Mammoet has formed a strategic partnership with the marine equipment company, Astro Offshore, which owns and operates a fleet of offshore support vessels, including a variety of tugs and barges. The deal expands Mammoet’s capacity to provide solutions in onshore and offshore transport sectors for oil and gas construction projects in the Middle East.
Both companies are major players in the oversized cargo transportation market and are pre-qualified with the main EPC contractors around the globe. Martijn Kuipers, managing director of Mammoet Middle East and Africa, said: “As barging is a critical aspect in the transport chain for all future oil and gas projects in this region, our new partnership will bolster our available barge and tug fleet in this part of the world. Accordingly, it further strengthens our services in terms of onshore and offshore transport.”
The company says that by combining its advanced portfolio of equipment, expertise in marine engineering and its dedicated team of naval architects together with the resources and the knowledge provided by Astro Offshore, it will be able to offer the market a more comprehensive package of heavy lifting and transport services, from port to site for a wide range of project types.