News 6 September 2019
Oceanco welcomed the arrival of its latest 109m/357ft: it is the first project to enter the new construction facilities. The superyacht will undergo all remaining construction activities, such as inside painting, installing large equipment and placement of its superstructure.
Located 10 km downriver from Oceanco Headquarters in Alblasserdam, the new facilities will accommodate the latest project of the shipyard, a 109 m superyacht. She will then be transferred in due course to Oceanco’s outfitting facilities in Alblasserdam.
The new premises encompass 28 acres of construction facilities. The main area, which is 570m X 200m: (approx 114.000 square meters) includes offices and conference rooms, construction facilities, outfit facilities, a piping shop, paint facilities, and sandblasting facilities.
This area was acquired from Zwijndrecht as part of Oceanco’s long-term initiative for the growth and consolidation of its activities. These new facilities will be a center that will allow numerous co-makers to set up offices alongside the construction works, encouraging synergy and co-maker alignment among all parties.
The many activities that will be carried out in the new facilities will include hull manufacturing for new builds and refit and maintenance operations. The area will also house a campus for educational purposes. The site will also serve as a “superyacht brain park”: it will serve as a meeting point for subcontractors and other superyacht-industry companies to share infrastructure as well as expertise.
This acquisition underlines Oceanco’s role in creating a platform for promoting economic and sustainable opportunities in a circular economy which is intended to lead to cost savings, innovation, job creation and more sensible use of energy and raw materials.