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  1. 1. Volume 3 nr. 1 April 2009 Wooden bridge on wheels p.4 Wagenborg at its best! p.14 How to transport a 67 metres long column with a diameter of more than 7 metres and 233 tons in weight Shell Schoonebeek Redevelopment p.20 Wagenborg Foxdrill installs 73 wells on 18 drilling sites
  2. 2. Stability in service during difficult times It is our firm belief that it is crucial to keep in close contact with our business relations and employees during current times! It goes without saying that a good financial policy is essential, but the right attitude is perhaps even more crucial. If a certain situation calls for creative solutions, we must be able to conjure those up by ‘thinking out of the box’. No wonder that flexibility and reliability are paramount and that those concepts are just as important to Wagenborg as service. Nobody knows how long this worldwide economic setback will persist, and therefore it is important to be open to all possible developing scenarios. We will outline our course step by step and in consultation with our partners, whilst our investment decisions will be guided by the developments. At the moment it is evident that Wagenborg will pursue investments in people and equipment whenever this will support added value and continuation. Investments that assist in solving the problems of our principals have absolute priority. Wagenborg demonstrates that it continues to brainstorm together with her clients and that it is determined to act. In these times in particular, a large number of challenges demand a practical response. You can read more about this and other interesting issues in the third edition of the Wagenborg Times. Seeking solutions proactively is the theme of this edition … published with a refreshing facelift. More about that facelift in the next edition of the Wagenborg Times … preface Preface - Stability in service during difficult times 3 Wooden bridge on wheels 4 A ‘pile’ of cooperation 6 Teamwork on a flagship project 8 Energy in Emsland 10 Sleep well 11 Special crane per special transport 12 Wagenborg at its best 14 Successful efforts on historical market 16 A ‘seemann’ in his element 17 Customers want flexible solutions 18 Shell Schoonebeek redevelopment 20 Wagenborg Reining 22 Reining Warehousing, business intelligence 24 Passenger Services 26 • Exhibition Industrial Maintenance Rotterdam: 21 - 23 April 2009 • Transport LogisticsMunich: 12-15 May 2009 • Powergen Europe Cologne: 26 - 28 May 2009 • 4th Annual Breakbulk Europe Antwerpen: 26-28 May 2009 Transportation Conference Exhibition • PPI Transport Symposium 18Liverpool: 7-9 October 2009 • Europort 2009 Rotterdam: 3-6 November 2009 Editorial Staff Connie Lindhoud, c.lindhoud@wagenborg.com Contributors Michiel Kuizenga , Edwin Zwart, Cock Molle, Aad van Leeuwen, Klaus Wirring, Koos Zumkehr, Norbert Seemann Contact details Wagenborg Times P.O. Box 14 NL-9930 AA Delfzijl The Netherlands Phone + 31 (0)596 63 62 47 Email times@wagenborg.com Design and DTP La Compagnie Photography Flying Focus, Aad van Leeuwen, Henk Zuur Printers Grafische Industrie De Marne, Leens - Delfzijl - Groningen April 2009 contents Exhibition schedule Colophon ROYAL
  3. 3. How it began It all started with an architecture contest in 2005 for the design of two bridges which had to cross the new highway A7 at the town of Sneek, The Netherlands. The winning design was very unique and extraordinary: a wooden arched bridge, made of sustainable accoya tropical hardwood. Wagenborg Nedlift became involved soon after construction engineering started. Such an extraordinary structure needs a special approach to heavy transport and lifting and this early stage co-operation ultimately led to a smooth and well controlled logistic operation. Mosaic work At the jobsite in Sneek, the wooden arches were manufactured from smaller wooden parts, which were prefabricated in the Schaffitzel workshop in Germany. The arches were formed piece by piece. Wagenborg Nedlift assisted with some smaller mobile cranes. Erecting of the arches Mid-November, the actual lifting work could begin and Wagenborg Nedlift’s role in the project became more prominent. Both arches, each weighing 130 tons at this point, had to be put upright and fixed onto the steel bridge deck. Intensive lifting engineering led to a solution where each part could be lifted with 3 large mobile cranes. In total, 6 cranes from 250 tons up to 650 tons in capacity were set up at the narrow construction yard. Special attention was required because of the special shape and material of the arches. Another challenge was the communication between the crane operators who had to lift the structures simultaneously. The complete crew was trained during a toolbox meeting and on Saturday 15 November, the lifting operation was carried out smoothly in only a few hours. Both arches were fixed on the bridge deck and connected at the top. The architectural design had become a reality. Wood on wheels With the assembly phase nearly complete, preparation of the last part of the job could commence. During the weekend of 29/30 November, the bridge, now with a total weight of 450 tons, would be transported from construction site to its final foundations at highway A7. But before the trip could start, the bridge had to be jacked up from its 1.6 m level to a 5.1 m level. With Wagenborg Nedlift’s brand new climbing jack equipment, this was no problem at all. On Saturday night November 29th, a large crowd of Sneek inhabitants gathered at the jobsite to watch the final journey of the bridge. 2 x 24 SPMT axle lines were positioned under the bridge and the trip of 1.5 km commenced. Instead of the normal traffic, the wooden bridge was guided down highway A7 to its final location. With SPMT in carrousel configuration, the 450 ton giant was turned carefully and transported just above its moles. With the trailer’s hydraulic system, the wooden landmark was placed onto its foundations. November 2008, a unique landmark arose along highway A7 in Sneek, the Netherlands. An arched bridge, made of sustainable accoya tropical hardwood, was assembled with no less than 6 mobile cranes and put onto its foundation with 48 SPMT axle lines. Facts and figures wooden arch bridge Length: 32 meters Width: 14.6 meters Height: 15 meters Weight steel deck: 150 tons Weight wooden arches: 300 tons Wood quantity: 690 cbm More information on the wooden bridge project: www.wagenborg.com www.a7sneek.nl www.schaffitzel.de Facts and figures on the ­transport and lifting equipment: Erecting the 130 ton arches: 1 x 650 tons, 1 x 500 tons, 1 x 400 tons, 1 x 350 tons, 1 x 300 tons, 1x 250 tons mobile crane Jacking operation: synchronic climbing jack equipment Transport: 2 sets of 2 x 12 SPMT axle lines with 2 powerpacks Wooden bridge on wheels NEDLIFT B.V. NEDLIFT B.V.
