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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.
We design and build ships for merchant shipping, inland shipping and offshore.
Royal Niestern Sander has a wide, multi-specialized experience in ship repair and maintenance
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.
Shipbuilder Berend Niestern and his sons chose the port of Delfzijl for their shipyard where they started to build steel ships.
The brothers Gerhardus and Jacob Sander started their shipbuilding activities in Delfzijl. The yard became known far and wide for the coasters it produced.
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.
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.
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.
The brothers Sander left their location and had en entirely new yard built at the Eemshaven with modern facilities and huge dimensions.
Appingedam Niestern Delfzijl merged with Sander and the yard was named Niestern Sander BV. All companies possessed a huge amount of knowledge and specialisms
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.
"It was a conscious choice to develop and build Geo Ranger here. There is so much quality and knowledge here in shipbuilding."
Director Geo Plus