Damen Shiprepair Oranjewerf (DSO) has added three new certifications to its existing accreditations. Based on its ongoing business of the repair, maintenance, inspection and dry-docking of inland and ocean-going vessels and other steel structures, DSO has been certified that it meets the standards required by ISO 9001:2015 (quality management system), ISO 14001: 2015 (environmental management system) and SCC** 2008/5.1 (safety, health and environmental management system).
“We are very pleased that the audit by Bureau Veritas has confirmed that we are operating to the highest standards in our quality, environmental and health & safety standards,” said Jeen van der Werf, commercial manager at Damen Shiprepair Oranjewerf. “A proven quality management system according to ISO standards, with evidence by means of certification, is important for many of our customers. Operators in the offshore sector and elsewhere value the confidence they get from knowing that independent inspections have validated the quality and operational standards of their industry partners.”
DSO was already certified to the ISO 9001:2008 standard, which was gained in 2016. The yard then began the process that led to the most recent certifications.
The yard is located within Amsterdam harbour and is well known for the diversity of the projects it undertakes. These range from the latest offshore support and cargo vessels to fully-rigged ships and antique classic steam boats. Projects in 2018 have included the conversion of the general cargo vessel Lelie C into a cement carrier, a full maintenance programme for the 118-year old, 31-metre, steam vessel Christiaan Brunnings and a conversion project on the 96-metre barge Kreeft.