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A versatile solution

The Damen Modular Barge (DMB) is a container-sized floating unit that forms a versatile building block for all sorts of modular pontoons and vessels. The barge can have many configurations, and can be fitted with a huge range of equipment. Multiple DMBs are coupled together by the unique class-approved Damen Link (two hooks, a connection rod, a washer, nut and securing plate) to form a professional marine vessel with standard Damen quality.

Applications worldwide

The DMBs can be stacked as standard containers and transported by truck, boat, plane and train. They operate in coastal waters, inland waterways and lakes anywhere in the world – including landlocked waterways. A wide range of uses includes lifting, dredging and piling. They can be fitted as accommodation blocks and wheelhouses and are even in operation as ferries, and as pontoons for generating electricity from the tides.

There are a series of 20- and 40-foot container size modules, and many options.

Modular Barge System online configurator

The Damen Modular Barges

  • 100% fixed coupling (no clearance)
  • Modules are according to the ISO container dimensions (certified as normal container, handling and stackable), transport costs are relatively low
  • All module sides are flush
  • High deck capacity
  • Epoxy paint system at outside and inside (no sharp edges)
  • Simple mounting system from the outside (no divers, nobody inside the modules), no heavy weights
  • Each Damen Modular Barge is 100% water tight
  • Damen Link system is adjustable and class approved
  • Coupling and dismantling can be done in water on site
  • The DMB can be CSC approved


Damen Modular Ferry for 200 passengers and 18 cars

Modular Ferry

The Damen Modular Ferry is specially designed for safe and reliable transport of people, vehicles and equipment on sheltered waters, lakes and inland waterways. The Damen Modular Ferry is built up from container-sized units and is transportable to land-locked and remote areas. The installed equipment is easy accessible for daily operation and durable maintenance.

Modular Multi Cat

The Damen Modular Multi Cat is specially designed for pushing, towing, supplying and craning operations. The Damen Modular Multi Cat is a multi-purpose workboat built up from container-sized units and is transportable to land-locked and remote areas. The installed equipment is easy accessible for daily operation and durable maintenance.

Modular Pontoon

Damen Modular Pontoon can be used as a heavy duty work platform for a broad range of purposes, including drilling, dredging, accommodation and heavy lifting operations.

Modular Jetty is specialy designed for safe bething of workboats

Modular Jetty

Modular jetties provide multi-purpose support for cargo vessels, such as berthing, fuelling, shore connection for electricity and serve as a store location.

Modular Pusher

The Damen Modular Pusher is specially designed for pushing multi purpose barges on sheltered waters, lakes and inland waterways. The Damen Modular Pusher is built up from container-sized units and is transportable to land-locked and remote areas. The Damen Modular Pusher is also equipped with a professional fire fighting system.

Additional equipment

Equipped to meet any challenge

Damen Modular Pontoons and Vessels are incredibly versatile. They can be fitted with bollards, towing brackets, fendering, generator sets, marine type filling, deaeration and sounding pipes. Damen can deliver bunker stations, and all kinds of heavy equipment including crawler cranes, excavators, crane mats, power packs, DOP pumps, hydraulic hammers, modular spud systems and heavy winches. You name it, we can fit it!

The vessels (modular multi cats) can also have equipment like heavy duty bow rollers, wooden work deck and heavy duty marine cranes. Deck mountable engines are easily accessible for maintenance.

Accommodation containers include galley, bedroom and bathroom. The vessels meet all the latest safety requirements, and we can provide fire fighting. The wheelhouse has an unobstructed all-round view, and can be equipped with the latest controls, navigation and communication equipment.


Customer Finance

Damen customer finance

Damen Customer Finance offers a wide range of financing arrangements. These are available for any type of vessel, equipment or related services, including the prefabricated shipbuilding kits supplied by the Damen Technical Cooperation department.

Damen’s Customer Finance facilities are not just for privately-owned, small and medium-sized companies, we also assist government bodies such as coastguards, police and port authorities. Damen maintains relations with all Netherlands-based commercial banks, as well as with numerous banks abroad. As a major client of the Dutch Export Credit Agency, Atradius, Damen is highly experienced in arranging export loans with export credit insurance facilities.

Ship delivery services

Damen Ship Delivery Services makes sure our customers receive their vessels safely, clean and ready for operation. We offer total care of all logistical services through our worldwide service support network. Our Ship Delivery Services include own keel transport, heavy lift, towage and semi-submersible transport.

As an international shipbuilder Damen has extensive knowledge of each vessel and of transport contracts and conditions, and we have many years’ experience of shipping to distant and remote destinations. In short, our customers benefit from our reliable and competitive shipping solutions.

Spare Parts Services

Damen Parts Services offers competitive prices, efficient and cost-effective delivery and short response times. With our years of experience we have established strong buying power and an extensive supplier network. By expanding our network of global service hubs, we are able to shorten our response times. Our service goes beyond fast part delivery; we also offer different replenishment solutions resulting in having parts in stock just before you need them.

To minimise lifecycle costs and to improve a vessel’s performance, it’s crucial to have the right spare parts. Our Computerised Maintenance Management System (CMMS) allows stock control replenishment to be completely automated.



Online parts store

To support our customers on a 24/7 basis, Damen has created an online parts store on our Services Portal Here you can order directly from our online catalogue of spare parts. Our scope of supply is neither limited to Damen-vessels only, nor to the catalogue. If your required parts are not available online, we invite you to make online requests. Your services manager will gladly do what it takes to source the relevant component. With Damen as your partner you can experience the benefits of a one-stop-shop.

Damen Trading

damen traiding

Damen is unique in offering attractive buy-back guarantees for standard vessels from our product range to customers or the financing bank. We know Damen quality means that our vessels have a premium re-sale value. Vessels bought 20 years earlier have been known to achieve their build price when re-sold after two decades.

Damen is happy to buy vessels back or help customers to trade them in when they buy a new vessel. Our team also offers a brokerage service, whether vessels are from Damen or from other shipbuilders, and we can help customers looking to charter.



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