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Holland Marine Houses
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PagE 2 Foreword Quietly confident
PagE 25/105 COMPANY Profiles Overview of members, including addresses and company information
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Long term thinking will win the day
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Products & Services
Maritime by Holland
Five strategies for the future
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Quietly confident Welcome to our new catalogue, your first port of call for all things
Another reason why the downturnâ€™s impact has been less
maritime in Holland. Once again we have assembled the finest
harsh on our industry has been that governments are investing
companies, products and services for your perusal, offering a
in infrastructure as one of the ways to climb out of recession.
one-stop-shop to those looking for both quality and value.
The money being pumped into hydraulic engineering & dredging projects and new harbours, for example, has provided snippets of
A great deal of the proverbial water has certainly flown under the
good news in a year otherwise dominated by gloomy headlines.
bridge since we wrote the forward for last yearâ€™s catalogue. It was clear then that a storm was brewing but none of us expected it
Our message to the market is that this is definitely not a time to
to be quite so severe. Nonetheless, we remain quietly confident
be short-sighted and order ships or equipment from countries or
about the future in Holland because our industry is not based on
companies that are not specialised in their field. Any short-term
the cargo ship sector.
financial savings will be quickly swallowed in downtime later as a consequence of owning substandard products.
As you will read in these pages, the Dutch are specialised in more complex vessels, ranging from offshore and superyachts to
dredgers and Navy ships. These areas are not so directly linked to
It is now almost two years since the Holland Marine Equipment
the world economy, although they have of course been affected
Association and the Association of Dutch Shipyards (VNSI) united
by the current malaise.
under the umbrella of the Holland Shipbuilding Association. This cooperation has been successful: Our combined voices have a much greater impact on policy and opinion with the Dutch
government, the European commission and all other societal bodies. This increasing influence also extends to media coverage, and the timing of the decision to unite the two associations proved particularly precinct considering the slowdown in the economy. We have been able to navigate the turbulent waters with two oars instead of one. At a time of crisis, when you need to be discussing with the government issues of demand stimulation and innovation, the fact that suppliers and yards are talking with a single voice has been invaluable. Strategic thinking Another of our key areas of emphasis has been to stimulate the industry in a human capital sense. This is inexorably linked to the ‘five strategies for the future’ that we introduced in 2008 and have continued unabated. We are more convinced than ever of the validity of these five pillars (see page 12). Increasing cooperation with the Dutch government has meant
that we have come further with our financing goals during 2009, and we have successfully introduced the ‘Maritime by Holland’ branding (see page 10). Finally, the strategy of sustainability and innovation is an area in which the Dutch can genuinely lead the world, giving Holland’s shipbuilding and supply industry a competitive edge. There is still much to look forward to…
Mr Fred van der Wal
Mr Pim van Gulpen
Long term thinking will win the day This may be a publication that introduces the activities of Holland,
but if there is one thing that the past year has taught us it is that
One of the strange aspects of this past year in Holland has been
no country operates in isolation from the global economy. On the
that the Dutch shipbuilding industry has remained very busy. Partly
contrary, wherever you are reading this in the world, you will have
this is because Holland mostly operates in more specialised areas
certainly have felt the impact of the recession. And you will also
and complex projects. The suppliers and yards also still have lots
not need me to tell you that the worldwide shipbuilding industry
of work because of their enormous order books. At the same
is facing a major challenge.
time, however, everyone is watching the horizon get closer as major new orders remain elusive.
The market has taken some severe blows over the past twelve months, especially in countries that rely heavily on producing cargo
We do see a number of threats for Holland. Countries that were
ships. The effects have been severe in both established markets
solely specialised in â€˜simpleâ€™ vessels are now likely to react
such as Germany and Scandinavia and upcoming countries such
to the complete shutdown of that market by turning to more
as Poland and Rumania. The picture is equally bleak in Asia, where
complex projects and trying to penetrate into our market share.
we have seen yards go bankrupt and thousands of people laid
The concern is that they will take away orders for ships that they
off. There have been some bright spots but the enormous global
are actually not capable of building, but before people recognise
overcapacity in the freighter market is going to take some time
that we will have lost valuable work.
to work itself out.
