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Mangalia Shipyard Will Give Damen Shipyard Group The Possibility To Build Large Ferries

It is a major thing for the Dutch shipyard group Damen: the Mangalia shipyard, formerly known as Daewoo Mangalia Heavy Industries (DMHI) will be operated as a joint venture with the Romanian Government. Damen will assume operational control. The yard, located on the Black Sea coast, will be renamed Damen Shipyards Mangalia. This move represents a strategic complement to Damen’s current shipyard portfolio, with the possibility for the construction and conversion of large and complex ferries,   There are three drydocks with a total length of 982m and 1.6km of berthing space.

Strategic investment by Damen Shipyard Group

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Damen Shipyards Group has entered into a share purchase agreement with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) for the acquisition of its majority share in Daewoo Mangalia Heavy Industries, in Romania, on the Black Sea coast.
Damen already owns a shipyard in Romania, in Galati on the banks of the River Danube. It is currently the group’s largest shipyard.
The acquisition will provide Damen with capacity to cater for the largest maritime vessels and structures.

Ontario Government chooses Damen for its two new ferries

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The Government of Ontario and Damen Shipyards Group have signed a contract for the two ferries to operate in the Canadian waters of the Great Lakes.
The ferries will be a 68-metre Damen Road Ferry 6819 and a 98-metre Damen Road Ferry 9819.
The ferries will be based in Kingston and Loyalist Township, at the northeastern end of Lake Ontario. The larger of the two new ferries will serve the nearby Wolfe Island while the smaller will serve Amherst Island, just a few kilometres to the west.
Ferries transport approximately 850,000 passengers and 420,000 vehicles between Wolfe Island and Kingston each year, and approximately 290,000 passengers and 136,000 vehicles to and from Amherst Island annually.
The ferries are scheduled for delivery at the end of 2019 (Amherst) and at the end of 2020 (Wolfe).
Both will be hybrid-ready, enabling them to be fitted with batteries when required.

On the photo © Damen, from left to right: Mark Gerretsen (MP for Kingston and the Islands), Leo Postma, (Sales Manager, Damen Shipyards Gorinchem), Sophie Kiwala (Member of Provincial Parliament), Mike Bossio (MP of Hastings-Lennox and Addington).