Dutch maritime contracting company Van Oord is partnering with compatriot company Hendrik Veder Group for the management of heavy lifting equipment for offshore wind turbines.
Rotterdam-based company active in steel wire and fibre rope products and services said that under the terms of the two-year agreement, Van Oord will outsource its hoisting and lifting equipment management to the Hendrik Veder Group, with a focus on sustainable lifting.
According to Michiel Pieterman, Offshore Wind Operations Manager at Van Oord: "This partnership enables us to use lifting equipment in a sustainable way. The high-quality lifting equipment has a longer lifespan, because it is either reused or converted into new raw materials, while guaranteeing 100 percent compliance at all times. This is a practical way of helping both companies achieve their sustainability goals."
Roeland van Schie, Project Supply Chain Support Manager at Van Oord, said: "As partners, we can both profit from each other’s knowledge and expertise. This will allow us to plan our projects efficiently and flexibly. Our two-year partnership with the Hendrik Veder Group will help us ensure the safety of our employees and the sustainability of our wind-energy projects."
Pieter Modderman, Manager of Services at the Hendrik Veder Group, said: "Our company has been creating products for the shipping industry for the past 220 years. By giving our partners full access to our lifting equipment know-how, we can both reap the benefits. Our goal is to lead the pack when it comes to innovation, while also making optimal use of existing technologies and standards. Our lifting equipment lasts longer because of the extensive range of services we offer. This makes a big difference in helping both companies reach their sustainability targets."
Van Oord uses its ships to install windmills at sea. These technically complex installation projects require a team of Van Oord professionals on board. Their most important tool is well-maintained lifting equipment that is suited to the task.