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Marine & Offshore


These are turbulent times for the navy & offshore and that has truly never been different. Investment levels are waving up and down with the oil price and the political climate, so ship and platform builders must always be prepared for ups & downs. And with its location and outsourcing policy, this industry moves equally dynamically, between Eastern Europe and Asia and back to the west.

Nevertheless, the marine & offshore industry in our country is now a flourishing, modern industry. This is due to technological innovation and the continuous efficiency improvement in construction and operation. An important development in this context - which has started relatively late in this sector - is standardization of complete ship designs and of the individual (sub) systems on board. Working with standard designs and standardized (sub) systems, such as for motion and control, shortens the lead time of construction projects, lowers costs and reduces risks.

It is crucial that a lot of installation work of the ship or the platform, where it is sometimes difficult to operate, shifts to the comfortable work floor of system suppliers. The modular systems that they build, only need to be plug & play installed on board. Standardization and streamlining of the supply chain are also important to achieve efficiency improvements, thanks to the technical distributor.

There are two mantras in the navy & offshore: safety and continuity. The complete design must be based upon safety thinking and the explosion safety (ATEX) of components and modules is an additional requirement for the oil & gas segment. Knowledge of all regulation and certification is indispensable. Continuity starts with quality and benefits from the aforementioned standardization. After all, from a standard design the risks are eliminated earlier and in the event of an unexpected failure a standard component is replaced more quickly and reliably. Continuity requires redundancy in critical systems, such as PLC controllers, which makes their programming more complex though.

Specialism in motion and control technology, efficient logistics, knowledge of regulation and certification. But also advising and setting up a technical workshop on board a ship. These are just some of the many skills of the modern technical value-add distributor. Continuous cooperation with partners like these provides the navy & offshore a safe feeling.

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