The management and staff of Damen’s state-of-the-art shipyard Damen Song Cam in Vietnam are celebrating the completion of its first five years. Specialising in the series production of vessels up to 60 metres in length, it set a new benchmark in efficiency and modern facilities.
Joris van Tienen, general director at Damen Song Cam, said: “Over the past twenty years we have built close to 300 vessels in Vietnam, and today we celebrate the fifth anniversary of Damen Song Cam Shipyard which in just five years has been responsible for delivering 100 of those vessels. Currently we are building at a rate of 30 vessels a year and that is continuing to accelerate.
“I would like to thank all our employees for their dedication to building top quality tugboats and fast crew suppliers in the safest possible way, and also our joint venture partner Song Cam for their strong and seamless cooperation and all the others who helped to get this company started.
I look forward to the next five years with pride and confidence.”
Those will almost certainly be exciting years. Plans are for the yard to expand its annual build capacity to 40 to 60 vessels each year by diversifying the product portfolio. By then, more than 1,000 people will be employed at one of Damen’s largest production facilities.