Droogdok Royal Van Lent

Opening of Royal van Lent Shipyard

The Royal van Lent shipyard in Amsterdam was officially opened today by Her Majesty Queen Máxima. The new covered dry dock (4,500 m2) will allow for the construction of superyachts of up to 160 metres in length. Cordeel was responsible for several building disciplines. In the tender phase, we set ourselves apart by optimising the design, which led to a significant reduction in construction costs.

16 May 2019

A total of 59 parties were involved in this construction project. We were initially commissioned to construct the complete dry dock with fitting-out quay. Later, the foundations and floor slabs for the roof, the workshops and the offices were added to the assignment. Finally, we received an order for the delivery and assembly of the prefabricated concrete for the superstructure, produced in our own concrete factory, as well as the complete finishing.

The underwater concrete floor of the dry dock is reinforced with 4D steel fibre and sunken reinforcement cages. This technical feat, devised by our in-house design team, has resulted in a highly optimised floor design. It’s the first time such a concrete floor has been implemented this way in Europe. We wish Royal van Lent every success in using the new yard. 

Source photo's of Queen Maxima: feadship.nl

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