DISCOVER Magazine #7

Damen supports Dutch team in Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18

Published in category: Heritage & Culture

Damen is proud to be supporting Team AkzoNobel in the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race that sends teams in racing sail boats on a 45,000 mile course around the world. Keeping these boats in top condition is vital to success and so Damen applied its experience in ship maintenance to fit out two containers as state-of-the-art mobile technical operations units for the team. Together with the shore crew, they await the 65-feet monohull at each stop, ready to undertake repairs of all kinds within the limited times allowed.

We saw an opportunity to support team AkzoNobel with the experience we have gained in providing services to our customers,

says Damen Project Manager Olivier Stuip.

“Damen operates yards and service hubs all over the world, from which we assist our clients in keeping their vessels performing safely and optimally. By applying our understanding of logistics and partnering we have developed with the team a support package to assist them in their Volvo Ocean Race challenge.”

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