Currently, huge sheet pile walls are being installed in the North Sea Canal, near the location where the campus is rising, so that quays can be built. 'Hopefully we will be able to receive the first yachts soon,' says Wim Beelen.
The Dutch Superyacht Tech Campus will be located in the area where the leading shipyard, the Amsterdamsche Droogdok Maatschappij used to operate. Excavation, reclamation and preparation for construction of this 66-hectare site already started last year.
Yacht design and construction
In the near future, the huge maritime complex should be ready and accommodate all possible parties involved in the yacht building industry. Yachts up to a length of 200 meters can be designed and built there. Refits and maintenance operations will also be carried out there.
The complex is in a strategic location in the Port of Amsterdam. The Dutch Superyacht Tech Campus is easily accessible for yachts via the North Sea Canal, as well as for road traffic.
"The campus provides employment and training places for a lot of people. The Dutch Superyacht Tech Campus comes at a good time, Wim Beelen believes. The demand for yacht building has risen considerably in recent years. 'The Netherlands is among the world's top yacht builders. The arrival of the Dutch Superyacht Tech Campus can further strengthen this position and grow employment in this sector.'