Oceanco has shared the images of the arrival of its latest 109m superyacht at its new construction facilities: this is the first project to enter this new location and is now ready to undergo all remaining construction activities: inside painting, installing of large equipment and placement of its superstructure. The yacht will be then transferred to Oceanco’s outfiiting facilities in Alblasserdam.
Acquired by Oceanco in May of this year, the facilities are located 10km down river from the Oceanco Headquarters and outfit facilities in Alblasserdam. The new Oceanco premises encompass 28 acres of construction facilities. The main area, which is 570m X 200m: (approx 114.000 square meters) includes offices and conference rooms, construction facilities, outfit facilities, a piping shop, paint facilities, and sandblasting facilities.
Oceanco acquired the premises of Zwijndrecht as part of the company’s long-term initiative for growth, expansion and consolidation of its construction activities. Intrinsic to Oceanco’s vision for increased efficiency, these new facilities will be a hub that will allow numerous co-makers to physically set up offices alongside the construction works, encouraging maximum synergy and co-maker alignment among all parties.
The construction and outfitting facilities will be utilised in several different ways:
- the entire Phase 1 of construction works for new builds will take place here;
- the enhanced space will allow for the maintenance, refit and lifetime extension activities of the Oceanco fleet as well as provide the ability to do outside refit work. The Outfit facilities measure 38m high X 132m long X 50m wide. With these generous dimensions, Oceanco will be able to handle the widest spectrum of refit work for all types of superyachts from around the world with the added benefit of expert work taking place with the yachts being fully under cover;
- the acquisition fits into Oceanco’s greater forward-thinking strategy, to create an infrastructure where numerous companies servicing the superyacht industry can come together. The idea is for the premises to be utilised as a co-maker’s superyacht brain park where diverse companies will have their offices and workshops in one area and work side by side with the ability to share knowledge and expertice;
- as part of this superyacht hub, Oceanco is planning the creation of an educational campus for technical training and education across different superyacht- related disciplines to foster cross-pollination among companies. With experts in their respective fields leading the training, Oceanco feels that industry standards can be brought to the highest level possible and also ensure a qualified workforce for future builds.
Oceanco is taking a leadership role in creating a platform in the superyacht sector for propogating economic and sustainable opportunities in a circular economy which is intended to lead to cost savings, innovation, job creation and a more sensible use of energy and raw materials.