January 1st 2008 Norwegian Deck Machinery AS (NDM) will open a branch office in Shanghai in China. The office will have 3 employers, two of them Norwegian engineer, and will be the company’s base for contracts and deliveries in Asia. The main office is located in Os, Norway.
“We operate in a market with increasing demands and oblige to this by making the availability easier in this region. Both production and delivery of deck machinery to shipyards in this part of the world will be simplified. NDM will continue to use quality parts from well known suppliers such as Hydranor and Kawasaki/Staffa, however the logistics will be simplified and the delivery time will improve by opening a branch office in Shanghai.”, says new the new Sales Manager at NDM, Rebecca Lerch Dahl. “We have built a good, international reputation and wish to continue pursuing this now also in Asia.”
NDM has two contracts for delivery of electrical winches to Otto Marines (Singapore) new buildings at PT Batamec in Indonesia, and newly received a third order. The first delivery is due already at the end of January 2008.
The company has also received an additional contract with Davie Shipyard Inc. in Canada for the delivery of hydraulic winches to their new building 2512, which is an Offshore Construction Vessel of the type VS 4220. Fjellstrand has also put in a new order, this time NDM is to supply hydraulic winches for their new building 1679.
NDM has had tremendous progress, and 2008 will be a profitable year, the company writes in a press release. “The order books are nearly full and we look forward to an exiting and not least busy time ahead. The hope is that NDM’s share of the Asian market will develop positively with the opening of a branch office in Shanghai.”