MARINE: Anchoring Closer Ties With Viking
Recent Western Cape Business News
VIKING Moorings, a global leader in mooring solutions, is forging a long term relationship with Cape Town-based Anchor Industries by delivering over 1000t of equipment to Cape Town worth in excess of US$12 million.
As the sole provider of mooring equipment in Southern Africa, Anchor Industries’ clients will receive additional benefits which include mooring analysis and specification of needs based on the analysis, delivery, loading and inspection of the equipment. They therefore effectively provide a total mooring solution to the marine and offshore markets.
Viking Moorings provides mooring solutions for semi-submersible drilling rigs, floating accommodation units and other key resources that play a critical role in the offshore oil and gas industry. “In developing our strategy for entry into the marine equipment rental market in Southern Africa, we identified Anchor Industries as our ideal service partner. We will supply our equipment to them exclusively. We are confident in our choice of partner and look forward to working with them to expand and improve the range of services and equipment which can be offered in their local market,” says Duncan Cuthill, Viking Moorings UK Manager.
“This agreement allows us to replace our existing rental stock with modern equipment that is better suited to our clients’ needs and the local conditions and the additional equipment on hand will enable us to service a greater number of clients over a larger geographical area,” says Dale Hutcheson, Anchor Industries managing director. “Our clients are able to rely on our combined international experience that was gained over more than 30 years on various mooring projects in international locations ranging from the United Kingdom to Norway, Singapore and West Africa,” he says.
The equipment includes anchors, shackles, buoys, stud link chain, and pennant wires which will enable the supply of complete sets for piggyback moorings as well as spooling and recovery gear. All equipment is strictly controlled through a DNV approved ISO9001:2008 Quality Management System.
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