Company Profile

The Suriname Drydock and Shipbuilding Company S.A. is located in Suriname, South America and was founded in february 1959 and has since then grown out to a well equipped shipyard with activities and experience in carrying out major ship repairs and new buildings of different type of vessels. At the shipyard a workforce of 56 skilled welders, plate workers, mechanics and painters are daily efficiently performing quality work to vessels of customers.
Maintenance, cleaning, corrosion protection and repairs are being carried out yearly on about 85 shrimp trawlers, ferryboats, oil tankers, tug and push boats, barges, passenger vessels and ocean freighters.


  • One floating drydock of 49.50 x 22.00 x 1.60 meters with a width of 18.00 meters between the wing tanks and a lifting capacity of 1100 tons.

  • One synchro mechanical lift of 30.00 x 12.00 x 1.40 meters with a width of 7.50 meters between the side structures and a lifting capacity of 300 tons.

  • One slipway with a capacity of 100 tons and one for new buildings and repairs up to 600 tons for vessels with a length of 70.00 meters.

  • A machine shop for repairing and machining shafts, bearings, propellers and different parts.


  • One stationary crane for slipway capacity 3 tons.

  • One mobile crane capacity 25 tons.

Affiliation of
In February 1995 the SDSM started with propellers repair according to standards of ISO 9000 under license of VAN VOORDEN Repair B.V. in the Netherlands.

Representative of
As per 1 December 1997 Damen Shipyards, Gorinchem The Netherlands has appointed SDSM as her representative in the Republic of Suriname.