  4. 4. “IHC Hydrohammer is a worldwide specialist in onshore and offshore pile driving equipment. Especially for offshore we can build on a fair amount of expertise, accumulated during our work in the oil gas industry. Lately we regularly find ourselves using this knowledge to our advantage within the field of offshore wind energy. A relatively new market with a lot of potential. Offshore windmills require piling hammers with a sleeve diameter that can reach up to 5.10 meters. The logistics concerned with getting such a hammer to a client are quite challenging. A monster like that easily weighs 250 metric tons.” Cock Molle from Wagenborg Projects Logistics has been the regular liaison for Eric and his project managers concerning the transportation of IHC pile drivers. “Cock has often visited us and is aware of our concerns and desires. He takes care of the whole process, removing a lot of pressure. Agreements and commitments are followed up promptly, and íf something does go wrong we can have a candid and honest talk. The logistics of our project often involves several Wagenborg Divisions, but having Cock as our standard liaison creates clarity and trust.” Eric isn’t currently as personally involved in the actual execution and logistics of projects as he used to be. He began at IHC as an electro technical engineer, after which he became a project co-ordinator. He has been Head of Production Services for the last few years, responsible for production and service activities at IHC Hydrohammer. These activities include maintaining commercial contacts with Wagenborg Foxdrill. Full circle indeed. Company profile IHC Hydrohammer IHC Hydrohammer B.V. designs, builds and supplies hydraulic piling hammers, for on- and offshore use and is known throughout the world for its innovative approach. This innovative approach is not simply confined to the hammers, but also extends to entirely new piling techniques, foundation equipment and hammer accessories, with a view to making pile driving more efficient, more controllable, less noisy and more widely usable. IHC Hydrohammer B.V. guarantees the best possible service by the availability of trained experts worldwide to support operational activities. www.hydrohammer.com The cooperation between Wagenborg and IHC Hydrohammer extends beyond the usual. IHC Hydrohammer regularly uses the worldwide services of Wagenborg Projects Logistics for transporting its heavy piling hammers. And Wagenborg Foxdrill makes use of these same hammers for its own activities around the world. Full circle? We asked Eric Lahuis, Head of Production Services at IHC Hydrohammer. A ‘pile’ of cooperation PROJECTS LOGISTICS B.V. PROJECTS LOGISTICS B.V.
