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Dutch Dredging Secures Major Contract in French Guyane

December 29, 2015 - Rebecca Baker

Dutch companies Baggerbedrijf de Boer – Dutch Dredging from Sliedrecht and partner Iskes Towage and Salvage from IJmuiden have been awarded a 12 year maintenance dredging and towing assistance contract for the ports of Cayenne and Kourou in French Guyane. Read More
Atlas Looks forward to the Next Challenges in 2016

December 23, 2015 - Rebecca Baker

With 2015 coming to a close, Atlas looks forward to the next challenges in 2016 and continuing to invest in the heroes of the onshore and offshore industry. Although this year has not been easy for our industries we intend to continue our efforts in securing new and exciting opportunities for the year ahead. As 2014s downturn in oil prices continues to reverberate beneath the surface, Atlas has worked hard to cement secure foundations within our 15 business lines. Read More
Update on Rijkswaterstaat: Atlas places 40 personnel to the Dutch fleet

December 23, 2015 - Rebecca Baker

It has only been three weeks since Atlas Professionals began its collaboration with Rijkswaterstaat. Since then Atlas Professionals has placed 40 maritime personnel across the Rijksrederij on a variety of coastal and inland projects. Since 1st December Atlas’ Urk office has already supplied maritime personnel to Rijkswaterstaat fleet that consists of Patrol, Coastguard, Oil recovery and survey vessels. The majority of positions that Atlas have supplied are Able Seaman, Cook, Steward, Chief Mate and Master. Read More
Compliant with Convention: Protecting our Seafarers Worldwide

December 18, 2015 - Rebecca Baker

During 2015, Atlas Professionals have undergone an extensive audit program to confirm that the organisation remains in compliance with the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006. The MLC embodies all the current standards of existing international maritime labour conventions and recommendations in order to better protect seafarers and their families. Audits to confirm attestation of compliance to MLC 2006 have taken place for a total of 21 entities across Atlas’ 24 offices, of which 15 offices specialise in the supply professionals falling under the scope of the convention. Read More
Van Oord Names New Cutter Suction Dredger Mangystau

December 17, 2015 - Rebecca Baker

Van Oord has named a new cutter suction dredger at the yard of Damen Dredging Equipment in Nijkerk, the Netherlands. The vessel, which was given the name Mangystau, is the second modified Damen CSD 650 cutter suction dredger in the Van Oord fleet. The naming ceremony was performed by Ms J.P.T.M. Verwijs, wife of the chairman of Van Oord’s Works Council. Read More

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