Issues which deserve special attention:
Zeeland has a rich maritime history. Indeed, the stories about Michiel de Ruyter and the VOC are well known. Since time immemorial the region has been regarded as an obvious maritime location as Zeeland is literally in the sea and has many waterways. It therefore makes perfect sense for companies in the maritime sector, port infrastructure and service industry to choose Zealand as their base.
Damen Naval Shipbuilding: naval vessels
A good example is the Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) company. Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) and Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen are members of the Dutch Damen Shipyards Group, with more than 40 shipyards worldwide. The location in Vlissingen is the largest shipyard in southern Netherlands.
Amels: super yachts
Another example is Amels; also based in Vlissingen and a member of the Damen Shipyards Group, Amels has the largest shipyard for super yachts in the Netherlands. The super yacht builder is known for the skill, design, quality and complexity of the designs and superior workmanship.