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Five DFDS Seaways ferries

Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque carries out rebranding project for DFDS Seaways

Date
February 2016
Ship name
‘Dover Seaways’, ‘Dunkerque Seaways’, ‘Delft Seaways’, ‘Côte des Flandres’ and ‘Côte des Dunes’
Ship type
Ferry
Yard
Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque
Tasks performed for this project
  • Maintenance

Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque carried out a major refit and rebranding programme for five DFDS Seaways ferries.

Tight timeframe

The vessel refit was completed to a very tight time schedule with three of the D-Class ferries – ‘Dover Seaways’, ‘Dunkerque Seaways’ and ‘Delft Seaways’ - upgraded in just three weeks.

To ensure the work was completed to schedule, Damen Shiprepair & Conversion formed a joint project team with the vessels’ owner to oversee the entire project, from safety to logistics.

The team also worked closely with the company Trimline, which was tasked with interior refurbishment.

Strategic location

The yard was chosen for its comprehensive facilities and strategic location.

“We mainly chose to go to Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque for this extensive refit programme because of its large drydock, which was very suitable given the amount of paintwork involved in this project and the tight schedule,” said Nigel Cureton DFDS A/S Fleet Group Manager Channel. “Because this shipyard is closest to the cross-channel routes, this gave us flexibility in case any delays were encountered. However, there were no delays and all the vessels have been delivered on time and to schedule.”

Paint

Along with typical dry docking work, Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque overhauled the propulsion, stern and bow thrusters, rudders and engines. In addition, the vessels were repainted with the company’s new livery, a task that involved 11,000 sq m of paint per ferry.

The ‘Dunkerque Seaways’ bow doors were rehung and the Kongsberg Power Management and Control System was upgraded with the latest hardware and software.

Competition

“The project benefited a dedicated team in place. This provided continuity and enabled us to improve processes to get the project handled as efficiently as possible,” said Bob Derks, Managing Director, Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque.

“There was a lot of competition for this major refit major refit project. I think DFDS Seaways appreciated the efforts and investments we’ve made at our facility. We are continuously making improvements.”

Workforce

Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque typically employs around 150 people but around 300 additional personnel were taken on for the project to ensure all the ferries entered service again as quickly as possible.

DFDS

The ‘Côte des Flandres’ and the ‘Côte des Dunes’ are new additions to the DFDS fleet bringing the number of its vessels on the Dover-France routes to six.

‘Dover Seaways’, ‘Dunkerque Seaways’ and ‘Delft Seaways’ operate on the Dover-Dunkirk route.

DAMEN SHIPREPAIR DUNKERQUE

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Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque, part of Damen Shipyards Group since 2012, is the only provider of ship repair and conversion services in the Port of Dunkirk, France’s third largest harbour.

  • Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque carries out rebranding project for DFDS Seaways
  • To ensure the work was completed to schedule, Damen Shiprepair & Conversion formed a joint project team with the vessels’ owner to oversee the entire project
  • We mainly chose to go to Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque for this extensive refit programme because of its large drydock
  • Along with typical dry docking work, Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque overhauled the propulsion, stern and bow thrusters, rudders and engines
  • Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque carries out rebranding project for DFDS Seaways
  • To ensure the work was completed to schedule, Damen Shiprepair & Conversion formed a joint project team with the vessels’ owner to oversee the entire project
  • We mainly chose to go to Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque for this extensive refit programme because of its large drydock
  • Along with typical dry docking work, Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque overhauled the propulsion, stern and bow thrusters, rudders and engines

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