ABB signs exclusive three-year maintenance contract with Van Oord

2014-03-24 - ABB has signed an exclusive three-year international maintenance contract with Van Oord, a leading worldwide contractor for dredging, marine engineering and offshore projects.
From 2014 to 2016, ABB will be responsible for maintaining Van Oord’s global fleet of 140 turbochargers in Rotterdam. The main focus of the agreement is to ensure that Van Oord’s fleet can operate with no unplanned downtime and low CO2 emissions.

“The crucial benefit of this agreement is that it enables greater efficiency with regard to maintenance. The aim is to enhance the technical performance of our engines and optimize overhaul processes, which together will result in lower energy consumption and a cut in emissions. The reduction of CO2 and SOx is of vital importance, and Van Oord is committed to delivering a valuable contribution to that goal. The agreement reflects the new Van Oord strategy, in which we want to be sustainable and an economical fleet manager,” says Jaap de Jong, Director Ship Management at Van Oord.

“Van Oord had been looking for a maintenance partner for marine engine turbochargers for some time. We have clustered a number of services into a value-added package. We tailored the planning for each location and vessel, so that Van Oord will be able to budget very precisely,” says Rolf Bosma, General Manager ABB Turbocharging Benelux. “In addition to ABB’s support from Rotterdam, Van Oord can rely the ABB Turbocharging Service Network, which has over one hundred Service Stations. We can perform maintenance without having to shut down installations for long periods, and we can also very rapidly provide a solution on the spot in case of emergency.”

The contract is in line with Van Oord’s strategy to manage overall costs of maintenance, fuel and asset management with the greatest possible efficiency. ABB and Van Oord have a longstanding partnership and have collaborated on projects such as the Princess Amalia Offshore Windfarm at IJmuiden.

ABB and Van Oord officially sealing the service deal at the signing ceremony.

The entire team behind the ABB-Van Oord service agreement.



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