Oceanco has welcomed the first superyacht project to its new Zwijndrecht facility.

The 109m vessel, whose client will be represented by Wright Maritime Group, will undergo all of its remaining construction activities, which include interior painting, the installation of large-scale equipment and attachment of its superstructure.

Acquired in May by Oceanco, the new facility is located 10km down river from Oceanco’s headquarters, and outfitting facilities in Alblasserdam.

The Zwijndrecht yard is comprised of 28 acres of construction facilities. The main area, which is approximately 114,000 square metres in size, includes offices and conference rooms, construction facilities, outfit facilities, a piping shop, paint facilities and sandblasting facilities.

Oceanco acquired the new premises as part of its long-term initiative for growth, expansion and consolidation of its construction activities. To increase efficiency, these new facilities will allow numerous companies through the supply chain and build process, termed ‘co-makers’ by Oceanco, to physically set up offices alongside the construction works, encouraging maximum synergy and alignment among all parties.

The facilities plan to be used in several ways:
1. Steel hull manufacturing for new builds
2. Maintenance, refit & lifetime extension activities
3. A superyacht ‘brain park’
4. An educational campus

The new facility is part of Oceanco’s aim to propagate economic and sustainable opportunities within a circular economy. This efficiency drive is intended to lead to cost savings, innovation, job creation and a more sensible use of energy and raw materials.

Large vessels such as this are no strangers to Oceanco; over the past few years the LOA of the yachts they have delivered has increased significantly having only delivered boats with an LOA of over 70m since 2010.

A full report on Oceanco’s future infrastructural plans will be published in The Superyacht Business Report which is out now.

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