Shell Marine, Van Oord sign five-year partnershipJun 12, 2018 12:30 PM
(THE HAGUE, Netherlands) — Global maritime contractor Van Oord has signed a five-year partnership agreement with Shell Marine covering the lubrication needs for its fleet of vessels. The all-inclusive agreement was acknowledged in a special ceremony, staged at the Van Oord headquarters in Rotterdam, where Jaap de Jong signed on behalf of Van Oord and Inbar van de Burg reciprocated on behalf of Shell Marine.
“We are involved in dredging, oil and gas infrastructure and offshore wind projects around the world,” said de Jong, staff director of ship management at Van Oord. “We must have 100 percent reliability and optimum efficiency wherever our vessels are operating, and we must also be able to demonstrate the sustainability of our operations to meet our own goals of corporate social responsibility and those of the authorities we work with.”
Van Oord will take advantage of Shell Marine’s LubeMonitor 4T program to minimize lubrication feed rates and oil consumption. Shell Marine’s global team of field-based engineers will also be deployed to support the Van Oord vessels, as required. The team assists in lubrication surveys, vessel assessments and in-depth technical and application support, while focusing on value creation for its customers, such as optimizing energy efficiency and upholding the sustainable supply chain.
Shell Marine’s Marine Integrated Lubrication and Expert Solutions (MILES) proposition seeks to optimize customer benefits by bundling the supply of high-performance lubricants together with an array of technical services, logistics and delivery options tailored to the client’s requirements.