The power of Sliedrecht
Sliedrecht, the cradle of the global dredging industry, lies at the periphery of the Drecht Cities. The small city’s inhabitants have been involved in deepening navigation channels, building ports and reinforcing dikes for centuries. Many international companies which are currently flourishing in the dredging industry, had their origins in Sliedrecht. The maritime sector is still very important to the town.
Sliedrecht’s inhabitants really got the dredging industry off the ground, so it comes as no surprise that Sliedrechts boasts many water-related activities. The location on the Lower Merwede, a heavily used waterway in the Dutch Delta, is an ideal base for the maritime industry. Add the proximity of the A15 motorway and the railway line and Sliedrecht truly is an ideal base. Over the years, shipbuilders, electrical companies and other maritime suppliers have established themselves in Sliedrecht.