Neptune Marine contributes to conversion of inland vessel Amoureus

Dutch shipyard Neptune Marine completed its contribution to the conversion of an inland vessel. The conversion has taken place at Neptune Marine’s shipyard in Hardinxveld, located on the borders of the Merwede river.

Motor freighter to inland combination
In 2008 the 135 meter inland motor freighter was renamed Amoureus. After numerous years, the owner started thinking about the conversion of the vessel into a combination vessel. Despite the critical view of the industry, calling the idea not possible, the development started in 2018 in collaboration with various subcontractors, including Neptune Marine.

During the summer of 2020 the inland vessel was carefully cut in two parts at Neptune’s shipyard in Hardinxveld, after which both parts have been combined with a newbuild part. The initial aft ship has been coupled to a new fore ship, whilst the fore ship has been turned into a push barge on the slipway. The total combination now covers a length of 172 meters.

Repair & Conversion
Neptune offers a wide portfolio of maintenance, repair and conversion services. At our shipyards, which are located close to the port of Rotterdam and along Europe’s most important waterways, we service and repair a portfolio of vessels including inland cargo vessels, river cruisers, workboats and other marine equipment.

By combining newbuild and repair expertise, Neptune Marine also offers custom conversion services. We use our in-house engineering capabilities to deliver projects such as transforming an inland vessel to a dredger or upgrading a vessel to meet future emission requirements.

The experienced team of Neptune Repair is committed to quality, safety and is ISO 9001 and VCA** certified. This approach ensures safe working standards and minimal downtime for your repair and conversion projects.

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About Neptune Marine
Neptune Marine offers a broad range of maritime solutions, including newbuilding, repair, equipment charter and other complementary services. We work with our clients and suppliers to create and deliver solutions that are versatile, innovative and reliable.

Neptune Marine operates from three locations in the Netherlands; Hardinxveld, Aalst and Groningen.

Neptune – “Marine solutions that work for you.”