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NEED OFFSHORE SUPPORT?  CALL TIDEWATER!

Leading company in offshore support relies on Caterpillar and Pon Power

MAINTENANCE

DUTCH KNOWHOW

Tidewater superintendent Bojan Grivicic has every confidence in Dutch knowhow. He says: 'We've been working with Pon Power for a good 15 years, which has been very enjoyable. We have a good relationship, parts are always available and the service is 100 percent. When the contract for these overhauls had to be awarded, we knew who to ask: Pon Power.'

Since October 2019, a Pon Power team has been constantly stationed in Namibia to complete the job. Some Pon Power engineers even spent Christmas there, where it was the height of summer.

The work is managed by the Dutch, supported by locally hired professionals.

BOJAN GRIVICIC

Dry Docking Manager, Tidewater Inc.

'We have a good relationship, parts are always available and the service is 100 percent'

The listed American Tidewater Inc. operates one of the biggest fleets of OSVs (offshore service vessels) in the world. The company has more than 60 years experience in supporting global offshore energy exploration and production activities. For their operations in Namibia, the company has relied on Caterpillar and Pon Power for decades.

ALL AROUND THE WORLD

They don't do the drilling themselves, but Tidewater does almost everything else related to drilling for oil at sea. If the offshore and oil industry needs assistance anywhere in the world, there's a good chance that a Tidewater vessel will come to the rescue. The company provides platform supply services, anchor handling, tug services, hoisting, crew transport and rescue/stand-by services. Multi-faceted, heavy and often dangerous work, which is managed from Tidewater locations on every continent.

FACTS &
FIGURES

JAN AARSSEN

Account Manager Tug & Offshore,
Pon Power

'Tidewater is an impressive and good company with a solid reputation'

LONG AND WARM RELATIONSHIP

Jan Aarssen, Tug & Offshore Product Support Manager at Pon Power, is proud that the company is one of his customers. He says: ‘Tidewater is an impressive and good company with a solid reputation all over the world. It was founded in the middle of last century and we have had a long and warm relationship with them. Both parties successfully devote a lot of energy to it.' Tidewater uses Caterpillar engines and for its fleet in southern Africa, there are twelve overhauls on the programme this year. That work is done at a shipyard in Namibia, with Pon Power being the chief contractor.

UPSCALE FAST

Jon Aarssen explains: 'We've done all the maintenance and overhauls for Tidewater in southern Africa for years. So, we know our way around and we have the network available to recruit extra manpower. Sometimes we work on three ships at the same time, which means we can upscale very fast if necessary. This means we always achieve that 100 percent service that Bojan just mentioned. That's our goal!'

BOJAN GRIVICIC

Dry Docking Manager, Tidewater Inc.

'When this contract had to be awarded, we knew who to ask: Pon Power’

MAINTENANCE

NEED OFFSHORE SUPPORT?  
CALL TIDEWATER!

Leading company in offshore support relies on Caterpillar and Pon Power

ALL AROUND THE WORLD

They don't do the drilling themselves, but Tidewater does almost everything else related to drilling for oil at sea. If the offshore and oil industry needs assistance anywhere in the world, there's a good chance that a Tidewater vessel will come to the rescue. The company provides platform supply services, anchor handling, tug services, hoisting, crew transport and rescue/stand-by services. Multi-faceted, heavy and often dangerous work, which is managed from Tidewater locations on every continent.

'We have a good relationship, parts are always available and the service is 100 percent'

Dry Docking Manager, Tidewater Inc.

BOJAN GRIVICIC

ALS EEN ZONNETJE

Omdat de Cat-installatie nog altijd liep als een zonnetje en de service van Pon Power (toen nog Geveke) altijd goed was geweest, besloten vader en zoon dat ook in het nieuwe bedrijf een Cat moest komen. 

DUTCH KNOWHOW

Tidewater superintendent Bojan Grivicic has every confidence in Dutch knowhow. He says: 'We've been working with Pon Power for a good 15 years, which has been very enjoyable. We have a good relationship, parts are always available and the service is 100 percent. When the contract for these overhauls had to be awarded, we knew who to ask: Pon Power.'

150.000 UUR

Mark van der Hulst hoort het tevreden glimlachend aan. Wat hem betreft is het einde van de levensduur van zijn motor nog lang niet in zicht. “Ik wil die installatie in bedrijf houden zolang hij rendabel is en blijft lopen. Maar 150.000 uur lijkt me voorlopig een mooi streven!”

The listed American Tidewater Inc. operates one of the biggest fleets of OSVs (offshore service vessels) in the world. The company has more than 60 years experience in supporting global offshore energy exploration and production activities. For their operations in Namibia, the company has relied on Caterpillar and Pon Power for decades.

BOJAN GRIVICIC

Dry Docking Manager, Tidewater Inc.

'When this contract had to be awarded, we knew who to ask: Pon Power’

FACTS & FIGURES

COMPANY
Tidewater Inc. Houston, Texas, VS

PRODUCT
Tidewater operates a fleet of offshore support vessels

FLEET
Over 200 vessels

CUSTOMERS
Internationally operating
companies in offshore energy exploration and production

Jon Aarssen explains: 'We've done all the maintenance and overhauls for Tidewater in southern Africa for years. So, we know our way around and we have the network available to recruit extra manpower. Sometimes we work on three ships at the same time, which means we can upscale very fast if necessary. This means we always achieve that 100 percent service that Bojan just mentioned. That's our goal!'

UPSCALE FAST

'Tidewater is an impressive and good company with a solid reputation'

Account Manager Tug & Offshore,
Pon Power

JAN AARSSEN

Since October 2019, a Pon Power team has been constantly stationed in Namibia to complete the job. Some Pon Power engineers even spent Christmas there, where it was the height of summer.

The work is managed by the Dutch, supported by locally hired professionals.

LONG AND WARM RELATIONSHIP

Jan Aarssen, Tug & Offshore Product Support Manager at Pon Power, is proud that the company is one of his customers. He says: ‘Tidewater is an impressive and good company with a solid reputation all over the world. It was founded in the middle of last century and we have had a long and warm relationship with them. Both parties successfully devote a lot of energy to it.' Tidewater uses Caterpillar engines and for its fleet in southern Africa, there are twelve overhauls on the programme this year. That work is done at a shipyard in Namibia, with Pon Power being the chief contractor.