We are Drecht Cities
A tradition of craftsmanship spanning more than six centuries. A close-knit community built on loyalty, trust and hard work. And a culture based on pragmatism and co-operation. We are the Drecht Cities: a world-class cluster of maritime masters in the heart of the Dutch delta, on the edge of the North Sea. What we build, helps the world to prosper, grow and stay safe for generations to come.
The Drecht Cities
The Drecht Cities are home to almost 1,000 companies in maritime construction, shipbuilding, manufacturing, and sea river shipping. This includes global leaders like Boskalis, Royal IHC, Heerema Fabrication Group, Damen Shipyards Group, Oceanco, and Fokker Technologies. Our clients trust us to deliver on our promises, because we combine practical innovation with superb execution and never compromise on quality. And because we are at our best when the stakes are high and the only way forward is to build something that was never built before.
That is why we have created the Palm Islands and helped New Orleans and Venice deal with floods. Why we have broadened the Suez Canal and built new locks in Panama. And why we have given Europe its modern inland shipping fleet and build some of the world’s finest complex specials and luxury yachts. Our work is of tremendous value to our clients. Also it is our contribution to global challenges such as climate change, population growth, and the search for sustainable energy.