Noordhoek Pathfinder ready for launching

Foxhol 2/11/2009 – The 60 meter vessel “Noordhoek Pathfinder” shall be launched this Saturday (7/11/2009), 11 AM at our yard in Foxhol. On this day, the yard shall partially be open for all people who are interested to watch the launch.

Keel laid for river cruise vessel ‘Amadeus Elegant’

Tolkamer 15/10/2009 – With the keellaying for yardnumber 439, the Amadeus Elegant, the build has started for yet another vessel at Shipyard De Hoop Lobith. The Amadeus Elegant is the 8th vessel De Hoop is building for Lueftner Reisen. Please look at the PDF file to see an enlarged photo of the two owners Mrs. and Mr. Lueftner on the first section block of their new vessel.

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Caballo As De Oros on seatrials

Delfzijl, 12/10/2009 – After being transported from the yard (Foxhol) to Delfzijl last Friday, the vessel ‘Caballo As De Oros’ today had her first day out. The seatrials are expected to be finalized this week and after this the vessel will be ready for delivery and departure to the Mexican waters. Please look at the PDF file for some more photos.

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VERDI delivered

Tolkamer, 09/10/2009 – Today, exactly 4 months after signing contract, the newbuild Accomodation Vessel VERDI has been delivered. The vessel is build for ROBORG (Wagenborg) and is intended to depart for Kazachstan after the weekend. Please look at the PDF file for an enlarged picture.

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Busy times in Foxhol

Foxhol 8/10/2009 – These are busy times at our yard in Foxhol. Currenly the yard is working on five different vessels! The platform supply vessel with yardnumber 430 is about to leave for her seatrials. All other vessels are in various stages of production. With five newbuilds under construction the yard sets a new record. Please look at the PDF file for an enlarged photo.

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Noordhoek Pathfinder assembled

Foxhol, 29/09/2009 – During the last few days the last sections of the Noordhoek Pathfinder where placed at the De Hoop Foxhol. The vessel is really getting shape now and planning is well on time. Currenty the Foxhol yard is very busy as the organisation works on five different projects simultaniously. Please look at the PDF file for more photos of the assembly.

Noordhoek Constructor successfully launched

Niigata 07/08/2009 – To day The Noordhoek Constructor is successfully launched at Niigata shipyard in Japan. Please look at the PDF file for the photo’s.

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New shipbuilding contract for De Hoop

Tolkamer 24/07/2009 – De Hoop proudly announces that her client Lueftner Reisen has again ordered a newbuild River Cruise Vessel from De Hoop. The 110 meter vessel is the 8th order from Lueftner Reisen. Earlier this year the Amadeus Diamond was delivered and the new concept now proofs to be successfull. The new vessel shall be build under yardnumber 439 and is scheduled for delivery in 2010.

Second conversion for Wagenborg/Chevalier Floatels delivered

Tolkamer 16/07/2009 – The second conversion after Debussy, the converted 110 meter “Ravel”, was delevered today. This time the conversion included a full ‘winterization’ of the vessel. With this the vessel is suitable for the harsh conditions of the northern region of the Caspian Sea, where temperatures can drop to minus 40 degrees. The works included extra facilities and systems an ice-belt all around which makes the hull “ice-class 1B”.

DSV Niiagata yard in full production

Niigata, 06/07/2009 – A 70 meter Diving Support Vessel is currently in full production on the Niigata shipyard in Japan. The vessel is being build for Dutch shipowner Hanzevast and has been engineered by De Hoop. Furthermore, De Hoop has supplied most equipment for this hi-tech vessel. Niigata shipyard (a subsidairy of the large Mitsui corporation) has a good reputation in the build of all kind of vessels. The interfirm cooperation with De Hoop started on this project when Noordhoek Offshore did an enquiry for a newbuild DSV with De Hoop. Due to a full orderbook, De Hoop has come to an agreement with Hanzevast and Niigata to build this vessel in Japan. The vessel called “Noordhoek Constructor” is ordered by Hanzevast Shipping and shall be chartered out to Noordhoek Offshore for works in the North Sea. Please look at the PDF file for further information.

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