Norway: WTS, WSS Team Up to Offer Lifetime of Marine Safety
Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions (WTS) and Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) have joined forces to offer complete lifecycle portfolio of safety solutions for newbuildings and existing vessels.
The WTS/WSS safety service provides a complete package of safety solutions based on the renowned Unitor brand to keep vessels, rigs and platforms safe and compliant throughout their working lives.
The combination of high quality products and an extensive service network means WSS and WTS can supply, install, inspect and service safety installations to the same high standard across the globe.
Mark Germain, VP Sales, Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions, said:
“By working together, WTS and WSS are able to provide our customers with safety systems, products, services and maintenance for the lifetime of their vessel, rig or platform. The strength of the Unitor brand, our combined expertise and the breadth of our global service network makes this a safe investment for our customers.”
Together, the two companies offer products and services across a range of applications and vessel types, keeping people and assets safe.
The WSS/WTS safety range includes:
• Fire and smoke detection, prevention and suppression systems, portable and stored extinguishers, cabinets, consumables and spare parts. Personal safety equipment, such as breathing apparatus, head protection and fire protective clothing;
• Life rafts and lifesaving equipment, includes SOLAS-compliant lifejackets, immersion suits and liferafts;
• Other solutions including medical equipment, oxygen systems and automatic external defibrillators and environmental equipment including oil spill kits, sorbents and booms;
• A global service support and safety inspection service.
WSS and WTS can provide lifecycle support to their customers wherever they are, using the world’s largest maritime services network to inspect, maintain and service safety equipment at 2,400 ports in some 125 countries. All safety solutions are designed and produced in accordance with SOLAS, MED and the IMO MODU Code, and are type approved by major classification societies.
Source: WTS, June 8, 2012; Image: WSS