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.
‘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.
NEW ORDER FOR SHIPYARD DE HOOP
Tolkamer, 24/04/2019 – Shipyard De Hoop is proud to announce her 15th order from Lüftner Cruises, this time a 135 meter luxurious river cruise vessel. The ‘Amadeus Imperial’, as the new vessel will be named, will be a sister-ship of the ‘Amadeus Silver III’, delivered by De Hoop in 2016. The ‘Amadeus Imperial’s delivery is planned for the spring of 2020.
DESIGN OF THE SILVER ORIGIN REVEALED
Tolkamer, 24/04/2018 – Last week, the design of our yard number 489, the Silver Origin was revealed. The initial reactions have been very enthusiastic, we are proud to be the engineer and builder of this vessel and we value the close cooperation with the designers and our clients to realize such a wonderful vessel.
SEA TRIALS FOR CELEBRITY FLORA
North Sea, 15/04/2019 – Last Saturday, Celebrity Flora started her Sea Trials at the North Sea. Maneuverability, speed and Safety are some of the features that will be examined. After three days at Sea she will return to Schiedam later today where she will be completely outfitted before she will be delivered to ‘Celebrity Cruises’.