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Multi functional Shipyard

Our shipyard has three locations available close to Rotterdam. Its main location is the IJsselwerf in Capelle aan den IJssel with a large section building shed, a slipway shed, a large tower crane and 182m quay length. Next to that Zwijnenburg owns large construction halls in Krimpen aan den IJssel. All locations are suitable for large yacht- and shipbuilding projects.

Yacht conversion
Outfitted yacht hulls
Engineering and projectmanagement
Precise build services

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Available quay length of 182m with an average draft of 6m NAP. This quay can be used for mooring yachts, vessels and pontoons for refits, repairs and maintenance. With possibilities for expansion. Shore power, quay lighting, camera surveillance, access tower and water supplies are all available. 


A unique location 
Zwijnenburg’s main shipyard ‘IJsselwerf’ is located at the IJsseldijk in Capelle aan den IJssel, close to the Port of Rotterdam.  The IJsselwerf’s unique location makes the yard ideal for building large yachts and vessels. A big slipway shed and a large section building shed on one location ensures a highly efficient work process. The IJsselwerf offers a quay, a section building shed, a slipway shed and a large outdoor terrain with a tower crane. Its total ground surface counts about 29,000m2. The tower crane’s  substantial lifting 80 tons. Zwijnenburg shipyard also has two substantially large terrains nearby in Krimpen aan den IJssel with large section building- and assembly sheds. These terrains also can be used for large yacht- and shipbuilding projects as well as the build of  large steel constructions. 

Capelle aan den IJssel – IJsselwerf

The maximum vessel size for the slipway is 140m x 23,5m with a combined maximum admissible launch weight of 7,500 tons. Its shed is equipped with three overhead cranes with a lifting capacity of 5 tons each.  The slipway is designed to build and launch several ships at the same time. Its innovative L-shaped design makes it possible to open the roof of the shed completely. This allows for the tower crane to place a ship’s section on any desired spot. You can find nice 3D photos of the process in the media gallery of this website.  At the slipway shed, separate working stations are created for subcontractors such as piping, HVAC and electrical partners. The slipway shed also has a large, heated storage facility for ship equipment.  The section shed measures 125m x 20m. It has two overhead cranes with a maximum lifting capacity of 20 tons each. This is in good proportion to the 80 tons lifting capacity of the tower crane. There is also access to an overhead crane with 2 x 10 tons lifting capacity and two overhead cranes with a capacity of 16 tons each. In this hall, large (yacht- and shipbuilding) sections are welded and prepared for transport and installation on the slipway in the slipway shed. The broad 18m shed door allows for sections to be hauled outside with the overhead cranes, after which the tower crane can take the section and hoist it onto the slipway.  Our so-called ‘pre-processing shed’, which is next to the section shed, is 125m x 14m. In this hall, panels and clamping plates are prepared for section building. Several overhead cranes bring with a lifting capacity up to 5 tons in this hall. As the tower crane can be moved across the entire slipway, it can also reach our quay to move loads from and to pontoons.  The outside area provides a large parking space, camera surveillance, an access-control system and outdoor storage.  

Krimpen aan den IJssel – Industrieweg

The Industieweg’s building sheds measure 100m x 20m and 73m x 31m. At the 100-metre shed three overhead cranes are placed: two with a lifting capacity of 20 tons each and one of 2 x 10 tons. The maximum building size in this shed is 16,8m wide and 13,5m high. At the 73-metre shed five overhead cranes ar placed, with a lifting capacity of 5 tons each and five 2,5 tons cranes. With a width of 31 metres this shed is ideal for building deckhouses for yacht- and shipbuilding.  Both sheds can be lengthened with containers up to 24 metres, if necessary.  The Industrieweg location has an accessible quay directly on the Nieuwe Maas river. This quay offers extensive possibilities for loading and unloading large (yacht- and shipbuilding) constructions. Both sheds have a large canteen, dressing rooms adjacent to the building sheds and offices. 

Krimpen aan den IJssel – Parallelweg

Our location at Parellelweg exists of 3 building sheds:   an Assembly shed 35 x 16 m with a lifting capacity of 64 tons (2 cranes met 2 x 16 tons lifting capacity).  A section shed of 27 x 15 m with a lifting capacity of  5 cranes each with a 10 tons lifting capacity. And a pre-section shed of 30 x 15 m, in which the the cranes of the section building shed can be used as their tracks are connected   The height of the crane’s hook in the assemby shed is  13,25 m en 7,25 m in the pre-assembly shed.   Directly located to the Hollandse IJssel river, the Parallelweg offers a unique spot. It allows for two floating docks to transport complete yacht- and ship building-sections up to 320 tons. There is a central warehouse for storage of ship equipment and a large canteen with dressing rooms.  Large office buildings are available as well. As our independent Machineshop is also located here, services can conveniently be combined. This makes this location unique for projects that require both steel works and machining.

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Zwijnenburg Locations

IJsseldijk 97, 2901 BR, Capelle aan den IJssel Head Office, Shipyard, Quayside, Slipway, Engineering, Construction Hall Parallelweg 6-8, 2921 LE, Krimpen aan den IJssel Machineshop & Construction Halls Industrieweg 2a, 2921 LB, Krimpen aan den IJssel Construction Halls & Quayside

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