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SECOND VESSEL FOR HLSI

Foxhol, 25/11/2019 – Early morning today, the DB Lagos, the second specialized inspection and survey vessel for HLSI, has departed from our Foxhol yard. The final stages of completion will take place in the Delfzijl and Eemshaven areas.

SHIPYARD DE HOOP CELEBRATES HER 130 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Tolkamer 23/11/2019 – With great live music, drinks and various food trucks, Shipyard De Hoop has celebrated her 130st anniversary. Some 700 people attended this event, whereby all disciplines were represented. Steelworkers, welders, carpenters, painters, electricians, engineers, suppliers, client representatives, bankers, lawyers, politicians, financers and accountants, we thank you all for joining our party!

NEXT GENERATION EVENT SHIP ‘RHEIN GALAXIE’ WELL ON ITS WAY

Tolkamer, 18/11/2019 – The new build project for the innovative event ship for ship-owner Koln Dusseldorfer is taking shape. With 50% of the sections assembled, the steel hull is now half completed. Still many details are being designed and fine-tuned, but the first shapes are starting to show now. The Rhein Galaxie is designed and build to accommodate all kinds of events and parties up to a 1000 people. Delivery is scheduled in May next year.

AMADEUS HULL ALMOST COMPLETE

Foxhol, 15/11/2019 – With the placement of the bow, the hull of the Amadeus Imperial is nearly complete. This luxury river cruise vessel is aimed for launching in December and delivery for the season of next year.

DB ABUJA SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETES SEA TRIALS

Delfzijl, 18/10/2019 – This week, the Special Mission Vessel (De Hoop’s yard number 457) has successfully completed her sea trials which took place in the North of the Netherlands. The performance of the vessel was above and beyond specification, and with this, the vessel is now ready for delivery, which shall take place next week.

SPECIAL MISSION VESSEL IS TRANSPORTED TO DELFZIJL

Foxhol, 20/09/2019 – Early this morning, the Special Mission Vessel ‘DB Abuja’ has departed from the yard, on transport to Delfzijl. Here the final stages and the commissioning shall take place. The vessel’s sea trials are planned to commence on the 1st of October.

YARDNUMBER 491 NAMED ‘PRINSES AMALIA’

Rotterdam, 06/09/2019 – In a cheerful celebration, the new event ship for Royal Spido has been named ‘Prinses Amalia’. The actual christening was done by the 3 year old granddaughter of Spido’s director and proud new owner, mr. Leo Blok. The guests and media who joined the ceremony gave very positive feedback on the luxurious interior and innovative designs. Shipyard De Hoop is proud to see the vessel working in the famous port of Rotterdam.

SPIDO OFFICIALLY OWNER OF NEWBUILD VESSEL

Tolkamer, 19/06/2019 – Shipyard De Hoop is currently in the process of finalising / outfitting the latest day-passenger / event vessel for the Rotterdam based shipping company, Spido. On the 28th of March 2019 the hull of yard number 491 was launched at the Lobith facilities of Shipyard De Hoop. This day-passenger, or rather event vessel, is specifically designed and built for more upmarket events, stand-alone or in collaboration with business or political delegations, activities such as company presentations, theatre shows or music and sport events in the Rotterdam area. Alternatively, the vessel is also still very suitable for the touristic sightseeing tours with in this same area. Also the growing interest in the Maasvlakte developments has been one of the drivers behind this project. Spido signed the contract for this vessel with Shipyard De Hoop on the 18th of April 2018 and the keel of the first section was laid on the 16th of October that same year. Since 1995, De Hoop has already built a number of high profile and innovative ships for Spido, including the Marco Polo (1995), Vasco da Gama (1998), and the Abel Tasman (2000). After a period of formulating objectives and wishes, exploring the market, conducting exploratory meetings, studying proposals or artist impressions of potential builders, and assessing previous experiences, Spido again awarded Shipyard De Hoop the assignment for building their new flagship. To build up the tension, Spido will not yet reveal the date for the name giving ceremony, nor the name of the vessel itself – an additional announcement will follow soon. This afternoon, Spido will become the new owner of this new vessel.

‘SILVER ORIGIN’ HULL REACHES 50%

Tolkamer, 01/06/2019 – With the placement of the 31st section block, the assembly of the hull of the Silver Origin is now halfway, which is an important milestone for the project. Currently yard and client are implementing the new design as was recently unveiled by Silversea.

‘CELEBRITY FLORA’ SUCCESFULLY DELIVERED

Schiedam, 14/05/2019 – Yesterday morning, the Expedition Cruise Vessel ‘Celebrity Flora’ was successfully delivered to our new client ‘Celebrity Cruises’.
“The delivery of Celebrity Flora is a momentous occasion,” said Richard Fain, chairman and CEO of Celebrity’s parent company, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. “Designing a new ship specifically for the Galapagos Islands was an exciting challenge and we think Celebrity Flora succeeded beautifully. It is of course luxurious — but it’s also the most energy-efficient ship of its kind in the region, which further demonstrates our commitment to sustainability and protecting the vital ecosystem of this unique place.”
After more than two years of engineering and building, this luxury vessel will start her first journey to the Galapagos Islands by tomorrow.