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Sustainable shipbuilidng subsidy scheme (SDS)

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency

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Does your shipyard want to start an innovation project for shipbuilding? For instance by using new technology to make your techniques more sustainable? Then you may be eligible for a subsidy.

When you you qualify?

You qualify if:

  • The ship you want to build or refit is an inland or sea-going vessels with a gross weight of more than 100 tons and with more than 365 kW power. Fishing boats do not qualify.
  • You have not already signed a contract for the building or refitting of a ship when the application is made. If you are about to sign a contract, then you do still qualify.

How to apply?

You can apply for the Sustainable Shipbuilding Subsidy SchemeExternal link from 15 May until 16 September 2019 from the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl).

Questions relating to this article?

Please contact the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO)

+31 (0)88 602 44 44

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency