Damen Shiprepair Harlingen completes Vlieland repair project

Damen Shiprepair Harlingen completes Vlieland repair project
Damen Shipyards Group
DSHL rebuilt the vessel’s engine room following flood damage

Damen Shiprepair Harlingen (DSHL) has completed a repair project on Rederij Doeksen’ Vlieland. The ferry operates a service across the Wadden Sea between Harlingen, Netherlands, and the island of Vlieland.

The vessel received damage in an incident as she was departing the harbour at Harlingen, resulting in the flooding of the SB engine room. DSHL carried out an emergency operation to close the hole, before moving the vessel to the shipyard for full repairs.

DSHL then performed a series of works on the ferry, including the removal of the main and auxiliary engines, the gearboxes and all electrical equipment and wiring. The yard then rebuilt the engine room, reinstalling the engines and generators, which had been overhauled by distributor Pon Power.

“Rederij Doeksen is a long-standing client of Damen Shiprepair Harlingen, visiting the yard on a regular basis for the scheduled maintenance of their fleet,” said Klaas Kuper, sales manager at Damen Shiprepair & Conversion. “We enjoy an excellent relationship and are pleased to be able to assist them in getting Vlieland safely operation again.”

The yard also blasted the hull and repainted the vessel during the repairs, while local electrical technicians Piet Brouwer installed a new monitoring and safety system onboard.

"We are pleased to be able to take Vlieland back into active ferry service,” said Richard de Vries, manager operations at Rederij Doeksen. “We are very satisfied with the cooperation between the various parties, who have made every effort to get this job done as quickly and professionally as possible.”

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Alex Smith
By Alex Smith
28 August 2020

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