Overview

Offshore & Shipbuilding

ROTTERDAM.
HIGH-TECH.
HANDS ON.

The offshore and shipbuilding companies in Rotterdam and the Drecht Cities comprise a cluster of almost 1,000 maritime enterprises, and are among the very best in the world. This is our national corporate symbol in respect of innovation, in combination with craftsmanship that goes back more than six centuries. It’s a sector that is continually pushing back frontiers and in which investments are continually being made.

You’ll find everything you need here, all in one place. Rotterdam and the Drecht Cities are a ‘one-stop shop’ for shipbuilding, maintenance, repairs and offshore activities, from new-build to maintenance, from decommissioning to construction, and from heavy lift to logistics. We lead the field in innovation in this sector too. We keep abreast of the latest developments and augment the details of new solutions.

Our shipbuilders specialise in the design, construction and maintenance of complex offshore vessels, dredgers, and ships used for logistics and transport purposes. More than € 3.5 billion changes hands in this industry, and there are about 9,000 people working there day-in day-out.

ROTTERDAM. YOUR BEST PARTNER.

Rotterdam needs very little explanation with respect to its reputation in the field of shipbuilding and offshore activities. We’ve got the knowledge, the enterprises, the infrastructure and the ambition to continue innovating. The enterprises here in Rotterdam fill in the details of our industry, and there’s plenty of room for newcomers wanting to develop, test and scale up innovative solutions.

85
new ships (2017)
3.5 billion
euros turnover
9,000
jobs

JOIN US. MAKE IT HAPPEN.

Rotterdam is Europe’s maritime capital city for the world’s leading enterprises operating in the field of shipbuilding and offshore activities. This is where efficiency, safety and innovation all join forces; this is where it’s all happening.

WELCOME TO ROTTERDAM

Not only is Rotterdam a fantastic city to do business in; it’s a wonderful place to live and work as well. It’s a world-famous international port that attracts businesses and keeps them here. And it’s a city for free spirits and pioneers, for those with the courage to make use of the available scope and really make their dreams come true.

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Jorn Douwstra

Jorn Douwstra
Business Manager Maritime & Offshore (Rotterdam Partners)

010 790 01 40

René Beute

René Beute
Investment manager (Deal Drecht Cities)

06 155879 36

Jorn Douwstra René Beute