Vroon set to acquire NomisNews // December 22, 2007
Vroon Group in The Netherlands has agreed terms to acquire Nomis Shipping Ltd in Aberdeen in the UK.
Vroon and Nomis are working towards finalising the transaction, which is expected to close in early January 2008.
On completion of the transaction, Frank Deans, Chairman and founder, will retire from the company. Rory Deans will remain as Managing Director.
Nomis will continue to operate from its present offices in Aberdeen and Singapore. The existing management team at Nomis will remain in place and there will be no change to any contractual relationships with customers, crews, employees or suppliers.
Nomis currently owns and operates a fleet of 20 ERRVs, 12 AHTS, a medium-size PSV and a dynamically positioned DSV/ROV vessel.
The company employs approximately 720 sea staff and 29 shore-based staff.
Vroon presently operates about 60 offshore support vessels, under the Vroon Offshore Services (VOS) banner, primarily in the North Sea and Mediterranean.
In addition, another 20 newbuildings are on order for delivery in 2007 - 2011. VOS has offices in Aberdeen, Den Helder, Genoa and Stokesley (MPI Offshore).
As Nomis vessels are dry-docked they will be rebranded in Vroon's red and white colours and livery - a large white V on each side of the red hull. They will also be renamed, with the prefix 'VOS' replacing the existing 'Dea'.