EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Damen Shipyards

Damen Shipyards

Geographic Location

Country: Netherlands
Region: Groot-Rijnmond; Zuid-Holland; West-Nederland
Location of affected unit(s): Rotterdam


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
30.1 - Building of ships and boats
Group: Damen

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 19-02-2021
Planned Job Reductions min: 114
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring

Additional Information

The Dutch shipbuilding and offshore company Damen Shipyards has announced 114 job cuts in the Netherlands.

The ongoing recession in the offshore oil and gas market and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are the reasons why a reorganization has become necessary for Damen Shipyards. The reorganisation involves the two repair yards in the Rotterdam area, Damen Verolme Rotterdam and Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam.

Damen is an international shipyard group with 13,000 employees worldwide. The reorganization follows 173 redundancies in August 2020 and 115 redundancies in July 2020. Finally, further job cuts involved the Romanian establishments in September 2020.