IHC Holland Merwede gains access to more capacityYard News // January 11, 2007
IHC Holland Merwede, which is currently building a number of pipelay, construction and dive support vessels for various customers in the offshore industry, has announced that the Group has decided to rent the former Alblas Scheepsbouw BV shipyard on the river De Noord in Hendrik Ido Ambacht, thus gaining access to still more capacity.
The staff at the Alblas yard joined IHC Holland Dredgers in Kinderdijk a while ago, but continued working at Hendrik Ido Ambacht.
The Group said it intends to use the IHC-Alblas facility to build sections for the other IHC yards in the group, and in time the slipway (which measures 90m x 25.3m) could also be used again.
The yard has a cutting hall, a preparation hall, a section hall and an office, and IHC is also renting the fitting-out quay – which is some 110m in length, making it an valuable addition to the four covered slipways it can now use for newbuildings, at Kinderdijk, Hardinxveld-Giessendam, Krimpen aan den IJssel and Sliedrecht.