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Monday, June 1, 2020 

Dutch company Verolme Special Equipment is opening a local office to provide service in Miami, the largest US cruise port, for all scrubber-equipped vessels

The company says this is the third step in its globalisation strategy, starting with four mobile containers acting as ‘smart workshops’ in China, then integrating the operations and services of sister company Logan Industries in Singapore, and now expanding its network of service locations.

According to Verolme, the cruise industry has been an early adopter of marine scrubbers in reducing levels of pollution in exhaust gases, which was the reason for the appointment of David Bell (pictured) as Category Manager Marine Services for the US, based in Miami. Bell has acted as Project Manager for Carnival Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean, as part of 20 years’ marine experience, most recently in Miami specialising in scrubber installations for cruise ships, including inline towers, open loop, closed loop and hybrid.

Ticco Maagdenberg, Manager Verolme Marine Services, described the appointment as “A perfect fit.” 

“We have just started our engines and welcome Mr David Bell to our group” said Martin Rosmolen, CCO, Verolme Special Equipment PTD Group. “More and more vessels are having scrubbers installed as one of the options to comply with IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap regulations. The increase in marine scrubber installations represents a potential increase in opportunities for maintenance, service, modifications and repairs. Presence in the Middle East and Africa will be our next step in Verolme’s globalisation strategy."

The appointment builds on the recently-announced partnership between Verolme Special Equipment and Damen Shiprepair to provide complete service for all marine scrubber related challenges.

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