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Mini-traineeship internship at Damen Shipyards

Poppelen, Maarten van (2018) Mini-traineeship internship at Damen Shipyards.

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Abstract:From 4 September till 15 December 2017 I’ve conducted my internship at Damen Shipyards Gorinchem. The internship was a mini-traineeship where I experienced different departments and phases of designing a vessel. The main goals were to get to know Damen as a company, the different departments and projects and the way of working. Damen is known for their innovative approach of building standardized ships, series production and the possibility to deliver ships off the shelf. The internship took place within the department ‘Offshore & Transport’. This department is a part of the Damen Commercial New Build Division. For a 4.000 tons displacement vessel (DN4000) an adapted version of the design spiral (Evans, 1959) has been made, resulting in a total of 169 documents to be delivered in the design check phase. For another vessel, the OPV1900, model tests have been carried out at CTO in Gdansk, Poland. Bare hull, appended hull and self propulsion tests have been executed and are in quite good comparison with the predictions made using the statistical Holtrop and Mennen method. For the Walk to Work vessel the contract signing was delayed, resulting in only a restricted action list to be given free for vessel #2. For the first vessel an evaluation took place at Damen Engineering Gdansk in Poland. This was combined with the kick off meeting for vessel #2. For #2 the planning has been checked and adjusted and lead times were discussed with procurement. Finally, within the current document system is not that easy to find and search for specific information within evaluations or to find specific evaluations at all. This results in some mistakes being made again. In SharePoint a database has been build for Offshore & Transport to have all evaluations in one place and improve searchability.
Item Type:Internship Report (Master)
Faculty:ET: Engineering Technology
Subject:52 mechanical engineering
Programme:Mechanical Engineering MSc (60439)
Keywords:mini-traineeship, Damen Shipyards, model tests, design spiral, SharePoint, shipbuilding
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