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Happy holidays

The year 2023 was successful and eventful, particularly with the acquisition of Oceanteam Cable Solutions and exciting new projects in the Middle East.

We would like to sincerely thank you for your cooperation over the past year and we look forward to further strengthening our relationship in the years to come.

We wish you and your loved ones Happy Holidays and a peaceful, healthy and successful 2024.


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Looking back at a successful Offshore Energy Exhibition

Combifloat and Oceanteam Cable Solutions were exhibiting at Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference in the Amsterdam RAI last month.This yearly event provided an excellent venue for networking with partners and friends from the industry.  The OEEC provided one of the first venues to present our entities together. The updated corporate identity for Oceanteam was introduced and received well. The group will also be present again in 2024.

About the exhibition

“OEEC serves as an essential gathering point for professionals, experts and companies active in the offshore energy sector and beyond. Covering a diverse spectrum, which includes offshore wind, hydrogen, oil & gas and marine energy. OEEC offers a platform for these industry stakeholders to come together, ignite innovation and shape the future of the energy transition.”

Reach out if you want to learn more sales@combifloat.com.

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OCS acquires additional offshore carousel

Oceanteam Cable Solutions (OCS) has recently acquired an additional offshore carousel thereby steadily increasing its capabilities. The carousel currently has 5500t capacity, with the potential to further increase and is being prepared for deployment. Its modularity and dimensions make it suitable for economic deployment globally in the renewables and oil and gas umbilicals market.

This increases OCS’s carousel fleet to 30,000t capacity, supplemented with all required secondary equipment to provide multiple transport spreads simultaneously.

“Given the multiple contract awards in our first half year since the acquisition of OCS as well as specific clients requests, we are pleased to execute the first acquisition of a carousel.” Says Jaap Jan Pietersen, MD of the Combifloat Group.

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C7 bearing spud barge deployed

Combifloat has been supporting a large heavy lift contractor on Windplan Blauw over summer. Like before, the jacking systems of a C-7 series modular jack up have been retrofitted on a barge for stabilization and fixation (‘bearing spud mode’), allowing the contractor to deploy a large crawler crane to install wind turbines. Previously a similar approach was taken for windfarm Fryslan. Another good example of this application was seen in Saudi Arabia on the Red Sea Development Project as featured online and below.

Combifloat C7 bearing spud mode KSA red sea

Combifloat C7 bearing spud mode KSA red sea

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Growing the team OCS

Oceanteam Cable Solutions is scaling up

Over summer Bas Hermes (on the picture left) joined the Oceanteam Cable Solutions team as manager Operations.  Bas brings along a wealth of ops & tech knowledge and skills as well as a problem solving approach. Something that was instantly visible on the recent vessel mobilizations. While currently renovating his home, Bas has most recently worked for Eerland Shiprepair and held various roles with Boskalis earlier.  His appointment is another important step of rejuvenating OCS.

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Umbilicals enroute!

Our team recently achieved a major milestone by successfully loading umbilicals using Oceanteam Cable Solutions equipment spread. The equipment spread used for this operation included a 4000t carousel, extended umbilical loading tower, 10t track tensioner, and three unit hydraulic packs (HPU).

The operation was executed in a fast-track manner, with minimal downtime and maximum efficiency. We are proud of our team for delivering this exceptional result and demonstrating our capabilities in the offshore industry.

For more information contact us at commercial@oceanteamsolutions.com

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Completion of loading of C-7 for the Caribbean

In direct continuation following its last employment where she was deployed with an bespoke overhang, our C-7 jack up barge was loaded in Moerdijk, NL in May and underway to the Caribbean for its next charter.

The platform will support a key marine contractor in the region on a variety of scopes like geotechnical and piling works.

For more information or deployment in the Middle America’s please contact sales@combifloat.com


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Willem van Swinderen joins Oceanteam Cable Solutions

New Managing Director Oceanteam Cable Solutions

Combifloat is pleased to announce that Willem van Swinderen will join our team as Managing Director Oceanteam Cable Solutions (OCS). Willem has built a large network through his various roles in the offshore and marine industry. Through his experience and strong commercial focus he will be well placed to developed the go-to-market strategy of OCS. Most recently Willem has been with SAL Heavy Lift bringing valuable transport knowledge along.

“I’m very happy and thrilled to join Oceanteam Cable Solutions to lead the journey to bring back OCS to the top of the market. Knowing that we will have the full support from Combifloat gives us the comfort to fulfil our ambition. The comings months will be active with; setting up the team, learning our product and market in more detail and of course meeting our (new) clients, so exciting times ahead!” according to Willem van Swinderen.

“We are very pleased for Willem to join OCS. The entrance to the Cable Handling and Logistics is imperative to Combifloat’s strategy market. While we have landed our first projects since the acquisition we are determined to develop an attractive proposition to the Cable Handling and Logistics market. Willem’s joining is a first and important step to rebuild the team. ” says Jaap Jan Pietersen, Managing Director Combifloat Group.

Oceanteam Cable Solutions

As part of Combifloat’s entry into the offshore cable market, investment and restructuring plans are being made to further support the industry with tailored equipment and flexible solutions globally.

Oceanteam Solutions currently owns six carousels and ancillary equipment and has its deep-water port and offshore base in Velsen-Noord, the Netherlands.

Oceanteam Solutions has the equipment and project experience to manage projects that involve operational complexity both in the mature North Sea market as well as in new emerging offshore wind markets in North America, the Middle East and the Far East.

Solutions and services

  • Project management and operations
  • Design, engineering, and fabrication of carousels and supporting equipment
  • Rental of carousels and other ancillary equipment
  • Cable storage at its offshore bases
  • Cable transport and logistic support

Please contact commercial@oceanteamsolutions.com for any inquiries.

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Creative use of a C7 SEP

Early this year Combifloat deployed one of its C-7 series Self Elevating Platforms (SEP) on a job in Vlissingen-Oost in The Netherlands.

Not very often we see our platforms at work this close to home! This C-7’ SEP, a 36x21m platform, was specially modified with an ‘overhang’ which allowed DEME to perform maintenance and installation works at the bottom side of one of its own Offshore vessels/Jackups. The unit is currently being prepared for mobilization for deployment on a LNG project.

Reach out to sales@combifloat.com to understand more about our platforms and our engineering capacities.

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36 x 21m C7 SEP

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