Investing in the future What we need to do then is leverage on our added value and make sure that people are aware of what we have to offer and they have to gain. Our new ‘Maritime by Holland’ branding campaign (see page 10) is a fine example of this. The experience and quality we have to offer are priceless assets, which is why the Holland Shipbuilding Association is so active with making investments in the future. There will come a time when the crisis is over, and by remaining fully committed to our human capital resources, the Dutch will be more than ready to meet the new demands. In fact, a cursory look at the vacancies available even today shows that there is still a need for top quality technical people. We continue to place great emphasis on encouraging youngsters to join this industry, especially given the fact that some twenty percent of current employees will retire within the next three years. An event like the annual ‘shipbuilding week’ is a prime example of the attention we are giving to the training and education infrastructure. Part of the European Shipyard Week
initiative, it involves activities that bring schools and students into
Meanwhile, I am convinced that there are many export
contact with our work via open days at yards, school excursions
opportunities available right here and now to our suppliers. Smart
to companies, information events and lots of press coverage.
shipowners are seizing the moment to ensure their vessels are optimally maintained and there is great potential in re-discovering
Placing shipbuilding on the map in a concrete way, the third
markets outside Europe.
shipbuilding week in October 2009 attracted a lot of students and some quite exceptional levels of enthusiasm. Other countries find
Some of these markets have lacked the attention they deserve in
it very difficult to achieve anything remotely on this scale, and the
recent years because everyone was too busy, but now it is time for
fact that Holland provided over one third of the representatives at
the salesmen to get to work. The Holland Shipbuilding Association
the opening of the European week in Brussels shows how excited
will continue to play a keynote role in these ventures via our
Dutch students are by the shipbuilding industry.
active export programmes such as the 2g@there programmes in countries like Russia and India, the Holland Marine Houses (see
It also demonstrates the Holland Shipbuilding Associationâ€™s
page 18), missions, publications and market research.
success in generating interest in our sector, and we will surely reap the benefits of this when the recession is over. Shipbuilding
currently has a very positive image among a new generation of
One of the big issues as we move into the year ahead is demand
young men and women in Holland. When the current batch of
stimulation. We believe that one has to be pragmatic and face the
maritime technology students graduate in four years time we
fact that, currently at least, stimulation will not work on a European
expect them to step into work in a very different economic climate.
level. You cannot argue for a level playing field worldwide and then start trying to keep all European orders within Europe.
It is a different scenario on a national level, however. The Dutch
So yes, the shipbuilding world is in the middle of a challenging
government owns over 400 vessels, with an average age of 24
period. But here in Holland we see many reasons to be optimistic
years. Renewing this fleet would be a smart move at the current
and look forward to partnering with you in the year ahead.
time, especially as a launching customer taking advantage of the very latest sustainable methods. To set an example in terms of clean and environmental vessels, packed with modern Dutch technology, would show how serious the government is about the environment. And of course such an approach would generate orders at short notice and be especially beneficial for smaller shipyards. The world is waiting for the sort of green technology and expertise we have in Hollandâ€Ś Whilst on the environmental issue, let me also mention the high potential of moving cargo on river craft and coastal vessels to solve congestion on the roads. Holland is market leader in the inland shipping sector with thousands of specialist companies and a wealth of technology. It is another marvellous export product that would benefit countries as diverse as Russia, India, China and Brazil.
Hoist the sails, rev up the motorsâ€Ś Thereâ€™s work to be done!
