Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania reaches a significant milestone of 130 years, reflecting on its rich history and future-focused approach in shipbuilding. The Damen source.
- Damen Shipyards Galati commemorates 130 years of shipbuilding excellence within the Damen Group.
- The yard embraces sustainability and innovation for the future while supporting its local community.
- Celebrating its legacy, Damen Shipyards Galati continues to invest in growth and capacity for diverse maritime vessels.
Damen Shipyards Galati, located on the historic banks of the Danube, commemorates 130 years of operation. From its origins as a ship repair business in the late 19th century to becoming a pivotal part of the Damen Shipyards Group in 1999, the yard has played a significant role in constructing diverse vessels for various maritime sectors.
The yard’s journey with Damen began in 1994 when it undertook the construction of cargo vessel hulls. This partnership led to its acquisition by Damen in the early 2000s, making it one of the largest production sites within the Damen Group. With a sprawling area of 55 hectares and a skilled workforce, the yard has delivered over 500 vessels since joining the group.
Shaping the Future
Aligned with Damen’s sustainability vision, Damen Shipyards Galati focuses on embracing sustainability and innovation. The yard’s commitment to electric and hybrid vessel construction, as well as the digitalization of processes, reflects its dedication to providing high-quality, relevant solutions. This strategy aims to create a safer, more efficient work environment while attracting local talent.
Empowering the Community
Damen Shipyards Galati goes beyond shipbuilding, engaging with the local community through support for health, education, and social initiatives. From its training center that has nurtured over 2,000 young talents to the establishment of the Damen Fund for Innovation in Environmental Education, the yard demonstrates its commitment to holistic growth. As it celebrates its 130th anniversary, the yard continues to invest in its future by enhancing its infrastructure and capabilities.
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