Heerema’s Aegir wins Shipping Award

1 November 2013,

Heerema Marine Contractors received the 2013 KVNR Shipping Award for its new Deepwater Construction Vessel Aegir at last night’s Maritime Awards Gala. This award is given to one of five nominees for maritime innovation as well as social, organizational and environmental innovativeness. The 8th edition of the awards ceremony, attended by around 800 maritime professionals, marked the start of the Dutch Maritime Week.

The jury unanimously awarded Heerema for its new Deepwater Construction Vessel Aegir. This state-of-the-art vessel was Christened in September of this year and has the unique capability of being able to execute complex infrastructure and pipeline projects in ultra deep water, while offering sufficient lifting capacity to install platforms in relatively shallow water. Aegir’s crane can lift up to 4,000 tons and can lower objects up to 3,500 meters below sea level.

The jury felt that these characteristics made Aegir stand out among the nominees and added that Heerema was also awarded for not refraining from investing in innovative and more sustainable shipping despite the ongoing economic crisis. The fact that Heerema’s headquarters are in the Netherlands and the organization is investing in the Dutch economy with jobs and knowledge were other incentives for it being awarded.

The award was handed to a proud Heerema delegation who have now seen their hard work for turning Aegir into reality and their ongoing belief in its unique capabilities crowned with the KVNR Shipping Award.