Alewijnse Marine Systems and international dredging and marine contractor Van Oord have signed a long-term service level agreement covering the Van Oord cable-laying vessels Nexus and HAM601. The contract was started on 1 September 2015 and will run for three years.
The partnership involves the management of the onboard electrical systems, whereby Alewijnse Marine Rotterdam will be the first point of contact for delivering material, advice and personnel for electrical service and maintenances project over the period of the agreement.
Alewijnse was the first choice of Van Oord in awarding the service level agreement for the Nexus and the HAM601, as it was responsible for the electrical installations on both vessels when they were first built. Jaap de Jong, Director Ship Management at Van Oord: “With this strategic partnership in place we optimize our supply chain which will give way to operational improvement and cost reduction in our fleet management.”
This order from Van Oord further reinforces the position Alewijnse has developed in the maritime market for service, maintenance and inspections, and once again demonstrates the wide range of skills and capabilities that it brings to corrective maintenance and the sizeable contribution that it can make to the success of its customers.
Ben Bonte, director of Alewijnse Marine Rotterdam, added: “Over the next years we are confident that we can prove that we have what it takes to execute this service level agreement satisfactorily. And beyond we see an exciting future with Van Oord."