The second-largest producer of natural gas in the EU, the Netherlands has 1.45 trillion m3 of proved reserves of this energy commodity, which plays a significant role in the Dutch country's energy sector. The Netherlands is bordered by the North Sea to the north, where much of the country's offshore energy sector is concentrated. Located in the northern Netherlands and estimated to produce for another 50 years, Groningen -- Europe's largest natural gas field -- has already exceeded 100 Tcf and was discovered in May 1959 by a 50-50 joint venture between Shell and ExxonMobil.
A shipyard is where ships and other floating vessels are built and repaired. Shipyards will contain large open areas for ship building as well as dry docks for repairing ships below the water line and slipways to allow vessels to be lowered back to the water.