Event Details

On June 8th 2023, the Damen Shipyards Group opens its doors to members of DBAV/NVCC and its relations, for a company visit & shipyard tour. This is a unique opportunity for a rarely given insight into Damen Shipyards: one of The Netherlands' most renowned companies. Visitors will learn about Damen Shipyards history, its special relation to Vietnam, and the amazing product Damen builds: high tech ships that operate all around the world.

The world-famous Dutch Damen Shipyards Group is a shipbuilding company based in Gorinchem , South Holland , the Netherlands. The group does business in 120 countries, and operates many shipyards abroad, of which one shipyard in Haiphong, Vietnam. Damen Shipyards is a long-standing member of the Dutch Business Association Vietnam and Netherlands Vietnam Chamber of Commerce, as well as a Silver Sponsor to the association.

Damen has a special relation with Vietnam, where its joint venture Damen Song Cam is based. Operating from the up-and-coming Haiphong, Damen Song Cam is a joint venture between Damen Shipyards Group (70%) from the Netherlands and Song Cam (30%), part of Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (SBIC) from Vietnam.

Within the Damen group, Damen Song Cam is the preferred production location for standard tugs and workboats up to 60 meters long. The yard is renowned for its exceedingly high standards of HSEQ and for state-of-the-art facilities, including a climate-controlled paint shop, and for its production line delivery of high quality, proven vessels. Damen Song Cam is one of the most eye catching "Foreign Dutch Investment" companies in Vietnam.

The mission of Damen Song Cam is to become the world's biggest workboat factory producing top-quality vessels in the most efficient way against a competitive cost price.


In recent years in Haiphong, a small eco-system of mostly Dutch suppliers to the Vietnamese shipyard have settled in, that supply high-tech products to (mainly) Damen Song Cam. During the day, members of DBAV/NVCC and Damen's relations will learn more about what it takes to build a tug-boat, by learning from presentations from the business leaders of supplying companies.

  • 15.00 – 15.30 Arrival/ Registration/ Coffee/ Tea
  • 15.30 – 15:35 Welcome by Joost Vrancken Peeters, Chairman of the DBAV / NVCC
  • 15:35 – 15:50 Presentation by Michiel Hendrikx, Area Director Asia Pacific, Damen Shipyards
  • 15.50 – 16:15 Presentation by Jochem Neuteboom, Commercial Director PON Power
  • 16.15 – 16:40 Presentation Martin den Breejen, CEO Royal Van der Leun
  • 16.40 – 16:45 Thank you and information about DBAV/NVCC membership; Joost Vrancken Peeters
  • 16.45 – 17:15 Tour of the Shipyard
  • 17.15 – 18:00 Closing drinks

This company visit is offered to members and potential members of the DBAV / NVCC and relations of Damen.

Registration is required and a confirmation message will be sent after you register. The entrance is free of charge.


  • Joost Vrancken Peeters (Chairman at DBAV/NVCC)

    Joost Vrancken Peeters

    Chairman at DBAV/NVCC

  • Michiel Hendrikx (Area Director Asia Pacific of Damen Shipyards)

    Michiel Hendrikx

    Area Director Asia Pacific of Damen Shipyards

  • Jochem Neuteboom (Commercial Director of PON Power)

    Jochem Neuteboom

    Commercial Director of PON Power

    “About ten years ago Pon Power and Phu Thai Cat acknowledged Vietnam would play a big role in the international shipbuilding industry. We decided to join forces to be able to service the successes of our worldwide maritime customers by providing them the highest standards in the region. Our ongoing journey has proven to be very fruitful.”

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  • Martin den Breejen (CEO of Royal Van der Leun)

    Martin den Breejen

    CEO of Royal Van der Leun

    “Royal van der Leun is already active in Vietnam since 2014. Van der Leun Vietnam Ltd. is established in June 2014. Started with only five employees in a small office that steadily grew into a bigger office with almost forty employees. Currently, this office is also carrying out the engineering and switchboard production. Moreover, we even intend to start with the construction of our new building this year still.’’

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Damen Shipyards Group

Avelingen-West 20
Gorinchem, Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands

If you have any questions please contact Tam Nguyen

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