  5. 5. “Windpark Westereems is a relatively large wind park with 64 turbines type E82. It is situated in the port of Eemshaven and therefore alternative logistic solutions were possible. Normally, the concrete tower parts of the E82 turbines are transported by road in parts. In Eemshaven, another concept was chosen. Each tower, consisting of 18 complete ring sections, was transported by water from the workshop in Emden to the port of Eemshaven. Once on the spot, the tower sections were stored at the yard of Wagenborg Stevedoring. As soon as the construction team on a turbine site was ready, they gave Wagenborg Nedlift a call, who supplied the next complete ring section just- in-time to the turbine site. In order to carry out transports from the yard to the turbine sites a special road was constructed ”, Mr. Rijniers explains. In the meantime, the other parts of the turbines, such as blades, generator hubs and engine casings, arrived by truck at the Wagenborg yard. At the yard, pre-assembly activities were done and complete sections left the yard bound for the turbine sites. A lot of time and effort was saved this way, because assembly activities at the turbine sites were reduced to a minimum. During construction time, Mr. Trappmann experienced the Wagenborg way of working and he is very positive about this. “I have been working on windmill construction projects for more than 10 years now, and this is the first time my life has been so easy during a project,” he laughs. “Logistic circumstances are perfect here and Wagenborg is meeting all of our requirements in a very co-operative way. Crane operators are advising the crew during pre-assembly, truck drivers are assisting on loading activities and planning department is combining several requests to an efficient equipment input, thus saving us time and money. Last but not least, with more than 2000 truck loads done, no damage occurred”. Within a few months, Mr. Trapmann will travel to Canada for a new project, consisting of 34 turbines. “I expect the Wagenborg just-in- time concept will not work there: to reach the project site, inland road transport of 2.500 km is necessary …” The Wagenborg crew wishes him all the best with this new challenge! Enercon E-82 wind turbine Specially designed for medium wind speeds, the ENERCON E-82 wind turbine - with the new rotor blade design and tower versions up to 108m hub height - guarantees excellent yields in the 2 MW category, even at inland sites. In Eemshaven, rated power of the E-82 type is increased to 3 MW caused by the installation of an innovative water cooling system. Rated power: 2,000 kW Rotor diameter: 82 m Hub height: 78 – 138 m Enercon GmbH – Energy for the world ENERCON began its road to economical/ecological success when graduate engineer Aloys Wobben founded the company in 1984. A small team of engineers developed the first E-15/16 wind turbine with a rated power of 55 kW. In the beginning ENERCON systems still featured gearboxes. The changeover to gearless technology was made in 1992 with the first ENERCON E-40/500 kW. The innovative drive system with few rotating components enables almost friction free energy flow. With more than 13,000 wind turbines installed in over 30 countries, ENERCON is also amongst the leading manufacturers on an international level. In 2008/2009, Enercon reached an export share of more than 60%, gradually increasing over the years to come. www.enercon.de JensTrappmann(left)andDinRijniersright):Wagenborgturnedouttobeafinepartner.Teamwork on a flagship project This is the title of an article in Enercon’s company magazine Windblatt about the Westereems Windpark in Eemshaven, the Netherlands. And teamwork it was! Not only for the various Enercon subsidiaries involved in this major project, but also for Enercon and Wagenborg. During the 1 year construction period, Wagenborg turned out to be a fine partner for Jens Trappmann, Enercon’s construction manager and Din Rijniers, Enercon’s project manager at Westereems project. STEVEDORING B.V. STEVEDORING B.V. Carefullhandlingoftheturbineblades. Summer2008:WagenborgStevedoringyard fullofactivities.
  6. 6. 10 11 A 750 ton and 400 ton crane were required for the positioning of 30 boiler modules, weighing 230 metric tons each. Wagenborg Nedlift brought in a 750 ton lifting capacity lattice boom crane from Spain. Being part of the Wagenborg Group of Companies, shipping the colossus to Germany was easily arranged. A dedicated vessel loaded the crane at Gijon, Spain, and in Germany a total of 60 trailer loads were required for its transportation by land to the project site. An interesting operation from a logistical viewpoint, befitting a logistic service provider like Wagenborg. Ralph Mayer, Alstom’s Power site manager with over 30 years of experience in building power plants all over the world, had never worked with Wagenborg Nedlift before. “I must say that Wagenborg Nedlift has been cooperative during the entire process. They have adapted and adjusted to all of our needs. As a supplier, we have a certain obligation to realize a swift construction, so our clients can start as soon as possible. This is part of the ongoing process of improving the construction procedure and saving time.” Prefabrication and modularization are key words in the business of boiler plant construction. “Quality control in a workshop is much easier than doing it afterwards at the job site. The more we can prefabricate units the further the construction time is shortened, a benefit which has its payoff at the end of the day.” Ralph Mayer has seen many crane lifts all over the world. “Our preferred crane is the crawler crane because of its flexibility in movement with a load. It should also have sufficient lifting height and an outreach of at least 28 meters in order