CYPnaval 2019_e-Booklet Defence & Security 4BLUE ECONOMY - Page 18

Mr. Piet Van Rooij Product Manager Defence & Security DAMEN Shipyards Professional experience 2017 – up to now Damen Shipyards Gorinchem Product Manager; Defence & Security Dept. 2013 - 2017 Damen Shipyards Gorinchem Manager Design; Defence & Security Dept. 2007 - 2013 Damen Shipyards Gorinchem Sr.Design & Proposal Engineer; Defence & Security Dept. 2002 - 2007 Damen Shipyards Gorinchem Design & Proposal Engineer; Defence & Security Dept. 1992 - 2002 Damen Shipyards Gorinchem Design & Proposal Engineer; Offshore & Transport Dept. 1982 - 1992 Damen Shipyards Gorinchem Designer; Offshore & Transport Dept. Languages Dutch: Native English: Professional level German: Non-professional level "The DAMEN OPV Range for medium size navies" Damen as a technology driven shipbuilding company presented during the CYPnaval the methodology of designing ships. The success of Damen is coming after careful listening to our customers about how they are proceeding in there operations and together with them we designed the vessel fit for purpose, the Damen Axebow design was developed after improvements that had to made in performance of high and medium speed boats with a length of up to 75 meters. It has shown that this Damen improvement is a success with already more than 100 ships built with this type of hull form and helped our customers with their sometimes dangerous operations. Also the with the Royal Netherlands Navy developed stern slipway was a novelty that helped boarding teams to run their operations up to Seastate 5 conditions in safe manner. The Knowledge after building more than 5000 ships with different propulsion configurations helped us to advice our customers how to run their operations in an economical way based on their predicted operational profile. And with so many vessels built we know exactly wat equipment to be installed to keep the downtime for our customers to a minimum and ensure that their vessel meet the expectations as much as possible. There for Damen offers a world of possibilities with our standard of excellence.