Management and maintenance is becoming an increasingly more important theme in the world of shipping. This specifically applies to companies that work with utility vessels. These vessels are equipped with huge onboard machinery. These include dredgers, pipelaying vessels, crane vessels, FPSO vessels and oil platform transport vessels.

In recent years we were asked to support companies such as Allseas, Bluewater, Boskalis, Heerema Marine Contracting and Van Oord in the creation of a professional Maintenance & Asset Management organization. This often involves the implementation of a company-wide EAM system, so that all vessels and the onshore organization have access to the same asset and maintenance information. This is especially of major importance for replenishing the stock of spare parts and consumables.

Now that the maintenance and logistics processes are well-organized, attention in this sector is shifting to the management and optimization of these processes. A large share of these companies is affected by the low oil prices and feels the need to reduce costs. At the same time the fleet is aging and safety is becoming increasingly more important. VDMXL gives companies an instrument that can be used to manage and optimize the entire Maintenance & Asset Management process. Various companies within this sector already realize the value of doing so.