Bolier signs first MaK Power by the Hour maintenance agreement with Van Oord

Bravenes Contract Signing

Van Oord and Bolier have signed their first extensive Power by the Hour service contract for all MaK medium-speed-diesel engines aboard the Subsea Rock Installation vessel Bravenes. By signing the new contract, Bolier and Van Oord take their close and long-lasting collaboration to the next level.

The agreement will allow both companies to focus on their core business. It will enable them to schedule on-site maintenance more effectively to support operational excellence and minimize unplanned vessel downtime. In addition, Van Oord will benefit from the latest MaK technological developments, including performance improvement updates.

Jaap de Jong, Staff Director Ship Management Department at Van Oord: “The service contract will provide us with better asset predictability. At the same time it ensures us that we can focus on our core business. By striving for optimized engine performance and a minimization of fuel consumption and emissions, this CSA supports both parties to act in a socially responsible manner.” Gertjan Boer, Managing Director at Bolier: “The Power by the Hour contract allows us to closer collaborate with our customers. This type of agreement results in unburdening customers, increasing reliability of their MaK assets and optimization of operational costs.”

Ship owners are increasingly asking for global customized service and maintenance agreements. As part of the strategy, Bolier will closely collaborate with ship owners to further develop these tailor made agreements.

Bolier is the official representative of MaK and EMD  engines in the Benelux and the Netherlands Antilles. With almost 70 years of experience, Bolier has become a global solutions provider in the field of both MaK propulsion and services. Approximately 50 professional technicians follow customers worldwide or work in Dordrecht at the largest specialized MaK workshop of North-West Europe.

Van Oord:
Van Oord is a leading international contractor specialized in dredging, marine engineering and offshore projects (oil, gas and wind). The company has been an innovative partner to its clients in helping to create the infrastructure for the world of tomorrow for over one hundred years.