Heysehaven officially reinstated as an offshore port

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Rotterdam, October 31, 2014 (STAT):-The evening of Tuesday 28 October saw the arrival of the Aker Wayfarer, a vessel equipped to build offshore structures. It is the first offshore ship to use the new Franklin Offshore quay on the Heysehaven (port number 2610). This means that the Heysehaven has now been semi-officially reinstated as an offshore port.

During the last century, this port area was also used for that purpose. That was in the latter days of the famous RDM shipyard. The Port of Rotterdam Authority is currently transforming this old area into an ‘RDM Centre of Expertise’ and technical education, knowledge centres and businesses are working together on sustainable innovations which are needed for the Rotterdam economy. The Port Authority aims to make RDM the number one innovation centre for the manufacturing industry in Rotterdam.

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