Combifloat to acquire Oceanteam Solutions

Combifloat enters the offshore cable market

Rotterdam, 11 January 2023Combifloat recently concluded the acquisition of Oceanteam Solutions, creating an entry into the offshore cable handling and logistics solutions market. This acquisition enables Combifloat to further enhance its portfolio with an additional brand, offering a broader set of equipment and services dedicated to the offshore renewable and subsea oil & gas market.

“The offshore cable demand is continuously increasing. The cable handling and logistic solutions market is gearing up for further growth and Combifloat is keen to provide carousels and dedicated equipment for this industry. By applying our unique business model, in particular leveraging our global reach and capital deployment, Combifloat will play a very active role in shaping the future of the offshore cable market.” According to  Jaap-Jan Pietersen, Managing Director of Combifloat.

Combifloat will rejuvenate Oceanteam Solutions, which has been active in the transportation, storage, and handling of power cables and umbilicals for the offshore energy industry since 2007.

Equipment and services

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

As part of Combifloat’s strategic 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 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

More information please contact director@combifloat.com

About Combifloat

We Elevate Your Business

Operating on all continents, Combifloat owns an extensive portfolio of fully modular floating and self-elevating marine equipment particularly suitable for nearshore, lakes  and inland water operations.

At present Combifloat operates multiple fabrication sites globally and keeps stock in strategic locations to quickly serve its global clientele and guarantee short delivery times.

Recent projects have been completed in Australia – Asia, Europe, Africa as well as the Americas.

Founded in 1957 in Rotterdam, Combifloat’s head office is located in Capelle aan den IJssel, The Netherlands with a branch office located Dubai, United Arab Emirates. In addition, a network of agents is maintained worldwide.

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Ebernhard c5

New barge deployed in the Alps

Combifloat successfully manufactured and delivered a C-5 modular floating barge of 24m x 12m to Eberhard in Switzerland. The barge’s configuration existed of a variety of Duo Floats and Quadra Floats as well as End Rakes, making the barge ideally suitable to operate as an excavator barge in Dach, Switzerland.

We wish them many good projects to come! Visit https://eberhard.ch/

More information on our product range and its characteristics can be found in our online brochure here

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Welcome Jan Eege

Happy to announce Jan-Eege Klop as GM Sales and Marketing

 

Combifloat is very happy to announce the arrival of Mr. Jan-Eege Klop (left) as our GM Sales and Marketing.

Not only will he bring our sales department back to full strength and join the management team, his vast experience and network will allow us to develop strategically. His primary focus is on the western hemisphere but won’t be surprised if you find him in other corners of the world.

Jan-Eege’s most recent posting was for the world leading salvage company, Smit Salvage, in Singapore.

Welcome Jan-Eege!

Connect on Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/jan-eege-klop-063b4125/

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UAE50

Season’s greetings

UAE50

We would like to sincerely thank you for your continued trust in Combifloat and look forward to further strengthen our relationship in the years to come. 

We wish you and your loved ones Happy Holidays and a very happy, healthy and successful 2023

Team Combifloat

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Combifloat is looking for Junior Engineer

Looking for a Junior Engineer

Combifloat is looking for a Junior Engineer to strengthen the engineering team. Check out the role!

Working at Combifloat

We are driven by knowledge on our products and (niche) markets. We are entrepreneurial at heart, with an innovative track record. Our roots are in Rotterdam and we serve our clients around the world with a dedicated and compact team.

We work truly globally. Recent projects have been completed in Asia, Europe, Africa, the Arctic region as well as South America. Our stock is kept in strategic locations to quickly serve clients and guarantee short delivery times.

We are proud of our heritage. Founded in 1957 in Rotterdam, Combifloat’s head office is located in Capelle aan den IJssel, The Netherlands with a branch office located Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Visit https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/3300276963/

 

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Bauma visit

Trade show season has started

In the coming two months Combifloat is visiting multiple trade shows in Europe. We would like to meet. Please reach out to sales@combifloat.com to meet you.

Bauma, Munich

Real, not virtual – off to bauma, the World´s Leading Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines, Construction Vehicles and Construction Equipment.

Combifloat will be there live from October, 24-30, 2022. We are at last able to experience the variety of the industry, all the trends, innovations and technologies with all our senses once again. See you in Munich!

For more information visit: bauma.de. #bauma

Offshore Energy, Amsterdam

Offshore energy

Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference is where the energy transition takes place. It is Europe’s leading event for the entire offshore energy industry and an opportunity to reach business leaders, highly qualified experts and professionals across global markets.

