Ultraship completes VEBO takeover
Multraship Towage & Salvage has acquired a majority share in VEBO BV, the holding company of Verenigde Bootlieden BV and Vebocab BV, the leading boatman/mooring service provider in the port of Terneuzen. The takeover will have no adverse consequences for the 38 employees of VEBO, which specialises in the mooring and unmooring of vessels and in the provision of helmsmen services and taxi and waterborne transportation services. Multraship, which specialises in towage & salvage services, sees the takeover as a logical addition to, and expansion of, its services to the maritime community in the Zeeland Seaports area and on the River Scheldt. For Verenigde Bootlieden, the takeover represents a guarantee of its long-term survival.
Damen Signs Contract with Multraship
At the Europort exhibition in Rotterdam, Multraship and Damen signed a contract for the build and delivery of two Damen Stan Launch 804s. The new launches will be operated by Multraship subsidiaries Montis Mooring Boatservice BV and Verenigde Bootlieden BV. Verenigde Bootlieden BV and Montis Mooring Boatservice BV provide boatmen and other specialist marine services in the port of Terneuzen, the Netherlands. The new acquisitions will provide among others line handling services in the Terneuzen port area. The 8.62-meter Stan Launch 804s are specially modified versions of the class.
Damen Delivers Workboat to Multraship
Towage and salvage operator Multraship has taken delivery of the first of two customized Damen Stan Launch 804s vessels for its line handling and boatmen service companies in Terneuzen, the Netherlands. Verenigde Bootlieden B.V. and Montis Mooring & Boatservice B.V. will use the vessels to support port operations. In December Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam in the Netherlands delivered the first Stan Launch 804s, Montis 5, and the second vessel, VB 2, will be delivered in early February after 16 weeks under construction.
Spliethoff Sending 6 Ships to BLRT for Refit Work
Dutch shipping company Spliethoff's Bevrachtingskantoor B.V. has signed contracts with BLRT Grupp to have scrubbers (systems for cleaning exhaust gases) and ballast water treatment systems installed on board six of its ships. The latest contract for the modernization of Spliethoff's F-type ships (deadweight up to 12,500 tons) follows an earlier agreement to install ballast water treatment systems aboard the company’s 14 S-type vessels (deadweight up to 21,500 tons). "Work on modernization of ships has already begun and will continue until the beginning of 2020.
Mammoth Bunker Vessel Planned
The Verenigde Tankrederij (VT) from Rotterdam will order the largest bunker vessel so far. With a size of 8,000 tons (135 m long) it is twice the size of the present largest bunker vessel. The company said that it responds to the ongoing up scaling of the shipping industry. Since it expects traffic in Rotterdam to grow further it is very likely VT will order a second vessel of the same size. At present a total of some 8.5 million tons of bunker oil is delivered to ships in the port area.
HME to Open Singapore Branch
HME’s Singapore Branch Office will be officially launched on March 15 by the Dutch ambassador, H.E. Johannes W.G. Jansing, at his residence in Singapore. The opening coincides with one of Asia's most established and proven maritime trade exhibitions, Asia Pacific Maritime 2012. HME Singapore has been set up to further support the international maritime trade between South-East Asia and the Netherlands. The office will act as a hub for maritime companies on both ends and will facilitate the already excellent relations between the Netherlands and South-East Asia. HME Singapore is supported by the Maritime by Holland Trade Council and Holland Shipbuilding Association.
GE Receives BV Certification
GE Transportation’s marine business has received type approval certification from Bureau Veritas (BV), Paris, France, for its family of Electronic Fuel Injected (EFI), medium-speed diesel engines. “The BV type approval certifies that our 8, 12 and 16 cylinder engines are manufactured with high quality at GE’s Grove City, Pennsylvania facility,” said John Manison, manager of GE Transportation’s marine business in Erie, Pa. “Over the past several years, we have earned BV, American Bureau of Shipping and Germanischer Lloyd type approvals for our diesel engine family. Couple these quality certifications with many cost-saving features such as electronic fuel injection, and customers are offered significant benefits when using our engines,” Manison added.
BV, Vietnam Register Team
International classification society Bureau Veritas recently teamed with Vietnam Register and entered into a long term cooperation agreement. BV and VR have agreed to cooperate on the following services: classification/certification surveys of construction, transformation and major repairs of vessels and offshore structures, holding or intended to hold the dual classification/certification VR/BV, or the single classification/certification VR or BV; classification/certification surveys including survey of routine maintenance and repair works of vessels and structures in service holding or intended to hold the dual classification/certification VR/BV or the single classification/certification VR or BV…
BV Sees Growth
certification society to top Euro1bn of business in 2001. Since 1995 Bureau Veritas has registered an average annual growth of 18 percent, during which time it has tripled its turnover. Turnover, at $929 million, was up 19 percent on 2000, against a background of contracting markets worldwide. Euro99.5m. President and Managing Director of BV's Marine Division. "They also demonstrate that BV's focus on customer service pays off. BV's marine division results grew 13.3 percent last year, and formed the third largest contribution to the BV group figures, surpassed only by industrial services and construction. of BV," says Anne. * Classed fleet grew to record 38m gt. Average age of the fleet fell. * BV's share of new orders grew to 10 per cent, up from 8 percent in 2000.
