Eerste schip voor Gareloch Marine Services b.v.

Een foto van onze eerste Eurocarrier MENA C OF RHU. We zijn onlangs begonnen in Maassluis. GSS Ltd. is een begrip in de Workboat wereld, in Maassluis gaan we met de dochter GSS B.V. hier een mooi verlengstuk van maken. Met vriendelijke groeten, Jan Peute, Managing Director Gareloch Support Services B.V.

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With their first vessel immediately starting work in Danish waters and a brand new office in the harbor of Maassluis the new company GSS Marine Services BV, managed by Jan Peute, made a flying start. And for the new shipping company there are also three more vessels being built.

Just before the New Year there was a big celebration in the harbor of Maassluis when the Mayor, Drs. J.A. Karssen, honored GSS Marine Services BV by officially opening GSS Marine Services BV, the Dutch branch of Gareloch Support Services from Rhu, Scotland. It didn’t stop there, as right in front of the new office a brand new vessel from the shipping company, built by Neptune Shipyards in Aalst, was christened that day “Mena C of Rhu”. The vessel, a Eurocarrier 2611, is a multifunctional workboat with winches, cranes and push-front. “The Mena C of Rhu was christened by Lady Clark who travelled from Scotland together with a delegation from Gareloch Support Services” told a proud Jan Peute. “And we have immediate work our first Eurocarrier. The vessel will be used in the building of the Anholt Offshore Wind Farm in Danish waters. On Thursday December 22nd the Mena C of Rhu left for Denmark.”

According to Jan Peute it won’t stop with one Eurocarrier. “At the Neptune shipyard another three of these Eurocarriers are being built for us. The first, the Sandy M, is a Eurocarrier 2409 which will be delivered end of February 2012. Early July 2012 the Martine P will follow, a slightly bigger Eurocarrier 2611 and a sister vessel of the Mena C of Rhu. End of July we’re expecting another vessel, the Leanne P, a Eurocarrier 2409. We’ll then have two vessels from each type available. The plan is to use the two smaller vessels (2409) for the dredging industry and the two larger vessels (2611) mainly for the offshore wind farm and the offshore oil and gas sectors. We agreed with our Scottish parent company to build up a fleet in the Netherlands of the same magnitude as that of Gareloch Support Services of Rhu. This Shipping Company has a fleet of 12 vessels operating worldwide.” An example of this is the Fiona F and the Iona M which are, since recently, active on harbor project in Papua New Guinea. “When work for these two vessels is completed, the plan is to work together with Broadsword Marine Services of Darwin Australia to keep the boats working in that region.” GSS Marine Services deploys different types of vessels for the construction of offshore wind farm parks, working closely together with Sima Charters, Maassluis and Glomar Shipmanagement, Den Helder.