Mr Martin Bloem General Director Holland Shipbuilding Association
Maritime by Holland
This is Maritime by Holland A vibrant ecosystem of 11,000 companies within a 100 km radius.
a reputation for on-time, on-budget delivery in the toughest of
Individual leaders at the pinnacle of their métier. Entire industries
with a global leadership position. Merging into a powerful cluster with an unbeatable combination of maritime expertise and
We are superb at taking on impossibly complex projects. Our
unique instinct is to collaborate, across industries and with clients. We seek common goals and a shared vision. This makes it easy
We raised the Kursk when no one else could. We gave the world
for governments and companies worldwide to work with us.
the marvel that is Palm Island. Connoisseurs covet our yachts. And our ports and shippers catalyse the global economy.
Our work has tremendous value. We give our clients a competitive edge in a tough marketplace. We offer solutions for problems that
Our maritime equipment powers the world’s complex specials.
seem unsolvable. And our sustainable innovations help the world
We protect the world’s urban areas against the rising seas. We
tackle climate change, population growth and energy scarcity.
push the boundaries of offshore oil and gas production. Our navy participates in peacekeeping missions worldwide.
As the Gateway to Europe, Holland connects the world’s economies to 500 million consumers. Our network of ports,
We are respected craftsmen who love to push the boundaries
including the world’s fourth-largest, accounts for half of Europe’s
of what is possible. We have shown that anything that can be
inland shipping and deploys some 2,000 vessels in seagoing trade.
imagined, can be built. We are audacious, yet pragmatic, with
11 Our shipbuilders produce marvels of human ingenuity. These
colleges educate the next generation of maritime leaders.
include complex vessels with the worldâ€™s highest CGT values
About Maritime by Holland
and exclusive yachts that combine craftsmanship with high-tech
Maritime by Holland is a joint initiative by the 11,000 companies
innovation and unrivalled design.
powering the maritime cluster in Holland. Together, they generate social and economic value for clients worldwide
Our maritime equipment suppliers add tremendous value to
through an unbeatable combination of expertise, imagination
these vessels with anything from efficient propulsion systems
to versatile cranes. They are supported by 700 service providers in areas like consulting, insurance, fuelling, salvaging and heavy
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We account for half the worldâ€™s dredging. We build wind farms,
develop ports, and create costal protection systems. We also
excel at oil and gas exploration, pipelaying, and all phases between
the design and decommissioning of offshore equipment.
To stay at the forefront, we continuously invest in knowledge and skills. Renowned maritime institutes conduct theoretical and applied research at the cutting-edge of science. Our maritime
Five strategies for the future
Forward thinking: Five strategies for the future Last year the Holland Shipbuilding Association set out its policy
Competing through talent
priorities in five strategies for the future. Holland is unique in the
The synthesis of traditional craftsmanship, modern thinking
way it clusters such a wide range of maritime expertise within
and smart technologies has long set Holland apart from the
a 100 km geographical radius. This means that yards, suppliers
competition. Even now, at a time of global recession, Dutch
and other technology partners, are always in close contact
companies still have a shortage of educated personnel as
with each other physically, sharing knowledge and leveraging
people retire. Recognising that an active human capital policy is
on synergies. The strategies outlined below represent the five
essential, we are focused on improving education in terms of both
common points of interest that we believe all companies share as
quantity and quality. Attracting, recruiting and retaining top quality
Holland Shipbuilding Association and the members look to secure
personnel is a priority and the fruits of our work in this area have
a prosperous future for ourselves and our clients.
already been seen with the large numbers of students attending events such as the annual week of shipbuilding. There is a much greater interest in shipbuilding as a vocation in Holland and the industry is seen a smart career move.
