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IHC Merwede to showcase range of innovations at OTC Brasil 2011

IHC Merwede will be showcasing its innovative vessels, advanced equipment and life-cycle support services on stand number 863 at the forthcoming inaugural OTC Brasil 2011 Conference and Exhibition on 4-6 October in Rio de Janeiro.

As a reliable supplier of custom-built ships and equipment for offshore construction, IHC Merwede is renowned for focussing on the development of advanced solutions, as highlighted by its position as the technology innovator.

IHC Offshore & Marine Director Sales & Marketing Twan Voogt is enthusiastic about the group's presence at the new event and the market as a whole. "The outlook for the offshore industry - throughout the rest of 2011 and beyond - looks increasingly positive," he says. "Exploration and production programmes continue to expand, as well as the move to deeper water developments.

"This may be evidenced by the Brasilian market, which is ideal for our wide range of products and services, as the nation - and Petrobras in particular - continues to grow into one of the major oil and gas producers in the world. In line with these plans for growth, IHC Merwede has seen an increasing demand from its customers to invest in new and more advanced vessels and equipment.

"At OTC Brasil, we will be capitalising on this trend by highlighting the unique ability of IHC Merwede to offer an integrated and low-risk approach for the supply of specialist vessels and equipment, and life-cycle support. By providing innovative technology designed, built and managed by one partner under the IHC Merwede umbrella, we hope to drive the market forward into next year and beyond."

IHC Merwede's investment in innovative technology will be underlined at OTC Brasil 2011 with the promotion of two innovative vessels, the SEVEN PACIFIC and the new Type-22 vessel. Advanced equipment, such as one of the world's most versatile J-Lay towers, the Saipem FDS2, will also be shown.

IHC Merwede will be represented by the following business units within the group: IHC Offshore & Marine; IHC Engineering Business; IHC Hydrohammer; IHC Handling Systems; IHC Offshore Systems; and IHC Hytop.

IHC Merwede company profile - offshore division
The offshore division of IHC Merwede is focussed on the continuous development, design and construction of reliable, custom-built assets for the specialist oil and gas market. It is a low-risk, one-stop shop for the best design consultancy, product offering and finance package supplied to customers in the offshore construction and support market.

IHC Merwede has in-house expertise for engineering and manufacturing innovative vessels and advanced equipment, as well as providing life-cycle support. Its integrated systematic approach has helped to develop optimum product performance and long-term business partnerships.

Due to its expertise and strong relationships with suppliers, manufacturers and sub-contractors, IHC Merwede is able to take responsibility for complete turnkey projects. The company's production facilities in The Netherlands can accommodate the construction of large new-build vessels and it can also build vessels in other locations around the world.

Through its pioneering role, IHC Merwede ensures compliance with the latest technological developments, strictest safety regulations and most stringent environmental standards for pipelay, well intervention, diving support and multi-purpose offshore support vessels.

The company has several offshore equipment business units and therefore draws on a long history of designing, constructing, assembling, commissioning, delivering and maintaining a broad range of offshore equipment for the oil and gas sector. This varies from the fabrication of single parts to complete integrated systems, such as equipment for pipe- and cablelaying, and pile driving.

Technological innovation will remain the company's underlying strength through its continuous investment in research and development. Moreover, it helps to safeguard a sustainable environment.


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Royal IHC (IHC) is focused on the continuous development of design and construction activities for the specialist maritime sector. It is the global market leader for efficient dredging and mining vessels and equipment - with vast experience accumulated over decades - and a reliable supplier of custom-built ships and supplies for offshore construction.

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