UK: PSP Secures Deal for Wind Farm Boat Transportation
Worldwide logistics company PSP has secured a contract to transport windfarm boats across the globe as a direct result of its appearance at Seawork.
The details of the project were revealed (June 25) as Seawork International 2013 opened its doors to the public.
Seawork International is the largest and fastest growing commercial marine and workboat event to be held in a European working port. Now in its 16th successful year, it attracts over 450 exhibitors and 7,200 visitors from all over the world.
During last year’s event PSP met with Njord Offshore, which manages crew transfer vessels for the offshore windfarm sector, to discuss the company’s logistics needs. Conversations continued long after the exhibition and, as a result, PSP was awarded the contract to move two windfarm boats from Singapore, where they had been manufactured, to Rotterdam.
The workboats, Njord Puffin and Njord Petrel, were loaded in Singapore on Sunday (June 23). Weighing in at 45 tonnes each and standing 12.7 metres high, they were lifted onto transportation vessel MV Thorco Serenity.
The boats are now en route to Rotterdam, where they will be unloaded and sent on to their final destination where they will be used to transport people and supplies to offshore windfarms.
PSP’s managing director, Frank Dixie, said: “This latest contract is further proof of our insatiable hunger to become market leaders in commercial marine logistics. It also shows the green shoots are there for those quick enough to go after them and determined enough to see them through. Renewable energy is a huge and continually growing market that we are keen to establish ourselves within.”
Njord Offshore’s commercial director, Tom Mehew, added: “One of our major challenges with building our 21m crew transfer vessels in Singapore has been their final delivery trip to Europe. PSP’s experience in the shipping of yachts and commercial vessels and their responsive and flexible approach has ultimately been essential in meeting these challenges.”
Andrew Webster, MD of Mercator Media, which organises Seawork international, said: “Stories like this are exactly what Seawork International is about – bringing together complementary companies from the commercial marine industry to do real business. Many congratulations to PSP and I hope to hear more tales like this coming from this year’s event.”
Press release, June 26, 2013; Image: psp-logistics