to position the heavy loads over the side walls, which are assembled at an earlier stage.” Safety is a main concern for everyone. “From experience we know which companies are reliable. We may ask directly for a specific crane operator, who has to be available day and night”. The wind velocity had been too high during the day, so the lifting operations took place at night when the wind force was more manageable. Ralph Mayer underscores the responsibility of the crane operator. “There is always a certain tension between the crane driver and the people who want to have something erected. However, in the end it is the crane driver who decides. After all, everything is literally in his hands, and he is responsible for a safe lift.” Energy in EmslandExtending it’s Emsland Lingen power plant, RWE Power is erecting a combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) plant with a net capacity of 876 MW, set to be commissioned as early as mid- 2009. The plant will be used to meet medium-load demand and will supply adjacent industrial plants with process steam. Theliftingoperationstookplaceatnightwhenthewindforcewasmanageble. Alstom’sPowersitemanagerRalphMayer:Wagenborg Nedlifthasadoptedandadjustedtoallofourneeds. At the quay, close to the yard, they bob comfortably alongside each other - Ravel and Debussy; two luxury Rhine cruisers waiting for their new destination. Having become somewhat superfluous as a result of a drop in American tourism, these ships were destined for a rather sorry future - until Wagenborg saw new opportunities for these well-equipped vessels. Quite a distance away, Wagenborg Offshore has been active in the Caspian-Sea region for more than 10 years. Wagenborg provides all-round services for the oil and gas industry, including the management of offshore staff accommodation. Wagenborg already provides accommodation for more than 100 people, but demand has grown as a result of increasing activity in this region. So, soon Debussy and Ravel will be able to offer sleeping quarters to no less than 290 people. Quite a lot of work still needs to be done before we reach that stage. The yard personnel in Lobith are working hard getting the ships ready for their new purpose. They have to rearrange the interior of the cabins to accommodate more beds, and the deck will have a large number of containers that will accommodate changing rooms, storage rooms for provisions, a water generator, a hospital, an incinerator, and a fitness room. The ships are being transformed into totally self-sufficient units that can remain offshore for long periods of time. Quite a change for Ravel and Debussy, as their previous experience has been anchoring at picturesque towns along the river Rhine. Hans Hoek, offshore consultant at Wagenborg Offshore, is managing the refurbishing project. There is a deadline - the first ship must arrive in the Caspian Sea by the end of June. “The schedule is very tight indeed. Our client needs this accommodation very soon. The yard is doing everything possible to get this done, so we can start sailing in the direction of Constanza at the beginning of May. The deck containers will be transported later - while the ships are on their way – and will be put on board somewhere along the route.” Sounds complicated, but Hans is simply unflappable. He has years of experience on ocean-going ships, on off-shore platforms all over the world, and in recent years as Barge Master Operations Manager for Wagenborg. This project is a nice interlude for him that allows him to be close to home a little longer. At last he has time to take his own yacht for a sail and to anchor on a lake near one of those peaceful villages along the river. SLEEP WELLWagenborg is at home in all the logistics markets – well, almost all. The hotel sector never used to form part of our portfolio – until very recently! But now we have a genuine Wagenborg Hotel … Our reporter simply had to see it all for himself and went straight to the De Hoop shipyard in Lobith where the Rhine flows into the Netherlands. HansHoek,offshoreconsultantat WagenborgOffshore NEDLIFT B.V. OFFSHORE B.V.
  7. 7. 13 Special crane per special transport 12 Offshore wind energy is a fast emerging industry in which a lot of money is being invested at the moment … not only in the windmills but also in the installation methods at sea. For this purpose, a complete floating workshop is presently under construction in Klaipeda. The ship will be equipped with a large crane with which the windmills are put on their foundations in the sea. Wagenborg Towage is providing the transport of this crane to the yard in Klaipeda. In November 2008, the MS Samira first transported the pedestal (crane foundation) to Klaipeda. Later, the MS Cathma transported the entire crane arm from Antwerp to Klaipeda in February 2009. Wagenborg Projects Logistics (WPL) took care of the coordination of both shipments for Wagenborg Towage. Subsequently, a 340-tons component of the ship crane was loaded at BSB Staalbouw in Bergum, Friesland, on Friday the 27th of February of this year. For this purpose, self-propelled trailers (SPMTs) of Wagenborg Nedlift were on site for the transport of this 40m-long piece from the workshop to the quay. A 500-ton mobile crane and the Wagenborg sheerleg ‘Triton’ loaded the crane component unto ocean going pontoon, Wagenborg ‘Barge 2’. Since this pontoon cannot make the voyage to Klaipeda and because a large pontoon could not reach Bergum, the 40m-long part was transferred in the meantime on the oceangoing pontoon Wagenborg ‘Barge 1’ in the harbour of Harlingen. There as well, the ‘Triton’ and two mobile cranes saw action. After securing the load, the convoy with the Wagenborg seagoing tug ‘Watergeus’ in the lead left in the direction of Klaipeda. SLEEPDIENST B.V.
