Royal Vopak names Emco Wheaton global preferred supplier

Emco Wheaton, a manufacturer of marine loading arms for the gas and oil industries, has been named as a preferred supplier to Royal Vopak, the world's largest independent tank storage provider.

Under a three year partnership agreement, Emco Wheaton will supply, install, and maintain marine loading arms for Vopak, which from its headquarters in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, operates 83 terminals in 31 different countries. The partnership, which has a further two year option, also covers the erecting and servicing of marine loading arms, which are designed to ensure the safe loading and unloading of gas, oil, and other fluids from tanker ships to storage facilities on shore.

Ignace van Stekelenburg, sales & service director for Emco Wheaton, says: "We are delighted that our marine loading arms have been specified for use worldwide by Vopak and we are looking forward to being a successful partner. We were able to demonstrate to Vopak that our products and systems meet the high standards set by Vopak but equally as importantly that we could provide world class service and technical support. Emco Wheaton wants to be the Number One supplier across the globe for all types of loading arms, and this agreement with Vopak will strengthen our goal."

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