Jan De Nul extends supply agreement with W&O
W&O Supply has signed a new agreement with one of the world’s leading civil engineering and dredging companies, Jan De Nul Group.
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.
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, the company said in the release.
Kristof Adam, W&O Europe General Manager, commented on the deal: “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.