Offshore Tech and Shipbuilding
Overview

Offshore Tech and Shipbuilding

ROTTERDAM.
HIGH TECH AND
HANDS-ON.

The maritime enterprises in Rotterdam and the seven Drecht Cities - almost 1,000 offshore and shipbuilding companies - are among the very best in the world. They are a national symbol of corporate innovation and more than six centuries of craftsmanship. Driven by a steady flow of investment, the sector continually pushes back technical and scientific frontiers.

You can find everything you need here, in one compact cluster. Rotterdam and the seven Drecht Cities are a ‘one-stop shop’ for everything related to building, maintaining and repairing ships and the full spectrum of offshore activities, ranging from new-build to maintenance, from decommissioning to construction, and from heavy lifting to logistics. As a leading innovator in these areas, Rotterdam quickly adopts cutting-edge technologies and adapts new ideas to suit its needs.

Our shipbuilders specialise in designing, constructing and maintaining complex offshore vessels and specialist ships used for dredging, logistics and transport. This sector is worth more than €3.5 billion to the Dutch economy and provides employment for about 9,000 workers.

ROTTERDAM. YOUR BEST PARTNER.

Rotterdam has a tremendous reputation for high-quality shipbuilding and offshore activities. The city also has everything it takes to drive innovation - expertise, a strong business community, excellent infrastructure and ambition. Because shipbuilding and offshore require the support of an extensive network of specialised businesses, Rotterdam offers golden opportunities to new companies that want to develop, grow, test and scale up innovative solutions.

85
new ships (2017)
3.5 billion
euros turnover
31.700
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.

Rotterdam is not only a perfect city for sealing business deals. It is also a great place to live and work, a world-famous international port, a city for freethinkers, pioneers and revolutionaries and a city that encourages its inhabitants to realise their potential and make their dreams come true.

More about Rotterdam
Jorn Douwstra

Jorn Douwstra
Business Manager Maritime & Offshore (Rotterdam Partners)

+31 (0)10 790 01 40

René Beute

René Beute
Investment manager (Deal Drecht Cities)

+31 (0)6 155 879 36

Jorn Douwstra René Beute