December 19 - Damen Shipyards Group and Concordia Group have signed a joint venture agreement to cooperate in the construction and trade of inland waterway vessels.
The joint venture will operate under the name Concordia Damen Shipbuilding.
"Damen and Concordia are joining forces in order to better support clients in their investments," said Chris Kornet, ceo of Concordia. "Concordia Damen Shipbuilding will, beside catering to the general demand, focus on the development of sustainable vessels with a diversity of new shipbuilding techniques, in order to achieve a bright and clean future for ship-owners."
Damen's inland waterways team, led by product director inland waterway transport, Simon Provoost, will move from the Damen headquarters in Gorinchem to the Concordia office in Werkendam, the Netherlands.