One of the largest yachts to be built in the Netherlands, the 109-metre Oceanco Y720, has arrived at the Dutch builder’s new shipyard in Zwijndrecht this week. As the first project to undergo construction work at this newly-acquired facility, Y720 will receive an internal layer of paint, installation of heavy-duty equipment and have her superstructure placed before being transported to Oceanco’s Alblasserdam facility for completion in 2020. The project is being overseen by the owner's representatives Wright Maritime Group. Photo: Oceanco
The new facility was acquired in May 2019 and is located some 10 kilometres down river of the existing main facility. “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,” commented the builder.
The facility will be developed to assist in the steel manufacturing for new build projects and also serve as a maintenance and refit centre for Oceanco. Future proofing its growth, Oceanco will also host a superyacht brain park and an educational campus at the new location which will serve as an innovation hub to explore the use of sustainable energy and raw material sources, spurring cost savings and job creations, Oceanco added.