06 May 2010
KNUD E. HANSEN AND ZENTECH ANNOUNCE WORKING AGREEMENT
HOUSTON, TEXAS – Zentech, Inc. announced today that it has signed an agreement with KNUD E. HANSEN of Elsinore, Denmark, that will enable the two companies to work more closely on projects in the offshore wind farm and offshore oil and gas industries as well as the general maritime industry. Zentech President, Ramesh Maini, commented: “I see this as the beginning of not only a blending of our companies’ technologies, but positioning ourselves for the blossoming of the offshore wind and other alternative energy markets.” In Denmark, KNUD E. HANSEN Managing Director, Finn Wollesen Petersen, remarked: “This agreement will enable our companies to strengthen our positions in the offshore and Marine Industry and will give us a better position on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.”
KNUD E. HANSEN has specialized in vessel design since its founding in Denmark in 1937, and has produced an extensive range of container, RoRo, tanker, naval and special purpose vessels, in addition to passenger vessels such as cruise liners and ferries. KNUD E. HANSEN has 50 employees and from its four offices in Europe, has established a strong reputation in both the general Maritime Industry and in newly developing specialty niche markets. More recently, KNUD E. HANSEN has emerged as a leading provider of offshore wind-farm installation vessels, including the Mayflower Resolution (delivered in 2003) and Swire Blue Ocean’s Windfarm Installation Vessel planned for delivery in 2012.
Zentech is a Houston based Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture consulting firm specializing in the offshore oil and gas and renewable energy industries. The Company has a thirty year history of providing innovative engineering solutions, and employs a professional staff of over 160 in six international locations. Zentech’s expertise encompasses dynamically positioned semi-submersibles, drillships, jackup drilling units, barges, fixed offshore platforms, fabrication yards, floating production systems, risers and pipelines. The company’s primary disciplines include Structural Engineering, Naval Architecture/Marine Engineering, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, as well as a wide range of proprietary engineering software. Zentech owns five state-of-the-art jackup drilling and wind farm support vessel designs. The Company also owns two existing vessels, a Semi-SWATH and a jackup unit, that are ideally suited to offshore wind farm installation work and currently available for charter.
Together, KNUD E. HANSEN and Zentech expect to capture a larger portion of the general maritime, offshore oil and gas and the offshore wind farm markets as the two companies more effectively complement one another in Conceptual, Tender, Contract and Basic Ship Design, as well as detail engineering and Naval Architecture.