More than twenty members and guests of the Netherlands Vietnam Chamber of Commerce joined an interesting and sunny visit to the Royal IHC shipyards in Krimpen aan den IJssel and Kinderdijk on Friday 24th May 2019.
Chairman Joost Vrancken Peeters was delighted to welcome, as special guests of the Chamber, H.E. Ambassador Ngo Thi Hoa and Mr. Nguyen Hai Tinh, Commercial Counsellor of the Embassy of Vietnam.
At the Royal IHC shipyard in Krimpen aan den IJssel, the NVCC delegation was warmly received by Mr. Dingeman van Woerden, Area Sales Manager of Royal IHC.
After donning special safety vests, shoes and spectacles, the delegation made a tour around the yard, where, in a huge hall, the reel lay vessel SEVEN VEGA was nearing completion for the launch, one day later.
After the visit in Krimpen aan den IJssel, the delegation moved by watertaxi to the Royal IHC location in Kinderdijk. After lunch, Ambassador Ngo Thi Hoa updated the NVCC members and guests about the developments in Vietnam.
Mr Dingeman van Woerden gave a fascinating presentation about the history of Royal IHC and its current projects.
During the afternoon, the delegation was split up in two groups who toured the Kinderdijk wharf where, at present, the largest cutter suction dredger in the world, the Spartacus, is moored for final fittings.
In the training centre, Mme Ngo thi Hoa and others had the opportunity to try out the dredging simulator and ‘virtually’ deepened the River Maas in the Centre of Rotterdam.
Note about photo album: The NVCC cannot publish, due to legal restrictions, photos showing the Seven Vega and the Spartacus.