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Mission, Vision & Core Values

We have a vision and we are on a mission. You can read about them here, in our global Vision & Mission statement.


Damen is a client focused, international and family owned shipbuilder with Dutch roots. We design and build innovative ships of excellent quality, supported by a worldwide network of sales and services including maintenance and repair & conversion facilities. 


Damen aims to become a global market leader in niche markets of shipbuilding, shiprepair & conversion and related services, growing step by step, developing quality vessels and services. Damen wants to exceed its clients’ expectations in terms of quality, innovation, and reliability. Damen must attract top customers, employees and partners to be successful in a safe environment.

Core Values

Core Values drive us to be the best at what we do; they guide us in doing business and set the business standard for our operations.

At Damen we stand for the following:

  • We are proud to work for Damen and operate as one family.
  • Teamwork is key to success.
  • We are committed to our work and show our professionalism every day.
  • We trust our colleagues and partners and are open about what we do and how we do it.
  • We show integrity and responsibility in our behavior.
  • We give safety our highest priority.
  • We have respect for our customers, employees, suppliers, other stakeholders and the environment.
  • And we have fun!

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