  8. 8. How do you transport a column that is 67 metres long with a diameter of more than 7 metres, weighing 233 tons? And … how do you transport that column from Germany to Poland? This question was submitted to the project managers of Wagenborg Nedlift. In response, they joined hands with Wagenborg Towage and Wagenborg Stevedoring in order to find a factory-to- foundation solution … a solution that was entirely carried out by Wagenborg people and means. After more than a year of preparations, this exceptional project began in February 2009. Wagenborg at its Best! Wagenborg Nedlift set the ball rolling. The reactors were transported from the production site to the inland harbour via many detours in which the clearance sometimes amounted to just a few centimetres. Subsequently, the reactors were loaded onto ships that were destined for the Wagenborg Terminal Eemshaven. The barges and tugboats of Wagenborg Towage were waiting for the arrival of the convoy in the Eemshaven. The sea voyage to Gdansk followed after the transfer from the canal barge to the barges (of course, with Wagenborg cranes). Upon arrival in Gdansk, Nedlift was already on stand-by. The reactors were transferred from the barges and transported with special trailers to their final destination – the nearby refinery where a satisfied client took delivery of them. A fine example of cooperation among the Wagenborg companies by taking care of all the client’s worries! NEDLIFT B.V.14 15
  9. 9. 16 17 Successful efforts on historical market A black and white funnel and red curtains drop a hint about which company accommodates here. In October 2008 Wagenborg Shipping Sweden AB moved into their new office in eastern Malmö and the Swedish Wagenborg team is now looking forward to continuing their long term ventures on the growing Scandinavian market. The first subsidiary of Wagenborg Shipping was established in Sweden in 2001. With that, Royal Wagenborg returned to where it all started 111 years ago. On the Nordic market you find some of Wagenborgs major clients, both historic and contemporary; Billerud, Smurfit Kappa, SCA and Setra. Managing Director Norbert Seemann says: “To be able to meet the demands of the future and our customers, the investment in Scandinavia is a natural step in developing the business. Wagenborg has developed three business models and is constantly working to modernize its fleet and investing in modern and customized ships. We provide integrated logistic solutions, meaning that we cover the complete chain of transportation. Finally we offer dedicated solutions meaning that we develop and handle our customer’s specific needs. All assignments are worked out through a close dialogue with the customer and we team up with the right competences and resources needed. Strategic location Today there are three employees in addition to Norbert Seemann; Anna Nordin, Chartering Assistant, Kerstin Wahlfrid, Accountant, and Nikolas Rowland, Chartering Manager. They all agree that the move to new fine premises is a boost. Nikolas Rowland sees many benefits to being located in Sweden and he thinks that it also can create new business opportunities: “I believe that our customers demand a logistic partner that can match their needs and their investments; if they grow, we need to adapt. We have learned that the customers appreciate our knowledge about both their business and the special conditions in the Baltic Sea. Of course it’s also a great benefit to share the same culture as many of these important customers”, he says. “We have a very positive view of the future and will continue to provide our clients with the service they need. I believe that one of the success factors is our personal touch combined with Wagenborg’s vision and large capacity”, concludes Norbert Seemann. Left:NorbertSeemann,AnnaNordin,KerstinWahlfridandNikolasRowland. In the early 1970´s ships were operating on Swedish waters loaded with 400-1,000 tons of pulp and paper or 100-350 stds of wooden goods. Std stands for “standard” and is an old measurement term used for sawn timber. Soon the term was changed to the cubic metre and 350 std equals approximately 1,635 cubic metres today. “The ports along the coast of Northern Sweden were closed during winter because of more severe winters, smaller vessels and poorer icebreaking capacity. They normally opened again in May. That meant that the goods couldn’t be shipped until the water was navigable again. And that is a very vague indication indeed. The shipping term for this is “free open water”, Norbert Seemann explains and continues: Today we do not have the same problem when waters freeze over. A fact that is not necessarily connected to stronger icebreaking ships but perhaps to the climate change that we are experiencing.” Today we move on a bit quicker. Communication of yesterday was limited and complicated; today there are advanced and integrated information systems that help improve the steering of the goods and assignments. At the same time competition gets tougher since information becomes available for all parties at the same time. Norbert Seemann says: “Today’s work in chartering is more dynamic and the development in information and communication, demands high availability and quick decisions. A modern shipping company does not only ship cargo – we are a logistic partner. It means a continuous dialogue with our customers and sometimes also with the customer’s customer.” A ‘Seemann’ in his element After four decades working in shipping Norbert Seemann has seen the changes up close. Historically, shipping has been of great importance for Swedish trade in general, and for the forest industry in particular. In this article he looks back on some of his experiences. SHIPPING B.V. SHIPPING B.V.
