Companies from Newfoundland and Labrador interested in becoming vendors to the international shipyard consortium Damen ShipYards Group, should plan to be in St. John’s February 10 – 13. That’s when company officials will be in town to meet with potential vendors to discuss opportunities and make company site visits to get a feel for the goods and services available in the provincial shipbuilding and supply sector.

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador recently selected Damen Shipyards group for the construction of the two new 80 meter ferries for the Fogo Island and Change Islands, and Bell Island services. It is for these two new ferries that the Damen Shipyards group has organized the business mission to St. John’s, NL to identify potential vendors for the supply of goods and services. Where successful relationships are established those vendors would also be considered for future projects within Canada, and throughout the rest of the world.

On the first two days of the mission, February 10 and 11, the representatives are inviting vendors to the Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland, in downtown St. John’s. On the second two days, February 12 and 13, Damen representatives plan to visit the locations of interested companies.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: If you are interested in meeting with Damen Shipyards representatives or having them visit your company to discuss the potential supply of equipment and /or services, please contact:

Chantal van Buren at + 31-183655151 or via e-mail at Chantal.van.buren@damen.com  or

Melissa Coombs at 709-729-6614 or via e-mail at melissacoombs@gov.nl.ca

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ABOUT DAMEN SHIPYARDS GROUP: Damen Shipyards Group is the largest privately owned shipyard consortium in the world. Based in the Netherlands, Damen Shipyards currently owns 40 shipyards and 30 strategic partnerships worldwide.
With more than 8,000 employees, Damen Shipyards has designed, built and delivered more than 5,000 vessels to customers all over the world. With approximately 200 new vessel deliveries every year and revenues exceeding $ 2 Billion USD (2013), Damen has become the leading shipbuilding group in the construction of Tugboats, Ferries, Offshore workboats, Platform Supply Vessels, Patrol Vessels, Naval Vessels and Luxury Yachts.

Damen employs more than 700 naval architects and marine engineers who are responsible for designing and engineering a broad range of commercial vessels.  Reputation for quality and durability is the key to Damen’s success, for which Damen designed and built vessels are well known within the shipbuilding industry.