Vopak Agrees Global Partnership With Emco Wheaton
Emco Wheaton, successful manufacturer of marine loading arms for the gas and oil industries, has been named as a preferred supplier to Royal Vopak, the world's largest independent tank storage provider.
Under a three year partnership agreement, Emco Wheaton will supply, install and maintain marine loading arms for Vopak, which from its headquarters in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, operates 83 terminals in 31 different countries.
The partnership, which has a further two year option, also covers the erecting and servicing of marine loading arms, which are designed to ensure the safe loading and unloading of gas, oil and other fluids from super tankers to storage facilities on shore.
Ignace van Stekelenburg, Sales & Service Director for Emco Wheaton, commented: "We are delighted that our marine loading arms have been specified for use worldwide by Vopak and we are looking forward to being a successful partner."
"We were able to demonstrate to Vopak that our products and systems meet the high standards set by Vopak but equally as importantly that we could provide world class service and technical support."
"Emco Wheaton wants to be the Number One supplier across the globe for all types of loading arms and this agreement with Vopak will strengthen our goal."
Emco Wheaton designs and manufactures a wide range of highly engineered marine loading arms to load and unload almost any liquid and compressed gas product from river barges, ships and ocean going super tankers. Each loading arm incorporates advanced safety features combined with pantograph balanced mechanical link technology to provide stability and strength.
Vopak customers are companies operating in the chemical and oil industries. The company had an annual turnover of 1.2 billion euro in 2011 and employs an international workforce of more than 5,900 people.
SOURCE: Emco Wheaton Gmbh