Van Oord and the Hendrik Veder Group have signed a deal for managing equipment used in the installation of offshore wind turbines.
The new contract focuses on sustainable lifting methods for the two Rotterdam-based companies.
In signing this framework agreement, Van Oord confirms that it will be outsourcing its hoisting and lifting equipment management to the Hendrik Veder Group for the next two years. Hendrik Veder Group’s scope covers inventory management, maintaining and certifying lifting equipment, ready-for-use storage and stock management and 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.”
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.”