General – construction
Production and project management company PASSER SIDC from Lithuania and Dutch shipyard Royal Bodewes have acquired the former De Hoop Shipyard in Foxhol, the Netherlands.
The main activities of PASSER include design and manufacture of metal structures for the renewable energy, oil, and gas industry, also shipbuilding and repair.
The De Hoop yard in Foxhol has capacity for ships of up to 135 metres long and 16 metres wide. PASSER says it has already signed contracts for building four new ships. Contracts have also been signed for building ten ship hull blocks.
The shipyard will also be able to accept orders for construction of other oversized products, as one workshop is equipped with 120 tons lifting capacity crane, the other – with 100 tons capacity crane; the crane hook height is 18 meters. It is estimated that the shipyard will be able to produce up to 5,000 tons of metal products per year.
“If all goes as planned, we will commence the shipbuilding operations quite soon,” Aivaras Kamas, CEO of Passer SIDC said. “The staff in Holland will include both Lithuanians and local employees. All the operations will be administered and managed from PASSER SIDC headquarters in Klaipėda.”