Every vessel we deliver – be it newbuild or overhauled – undergoes an intense period of commissioning and trials prior to handover. 

A Damen field service engineer, when necessary in cooperation with a third party engineer, oversees the rigorous testing of all shipboard equipment. Damen can also arrange for a skilled and licensed captain to execute sea trials for the ship. The result is improved product quality and increased vessel uptime.

During Commissioning & Trials you need specialists and experts

Tests conducted are:

  • Speed & endurance
  • Seakeeping & manoeuvrability
  • Crash stop
  • Total blackout
  • Bilge/ballast/internal FiFi system
  • External FiFi system (if applicable)
  • Bollard pull (if applicable)

Damen Services will provide all the expertise necessary to fulfil the commissioning and trials process – including arranging engineers, captains and classification officials. Due to the experience of our people on both new and existing vessels, their abilities are guaranteed and feedback from operation can be incorporated quickly.



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