8 April 2011
IHC Merwede to exhibit latest innovations at OTC 2011
IHC Merwede will be showcasing a range of its innovative vessels, advanced equipment and life-cycle support on stand number 2625 at the forthcoming OTC 2011 on 2-5 May 2011 in Houston.
As a reliable supplier of custom-built ships and equipment for offshore construction, IHC Merwede is renowned for focussing on the development of innovative solutions, as highlighted by its position as the technology innovator.
IHC Merwede President Govert Hamers says: “The outlook for the offshore industry in 2011 is positive. It is expected to pick up, which should lead to an increase in capital expenditure as customers need to invest in new equipment. We will be capitalising on this at OTC 2011 by highlighting some of the innovative vessels and advanced equipment which will help us to drive the market forward into 2012 and beyond.”
IHC Merwede’s investment in innovative technology will be underlined at OTC 2011 with the promotion of two recently launched innovative vessels, the SEVEN PACIFIC and the new Type-22 vessel. Advanced equipment, such as the world’s most versatile J-Lay towers and the unique, robust and highly reliable Hydrohammer® S-1200, will also be shown.
IHC Merwede will be represented by its business units IHC Offshore & Marine, IHC Engineering Business, IHC Hydrohammer, IHC Handling Systems, IHC Sea Steel, IHC Offshore Systems and IHC Hytop.
Company profile IHC Merwede (offshore division)
The offshore division of IHC Merwede is focussed on the continuous development, design and construction of reliable, custom-built assets for the specialist oil and gas market. It is a low-risk, one-stop shop for the best design consultancy, product offering and finance package supplied to customers in the offshore construction and support market.
IHC Merwede has in-house expertise for engineering and manufacturing innovative vessels and advanced equipment, as well as providing life-cycle support. Its integrated systematic approach has helped to develop optimum product performance and long-term business partnerships.
Due to its expertise and strong relationships with suppliers, manufacturers and sub-contractors, IHC Merwede is able to take responsibility for complete turnkey projects. The company’s production facilities in The Netherlands can accommodate the construction of large new-build vessels and it can also build vessels in other locations around the world.
Through its pioneering role, IHC Merwede ensures compliance with the latest technological developments, strictest safety regulations and most stringent environmental standards for pipelay, well intervention, diving support and multi-purpose offshore support vessels.
The company has several offshore equipment business units and therefore draws on a long history of designing, constructing, assembling, commissioning, delivering and maintaining a broad range of offshore equipment for the oil and gas sector. This varies from the fabrication of single parts to complete integrated systems, such as equipment for pipe- and cablelaying, and pile driving.
Technological innovation will remain the company’s underlying strength through its continuous investment in research and development. Moreover, it helps to safeguard a sustainable environment.