Four Nominees HME Maritime Innovation Award 2012
The nominees of the Dutch HME Maritime Innovation Award 2012 are Huisman Equipment BV, VOSTA LMG BV, Kranendonk Production Systems BV, and Imtech Marine & Offshore BV. These nominees are selected out of sixteen innovative submissions. The winner will be announced at the Maritime Awards Gala on Thursday 8 November 2012 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. On 14 September 2012 the nominated companies will clarify their new products to a jury. The jury includes leading experts on shipping, shipbuilding, maritime services, offshore, and maritime research.
FPSO US$674-million Contract for Sembcorp Subsidiary
Sembcorp Marine’s subsidiary Jurong do Brasil Prestacao de Services Ltda (JDB) awarded FPSO module contract by Tupi B.V. The contract is for the construction of a total of 8 modules and module integration works for 2 Floating Production Storage and Offloading vessels (FPSO) P-68 and P-71 from Tupi B.V., a consortium owned by majority shareholder Petrobras Netherlands B.V., together with BG Overseas Holdings Ltd and Galp Energia E&P B.V. As part of the agreement, Tupi B.V. has a similar contract option to construct 4 modules and modules integration for a FPSO to be exercised within 18 months of the contract signing. Under the contract, the FPSOs P-68 and P-71 will have identical work scopes, comprising the fabrication of 4 modules for each FPSO and module integration works.
Cecon's Stock Exchange Announcement
2012-08-28: Contract Award Cecon ASA with its subsidiary Cecon NL BV has announced a new contract award. GDF SUEZ E&P Nederland B.V. has issued a Letter of Intent to Cecon NL BV to install rigid pipelines on three projects totalling 57km, all in the Dutch Sector of the North Sea, in the first half of 2013. Cecon will execute pipeline installation with the new DP Pipelay and Heavy-Lift vessel "Sampson", delivered from shipyard after upgrading early August 2012. Cecon will perform project management, including subcontractors and engineering, from the Dutch office in Leiden.
BV Reports Further Growth
Bureau Veritas has posted annual results which show the eight consecutive year of annual growth averaging over 17 percent. up 12 per cent on 2002. EBIT grew 25 per cent to Euro155.4m ($183m). Consolidated net profit grew 10 per cent to Euro95.9m (US$113m). June. Since 1995 the group turnover has multiplied by almost four times. skilled workforce has been increased from 6,000 to over 19,000 today. services to industry. offshore industries. to put BV in second position globally. backbone of the group. backed by a strong performance in newbuilding markets. fleet stands now at over 6,700 vessels of more than 41.2mgt. strong growth in associated services and consulting. containment systems. maintenance of their floaters. during 2003. IACS benefits the whole industry.
BV Reports Growth
Bureau Veritas has reported a twelve percent increase in consolidated revenue for 2006, marking a year of double-digit growth for the international classification society. Adjusted operating income, meanwhile, was up by ten per cent on the previous year, to Euro 268.3m. A ten per cent increase was also recorded in personnel numbers, with 26,207 employees registered at December 31, 2006. Organic growth was especially strong in the marine and industry divisions - particularly in the oil and gas sector. In its Marine Business Review 2007, BV confirms that its classed fleet grew by 12.3 per cent to 7,530 ships, totaling 54.6 m gt. And a flood of large newbuildings drove down the average age of the BV-classed fleet.
BV Fleet Tops 8,000 Ships
Bureau Veritas has topped 8,000 ships in its classed fleet, which now totals over 60m gt. With the delivery of the high speed passenger ferry Superstar from Fincantieri to its owners Tallink in April 2008, the BV classed fleet reached more than 60.2 m gt and 8,000 ships. The continuing strong fleet growth follows excellent financial results reported in April, with the BV group posting a turnover of Euro2.067bn, up 12 percent on 2006, and adjusted net profit up 19 per cent. Both figures reflected guidance given before a successful IPO in October 2007, and the forecast for group growth in 2008 is 15 per cent overall. However the Marine Division outperformed the rest of the group in 2007 and continues to grow strongly, not only in the classed fleet but in a wide range of services to owners.
