About us

Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS), established in Vlissingen has a rich tradition of naval shipbuilding with its original navy roots stemming back more than 140 years. At that time the Royal Schelde shipyard, based in Vlissingen in the Netherlands, was known worldwide for its quality shipbuilding, both in the naval and commercial sector.

For more than 50 years DSNS has in fact been the dedicated shipbuilder of the Royal Netherlands Navy and we have worked alongside the Royal Netherlands Navy on the design, engineering and construction of eight generations of combatants, as well as amphibious vessels and naval auxiliaries. Based on decades of experience Damen now offers navies worldwide a broad range of defence and security vessels, ranging from 7 m to more than 200 m.


Career path

Working at Damen Naval means opportunities in every direction, across our wide portfolio and across the whole maritime spectrum. Our initiatives like Young Damen, as well as management traineeships and apprenticeships, put you on track to future growth. We encourage entrepreneurship – it’s in our DNA!


At home on the water

We are proud to continue the tradition of shipbuilding that has shaped the docks and locks of our hometown Flushing for 700 years. Our province of Zeeland (‘sea country’) is a haven of watersports, long sandy beaches, sailing and outdoor activities, combined with the highest quality of life and the most sunshine hours in our country.


Find your next career move in our current Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding vacancies.

Or show your interest with this open application!