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Swan Hunter signs Memorandum of Understanding with Dutch Offshore Contractors

Swan Hunter signs Memorandum of Understanding with Dutch Offshore Contractors

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04 October 2017

Dutch Offshore Contractors BV (DOC) in the Netherlands, and Swan Hunter (NE) Limited with offices in the UK and the Netherlands, have signed a memorandum of understanding agreement.

Swan Hunter, specialist in providing a wide range of reliable offshore installation equipment for flexible pipelines, umbilicals, power cables, and their engineering & project management team, have extensive experience in the offshore renewables and offshore oil & gas industries.

DOC, specialist in heavy transport solutions and project logistic services with a "direct to sea” terminal in Vlissingen.

The agreement and the "teaming up” will enable this combination to provide their clients with a complete service package from cable factory to storage hub, onwards to installation vessel, and long-term storage, including project mob-demob quay for clients installation vessels.

The signing took place in September with Mr Gerard Kroese, Director from Swan Hunter (NE) Limited, and Mr Dave Hangoor, Director from DOC BV.

Gerard Kroese said: "DOC have a well-established heavy transport track record, as well as vast experience in logistics project management. This, combined with the "direct to sea terminal” in Vlissingen, will match with our on and offshore cable installation and handling equipment. We can complement and strengthen each other’s capabilities, and this mutually beneficial agreement means we can ultimately actively enter a larger market and provide full service packages to our clients.”

Dave Hangoor said: "Swan Hunter engineering & project management team have extensive experience in offshore renewables and offshore oil & gas industries with a quality equipment pool that includes basket carousels, reel carousels, reel drive systems, reels, tensioners, chutes, under roller drive systems, turntables and other ancillary installation equipment. Combining each other’s capabilities will enable us to provide a "one stop” reliable full package service base to our clients and the renewable market, resulting in a significant cost reduction for the client.”