Trelleborg Antivibrations Solutions and Damen Naval have signed a contract for the new Combat Support Ship (CSS) Damen Naval is building for the Royal Netherlands Navy. The agreement involves the supply by Trelleborg of the vibration mounts for the ship’s main electric engines. The rubber compound for the equi-frequency mounts has been specially designed for the application on hand.
Trelleborg Antivibrations Solutions Netherlands BV has been pioneering in the field of applied polymer technology for over a century already. The Trelleborg Group parent company operates 120 production facilities in over 50 countries with an aggregate staff of 24,000. The subsidiary in Dordrecht, the Netherlands, focuses on shock absorption and the elimination of undesired sounds and vibrations.
Other Damen Shipyards subsidiaries cooperating with Trelleborg, include Damen Shipyards Group in Gorinchem and various yards within the Damen Shiprepair & Conversion division.
Like Damen, Trelleborg is a loyal partner of the Dutch Ministry of Defence. Trelleborg Antivibration Solutions offers innovative solutions in compliance with the strictest technical military requirements and standards aimed at both protecting high-tech naval systems from shock impacts and reducing noise and vibrations. For over 40 years already, Trelleborg has been supplying innovative solutions for the Royal Netherlands Navy. This includes the ‘80s built Tripartite class minesweepers, the air defence and command frigates of the Zeven Provinciën class and the HNLMS Karel Doorman that were built by Damen Naval over the last two decades.