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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.

NIGERIAN NAVY AND NIMASA VIST FOXHOL YARD

Foxhol, 27/08/2019 – Today the special mission vessel project, two ships under construction for HLSI, was presented and shown to the NIMASA (Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency). The vessels, both part of the Deep Blue project, are now in an advanced stage of construction. In the next months, the delivery shall take place. These very innovative vessels have a three step hybrid propulsion system and various features to be a next generation special mission vessel with a comfortable interior for its crew and operators.

YN.457 AND 459 LAUNCHED IN FOXHOL

Foxhol, 01/07/2019 – This afternoon, the new Special Mission Vessels YN.457 and 459 were successfully launched at our yard in Foxhol. Both vessels will be used for monitoring the national waters of West-Africa. Delivery of both vessels is planned for end of October.

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.