About us

Key figures

190 skilled employees

117 years of experience

300.000 annual production hours

850+ new build ships

Who we are

Royal Niestern Sander is a 100% Dutch shipyard. We are a versatile, strong and modern yard. We also have our own workshop. 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. The yard is located in the north of the Netherlands and has a direct connection to the North Sea and has three locations in the Northern of the Netherlands: Farmsum, Delfzijl and Eemshaven.

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Our mission

It is our mission to offer the best total and tailor-made solutions in the field of ship building,  ship repair and ship conversion.


Royal Niestern Sander was established in 1901 due to a great demand for shipbuilding activities in the Northern Netherlands and the passion of the founders for shipbuilding. Over the years the yard developed more and more specialisms and additional services and grew into the yard that it is now.


It is our top priority to be able to help customers as quickly and efficiently as possible. We will do everything we can to satisfy our customers. ‘Unburdening’ customers is what we prefer to do and the drive for everyone is working at Niestern Sander. “Your ship is in good hands with us!”

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Health, Safety, Environment & Quality

Health, safety, environment and quality (HSEQ) are all of the highest priority within the shipbuilding industry and within Royal Niestern Sander. They are decisive for the success and quality of our people and activities.

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Recent news

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09 June 2023 EasyMax 4 Construction Launches with Steel Cutting Ceremony

Niestern Sander Shipyard is proud to announce the initiation of the construction process for the EasyMax 4, a groundbreaking multipurpose vessel. Recently, a steel cutting ceremony marked the beginning of this project, set to be delivered and operational by 2024.

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02 June 2023 EasyMax journal: episode 10

In this episode, Wagenborg Shipping's Newbuilding Superintendent Udo tells everything about the transport of the foreship. Wagenborg Nedlift's Self Propelled Modular Transporter-operator Victor explains how this works in practice. Bert Kuiken, Director Lending at ABN-AMRO gives an insight in how financing enables sustainability in the shipping industry with initiatives such as the EasyMax.

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12 May 2023 EasyMax journal: episode 9

In this episode, supervisors Harbert Bruggers and Anne Dijkman tell everything about the progress of the construction process and project manager Alwin Huisman explains the ship's main engine.

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