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Vryhof opens Aberdeen office, inks Singapore rep

Written by  OE Staff Thursday, 10 August 2017 03:34

Anchor firm Vryhof is expanding its global footprint with its companies, Deep Sea Mooring (DSM) opening a new office in Aberdeen, and Vryhof Anchors appointing Singapore-based Franklin Offshore as its exclusive representative for selling Vryhof solutions in a number of Asia Pacific countries.

Wolfgang Wandl, CEO of Vryhof, says: “With more rigs coming out of being stacked and into operation again and with the continued growth in offshore renewables, our new Aberdeen office and partnership with Franklin will ensure that we are ideally placed to grow our businesses worldwide and maintain our leadership in innovative and value-added mooring and anchoring solutions.”

DSM’s Aberdeen office, which is headed by UK Managing Director Mo Tafazzoly, has been established in response to growing demand for Vryhof products and solutions across the North Sea and will significantly boost the company’s European operations.

Tafazzoly says: “The launch of the Aberdeen office will also facilitate the management and servicing of our offshore operations across North Africa, West Africa, the Mediterranean, the Caspian and the Eastern Canada regions."

Tafazzoly has more than 16 years’ experience in naval architecture and ocean engineering in the marine, oil and gas industry with an enviable track record in providing technical support to projects and as a technical authority. For the past seven years, prior to joining Vryhof, Tafazzoly worked as the Group Engineering Manager of Rigmar Group where he was responsible for establishing and growing the Group’s technical department. He holds an MSc and BSc in Naval Architecture and is an active member of the UK’s Royal Institution of Naval Architects.

Rigging and mooring equipment and services firm Franklin Offshore Group will market and resell Vryhof’s anchoring and mooring equipment in Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Vryhof Anchors will provide engineering support to Franklin as and when required.

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