Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands: Wednesday 16th March 2022: W&O supply today announces it has signed a new supply agreement with Jan De Nul Group, one of the world’s leading civil engineering and dredging companies.
The contract expands upon the existing ten-year relationship, and will see W&O supply marine valves and instrumentation to Jan De Nul to meet the needs of its complex and specialist operations. The two-year supply agreement guarantees swift access to cost-efficient and high-quality marine valves and expert valve engineering support. With access to regional warehouses and suppliers, the agreement ensures efficient and rapid delivery from stock of manual and actuated valves at a fixed competitive price level. This allows both parties to focus on the technical requirements of major refit projects or new equipment designs.
Jan De Nul is one of the largest dredging companies in the world, operating vessels in remote areas across the world. As a specialist maritime valves supplier, able to respond rapidly to customer needs, W&O understands that dredging operations within extreme and remote environments can take a significant toll on vessels and onboard equipment. Signing a formal supply agreement ensures any replacement valves or instrumentation are provided at a set cost, protecting against unexpected expenditure during operations. The agreement, backed by W&O’s high levels of stock also offers certainty when it comes to time-sensitive deliveries. Jan De Nul has selected W&O as its main supplier of marine valves and instrumentation to protect its operations in challenging dredging conditions.
Kristof Adam, W&O Europe General Manager, commented on the deal: “Throughout our ten year relationship with Jan De Nul, W&O has focused on delivering an expert, reliable and professional service in combination with high quality products. We are very pleased to renew our relationship with one of the largest dredging companies in the world, and proud of the trust in our products, people and expertise that this new agreement demonstrates. We look forward to continuing to work with Jan De Nul and supporting their team and operations. Dredging operations often take place in remote locations with challenging weather conditions. Testing conditions can take a significant toll on vessels and onboard equipment. Access to our existing warehouses, through supply agreements, ensure delivery of replacement equipment at short notice, anywhere in the world.”
Geert Van Damme, Team Manager Technical Components at Jan De Nul Group, added: “In challenging marine operations, it is essential that, if equipment needs to be replaced or fails, we can secure the parts we need quickly. That means having a partner who is located where we are, understands our business and is highly responsive. The supply agreement with W&O is an important element in delivering smooth operations for all our teams around the world.”
Operating a fleet of over 80 vessels worldwide – including cutter suction dredgers, trailing suction hopper dredgers, split hopper barges, backhoe dredgers, oil recovery vessels, subsea rock installation vessels, heavy lift vessels, jack-up installation vessels, and cable-laying vessels – as well as miscellaneous trenching and floating auxiliary equipment for offshore construction, W&O will continue to enable the Jan De Nul fleet to function at optimal efficiency with minimal downtime.
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