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’.
LINDE-G DELIVERED TO ‘GROEN’
Tolkamer 12/04/2019 – Multifunctional Support and Chase Vessel ‘Linde-G’ has successfully delivered to Shipping company Groen in Scheveningen. The vessel-design is based on the hybrid propelled FSIV designs from De Hoop (nominated as “Ship of the year in 2014”) and with this, the design shall be very fuel efficient. This very innovative vessel is equipped with a Hybrid Propulsion System with 3 modes (Diesel-Electric Slow mode, Diesel-Electric mode and Diesel-Direct mode). Besides the functionality as a chase vessel, the work deck shall also be equipped with a 12 Tons Vestdavit for a large workboat and a crane shall be added with over 19 meter reach to allow a wide variety of services.
SUCCESFULL LAUNCH OF THE NEW SPIDO VESSEL
Tolkamer, 28/03/2019 – Today, at 15:00 PM the hull for the new day passenger & event vessel for Spido has been launched successfully. The main lines of the design, made by Cor D Rover, are becoming visible. The launch went smooth and the vessel is now moored in the fitting out harbor of the Lobith yard, where the further fit out and finishing shall take place. Delivery is scheduled in the second half of May.
KD ORDERS NEWBUILD ENTERTAINMENT-VESSEL FROM SHIPYARD DE HOOP
Tolkamer 28/03/2019 – Shipyard De Hoop is proud to announce a new order, this time from returning client ‘Köln-Düsseldorfer Deutsche Rheinschiffahrt GmbH’ (KD). The vessel is a newly designed entertainment/daypassenger ship for groups up to 1000 people and shall be built under yard number 493. De Hoop and KD have a long history, whereby the vessels Rheinenergy & Rheinfantasie were the two latest deliveries. Following the successful performance of these vessels, the new concept is being further designed and detailed in close cooperation with yacht designer René van der Velden and engineering company Schiffstechnik Buchloh. The design shall have a special focus on the entertainment-operations (parties, events, etc.). Combining the experience of the two engineering teams (Buchloh/De Hoop) and a yacht designer, the aim is to build a stunning vessel, ready for many great events.
LINDE-G SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETES SEA TRIALS
North Sea, 26/03/2029 – Today the new build Multipurpose Guard & Support Vessel ‘Linde-G’ has successfully completed her speed and endurance trials. With 20 knots on the North Sea it was quite a spectacular ride. The vessel is today doing her DP trials and after completion the new Owner, Rederij Groen, shall swiftly commence her initial contract.