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Largest vessel in the world "TI Europe" successfully serviced by Damen Shiprepair Brest

Damen Shiprepair Brest (France) returned the Ultra Large Crude Carrier (ULCC) “TI Europe”, presently the largest vessel in the world, to its owners EURONAV (Belgium) after successfully completing a full technical survey and service.

Jos Goris, Managing Director of Damen Shiprepair Brest, says: “We were very pleased with this order from a prestigious company like EURONAV. Damen Shiprepair Brest has not seen a ULCC customer for a technical survey in a very long time. We are delighted that EURONAV placed its trust in us to have the required expertise to handle such a special vessel.”

The sheer size of the vessel represents a considerable challenge in itself, he says, with the shipyard applying more than 46,000 m² of silicon paint. However, the yard can comfortably accommodate such vessels given that its largest dry dock, at 420 x 80 metres, is one of the biggest in Europe.

Mr Goris adds: “The contract with EURONAV, a world player with very high standards of safety and quality, is further proof of the yard’s ability to differentiate itself from competitors when it comes to efficiency, cost effectiveness and transparency, whereby the safety and quality of our operation remain the number one focus of our management team.”

Damen Shiprepair Brest
Since the start of its operation just over a year ago, when it acquired Sobrena, Damen Shiprepair Brest has serviced more than 50 vessels from renowned clients.

DSBr is a well-established repair yard with modern facilities. The yard employs more than 200 staff and has three graven dry docks and several repair berths.


The shipyard offers a broad range of services for any vessel type, including LNG tankers, oil tankers, container vessels, semi-submersibles, shuttle tankers, FPSOs, offshore construction vessels, jack-up rigs, ro-ro vessels and ferries.


2013-06-28

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Damen Shipyards Group operates 32 shipbuilding and repair yards, employing 9,000 people worldwide. Damen has delivered more than 6,000 vessels in more than 100 countries and delivers some 180 vessels annually to customers worldwide. Based on its unique, standardised ship-design concept Damen is able to guarantee consistent quality.
Damen’s focus on standardisation, modular construction and keeping vessels in stock leads to short delivery times, low ‘total cost of ownership’, high resale values and reliable performance. Furthermore, Damen vessels are based on thorough R&D and proven technology.

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