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Damen Verolme Rotterdam

Welcome to Damen Verolme Rotterdam

Damen Verolme Rotterdam (DVR) has been an active ship repair yard since 1957 and is situated in close proximity to the North Sea, in the Port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Our yard is well known for its drydocking, repair and maintenance capabilities and has a long track record of modification and conversion of upstream offshore units.

On June 30th, 2017, the yard was acquired by the Damen Shipyards Group and became a Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC) company. This acquisition means an increase in offshore market capacity for DSC. The yard can accommodate any seagoing vessel or floating offshore unit. Recently, the yard diversified by adding offshore unit decommissioning to its services.

The shipyard has a rich history and is proud to retain the Verolme name. Mr. Cornelis Verolme started building the large drydock in Rotterdam’s Botlek area in 1970. The 405 x 90m graven drydock can easily accommodate rigs, semi-submersibles and jack-ups as well as the largest vessels in the world. The two other graven docks cater to the larger vessels sailing the globe.

"We combine the high skills of our employees, our experience and our excellent facilities to be one of the safest and leading offshore and ship repair yards in the world."

Our Strengths

  • Excellent HSE management and project management
  • Located in Rotterdam: Europe’s largest port, situated in the maritime cluster
  • Ample offshore experience and expertise
  • Experienced with complex projects (conversion, modification and upgrade of mobile offshore units)
  • Decommissioning: dismantling and recycling large offshore structures
  • Excellent yard facilities: one of the largest drydocks in Northwestern Europe (405 x 90m)
  • ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 certified
  • SCC** 2008/5.1
  • Port Security Certificate
  • AEO
  • Achilles supplier: FPAL, JQS and Utilities NCE
  • EU and Dutch official accreditation of Ship Recycling yard (as per the IMO Hong Kong Convention and EU Regulations 125/2013)
  • NORM (Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material)

Main Markets

  • Offshore
  • Cruise
  • Ferries
  • Seagoing transport

Yard Gallery

  • Damen Verolme Rotterdam yard view
  • Successful refit at Damen Verolme Rotterdam
  • Damen Verolme Rotterdam yard view
  • Successful refit at Damen Verolme Rotterdam


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Damen Verolme Rotterdam

Location of Headoffice

Visiting address

Damen Verolme Rotterdam B.V.
Prof. Gerbrandyweg 25
3197 KK
Rotterdam-Botlek, The Netherlands
Latitude: 51.8916183; Longitude: 4.2917063

Postal address

P.O Box 1001
3180 AA
The Netherlands

Contact details

+31 10 204 12 22
+31 181 23 43 46

Yard representative

Arjan Jansen

Commercial Manager

Damen Verolme Rotterdam

+31 (0)6 10920556