The Meyer Group and Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC) have signed a cooperation agreement. DSC will work with the recently established company Meyer RE, which offers shipping companies solutions to maximise their vessel’s sustainability, from development to end-of-life recycling.

Meyer RE, a subsidiary of the Meyer Group, has been active for nearly a year. Through the cooperation with DSC, Meyer RE wants to secure dock capacity and manpower.

‘In the short time since it was founded, Meyer RE has brought us additional work as customers want to make their ships more attractive and sustainable,’ adds Jan Meyer, managing director of Meyer Werft. ‘It has generated orders across our group including our shipyards. However, as we do not have our own repair and docking capacities, this cooperation agreement with DSC is of particular importance to us as we now have access to the resources we need.’

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Sustainable systems and new power plants

Meyer RE offers various services for shipping companies in close cooperation with other specialists within the Meyer Group and now with DSC. Initially, the two groups will work on the design and implementation of sustainable systems up to the complete conversion and/or installation of new power plants on board (including LNG, methanol, batteries and fuel cells solutions), as well as implementing entire modernisation projects.

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Ten repair yards

Damen Shiprepair and Conversion (DSC) is a group of ten repair yards, with resources including dry docks up to 405×90 and 20×80 metres in size and a harbour and voyage team to service its customers at sea or in port. The shipyards are mostly very close to the main shipping routes and can therefore be reached quickly. DSC completes more than 1500 orders annually.

‘We have serviced many cruise ships at our yards over the years, during which we have developed a detailed understanding of the technical and logistical needs of a cruise refit project,’ says Jeroen Heesters, managing director of DSC Holding BV.

Through their close and worldwide cooperation, Meyer RE and DSC are confident that they will make a significant contribution to the decarbonization of shipping and the cruise industry.

On the photo from left to right: Bas Loohuis (commercial director of DSC Holding BV), Jeroen Heesters (managing director of DSC Holding BV), Alexander Höfling (managing director of Meyer RE), Jan Meyer (managing director of Meyer Werft), Rogier van der Laan (sales manager Cruise of DSC Holding BV).

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