Five strategies for the future
Sustainability and innovation
Increasing synergies within the cluster
Holland is known as a green country, at the forefront of the
Stimulating further cooperation within the cluster will generate
eco-conscious movement both in a social and industrial sense.
the best possible value for clients. This involves the optimisation
Years of investments in innovation have resulted in the current
of work processes in the design, construction and maintenance
specialised sector and we are eminently capable of meeting global
of vessels. In addition to facilitating aspects like the exchange of
demands for sustainable solutions. The growing requirement
technical data, we focus on enhancing trust between cooperating
for smart and environmentally friendly vessels â€“ whether from
partners and standardising forms of contact. In the past year we
shipping companies or superyacht owners - provides the Dutch
launched a dedicated programme to this effect called â€˜Integrated
cluster with a clear market opportunity. To ensure this continues,
Cooperationâ€™, dedicated to innovative entrepreneurship,
Holland Shipbuilding Association has established many innovation
technological innovation and social innovation.
projects on a national and European level. Sustainability is a driving force for innovation and we consistently encourage the Dutch government to continue its support via successful joint innovation programmes.
Five strategies for the future
Cooperating with the government
International branding: ‘Maritime by Holland’
If the location of Holland’s shipbuilding cluster is to remain an
It is one thing for us to know that ‘if it ain’t Dutch, it ain’t much’
asset, we need the Dutch government to follow a proactive
but Holland’s excellence in fields as diverse as dredging and
policy related to the monitoring and implementing of EU, IMO
yacht building needs to be told to the world. Our strategy is to
and national laws and regulations. Ensuring a level playing field
strongly position the Dutch maritime manufacturing industry by
is essential, especially when there is a global overcapacity at
promoting its core brand values of innovation, flexibility, reliability,
shipyards and when national governments are more than ever
cooperation, efficiency and sustainability. The ‘Maritime by
looking to attract inward business. Investing in our industry-leading
Holland’ slogan and campaign was launched in September 2009,
knowledge and the protection of intellectual property is vital. As
and will be visible on our collective presentations throughout the
an association we have seen significant progress on the financing
world. It is a joint initiative by the 11,000 companies powering
front and the government clearly values the Holland Shipbuilding
the maritime cluster in Holland, supported by Dutch government
Association’s opinions as a united voice for the construction and
and the Dutch Maritime Trade Board.
Holland Marine Houses
Holland Marine Houses a growing success The year 2009 saw the opening of two new Holland Marine
analysing market information, and helping companies that are
Houses in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and St. Petersburg, Russia
seeking opportunities for cooperation in both the host country and/
respectively. This brings the total number of these representative
or Holland. Developing relationships with shipbuilding companies
offices to four. The first Holland Marine House was set up in
and relevant government authorities also plays a key role.
China in 2003, and has successfully served Dutch companies in Shanghai and the rest of China ever since. Following this success,
The Holland Marine Houses are a joint initiative of the Dutch
the second Holland Marine House opened its doors in Hanoi,
Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Ministry of Transport, Public
Vietnam, in 2007.
Works and Waterways, The Dutch Maritime Network, and HME. Here is a summary of the specific services offered by the four
The Holland Marine Houses are designed to bring advanced Dutch
houses, the current board member companies and website
maritime expertise to the country in which they are founded and
addresses for further info.
serve as a bridge between Hollandâ€™s maritime industries and those of the host country. They enable maritime technology suppliers and shipyards from the Netherlands to firmly set foot in the worldâ€™s dynamic shipbuilding markets. This is facilitated by representing and promoting Dutch maritime technology, acting as a first contact point between Dutch and host country companies, supporting Dutch companies in collecting and
Holland Marine House China (HMHC) Services:
Tracing new build projects, intensive promotion in China, support with start-ups, quality checks on purchases, guidance during and organisation of visits, option to process orders via HMHC personnel.
Alewijnse Holding, Bakker Sliedrecht Electro Industrie, Corrosion & Water-Control, Damen Marine Components, Euroglide, GEA Bloksma, Huisman, Loggers, Ulstein Sea of Solutions, HME, Veth Propulsion, Vuyk Engineering Rotterdam, Winteb.
