Kotug and Petroconsult Join Forces

Credit: Kotug

By The Maritime Executive 11-12-2018 03:59:49

Leading global towage company Kotug International BV has signed an agreement with Petroconsult to create a joint venture company called Kotug Petro Maritime (KPM). The partnering companies have been awarded a long term contract with Sumed to provide operational services and carry out towage operations including FSRU operations at their Ain Sukhna terminal located in the Red Sea, Egypt. 

Kotug is providing Sumed with two newly built state of the art 80 tons Rotortugs to carry out these operations. 

The newly formed company KPM is owned 80 percent by Kotug and 20 percent by Petroconsult and is established in Egypt with its headquarters in Alexandria, Egypt. The company’s mission is to provide maritime services to Egypt’s oil, gas and other terminals and ports to improve the quality of services. KPM will combine Kotug’s knowledge and leadership skills with Petroconsult’s strong local footprint and experience in the region. KPM is deploying two tugboats to execute the services to Sumed. In line with Kotug’s aspiration to support local content both tugboats will be operated by native Egyptians supported by local shore staff. 

The long term cooperation with Sumed demonstrates the strength of this new partnership. Ard-Jan Kooren, CEO of Kotug International: “We are looking forward to cooperate with Petroconsult and to start activities with our new partner in a familiar sector in the Middle East. The partnership represents a strong alliance between two industry experts. KPM aims to leverage the impressive reputation, experience, technology, and practical “know how” of Kotug International and Petroconsult.” 

Petroconsult is one of the oldest oil and gas services and engineering companies in Egypt and an experienced provider of offshore and marine services in Egypt. 

The tugs commenced services in October 2018.

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