Located in an excellent position on the river Merwede, the Slob yard in Papendrecht has been a part of Feadship since 1999. Working in close cooperation with De Voogt and the other De Vries Group companies, it is a one-stop-shop for building Feadship steel hulls and complex integrated aluminium deckhouses of the highest quality. Each hull is custom created by 150 highly skilled metalworkers and engineers. Slob has its own pre-treatment department, which includes a plasma steel cutting machine, pre-assembly and welding capacities, a machine shop and a slipway for vessels up to 130 metres in length. The yard also opened its own piping workshop in 2009 where pipes in all materials are manufactured, adapted, and fitted with branches, welded bends and flanges.