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    SYNOPSIS: Adriaan Volker Huis, home of one of Europe's most important marine engineering groups and Holland's oldest firm of dredgers...


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    LV Adriaan Volker Huis
    4 ft

    GV ZOOM to MV Burgomaster in lobby
    12 ft

    GV Ambassador and wife in lobby
    15 ft

    CU Ambassador
    17 ft

    CU Mrs Nowilaty ZOOM OUT to group of guests
    20 ft

    GV guests out of Adriaan Volker Huis led by Mr. Nowilety
    27 ft

    MV guests out onto landing stage, Adriaan Volker Huis in background
    38 ft

    GV mv "Pieter Caland", Mr. Nowilaty's daughter out on gangway
    40 ft

    GV Mr. Nowilaty greets daughter
    43 ft

    CU daughter PAN TO Mr. Nowilaty PAN TO Mrs. Nowilaty PAN TO Adriaan Volker Chairman Mr. de Neef
    51 ft

    GV motor vessel under way (2 shots)
    57 ft

    GV motor launch passes under the Maas bridges
    65 ft

    SV motor vessel under way (2 shots)
    72 ft

    GV sailor throws rope to secure
    76 ft

    CU sailor secures rope
    85 1/2 ft

    GV Assembled guests
    87 ft

    GV and PAN Mrs Nowilaty unveils name-plate
    92 ft

    CU bridge of dredgers PAN to guests
    97 1/2 ft

    SCU guests
    99 ft

    SCU Chairman chats with guests
    103 ft

    ZOOM OUT to dredger
    106 ft

    GV and PAN dredger
    111 ft

    MS Mr. Nowilaty up stairs to bridge of dredger
    115 ft

    MS Mr. Nowilaty unveils plaque
    118 ft

    MS Captain shows controls to Mr. Nowilaty
    112 ft

    CU Mr. Nowilaty's hand on control
    124 ft

    MS Captain shows controls PAN TO exterior through glass
    129 ft

    CU winch PAN TO screws
    134 ft

    GV Managing Director makes presentation to Mr. Nowilaty ZOOM IN to hand-shake OUT AGAIN to group
    146 ft


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    Background: SYNOPSIS: Adriaan Volker Huis, home of one of Europe's most important marine engineering groups and Holland's oldest firm of dredgers...

    ...where the city's Mayor or Burgomaster is on hand to meet an important guest.

    It's His Excellency Mr. Rashad Nowilaty, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

    Mr. Nowilaty, accompanied by Mrs Nowilaty, has come specially to Rotterdam to take part in the naming ceremony of a new vessel destined for Saudi Arabia.

    The ship is the first of three dredgers which the Adriaan Volker Group are supplying as part of the big contract for the construction of a new commercial port at Jubail in Saudi Arabia.

    For many years, the Adriaan Volker Group has been actively engaged in extensive marine engineering schemes in the Middle East, Africa and Australia, as well as in Europe itself.

    Accompanied by a group of distinguished guests from Saudi Arabia and from the Netherlands, Mr. and Mrs. Nowilaty arrive at a landing stage opposite the Adriaan Volker Huis...

    Where they are joined by Mr. Nowilaty's daughter.

    With the Dutch hosts and Saudi Arabian guests on board, the motor vessel Pieter Caland passes under the famous Maas Bridges. Rotterdam, situated at the mouth of the river Rhine, is the world's largest commercial port, and more than 33,000 sea-going vessels call here every year.

    A modern and highly sophisticated distribution centre, Rotterdam has long been the home of some of Europe's most experienced and advanced marine engineers.

    Watched by the assembled guests, Mrs Nowilaty is to unveil the name-plate of the new dredger...

    It is the Sliedrecht 31, named after the village on the Rhine where the Adriaan Volker Group was started more than 120 years ago.

    The ou???ex of the new dredger has been specially designed to tackle the hard cap rock under the sea in far-off Saudi Arabia.

    By the end of 1976, the Sliedrecht 31 and two other similar vessels will be at work in Jubail.

    Among the watchers admiring the lines of the new dredger is Mr. de Neef, the Chairman of the Board of the Adriaan Volker Group.

    The long-planned commercial port of Jubail will of the greatest importance to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia...

    ...and the Sliedrecht 31 and her sister ships will play an essential role in the creation of this vital new facility.

    On board the new dredger, the Saudi Arabian Ambassador leads the way up to the control-room on the bridge.

    Here, he unveils a brass plaque placed there to commemorate the occasion.

    The captain of the Sliedrecht demonstrates the operation of the controls...

    ...and the machinery is set in ration for the first time by Mr. Nowilaty.

    The ceremony concludes with the presentation of gifts for the Saudi Arabian guest by the Managing Director of Adriaan Volker, Mr. J. C. Cosijn.

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