NOIA Member Spotlight
Ever since launching its operations in Venezuela in 1948, Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) has been committed to solving challenges in the offshore oil and gas industry. In the early 1960s Heerema’ s focus shifted to the development of oil and gas fields in the North Sea – a challenging work environment because of the extreme weather conditions. Heerema has been operating crane vessels since 1963 and from the introduction of the 800 ton ship shape vessel Challenger in 1969, to the 3000 ton crane vessel Odin, HMC was continuously setting new standards. In 1978 Heerema commissioned the world's first semi-submersible crane vessels (SSCVs) – sister vessels Balder and Hermod. Together with an innovative dual-crane feature, this propelled Heerema to the position of the industry leader.
With its corporate headquarters in Leiden, the Netherlands, HMC has offices in Houston, Texas and Port Fourchon, Louisiana, as well as Angola, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Malaysia, Singapore and the United Kingdom. HMC transports, installs, and removes all types of offshore facilities, including fixed and floating structures, and subsea pipelines and infrastructures in shallow, deep, and ultra-deep waters. Services include engineering, planning, logistics, project management, and execution of projects all over the world.
Harsh environments and great water depths demand an innovative approach, experience, and, of course, the right equipment. HMC’s versatile fleet and sound project management ensure a smooth marine operation. HMC’s fleet has large deck areas and unique capacities in the areas of heavy lifting and motion behavior. This has earned a reputation for superior workability and excellent station-keeping. HMC owns three of the world’s largest crane vessels, SSCV Thialf, DCV Balder, and SSCV Hermod and recently added DCV Aegir to its fleet. The Aegir is a mono hull vessel with the capability to execute complex deep water infrastructure and pipeline projects in ultra-deep water. And yet another milestone will be realized in summer 2019 when HMC takes delivery of the new SSCV Sleipnir, equipped with two cranes of 10,000 tons each.
HMC is committed to maintaining an Incident and Injury Free (IIF) workplace at all times. HMC strives to identify and eliminate any foreseeable hazards and minimize the probability of incidents resulting in personal injuries, illnesses, and damage to property and the environment. In addition, HMC values high standards in Quality Assurance, Safety, Health and Environment (QASHE) as much as technical excellence. QASHE is aimed at preventing harm to people and the environment they work in. Being careful is an essential aspect of the oil and gas business operations both onshore and offshore.
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