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05:24 PM, December 18, 2017
Damen, Concordia Joint Venture to Construct Inland Waterway Vessels
Jan-Wim Dekker (CPO, Damen Shipyards Gorinchem), Simon Provoost (Product Director Inland Waterway and Transport, Damen Shipyards Gorinchem), Chris Kornet (CEO, Concordia) during the signing of the agreement (Image: Damen)

Damen Shipyards Group and Concordia Group have signed a joint venture agreement for 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. Concordia Damen Shipbuilding will, beside catering to the general demand, focus on the development of sustainable vessels with a diversity of new shipbuilding techniques,” said Chris Kornet, CEO of Concordia in a statement Monday.

Concordia has been active in the Dutch inland waterways since 2001 business and also internationally over the past 10 years. The corporate identity of Concordia will remain within the new joint venture. The joint venture will increase production capacity, the company stated.

The 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.

Simon Provoost will be appointed as Managing Director of Concordia Damen Shipbuilding.

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