The traditionally family-owned company will be present at Latin America’s largest trade fair for the naval and offshore industry, alongside its partners Simtech Representações and Endratech Engenharia e Equipamentos
Anchored on an extensive portfolio of products and services for the dredging, defense, security, land transport and towing solutions markets, Damen Shipyards, which will participate in Navalshore 2022, also offers a wide scope of components for the maritime industry.
“The unifying factor of this portfolio is the company’s broad vision that, due to its leading position in standardization and construction in a number of vessels, provides state-of-the-art maritime solutions to customers around the world to be used responsibly and efficiently, taking advantage of the potential growth of this industry,” said Robin Segaar, Sales Manager at Damen in Brazil.
He sees it as a great opportunity to be present at the 2022 edition along with his partners Simtech Representações and Endratech Engenharia e Equipamentos. “After the pandemic period, with reduced possibilities of personal interaction, it is exciting to personally receive and share our vision about the market developments with partners, customers, and friends who make up this sector,” reinforced Segaar.
The company’s portfolio
In the Brazilian market since the early 1990s, Damen Shipyards predominantly operates and provides solutions following the concept of “Damen Technical Cooperation” (DTC). “Our approach provides a customized service to the needs of the Brazilian customer, be it a shipyard or an operating company. Based on Damen’s proven solution, a package of materials and services that enables the construction of a shipyard in Brazil, adopting the latest technologies,” highlighted the sales manager.
According to him, since Damen Shipyards has long existed to support the maritime market, the company remains committed to its growth rate: “In recent years, we have invested in our partnerships within the country, with positive results, even during the recent difficult periods of the Brazilian market. We are confident in bringing sustainable and digital solutions, as a focal point for the coming years”.
Segaar also analyzed the macroeconomic situation in the world, considering the demand for reliable transport solutions, which has been greatly boosted: “Specifically during the pandemic, it became evident how dependent our societies are on maritime logistics and its potential impact on our lives when there is an interruption somewhere along the line. In the Brazilian market, this was amplified with the approval of the BR do Mar, which should allow further development and optimization of inland navigation and cabotage solutions, essential for the growth of the countries’ logistics capabilities.”
According to the sales manager, Damen Shipyards believes that oceans, seas, lakes and rivers offer humanity a growing range of possibilities in the areas of trade, food, energy and recreation. “We offer unprecedented maritime solutions for this, through design, shipbuilding, ship repair and related services, and versatile platforms that connect the world.”
According to Segaar, Damen’s ships combine proven technology with innovation, inspiring and raising the standard in terms of safety, reliability, efficiency, ease of use and, crucially, with sustainability. “The developing energy situation in Europe and the effect on global energy prices enable investments in new, more sustainable energy solutions on a wider scale,” he stressed.
He believes that this change in the global energy matrix should bring good opportunities for the Brazilian and world shipbuilding sector: “The key to success, in this sense, is to partner with reliable suppliers ??of technologies and integrate them into ship projects. This integration role involves providing a reliable solution to the market and this is what Damen Shipyards has been doing for many years.
*** Translated by the DEFCONPress Team ***