A brand-new shipbuilding facility in Amsterdam
Luxury yacht builder Feadship has opened a new shipbuilding yard in Amsterdam. The new sustainable construction facility was launched by Dutch Queen Máxima at an official opening ceremony last week. The creation of the yard, which is located at the Port of Amsterdam and features a construction hall with the capacity to accommodate yachts of up to 160 metres, has provided 150 new jobs. It is Feadship’s fourth shipbuilding yard, alongside its other centres in Kaag, Aalsmeer and Makkum. As well as the expansive construction hall, the new facility boasts 200 metres of quayside for new build and refit projects.
Feadship introduces state-of-the-art sustainable schemes
In line with Feadship’s dedication to sustainability, the new facility includes several green initiatives, including smart solutions such as ‘district heating’, which runs off excess energy from nearby factories. It also boasts more than 2,000 solar panels, as well as LED lighting and a three-tier ventilation system.
Feadship’s sustainable mission also extends to the yachts it builds: the firm is introducing hybrid propulsion, battery banks and energy-saving switches to its new builds. The news comes just days after the Port of Amsterdam posted record profits while reaffirming its commitment to sustainability.
Why Amsterdam is a global hub for the logistics industry
The forward-thinking Port of Amsterdam is just one of the reasons that the city is known as a centre of global and European logistics. This is also due to the Amsterdam’s legacy of innovation, which stretches back more than 400 years, as well as its strategic location, which provides companies with access to more than 500 million potential customers across Europe.
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