  10. 10. 18 19 The increasing globalization of trade is both challenging and favourable for the shipping industry. Challenging because of increasing demands on flexible and customized logistic solutions. Favourable thanks to an increasing need for national shipping. Wagenborg Shipping Sweden strives to strengthen its position in the Scandinavian and Baltic markets, aiming for an even closer co- operation with the customers. Companies in the forestry industry are an important target group and the Swedish Wagenborg team has long experience of developing dedicated solutions for their specific needs. What do the customers say? A couple of them were asked about the importance of having a flexible shipping partner located in Sweden and what trends they see coming within shipping. Customers want flexible solutions Knowledge and the ability to adapt are key success factors for shipping companies according to some of Wagenborg Shipping’s most important customers in the Swedish market. “The challenges are rapidly increasing and our partners need to match up with flexibility; it can mean anything from new destinations to different types of ships. We appreciate Wagenborg Shipping’s presence and efforts in Sweden. An understanding of the quite unique conditions on the coast of northern Sweden is valuable for us. Working with these questions demands a lot of experience. Today best price is the key as long as our demands are met. Flexibility is a natural part of the total offer.” SCA is a global consumer goods and paper company. The company develops, produces and markets personal care products, tissue, packaging solutions, publication papers and solid-wood products in more than 90 countries. Annual sales in 2008 amounted to EUR 11.5bn. SCA has about 50,000 employees in some 60 countries. Share of sales by business area in 2008: Personal Care 21%, Tissue 34%, Packaging 30% and Forest Products 15%. Due to our geographical location in the North of Sweden, many factors need to function together; everything from tailor made, flexible tonnage to matching severe winter conditions requiring ice strengthened vessels and skilful crews. These factors require flexibility and regularity from our shipping partners. I think Wagenborg’s efforts in Sweden indicate a long-term perspective and the willingness to grow together with their clients. In the years to come I foresee that costs for road transport will increase due to environmental changes. As a result of this, more goods will be transported by rail and sea, which puts even higher demands on flexibility. Smurfit Kappa Kraftliner Piteå is Europe’s biggest kraftliner producer with an annual output of some 700 000 tonnes. Kraftliner is a base paper made from fresh fibre for production of high quality corrugated packaging. The division has an annual sales turnover of approximately SEK 3 billion and 600 employees. Smurfit Kappa Kraftliner Piteå is a part of Smurfit Kappa Group which manufactures a diverse range of corrugated casemaking materials, including 1.6 million tons of kraftliner. At paper mills in Sweden, Austria, France and Slovakia the company produces kraftliner and semi chemical fluting. Sture Öberg, Supply Chain Manager, SmurfitKappa ”The processing industry is complicated and characterized by quick decisions regarding quantities and qualities. This means high demands on flexible shipping solutions. We value the presence of Wagenborg Shipping in Malmö which also shortens response time. I’m convinced that sea transport must also operate on land and we welcome a total approach within logistic solutions. I believe that control of the complete logistic chain leads to flexibility.” Billerud is a leading supplier of speciality products for consumer and industrial packaging. Billerud focuses on kraft paper and containerboard and has a world-leading position within several product segments. The company has 2,300 employees in eleven countries, the annual sales turnover is approximately SEK 8 billion and over 90% of the production is exported. The company’s production takes place at the Group’s three integrated pulp and paper mills in Sweden – Gruvön, Karlsborg and Skärblacka – and at the UK paper mill, Beetham. ”Flexibility is a decisive factor and a natural part of the commitment. Wagenborg Shipping’s establishment in Sweden is important and gives an indication of the company’s intentions. We see an increasing complexity in our shipping needs which demands greater knowledge about local conditions. Looking forward I believe that lead-times will decrease. Decreasing time from decision to action increases the demand for flexible solutions.” Setra is Sweden’s largest wood products company and sells wood- based products and solutions to the building materials trade and industrial customers. The Group has 1,400 employees and annual sales of approximately SEK 5 billion, of which exports – primarily to the UK, Denmark, Germany, Spain, Norway and Japan – account for about 55%. Setra operates at 20 production sites (17 in Sweden, 2 in Norway and 1 in the UK) for the manufacturing of sawn timber, panels, mouldings, floors and glulam beams. Robert Klemedsson, Corporate Logistics Manager Short Sea Ocean, Billerud Tomas Åkerlund, Logistic Manager,Setra Group wood for life SHIPPING B.V. SHIPPING B.V. Nils-Johan Haraldsson, Vice President Marine Transportation, SCA Transforest
  11. 11. 20 21 For the redevelopment of the oil field in Schoonebeek, a total of 73 wells will be installed on 18 drilling sites in 2009. On Monday October 20th 2008, the conductor driving started. The conductor is the outer pipe sleeve which protects the upper surface from drilling fluids infiltration. The final wells will be carried by this conductor and drilled in 2009. The activities take place on locations close to Europaweg and De Maden. The conductor driving takes approximately two weeks per site. As soon as these activities are completed, the site is adapted further. The grounds adjacent to the sites are also made accessible for the arrival of the drilling rigs. All the preparations will be executed stage-by-stage for each drilling site. The tender for the aforementioned activities was awarded to Wagenborg Foxdrill in June 2008. From that moment on, all the necessary preparations were made in order to begin the delivery and driving of the conductor pipes on October 20th. On behalf of NAM (Dutch Oil Company), the Wagenborg Foxdrill work activities are supervised by Klaas Bosschers, site supervisor in the Schoonebeek field. Klaas is responsible for both quality and safety of all the activities on the Schoonebeek locations. He can be found daily in the Schoonebeek field where he consults with the civil contractors working at the sites. Klaas has been working for NAM since 1982. In the first 14 years he was working in the rotating department where he was responsible for keeping all the moveable parts turning at the sites. These included nodding donkey pumps, engines and compressors. Later Klaas worked in the civil engineering department, where once again he made sure that the entire operation kept running. He takes care of all the civil engineering works, soil management and the tidying up of locations at the end of a project. In the course of his career, Klaas has worked in Gabon (among other places), an experience that he looks back at with great fondness. But his work in the Netherlands has also given him a great deal of pleasure. Working outdoors each day with a swell bunch of people suits him