Press Release

Verolme Special Equipment has signed a joint partnership cooperation with Damen Shiprepair Harbour & Voyage (DSHV) for the provision of services to exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS), widely known as Marine Scrubbers. The agreement arose from a mutual understanding that both parties’ clients were seeking wider availability of services for on board scrubber installations – either in port or underway. The partnership will create a leading global service provider of EGCS, supporting cleaner, emissions-reduced shipping worldwide and available 24/7.

15 May 2020

Partnership aims to ensure global, 24/7 maritime service and sustainability
Verolme Special Equipment has signed a joint partnership cooperation with Damen Shiprepair Harbour & Voyage (DSHV) for the provision of services to exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS), widely known as Marine Scrubbers. The agreement arose from a mutual understanding that both parties’ clients were seeking wider availability of services for on board scrubber installations – either in port or underway. The partnership will create a leading global service provider of EGCS, supporting cleaner, emissions-reduced shipping worldwide and available 24/7.

More and more vessels are having scrubbers installed as one of the options to comply with IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap. However, this increase in scrubber installations represents a potential increase in maintenance, service, modifications and repairs, as Martin Rosmolen (CCO, Verolme Special Equipment,PTD ) explains.

“With any new technology, there is always a learning curve, and this is also with the EGCS. There are potential problems due to vibrations in the new added steel structures and related. Additionally, the acidic nature of Sulphur can cause corrosion to the discharge piping, overboard pipes and scrubber system itself.
This, he points out, is already being observed in existing systems, resulting in a significant increase in corroded and cracked pipework. Replacement by GRE pipe systems and installation of SMO on crucial locations give the solution. Many systems have been installed without proper material considerations and we see that (early) failure of parts and serious corrosion damage is not rare. The partnership between Verolme Special Equipment and Damen Shiprepair Harbour & Voyage provides a complete service for all problems that might occur. We can assist our clients anytime and anywhere, to keep vessels sailing without or with very short down-time in case mentioned problems occur and repairs are necessary.

Parties work together with OEMs (in close cooperation) of EGGS systems. Along with a vast, own experience in exotic materials as for example SMO, Super Duplex, Titanium, all kinds of SS and GRE piping we are able to provide the optimal solution.
This service will be provided 24/7 all around the globe with a lead time of max 24-hour notice, prior attending of the vessel. Accordingly, team will attend and after a site inspection a suitable recovery plan will be provided making sure downtime is limited to the minimum.

On the top photo from left to right:
Ticco Maagdenberg (Manager Services, Verolme Special Equipment BV), Martin Rosmolen (CCO, Verolme Special Equipment BV), Stef Loffeld (Senior Project Manager / Estimator, Damen Shiprepair Harbour & Voyage), Jozeph Quak (Managing Director, Damen Shiprepair Harbour & Voyage), Wim Kemps (Director of Business Development, Verolme Special Equipment BV), Peter Dekker (Senior Project Manager / Estimator, Damen Shiprepair Harbour & Voyage)

 

 

 

 

Verolme® was founded in 1946 by Cornelis Verolme. 1900 On September 4, 1900, Cornelis Verolme was born in the village of Nieuwe-Tonge (The Netherlands). He was the seventh son of a farming family. He was trained as a fitter and blacksmith at the technical school in Middelharnis (NL).

1928
In 1928 Verolme started his career at Stork in Hengelo, where he constructed and manufactured marine engines.

1945
After the Second World War, Mr. Verolme decided to resign and start for his own.

1946
In 1946 Cornelis started, Ship Installation “The Netherlands”. The first workshop was a building of 18 by 10 meters on the Nieuwe Maas at IJsselmonde where he began making installations for ships.

1950
Mr. Verolme acquired the shipyard John Smith & Zn. in Alblasserdam (NL) which was originally founded in 1812. The shipyard was called “Verolme Shipyard Alblasserdam” and engaged in the construction of large ships.

1954
Verolme acquired shipyard “De Haan & Oerlemans” in Heusden on and made it suitable for extreml large ships with a deadweight of 20,000 tons. The largest project was the dredger “The Queen of the Netherlands”, officially opened by Queen Beatrix herself.

1956
As the first shipyard in the Netherlands, Verolme decided to focus on the construction of mammoth tankers which were very large ships with a deadweight of over 100,000 tons.

1960
Around 1960 Verolme started to internationalize. His contacts with the Brazilian government in 1959 enabled him to build a new shipyard in the BayJacuacanga near Rio de Janeiro, complete with living quarters for staff. Moreover, Verolme acquired an old yard in Cobh near Cork in Ireland. The company grew rapidly employed over 12,000 people. In its heyday Verolme held 80% of the shipbuilding market in the Netherlands.

1983
The shipbuilding business of Verolme collapsed through a weak demand and increasing competition through low wages countries. This was the start of two new innovative companies:“Verolme Machinefabriek Ijsselmonde”, a machine manufacturing company, and “Verolme Montage Ijsselmonde”, a construction company.

1987
Verolme Machine Ijsselmonde was transformed into a professional equipment manufacturer with excellent knowledge of modern welding techniques and exotic materials. Later on the company was split into “Verolme Machinefabriek” and “Verolme Apparatenbouw”, a high-end equipment manufacturer.

2002
“Verolme Machinefabriek” was divested and “Verolme Apparatenbouw” was relaunched by Rob van den Berg, Managing Director of the company. Since then the company’s name is Verolme® Special Equipment.

2006
Besides the focus on equipment for the oil & gas industry, petrochemical, and chemical industry, Verolme® Special Equipment starts to focus on manufacturing high-end equipment of the polysilicon industry. Verolme® is very successfull and well-known by the top polysilicon suppliers.

2009
Verolme® Special Equipment continues to add value to its customers by working together with reputable multinationals and manufacture high-end equipment for major projects. In april 2009 the company moved to its new facilities in Moerdijk.

2011
Verolme® expands its business and delivers state-of-the-art process equipment for various industries worldwide in more than 30 countries. Moreover, important steps are taken to strengthen our presence in Europe, Latin-America, and Asia.