The PSD building on the Prins Hendrikweg in Vlissingen will soon undergo a metamorphosis to give space to new, modern Sealab.

Member of the Executive Board Ab Smit, lector Jasper van Houcke of research group Aquaculture in Delta Areas and Vlissingen city councillor Geoffrey Sips explain the plans in the PZC of Friday 16 February.

The HZ has been using the building that used to house the offices of the Provincial Steamship Service (PSD) for years. It housed the vitality centre, for instance, until recently, and students and researchers worked on various solar boats there for a long time.

Protein transition

The current Sealab is also part of the building. However, that is severely outdated. The PSD building will house a new saltwater laboratory where 30 to 50 researchers and students can work on research into seafood and algae as part of the protein transition.

If all goes well, renovation work could begin this year.