Damen Shipyards Den Helder is undertaking a maintenance project on Stad Amsterdam. The vessel arrived in Den Helder in November 2019 was refloated in May 2020 in Den Helder’s historic Willemsoord Harbour
Damen said the scope of work undertaken included replacing Stad Amsterdam’s main engines and diesel generators with a peak shaving battery, and installing a new shore power system, sewage and chilled water system. Nearly all piping in the engineroom was renewed. The galley has been refitted with several new pieces of equipment.
Damen Shipyards Den Helder project estimator Lars Wudich said “The replacement equipment offers improved efficiency, which will add to the clipper’s already impressive performance in sustainability.”
Rederij Clipper Stad Amsterdam’s director Evert van Dishoeck said "The moment you see the ship floating again makes you feel very proud. It was ideal for us that we could go to Damen Shipyards in Den Helder in the Netherlands for this extensive refit. In recent months, the shipping company, the yard and crew have all worked intensively together to achieve a beautiful result, which we can be proud of.”
Stad Amsterdam, delivered by Damen in 2000 and operated by Randstad Holding, is a three-masted clipper built in the style of the 19th century frigate Amsterdam. The 76-m long vessel features 31 sails with a total area of 2,200 m2. Stad Amsterdam sails under the Dutch flag and is available for business events, luxury cruises and sailing trips.
Damen continues to work on the vessel with sea trials currently taking place.