Two days full of networking opportunities, sharing knowledge and shaping the future of energy together.

https://www.offshore-energy.biz/offshore-energy-2022/ 

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ISO renewal

ISO Certificate Renewal

Quality, Health, Safety and Environment are of paramount importance at Combifloat.

Our management system has been audited by Bureau Veritas, and we are pleased to announce that both branches in The Netherlands and in Dubai, have renewed their certification for ISO 14001, ISO 9001 and ISO 45001.

Combifloat Systems BV and Combifloat Middle East BV, thanks to the strength and the effectiveness of their processes, are able to deliver Equipment and Services according to the highest standard of the Offshore and Marine industries.

For more information please visit https://certification.bureauveritas.com/certification/qhse or contact QHSE@combifloat.com

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brochure thumbnail

New brochure

It was about time that we updated our brochure again! And now it is done. You can find it HERE.

It provides you with a fresh look into our daily world. We are explaining a bit better what we do and what we stand for coupled with fresh imaginary.

In the past years Buro Rietveld has helped us with our corporate identity and again we are pleased with their input.

Do you miss anything or do you want a hardcopy? Please contact us at sales@combifloat.com

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ijuboa

IJUBOA

Combifloat is a proud member of the International Jack up Barge Operators Association (IJUBOA) since its inception in 2008.

Our team is keen to promote the objectives of the association and in turn bring owners and users of our equipment in contact with IJUBOA.

The associations mission is to:

“to set, sustain and promote standards for the safe and effective operation of self-elevating platforms throughout the world”

IJUBOA has three strategic goals:

  1. To promote a safe industry – safe for its people, for the environment and for society at large
  2. To promote a learning industry – with the skilled and professional workforce essential for the safe and efficient operation of jack up barges
  3. To promote a reputable industry – responsive to the needs of its customers and committed to continuous improvement.

Best practices

Recently IJUBOA shared her first best practice guide “IJUBOA Best Practice Guidance Note for Jack-up Barges 001 – Access and Egress”.

Link to download the document

Contact

Should you have more questions or require information please contact

sophie@ijuboa.com

qhse@combifloat.com

 

More information

https://www.ijuboa.com/

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Combifloat working at height

Safe assembly of a Combifloat platform

Assembly of a Combifloat self elevating platform is simple and time saving, but it is not exempt from a few risks and hazards.

To prevent any unsafe and dangerous situation, it is advised to always assemble (and dis-assemble) a modular jack up with the assistance and surveillance of a trained Combifloat Assembly Supervisor.

Let’s see what the main risks are connected to the assembly and how everyone involved can prevent them from happening.

GENERAL

Risks

  • General injuries;

Countermeasures

  • Always use the correct PPE.
  • Warn people around you about ongoing works and risks.
  • Keep first aid kit readily available.
  • Be aware on master points and emergency procedures

Lifting of Combifloat equipment

Risks

  • Fall down from equipment;
  • Collision with crane hook;
  • Failure of rigging;
  • Dropping objects;

Countermeasures

  • Always discuss lifting operations in advance.
  • Set up a communication system with the crane driver (hand signals / radio).
  • Use ladders, man baskets and/or cherry pickers to connect the crane to the equipment.
  • Use fall arresters and/or safety harness as appropriate.
  • Inspect rigging and lifted object before lifting. Remove any loose material.
  • Use tag lines during lifting.
  • Never be in the line of fire.

Assembly of Spudwells and Spuds

Risks

  • Entrapment of limbs during connection;
  • Be hit by heavy tools;
  • Slips, Trips and Falls;

 Countermeasures

  • Always wear a life vest.
  • Preferably, keep an emergency boat in standby.
  • Discuss operations and use of tools in advance.
  • Inspect tools before use.
  • Keep distance from hammering open locks.
  • Use mooring lines and fenders to control the assembly.
  • Good housekeeping of deck and yard.
  • Use of gangway to access from/to shore.
  • Secure tools if working at height.

 Hydraulic installation and powering up the system

Risks

  • High pressure oil;

 Countermeasures

  • Remove pressure from the system before disconnecting hoses.
  • Execute functional tests before elevating the platform.

 The above listed risks, are the main risks connected with the assembly of a Combifloat Self Elevating Platform. In project specific environment, further hazard(s) can raise!

In case of doubts and concerns, do not hesitate to ask to the Combifloat Assembly Supervisor.

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