History of DCN

Establishment of the Company

1 januari 1957

Establishment of the Company

The Company was found in 1957 by Wim Vriens Sr. as the Vriens Diving Company. The Company started in Roosendaal. The Company started with a small workshop and just a…

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Early Investments in the Company

6 juni 1959

Early Investments in the Company

When Vriens Sr. started to earn money with the early diving works, he immediately started to invest in the company, as he saw potential in the company and the industry….

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Moving to Bergen op Zoom

2 november 1973

Moving to Bergen op Zoom

In 1973, DCN Diving moved to Bergen op Zoom at the Van Konijnenburgweg 151. This is the address where the HQ of DCN Diving is currently based. The company started…

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Oosterscheldekering Construction Use of Habitat

1 januari 1980

Oosterscheldekering Construction Use of Habitat

In the 80s DCN participated in the construction of the Oosterscheldekering, the largest Delta works in the history of the Netherlands. This project was a stepping stone for the company…

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Newfoundland Canada

5 maart 1982

Newfoundland Canada

In the 80s DCN started with Saturation Diving. One of the project was the first ever Saturation Diving project conducted in Newfoundland Canada. The scope of the project was to…

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Vriens Diving became Duik Combinatie Noordersluis (DCN)

1 januari 1992

Vriens Diving became Duik Combinatie Noordersluis (DCN)

Vriens Diving began a joined venture with Raaymakers Diving. The joint venture was formed from a project where both companies participated in (construction works of the Noorderdersluis). The JV was…

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Focus on Civils

6 januari 1993

Focus on Civils

Activities shifted to civil works with underwater concreting at various underground parking’s and tunnels on and between the German Potsdamerplatz and Lehrter Bahnhof.

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Further Investing in Civils

1 januari 2000

Further Investing in Civils

Further expansion on civil works in the Netherlands supporting many tunnelling and underwater concreting projects.

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Refocus Offshore and Establishment Hyperbaric Centre

6 januari 2010

Refocus Offshore and Establishment Hyperbaric Centre

In 2010s the company regained focus on world-wide offshore and hyperbaric operations. Development of the Hyperbaric Testing Centre and successful completion of milestone hyperbaric projects on subsea structures and pipelines….

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Refocus on the North Sea Market

1 januari 2016

Refocus on the North Sea Market

DCN refocused on the North Sea market and conducted several IRM and pipeline installation and decommissioning projects.

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