Great Lakes Shipyard of Cleveland, Ohio, and B.V. Scheepswerf Damen Gorinchem (Damen) of the Netherlands have entered into a five-year partnership authorizing Great Lakes Shipyard as an official licencee of Damen designs. Great Lakes Shipyard will now offer the wide range and international experience of Damen designs, and American craftsmanship. This combination creates the perfect environment for further development of proven designs to establish Great Lakes Shipyard’s Damen Series, a collection of marine products for the following markets:

Harbour & Terminal: Towage and ship assist services such as Stan Tugs, launches, pilots and boats and Harbor Services such as work barges, skimmers, dredgers, and high-speed craft.

Offshore: Fast crew suppliers and sophisticated state-of-the-art deep sea anchor handlers.

Offshore Wind: Wind farm support vessels, fast crew boats, shoalbusters and wind farm maintenance barges.

Defense & Security: The full range of security and patrol vessels, such as Interceptors and Stan Patrols to amphibious support ships and naval auxiliaries.

Public Transport: Ferries, water taxis, and water buses, and double ended.

Fishing: Trawlers and Research Vessels.

Pontoons & Barges: Truckable products, custom pontoons, multi-purpose and submersibles, and crane and specialty barges.

The agreement also provides for Damen technical services, including experienced personnel for onsite management and supervision on any and all construction projects. All of the technology and know-how of Damen, including drawings, specifications and design information, will be available to Great Lakes Shipyard for the benefit of its customers.

Great Lakes Shipyard is a 111-year old full-service shipyard for new vessel and barge construction, fabrication, maintenance, and repairs in a facility located at the Company’s headquarters on the Old River Channel of the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Ohio. The shipyard is a major contractor for the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Geological Survey, the Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Navy, NOAA, and many other federal, state and local governments

Damen Shipyards Group (est. 1927) operates more than 45 shipyards, repair yards and related companies worldwide. Damen employs over 6,000 people in 34 countries, has delivered over 5,000 vessels since 1969 and delivers up to 150 vessels annually. Damen’s focus on standardization and modular construction leads to short delivery times (Damen keeps vessels in stock), low ‘total cost of ownership’, high resale value, proven technology and reliable performance. Damen offers a wide range of products, including: tugs, workboats, patrol vessels, high speed craft, cargo vessels, dredgers, offshore support vessels, oil-spill response vessels and even frigates and super yachts. In addition to shipbuilding, Damen Shiprepair & Conversion offers a network of 12 ship repair & conversion yards worldwide, most of which are located along the North Sea coast from Brest (France) to Gothenburg (Sweden). Damen Shiprepair & Conversion operates more than 25 drydocks, graven docks and covered drydocks and offers onsite/onboard repair services. Conversion projects range from refitting small fishing vessels into private yachts to the complete conversion or rebuilding of large jack-up rigs.