Oceanco acquires the construction facilities of Heerema Zwijndrecht
After a long period at the “Groote Lindt” industrial area, first as Grootint and later as Heerema Fabrication Group, Heerema has ended its activities in Zwijndrecht.
Oceanco is pleased to announce that it has acquired the facilities in Zwijndrecht as part of its long-term vision. Oceanco and her comakers will consolidate the hull construction and related activities in the Zwijndrecht facilities, which will also house the further development of Oceanco’s maintenance, refit and lifetime extension activities of its fleet.
The first hull (110 meters) will arrive at the Zwijndrecht facilities in the third quarter of 2019.
Oceanco looks forward to working with local companies, government and organizations in Zwijndrecht, as well as extending its contribution to the economic development of its “home port”, the Drechtsteden region.
We would like to sincerely thank the municipality of Zwijndrecht – represented by Alderman Jansen and the business contact officer, Mr. Keuzenkamp – for their constructive cooperation and positive contribution in helping to realize a smooth transition of the facilities in Zwijndrecht to Oceanco.
Marcel Onkenhout, CEO
Arie van Andel, CTO
Heerema Fabrication Group
Koos-Jan van Brouwershaven, CEO
Peter Huisman, CFO