Full service shipyard for newbuilding, conversion, maintenance and repairs

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  • 100+ years of experience
  • Strategic location near the North Sea
  • Full service shipyard

We are Royal Niestern Sander

Royal Niestern Sander is a 100% Dutch shipyard. We are a versatile, strong and modern yard. With over 100 years of knowledge and experience, Royal Niestern Sander can count itself among the best shipyards in the Northern Netherlands. We design, build, maintain and repair ships. Also, we are specialized in often complex customer-oriented ship conversions.

A versatile shipyard at a strategic location

The yard is located in the north of the Netherlands and has a direct connection to the North Sea. At our locations, various facilities are at your disposal, including two dry docks, a slipway, new building facilities and a well-equipped machine shop with a plasma cutting machine.

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History

1901

Shipbuilder Berend Niestern and his sons chose the port of Delfzijl for their shipyard where they started to build steel ships.

1927

The brothers Gerhardus and Jacob Sander started their shipbuilding activities in Delfzijl. The yard became known far and wide for the coasters it produced.

1927

1970

The Niestern yard merged with the Apol yard, later called Werf Appingedam. A powerful and modern shipyard was created with the name Appingedam Niestern Delfzijl.

1970

2001

Niestern Sander BV existed 100 years. After all those years the yard had already written a lot of history. All the work done by the many generations of shipbuilders. From now on, the yard will continue under the name Royal Niestern Sander.

2001

1912

The shipyard moved to the Eemshaven that was both wide and deep. With this move a new name came: Scheepsbouwmij Farmsum. Ont he other side of the canal a new build yard was built.

1912

1953

The brothers Sander left their location and had en entirely new yard built at the Eemshaven with modern facilities and huge dimensions.

1953

1980

Appingedam Niestern Delfzijl merged with Sander and the yard was named Niestern Sander BV. All companies possessed a huge amount of knowledge and specialisms

1980

2005

Niesten Sander ceased to be a familiy company. The shares were acquired by Central Industry Group and Royal Wagenborg. In 2008 Wagenborg became there sole shareholder.

2005

Discover our latest delivery

Survey ROV support vessel 'GEO RANGER'

  • 2,5m Hs workability
  • 4+ week offshore endurance
  • 21 PAX complement

"It was a conscious choice to develop and build Geo Ranger here. There is so much quality and knowledge here in shipbuilding."

Patrick Defilet

Patrick Defilet

Director Geo Plus

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16 November 2022 Niestern Sander Ship Repair welcomes mv Helge

On Tuesday morning 15th November the mv Helge arrived at the repair yard of Niestern Sander in Delfzijl. Here, the general cargo vessel managed by MF Shipping in Delfzijl, will be repaired in the upcoming months. Following a collision with another vessel in the German Bight, the mv Helge has serious (water) damage.

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13 October 2022 EasyMax Journal 2: detail engineering and contracting subcontractors

90% of all goods and products are transported by sea. A daily routine for shipping companies and seafarers. But for many others, the maritime world remains invisible. That is why the employees of Wagenborg and Niestern Sander take you into the world of shipbuilding and shipping. Welcome to our monthly 'EasyMax journal'. In this edition we talk about the start of the construction and purchasing the main components of the ship.

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05 September 2022 EasyMax Journal 1: start construction and purchasing main components

90% of all goods and products are transported by sea. A daily routine for shipping companies and seafarers. But for many others, the maritime world remains invisible. That is why the employees of Wagenborg and Niestern Sander take you into the world of shipbuilding and shipping. Welcome to our monthly 'EasyMax journal'. In this edition we talk about the start of the construction and purchasing the main components of the ship.

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