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Dutch National Museum of Dredging receives warm support from Damen

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Dutch National Museum of Dredging receives warm support from Damen

Last week, the volunteers of the Dutch National Museum of Dredging were presented with a supply of Damen fleece vests to support the outdoor-activities of the Museum.

The Dutch National Museum of Dredging (Sliedrecht) is unique and exhibits a collection of historical and modern models of dredgers and dredging equipment, photographs and dredged items of all sorts. The roots of the Dutch Dredging industry, that brought forth the world market leaders Boskalis and Van Oord, lie in the town of Sliedrecht, where both Mr Bos and Mr Kalis once lived. In fact, the Museum is the original home of the Volker family, the first dredging majors.

The Museum operates solely on its volunteers, subscribers and subsidy donors. Much of the maintenance work has to be done outside as the Museum possess several large machines, such as an original steam powered dredge. Because of the ice and snow in the past days, Damen decided to supply the maintenance crew and their colleagues with some warm clothing.


Damen Dredging builds cutter dredgers, hopper dredgers, DOP pumps and other dredging equipment. A recent innovation is the RoRo Deep Dredge, a flexible offshore dredging and mining system that can be mounted on almost any vessel-type and is able to work in water depths up to 200 m.


Damen is a family-owned company and has always been involved in local projects relating to shipbuilding and projects relevant to the local community. As such, Damen sponsors events, publications and organisations worldwide, notably Nederlands Dans Theater, the worldwide renowned Dutch modern dance company, and of course several maritime institutions.

About Damen Dredging Equipment:

Damen Dredging Equipment is a specialised supplier of dredging equipment and dredging instrumentation & automation. The company, based in Nijkerk, the Netherlands, has over 70 years of experience in the construction of dredging equipment serving the worldwide dredging industry. The dredging tools made are all built to specific customer requirements, making use of a wide range of standard equipment. The company is fully owned by the Damen Shipyards Group. More information can be found as well as

Damen Shipyards Group

Damen Shipyards Group (est. 1927) is a globally operating company with 37 owned shipyards and numerous partner yards. Damen employs over 6,000 people, has built over 5,000 vessels worldwide and delivers up to 150 vessels annually. Based on its unique, standardised ship-design concept and short delivery times, Damen is able to guarantee constant quality.

Damen’s focus on standardisation and modular construction approach lead 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 mega yachts. In addition to shipbuilding, Damen offers efficient customer support, customer financing and complete lifecycle service.

Even though we are a major international group, we are still a family-owned company with a deep respect for our maritime heritage.

For further information please contact:

Jan-Hein Reeringh

Communications Advisor

+31 (0) 183 63 9882

+31 (0) 6 1220 7796

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