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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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.