A Dutch shipbuilder has plans to expand facilities at Cork Harbour.

Cornelis Verolme an industrialist from The Netherlands wants to build a dry dock in Cork.

As the number and size of ships in Cork Harbour grows, so too does the need for a dry dock where these ships can be repaired. Cornelis Verolme believes that such a facility could be provided by his company in cooperation with the Irish government and the major oil companies.

The first task is to establish exactly how deep the dock needs to be before any estimation of cost can be established.

Cornelis Verolme took over the running of Cork shipyard in 1959 and was tasked with developing the ship building and repair industry.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 9 July 1966.