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Damen Completes OceanXplorer Rebuild

Damen Shipyards Group completed the rebuild of research vessel OceanXplorer at Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam. As

OceanX’s new ? agship, she is equipped with a series of sub- mersibles, sonar arrays, manned submarines, an ROV and AUV.

OceanXplorer’s research facilities are paired with Hollywood quality ? lming and media studios – developed in partnership with ? lmmaker James Cameron. With this, the vessel’s ? nd- ings can be live-streamed to audiences worldwide at the exact moment of discovery. The project required Damen to rebuild the vessel – a former offshore survey ship – in essence from the main deck upwards by stripping the existing accommodation and adding a complete new and much larger accommodation to house the new laboratories, workshops and submarine hangar.


The ship is unique in its combining of up-to-the-minute

Xplorer in research facilities – courtesy of renowned naval architects the fjords of

Skipsteknisk – and top-of-the-line interior accommodations, de-


signed by Christina Fallah. The vessel’s additional interiors as

Credit Damen Shipyards Group well as its exterior were styled by Steve Gresham.

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