After careful consideration Rolls-Royce Marine Deutschland GmbH has sold its Intering business to Hoppe Marine GmbH, Hamburg. The trade and asset sale is part of Rolls- Royce’s ongoing commitment to concentrate on areas of its core business. The transfer has become effective on 8 May 2017. From then on Hoppe Marine takes over new building projects as well as related service and spares activities on a successive basis.
The sale includes U-Tank-Systems for roll damping, Blower Anti-Heeling Systems on seagoing ships, as stand-alone or combined solution, and furthermore pump-based Anti- Heeling Systems, also providing an automatized in-service-inclining-test option. With this acquisition, Hoppe Marine now offers the world’s broadest expertise in tailormade, optimized solutions for anti-heeling and passive roll damping systems, under the well established brands Intering, Flume and Hoppe.
Marc Rohde, Managing Director and shareholder of Hoppe Marine GmbH, states: “We are delighted to announce the agreement with Rolls-Royce. With the acquisition of Intering, Hoppe Marine can further consolidate and expand its leading-edge competence on the field of anti-heeling and passive roll damping solutions (Motion Control), a sector which is of key importance for safe and efficient cargo and passenger shipping, but also for navy and coast guard ships as well as for safe working conditions on offshore vessels. The broad experience portfolio, which Hoppe Marine has accumulated from thousands of successful Hoppe and Flume systems, will now be ideally complemented by the Intering line.”
Janne Silden from Rolls-Royce Marine Deutschland adds “We are convinced that our former Intering customers will be in good hands at Hoppe Marine, and we will continue to focus on our core products and capabilities. We wish Hoppe Marine well for the future.”
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