable track record: from a maintenance programme for a trawler to a lifetime extension of a research vessel
  • Our facilities range from smaller sized yards to some of the largest drydocks in Europe
  • We offer a single point of contact to all our customers
  • Reliability: on-time completion
  • We can serve you from our yards in Europe, the Caribbean, UAE and Asia: and we can also come to you, wherever you are
  • Drydock availability and flexibility
  • We offer quick response times
  • We welcome you into an excellent network of suppliers and subcontractors
  • Experienced craftsman combined with an innovative mind-set

Damen Shipyards Group

Damen Shiprepair & Conversion is part of the global Damen Shipyards Group. The Damen Shipyards Group delivers up to 175 vessels each year and has built more than 6500 vessels since 1969. Damen guarantees quick delivery times, maintaining an average stock of 200 hulls, some of which are already equipped with basic outfitting.


Brothers Jan and Rien Damen established the company in 1927. What started as building boats in a shed next to the family home, turned into Damen Shipyards Group. Today, an international company of over 12000 people, we have earned a leading position in the shipbuilding world. At heart, we are still a family company with family values and a deep respect for our maritime heritage.

In 1984, Damen started to repair vessels from the Maaskant Stellendam yard in the Netherlands. In 2013 Damen Shiprepair & Conversion became its own division within the Damen Shipyards Group. Already present in sixteen locations, we are continually expanding and can also serve you worldwide through our harbour & voyage team.

Our Core values & Business principles

  • Damen Shiprepair & Conversion
  • Damen Shiprepair & Conversion