During the Europort trade fair in Rotterdam, the international dredging and offshore contractor Van Oord has signed a two-year partnership contract with Hendrik Veder Group, that offers products and services in the field of steel wire rope and fibre ropes. The Netherlands-based company will provide the maritime contractor with lifting equipment required for offshore windmills installation.
By signing this framework agreement, Van Oord confirms that it will be out sourcing its hoisting and lifting equipment management to the Hendrik Veder Group for the new two years. The services that the company will offer include inventory management, maintaining and certifying lifting equipment, ready-for-use storage and stock management for the lifting equipment, and extensive (project-based) logistical support.
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.”