BV Acquires MAC
Bureau Veritas (BV) acquired Maritime Assurance & Consulting (MAC). Based in Aberdeen, MAC was established in 2010 and now has 30 employees as well as more than 40 associates. This transaction is in line with BV’s recent developments in the North Sea offshore sector, where it has reaffirmed ambition to strengthen its local presence and increase its service provision capabilities for clients in spite of challenging market conditions. MAC’s capabilities will be a great enabler to further develop Maritime Assurance services for BV clients worldwide, in particular in the offshore sector. Commenting on the acquisition, Paul Shrieve, BV Regional CEO North Sea Offshore Operations, said: "We are delighted to welcome the MAC team to the BV family.
Change of Management at Yanmar
Having reached the age of retirement, Geert Jan Mantel will resign from his position as President of Yanmar Europe B.V. as per June 30, 2014, a position he has occupied since April 1, 2002. He will simultaneously step down as Managing Director of the Yanmar Co. LTD Board of Directors in Osaka, Japan. He has served as a member of the Board since June 2009. Mantel will take the position as Corporate Advisor for the three newest 100% Yanmar owned subsidiaries in Europe, namely Yanmar Construction Equipment Europe S.A.S. of Saint-Dizier in France, Vetus B.V.
Ulstein Implements Organizational Changes
Naming and organizational changes are underway in the Ulstein Group companies in the Netherlands. As of August 1, 2015, the ship design company Ulstein Sea of Solutions has been renamed Ulstein Design & Solutions BV (UDS BV), while the equipment company Ulstein Idea Equipment Solutions has been renamed Ulstein Equipment BV (UE BV). Edwin van Leeuwen and Gilbert Rezette enter positions as managing directors of the respective companies. Furthermore the holding company for the Ulstein…
MISC to Divest 50% Shareholding in VTTI
MISC Berhad and its wholly-owned subsidiary MTTI Sdn. Bhd. have today entered into an agreement with VIP Terminals Finance B.V. to dispose 50 percent of the issued share capital of VTTI B.V., for a cash consideration of $830 million, subject to completion of the conditions precedent. VIP Terminals Finance B.V. is ultimately a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vitol Investment Partnership Limited, an investment vehicle sponsored and managed by the Vitol Group. Upon completion of the proposed divestment, VTTI will cease to be a joint-venture company of MTTI. Yee Yang Chien, President/CEO of MISC said, “It has been a great pleasure working with Vitol over the past five years. We wish Vitol the very best in its future endeavours and we are confident that the good relationship we have will continue.
My Jobs: New App for Bureau Veritas Surveyors
The latest digital development launched by Bureau Veritas (BV) supports in-service surveyors with a new mobile app for class and statutory surveys. My Jobs is a mobile application developed by the Marine & Offshore division of BV to facilitate the survey process from end to end. BV’s ships in service surveyors are now able to access up to date information on mobile devices anytime and anywhere. Over 20 percent of BV surveyors are now using the My Jobs mobile app to carry out live reporting on the spot – and usage is growing.
ABG Shipyard Secures Order from Vroon BV
ABG Shipyard Ltd has announced that the Company has secured a order for construction of 1 unit 78M LOA Diving Support Vessel at a price of Euro 16,540,000 from Vroon Offshore B.V., The Netherlands. The company is already building two vessels for Vroon Offshore B.V. Source: Equity Bulls
Two Tugs Christened in Germany
Kotug International BV said that the last two out of a series of four Rotortugs have been christened by Kotug International BV during a small ceremony in the port of Hamburg last weekend. The 65 tons bollard pull RT Antonie and RT Zoë were built at the ASL Marine Shipyard in Singapore through Kooren Shipbuilding and Trading BV the holder of the successful Rotortug patent. The RT Antonie is named after the nephew of Kotug's CEO Ard-Jan Kooren and was christened by sponsor lady Anne Lusher, wife of Martin Lusher, partner with SSY in London and representative for Kotug International BV. The RT Zoë is named after the sponsor lady Zoë Kooren daughter of Ard-Jan and Chrisje Kooren. The RT Antonie is the 7th tug in the Kotug fleet in the port of Bremerhaven.
Kalmar Negotiate Agreement for STS
Kalmar Industries and Lubbers’ Constructiewerkplaats en Machinefabriek Hollandia BV, are negotiating an agreement concerning the production of steel structures for ship-to-shore (STS) cranes. In the proposed partnership, Hollandia will be responsible for the steel fabrication and assembly of Kalmar STS cranes. Kalmar Industries BV, Kalmar’s Dutch subsidiary, will focus on marketing, R&D, project management and servicing of STS cranes. This arrangement will lead to approximately 100 employees of Kalmar Industries BV, who are presently engaged in steel construction and assembly work, being transferred to Hollandia Cranes BV. The company will continue to operate out of Kalmar Industries’ factory in Rotterdam…