Shipbuilder’s surplus material auction

The auction has featured a whole range of equipment, from a helideck to a welding plate The auction has featured a whole range of equipment, from a helideck to a welding plate

Damen Shipyards Group recently got to put an extra tick in its sustainability box due to an auction of left-over surplus materials.

Stock manager Martijn van Tilborg said, “Auctioning left over shipbuilding materials might not be the most obvious step towards greater sustainability, but it actually plays a significant role – what we are doing, effectively, is recycling. As well as the important environmental benefits, this is a great opportunity for our clients, for example, to stock up on spare parts in a cost-effective manner.”

He explained that previous drives towards more ecological performance had led Damen to take great care to optimise usage of materials ordered for the shipbuilding process. This has included, for example, a more centralised control of purchasing and improved data storage of purchased materials.

The auction has featured a whole range of equipment, with a value of approximately 2 million euros in total, covering everything from a helideck to a welding plate and from a propeller shaft to a plug.

By Jake Frith

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