fine. He knows everyone’s name, also the colleagues from Wagenborg Foxdrill. Klaas knows Foxdrill already from the early nineties when he was responsible for the abandoning of old oil wells and sites. Nowadays he has a great deal of contact with supervisors in the field, Henry Engbers and Freek Kamhuis, and project manager Ewold Jager. Klaas perceives the cooperation as a very good one. Questions are promptly replied and the equipment of Foxdrill is in good shape. According to Klaas, good co-operation depends on the people you work with. His slogan is: “Get the tasks done together, safely, efficiently and effectively!” The sites on which Wagenborg Foxdrill works right now are mostly meadows. A temporary access is created from the road by laying down dock boards that are supplied by Wagenborg Nedlift in Schoonebeek. Before starting up a new site, a joint kick-off meeting is held in order to manage all conditions of the site, planning schedule and safety matters. The implementation of the conductor driving itself is 100% self-supporting using materials, driving equipment, service trucks and cranes supplied and owned by OFFSHORE B.V. OFFSHORE B.V. KlaasBosschers:“Getthetasksdonetogether, safely,efficientlyandeffectively!” Wagenborg. After the conductor driving, the conductor pipes in the meadows are sealed with covers. On each cover the well and location number are welded. What remains is a meadow of pipe pieces rising above ground level … and the memory of a nice project! Shell Schoonebeek Redevelopment
  12. 12. 22 23 Wagenborg Reining Reining is a provider of logistic services that continuously searches for optimal solutions to logistic problems in close cooperation with its customers. With its specialist knowledge of transport, warehousing and intermodal transport, the company is able to offer an integrated package of logistic services. Our focus is always on the customer. Good personnel and advanced IT systems enable Reining to offer its customers an ever better service. Reining operates through branches in Hoogezand, Tilburg and Budapest. The company has 450 employees, 350 trucks and approximately 100,000 m2 of storage capacity. Reining has developed dedicated Warehousing activities for some of its larger customers. In addition to our endeavour to serve you as effectively and completely as possible in the area of logistics, one of our key focal points is also sustainability. Keeping this in mind, Reining uses ten new environmentally friendly Mercedes trucks. The Actros 1841 trucks are equipped with what is known as a Bluetec installation which limits emissions. By adding the special Ad-Blue to the truck’s catalyser, the Bluetec ensures that the emission of NOx (nitrogen oxide) is considerably limited. Mercedes Actros has already proven itself by setting a record for fuel consumption in the Guinness Book of Records. Reining provides fully integrated logistic solutions, focused on your needs. One of the key points in Reining’s philosophy is to implement our services using our own people and resources. This allows us to have the best possible grip on the quality of our service. This past year too, we have invested in all sorts of areas to increase both the quality and completeness of our services. Reining – The Logistic Connection To guarantee that your shipment arrives properly at its destination, we deploy experienced and well-trained drivers. Reining devotes extensive attention to the coaching of its drivers. The aim of this is to guarantee quality and to make our service more professional. New drivers are also coached as quickly as possible to work at our desired level. For this purpose Reining has an in-house Personal Development department and a coach for drivers. The department makes sure that all drivers follow the Eco-training in which they learn how to use their driving styles to reduce fuel consumption. This way our drivers stay continuously up-to-date about vehicle techniques and they increase their knowledge about their own vehicles. In June 2008, Reining has begun using 10 new road trains in order to optimise integration of distribution services into our portfolio. These vehicles are equipped with a system for loading-through, a tailboard and a hand-pallet truck and are deployed for the distribution in the Benelux. With an eye on maximum efficiency, the company aims to keep these vehicles identical to the existing combinations: the same loading capacities, Euro5 engines and a TüV certified truck design. By using these new vehicles we can integrate your distribution professionally into the logistic process, which means that you have come to the right place for the entire supply chain. New distribution trucks For each situation Reining Intermodal provides the ideal combination of road transport and intermodal transport. Intermodal transportation is a fast growing market. To enable regular road transport to interface as efficiently as possible with intermodal solutions, Reining has invested in thirty Huckepack mega-trailers. The new trailers, just like the standard Reining mega-trailers are equipped with a lifting roof, resulting in the enlargement of the loading space during loading and unloading. This allows the utilisation of the full height of three metres and fast loading/unloading without any damage. The trucks of course comply with the strictest safety norms when it comes to securing the loads. Thanks to all these provisions, you can be sure that your load is transported in the most efficient manner. As a result of their loading and unloading speed, our drivers are parked at your door for only a brief period. In short: an optimal solution for your logistic needs in which we never limit ourselves to standard solutions. Reining invests in Huckepack trailers REINING B.V. REINING B.V. Reining with Bluetec a step further onto the ‘green’ motorway Professional driver training
  13. 13. 24 25 In recent years Reining has invested tremendously in its IT. Reining Warehousing has invested in a new WMS and a Business Intelligence application. This allows us to map out in detail the steering information of your logistic process. With our investments, Reining Warehousing is ready for the future. New clients can be linked up to the WMS in a short time, at various international locations. This enormously enhances the flexibility and speed of handling. This allows us to respond quickly to the ever-changing markets and wishes of the client and this way we are pre-eminently suitable for offering you a complete integrated solution. As of now, we can provide our clients with all the information about the performance of the processes at each location. Reining can even analyse the performance at various sites and in doing this, create a benchmark for the client. Together with the client we can examine where points of improvement are and how we can realise them. Furthermore, the system is capable of generating data about articles that are ordered and the quantities, and what the trends are (marketing information). Reining can also monitor on KPI’s agreed and report the proper management information to her clients. We’re not just saying that we can do all this. We also let you see for yourself by means of the gathered data. WMS, combined with the Business Intelligence solution, gives Reining an extra edge. In an ever-changing market we offer the client the possibility to maintain its operations in a reliable and high quality manner. Reining Warehousing Business Intelligence REINING B.V. REINING B.V.
