Graduation thesis project DSNS Propulsion & Energy Technology Concepts

Damen Shipyards
Branche / Vakgebied
Vereiste taal
Engels, Nederlands



Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) is continuously improving its knowledge. This means new propulsion and energy storage concepts are checked for feasibility. This of course asks for Research in the latest developments. The application of the state-of-the art versions of these concepts and their technical feasibility should be researched and simulated. This includes being able to have an indication on life cycle costs.

The nature of defence operations means that these vessels have unique sailing profiles and manoeuvres which place demands on the propulsion systems. Examples are short high speed sprints, crash stops, evasive manoeuvres etcetera.

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Tasks & Responsibilities

As a graduate at DSNS, you will face several aspects in the field of Propulsion & Energy Technology Concepts. It’s not only theory or practice, but the combination of theory with practice that leads to the best results.

Possible propulsion and energy projects can be:

  • Hybrid propulsion, such as father-son concepts, electric propulsion, gas turbines, podded propulsion, etc.
  • Energy storage, including batteries and compensators
  • Direct current ship distribution system
  • Electric (cross) shafting

Send us your motivation and favourite subject as well as your CV!


The perfect candidate is:

  • A HBO or University student Applied Physics / Maritime Technology;
  • A top class student;
  • Passionate about ships or shipbuilding;
  • Familiar with propulsion design including auxiliary systems;
  • Capable of identifying and communicating with multiple stakeholders;
  • Independent, analytical and proactive;
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written).

Company Information

For over 140 years, Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) has been building vessels that sail the world seas. During the last decade we have concentrated our efforts on building technically high-quality naval vessels. Many find their way to the Royal Netherlands Navy, but also to customers in other parts of the world. Over the past few years, DSNS has grown to become a state-of-the-art shipyard. Innovation in the areas of shipbuilding continues to take on an increasingly prominent position. By applying a thematic approach, from engineering through to production, technical work and highly skilled handiwork are combined. DSNS is a member of the Damen Shipyards Group, the largest employer in the shipbuilding business in The Netherlands, currently employing approximately 9000 people, working in over 30 companies all over the world. This allows us not only to build vessels in an increasing number of countries, but also gives us the opportunity to offer our employees the possibility to further skill themselves in a national and international environment. We have been able to achieve this position thanks to our enthusiastic and well-educated employees. In Vlissingen as well as abroad they display their qualities on a daily basis.