Holland Marine Houses
Holland Marine House Brazil (HMHB)
Holland Marine House Vietnam (HMHV)
Support with makers list procedures, Petrobras and Transpetro, generating
promotion in Vietnam, collating and analysing
business leads, market research, support in
market information, support in starting
finding local production partners, participation
up local production, guidance during and
in local sector activities, guidance during
organisation of visits to Vietnam, option to
and organisation of visits to Brazil, advice on import and customs formalities. Board members: Website:
Tracing new build projects, intensive
process orders via HMHV personnel Board members:
Alewijnse Marine Systems, GEA Bloksma,
IMT, Merwede Shipyard, Ridderinkhof, HME,
Kaefer Opticon, Konutherm, Promac, Rubber
Verhaar Omega, Veth Propulsion, Winel
Holland Marine House Russia (HMHR) Services:
Tracing new build projects, intensive promotion in Russia, supervision of local agents, support with start-ups, quality checks on purchases, option to process orders via HMHR personnel.
Bayards Aluminium Constructies, Konutherm, Ned-Deck Marine, Promac, Rubber Design, Verhaar Omega, Winteb
Event overview 2010
Export Events Trade mission to Germany (March 2-4) Holland Pavilion Vietship - Hanoi (March 17-19) Holland Pavilion Asia Pacific Maritime - Singapore (March 24-26) Incoming trade mission Russia (April 12-16) Holland booth Sea Japan - Tokyo (April 21-23)
Event overview 2010
Holland Pavilion Navalia - Vigo (May 18-20) Trade mission to Russia (May 31-June 4)
In 2010 Holland Shipbuilding Association, HME, and CMTI will organise
Holland Pavilion Posidonia - Athens (June 7-11)
events in the field of networking, export, innovation, and training. Check
Holland Pavilion SMM - Hamburg (September 7-10)
www.shipbuilding.nl for further information and subscription.
Trade mission to Malaysia (October 9-16) Trade mission to India lead by Dutch Minister Eurlings (autumn) Holland Pavilion International WorkBoat Show - New Orleans (December 2-4)
Holland Pavilion INMEX China - Guangzhou (December 8-10) Trade mission to Gulf Arabic lead by Dutch Minister Eurlings (early 2011)
New Yearâ€™s Reception General Assemblies
Meetings Dutch Government
Focus on India
European Shipyard Week
Focus on Russia
Annual Sailing Day
Focus on Turkey
Focus on Shipowners
General meetings CESA and EMEC
Holland Marine House Brazil
Publication annual report/statistics
Holland Marine House China
Dutch Maritime Awards Gala
Holland Marine House Russia Holland Marine House Vietnam
Maritime Introduction Course (May 20-21, December 2-3)
Training Shipbuilding for non-shipbuilders (March 25-26, September 16-October 14)
Training Yachtbuilding for non-yachtbuilders (April 15-16, November 2-30)
Project management in maritime industries
Innovation Performance Contracts
- Module 1 (January-February and September-October)
- Module 2 (March-April and October-November)
- Module 3 (May and November)
- Module 4 (June and December)
Maritime Innovation Award
Marine Awareness Course (November 11-12)
Maritime Diesel Engines (January 20-22, September 22-24)
National and international development
Marine Propulsion Course
National and international cooperation
- Module 1: Propulsion Plant Concepts and Basic Ship Hydrodynamics (September 23-24) - Module 2: Marine Propulsors Characteristics (October 14-15) - Module 3: Diesel Engines and Gas Turbines: Characteristics (November 4-5) - Module 4: Electrical Drives Characteristics (November 25-26) - Module 5: Matching Propulsion Engine and Propulsor (December 16-17) Design of Marine Auxiliary Systems Course - Module 1: Introduction Systems Architecture (April 8-9) - Module 2: Fundamentals Pumps, compressors and heat exchangers (May 20-21) - Module 3: System Engineering (June 17-18) Onboard Noise and Vibration (May 18-19)
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