Louis Dreyfus Armateurs Buys Fairmount

Thursday, May 31, 2007
After two years of collaboration with Fairmount Marine BV, Louis Dreyfus Armateurs has strengthened its services to the offshore industry through the acquisition of Fairmount, a Dutch company. the acquisition of Fairmount Marine. For two years, since the common operation of the Gavea Lifter semi-submersible heavy transportation barge, the two companies have learned to work together.

Louis Dreyfus Armateurs decided to acquire Fairmount to develop the company in the longer term. Ocean towage is a promising market and LDA excels in developing niche sectors and added value.

A global ocean towage specialist, Fairmount was established 30 years ago by Mr Henk J. van den Berg. Fairmount delivers know-how and expertise in ocean towage to operators of drilling platforms, barges and FPSOs (Floating Production Storage and Offloading). Platforms, drillships and other large units can be docked on its semi-submersible barges.

Fairmount operates five modern and powerful (200 tonnes bollard pull) tugs, all delivered since 2005, as well as two semi-submersible barges capable of lifting 50,000 tonnes.

Negotiations with shipyards for two new semi-submersible barges and several tugs (in the 280 tonnes bollard pull class) are already in progress.

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter April 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Maersk Line Names Hahnemann Chief HR Officer

On August 1, 2016, Ulf Hahnemann, current Vice President for Strategic Programs at Mars Inc. will join Maersk Line as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) and be

American Waterways Operators Elects Chairman

The members of the American Waterways Operators, the national trade association representing the tugboat, towboat and barge industry, elected a new slate of leaders

Hanjin Shipping May Get OK for Restructuring

South Korea’s largest container operator by capacity Hanjin Shipping's creditors are expected to approve a corporate rehabilitation program for the struggling container line,

Legal

113 Migrants Drown in Libya-Italy Weekend Transits

An estimated 113 people died in four shipwrecks between Libya and Italy at the weekend as the crossing becomes the preferred sea route for migrants to Europe, the

Crowley Acquires Ace Fuels Assets in Anchorage

Anchorage-based Crowley Fuels yesterday completed an asset acquisition of the aviation fuels business of Ace Fuels, LLC, a fixed base operator (FBO) headquartered

USCG Sets 2nd Round of Hearings for El Faro

The U.S. Coast Guard will conduct a second round of public hearings May 16-27 for the Marine Board of Investigation into the loss of the U.S.-flagged cargo ship El Caro, and its 33 crewmembers.

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Navigation Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0981 sec (10 req/sec)