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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Caballo as de Oros successfully launched

Foxhol, 27/06/2009 – Today at 10 AM the latest newbuild at De Hoop Foxhol has been succesfully launched. This 67 meter Platform Supply Vessel with yard number 430 – Caballo as de Oros – is build for Oceanografia SA, de CV. It is the first of a series of 2 similar vessels. The vessel is planned for delivery later this year and shall, upon arrival in Mexico, start working for Pemex.

Second 105 mtr. DSV well on its way.

Tolkamer 18/6/2009 – Yardnumber 425, the second diving support vessel in a series of three for client Oceanografia, is currently well on its way. The first vessel of this completely new design (Yardnumber 424 – Don Amado) has been succesful so far. Please look at the PDF file for more information.

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New KISS design for a PSV

Tolkamer 15/6/2009 – Shipyard De Hoop has, over the last half year, developed a completely new design for a 67 meter platform supply vessel. The “KISS” design is De Hoop’s answer to the developments in recent years whereby more and more expensive vessels where delevoped for in fact the simple tasks which most supply vessels do. The KISS design goes more back to the basics, but using modern techniques it shall outperform most in this class. The developed hull shape has a 20% lower wave resistance (so it can do the same with less power and fuel costs) and has 30% more tank capacity than its nearest competitors. Currently De Hoop has several requests for such vessels and also the vessels 432, 433, 434 and 435 (on order by Oceanografia) shall be build according this design. Please look at the pfd file for more information.

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3rd Conversion contracted

Tolkamer 12/6/2009 – De Hoop has contracted a third conversion from an inland hull to an accomodation barge. This order is also placed by Roborg BV, an interfirm cooperation between Wagenborg and Chevalier Floatels. Again this is a special project as conversion of an empty newbuild hull for an inland container vessel, converted into a 320 person accomodation vessel, has to be delivered in less than 16 weeks from now. For this project, De Hoop has also a cooperation with “Holland Shipyards”, where a sistervessel is ordered by Roborg BV for the same delivery time.

Amadeus Diamond at work

Budapest 11/6/2009 – The recently delivered vessel Amadeus Diamond, has already got her first few trips behind her. She is performing very well. To sea her at work, have a look at the photo behind the PDF file.

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Yardnumber 430 – Caballo as de Oros ready for launching

Foxhol 30/5/2009 – The 67 meter platform supply vessel ‘Caballo as de Oros’ is now completely assembled. De Hoop Foxhol is currently also building a sister- vessel of this PSV and thereafter, a series of four new designs is planned. All six vessels are build for Mexican shipowner Oceanografia. Currently the ‘Caballo as de Oros’ is ready for launching.

Converted Accommodation Barge delivered

Tolkamer 12/5/2009 – Exactly 11 weeks after the order, De Hoop has delivered the former vessel “Debussy”, fully converted to a 290 pax. accomodation barge. The vessel “Ravel” has in the mean time some extra works. This vessel shall be winterized as well, which means also an “ice belt” shall be installed around the full length of the vessel.

Conversion of two River Cruise Vessels

Tolkamer 29/4/2009 – During the last few weeks De Hoop Lobith has started works for the clients Wagenborg and Chevalier Floatels, who have ordered a complete conversion of two River Cruise Vessels. The cruisers will be transformed into accomodation vessels for Kazachstan (Caspian Sea) where they shall accomodate 290 persons eacht. These 110 meter vessels, formerly known as ‘Debussy’ and ‘Ravel’ where originally build by De Hoop in 2000 and 2001. Besides a complete internal refit, the conversions includes a topdeck full of containerized for extra installations as genset, watermaker, laundry, incinerator, etc.

Amadeus Diamond delivered

Foxhol 24/3/2009 – Today, De Hoop has delivered the Amadeus Diamond. This 110 meter River Cruise Vessel is the 7th vessel ordered by Lueftner Reisen. This time the innovative item is the foldable nose-section. Furthermore the vessel is build to the usual high standard. Also please see the attatched PDF file.