  14. 14. 27 Berend Graaf (42) is our car-park attendant and is often the first Wagenborg employee our guests meet during their trip to the island. Berend is responsible for a smooth traffic and parking flow. He also keeps an eye on the weather, because the forecast of a storm means that he needs to direct all the cars to the upper deck so they don’t get battered by waves. Berend also accompanies campers to more spacious spots and he often lends a helping hand in case of trouble or a lost car-park ticket. Captain Gert Jan Verbeek (54) is alternately in charge of the ‘Oerd’ and the ‘Sier’. Under his leadership, six employees make sure that you have a pleasant crossing. Safety is of paramount importance to Captain Verbeek, and that starts with a careful and even loading of cars and lorries. To Antje Grevink (32) from ticket sales it does not matter where the guests come from, as she understands English, German, Frisian, and the Groningen dialect. All pretty useful when she has to gather late passengers to make sure they still catch the ferry - a job in itself! Antje’s work demands a lot of flexibility, as she either gets up at the crack of dawn or gets home late at night. Everything that happens at the terminal in Holwerd is the responsibility of Willem Bierma (46). The Chief of the port office drafts the rosters of all the employees. During the summer months this often involves a temporary replacement due to summer holidays for colleagues who have school-aged children and who want to get away for a while. During those months, you should not be surprised to find Willem manning the cash register. Sicco de Vries (37) is a real sailor. Loading and unloading, carefully directing drivers on board, checking the lavatories … Sicco is always busy. He also loads or unloads the luggage with the famous little trains. En route, he repairs minor defects of the ship. A varied job in more ways than one, as his working hours range from 5:45am to 12:30pm or from 12:30pm to 9:00pm. Passenger Services Nearly two million people pass through our jetties each year ... mostly happy faces; they are elated, revitalised, and sunburnt! About 90 colleagues on Wagenborg Passenger Services’ ferries make several crossings a day between Ameland and Holwerd and between Lauwersoog and Schiermonnikoog. These Dutch islands are popular holiday destinations for millions of tourists, so it is high time to meet our colleagues on the jetty at Holwerd. CaptainGertJanVerbeek Car-parkattendantBerendGraaf AntjeGrevinkfromticketsales PortofficechiefWillemBierma SailorSiccodeVries PASSAGIERSDIENSTEN B.V. PASSAGIERSDIENSTEN B.V.26
  15. 15. 24 Wagenborg Project Logistics B.V. Phone + 31 (0)596 63 69 66 Email logistics@wagenborg.com Wagenborg Nedlift B.V. Phone + 31 (0)50 36 28 00 Email nedlift@wagenborg.com Wagenborg Nedlift Spain Phone + 34 (0)917 26 02 03 Email nedlift@waveship.com Wagenborg SG GmbH Phone + 49 (0)5978 9166-0 Email nedlift@wagenborg.com Wagenborg Shipping B.V. Phone + 31 (0)596 63 69 11 Email info@wagenborg.com Wagenborg Shipping North America inc. Phone + 1 514 288 8282 Email info@wagenborgna.ca Wagenborg Shipping Sweden A.B. Phone + 46 409 371 00 Email info.sweden@wagenborg.com Wagenborg Asia PTE LTD Phone + 65 632 377 03 Email chartering@wagenborg.com.sg Wave Shipping Ltd Madrid: Phone + 34 917 253 763 Tarragona: Phone + 34 977 252 380 Wagenborg Stevedoring B.V. Phone + 31 (0)596 63 69 11 Email stevedoring@wagenborg.com Wagenborg Reining B.V. Phone + 31 (0)598 34 33 07 Email info@reining.nl Wagenborg Transport Kft Phone + 36 (1) 289 7081 Email reining@reining.hu Wagenborg Passagiersdiensten B.V. Phone + 31 (0)519 54 61 11 Email info@wpd.nl Wagenborg Towage B.V. Phone + 31 (0)596 63 62 30 Email towage@wagenborg.com Wagenborg Offshore B.V. Phone + 31 (0)596 63 64 17 Email offshore.dirdz@wagenborg.com ROYAL Markstraat 10 P.O. Box 14 9930 AA Delfzijl The Netherlands Phone + 31 (0)596 63 69 11 Email info@wagenborg.com www.wagenborg.com