DISCOVER Magazine #7

Damen Shipyards Antalya

Published in category: Countries

Damen Shipyards Antalya, which was acquired in 2013, is the Group’s first dedicated composites specialist. The new yard in Turkey will be at the heart of the Damen operation for building composite workboats such as high-speed craft and ferries, up to 35 m in length. Damen Shipyards Antalya will also become a Knowledge Centre for composite building worldwide.

Located in the Tax Free Zone in Antalya, the new yard is right by the harbour, making it easy to transport completed vessels. The total facility is 16,000 sq m, of which 12,000 sq m is a fully air conditioned, covered facility. On average, Damen expects some 35 boats a year to be produced and once it is at full capacity, around 150 people will work there.

Vessel types

Vessels that will be built at Damen Shipyards Antalya include the Damen Interceptor 1102, the new Fast Crew Supplier / Stan Patrol/Stan Pilot 1605, the SPa/SPi 2205, as well as the Damen Waterbus (20m and 24m). Damen Shipyards Antalya will build for stock, further enhancing delivery times.

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