12 June 2018

Damen Services Brisbane, the Queensland Service Hub for the international Damen Shipyards Group, has hosted another successful seminar. The two-day technical seminar on vessel propulsion systems saw 30 industry professionals attend the event. The Expert trainers were able to deliver a theoretical and practical insight into the propulsion systems of the ASD and ATD tugs series.

This two-day training seminar was delivered by Rolls-Royce service engineer, Richard Keir and Damen’s training specialist for Caterpillar systems, Jonn van Stiphout. Attending participants included representatives from Svitzer, Daltug, Rivtow, Serco and several New Zealand port operators. The Rolls-Royce content was focused on the Aquamaster system and related control systems. The Caterpillar information was tailored to marine grade engines with Automaskin control and electrical control functions. Both trainers placed emphasis on good fault finding and trouble shooting skills. The information provided was considered to be highly beneficial to Operators, Engineers and Superintendents.

The seminar benefited from having a good mixture of theoretical and practical experience. Several tips and tricks were shared that will assist in good maintenance and overcoming issues that could develop every working day. Feedback from the attendants was resounding with very positive remarks and compliments, with many saying that the learnings will be valuable for future operations. Furthermore, the seminar was a great networking opportunity for other Damen operators to discuss their vessels and share experiences. Specialists from the Damen Parts Department traveled from the Netherlands to attend the event and meet many of the customers that they are working with in the supply of parts and services in the Australia and New Zealand region. Damen will continue to increase customer support in the Australia Pacific region and build on these strong working relationships.

Damen Service Brisbane is committed to provide operators with more Seminars in the future. They expect to share details of another seminar planned for late 2018. In case of any questions please contact the Damen Services Brisbane Manager Mr. Andrew Stevens on Andrew.Stevens@damen.com.


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