SDS

Build or convert an inland or sea-going vessel and contribute to sustainable development in the Netherlands

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APPLICATION ROUNDS

This scheme has two tenders per year. The current tender closes on 4 October 2022 (5 pm).  

SDS IN BRIEF

The Dutch Sustainable Shipbuilding Grant (Subsidie Duurzame Scheepsbouw, SDS) focuses on enabling the introduction of innovative, experimental technologies into the market for the building of new ships and the conversion of older ships that contribute to sustainable development in terms of reducing noise or emissions, alternative fuels, or a sustainable life cycle. Are you building or converting an inland or sea-going vessel? Then you may be eligible for the SDS grant.

For whom?

Shipyards

For what?

Shipbuilding innovation projects that are aimed at:

  • the development and design of a new class of ship or a new class of floating and moving offshore construction
  • the development of a new component of a ship or a floating and moving offshore construction

Grant budget and amounts

The grant amounts to 25% of eligible costs, with a maximum of 1.25 million euros. The grant budget is 2.3 million euros per tender (2 tenders per year).

SDS themes

  • emission reduction
  • alternative fuels
  • noise reduction
  • sustainable life cycle

Terms of eligibility

  • The ship to be (re-)built is a seagoing or inland navigation ship with a gross weight of at least 100 tonnes, intended for the transport of passengers or goods or for the performance of a special service.
  • Tugboats must have a minimum power of 365 kW.
  • Fishing vessels are not eligible.
  • The applicant for the grant – the shipyard – may not conclude a contract with the client for the (re)building of a ship or floating offshore construction before applying for the grant. The parties may, however, sign a letter of intent.

Assessment criteria

The SDS is awarded through a tender procedure, so that the best projects receive a grant. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) assesses and ranks applications on the basis of the following criteria:

  • innovative content of the shipbuilding project
  • contribution of the shipbuilding innovation project to making shipping more sustainable
  • economic potential and application possibilities (for the Dutch economy)

  • general quality of the application

PURPOSE OF THE GRANT

The purpose of the SDS is to contribute to the stimulation of innovative ways to achieve sustainability in shipbuilding. To this end it supports shipbuilding innovation projects aimed at experimental development in the (re)building of a ship or floating offshore construction.

Types of projects

Shipbuilding innovation projects that focus on:

  • the development and design of a new class of ship or a new class of floating and moving offshore construction
  • the development of a new part of a ship or floating and moving offshore construction

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I am the managing consultant at EGEN, responsible for the daily internal management of the EGEN mobility team. I am also responsible for the internal management of the EGEN team in the areas of HR, Finance & ICT.

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