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Press release: VDS Staal- en Machinebouw expands with acquisition of NAMI Constructions

Acquisition invigorates VDS’s growth ambition in the Rotterdam region
Rotterdam, 24 July- VDS Staal- en Machinebouw, metal construction company for the on- and offshore industry, acquires NAMI Constructions located in Ridderkerk. From now on, it will carry the name NAMI-VDS Rotterdam. Herewith VDS is giving shape to its growth ambition in the area of Rotterdam. The acquisition will strengthen and expand VDS’s scope of services. VDS, thanks to NAMI’s expertise, is now able to supply jackets for the oil and gas industry. With the acquisition, VDS expects annual sales to increase by more than one third, from 28 million to 36 million euro.

To strengthen each other

Robert van der Loos, CEO at VDS: “We are pleased to welcome NAMI within our company. NAMI has a lot of knowledge and experience in the oil and gas industry. This is in line with our services and we can strengthen each other herein. In addition, NAMI has a solid track record in the market. Hans van de Zande of NAMI: “We know VDS as a reliable, solid partner in the market. A year or three ago we have already worked together. Therefore, we are very pleased that NAMI is now part of VDS. ”

Further expansion in Rotterdam area

With the acquisition, VDS contributes to her ambitions to grow in the Rotterdam region. At the moment, the company is also investigating the possibilities for expanding towards the first Offshore Center of Europe, Maasvlakte 2. In 2016 VDS, in addition to its locations in Vlissingen and Eemshaven, opened its first location on Rotterdam soil.

About VDS Steel and Machine Construction

VDS Staal- en Machinebouw was founded in 1981 and is active in the development and production of steel- and aluminum constructions and machines. Offshore constructions, modules, jackets, bridge constructions, certified welding, blasting and coating, pipe bridges, shipbuilding, ship repair and the maintenance are the core specializations. VDS has 160.000 m2 of facilities at its own deep sea quay in Vlissingen, Eemshaven and Rotterdam. Customers of VDS are among others, Van Oord, Heerema Marine Contractors, Jan de Nul, Allseas, Siemens and various municipalities and provinces for the construction of bridges. Well-known civil projects are the renovation of the monumental Rotterdam railway bridge “De Hef” and the manufacturing and installation of the “Netkous” bicycle bridge over the A15 highway, which connects the south of Rotterdam with the nature outside the city.

About NAMI Construction B.V.

NAMI was founded in 1982 and is specialized in constructions for the offshore oil and gas industry. The company is specialized in topsides, jackets, living quarters, bridges, cranes and special constructions. NAMI’s customers include Wintershall, ENGIE, DONG Energy, IHC and GDF Suez.