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Subsidiary awarded contract for ship transfer systems


Nekkar ASA’s subsidiary Syncrolift AS has been awarded a contract to deliver a package of ship transfer systems to specialized maritime zone Dubai Maritime City (DMC) in the United Arab Emirates.

The total contract value for Syncrolift is USD 8 million. The equipment will be delivered during 2024. Syncrolift will conduct project management and engineering from its headquarter and Innovation Lab in Vestby, Norway.

This latest contract follows an award in June 2023 for delivery of an identical ship transfer system to DMC. DMC has now decided to buy three more transfer systems.

“This transfer system is the future for all shipyards that are struggling with load capacity. Our new transfer system is designed in such a way that it will increase the lifting capacity of shiplifts while reducing cost of maintenance,” says Rolf-Atle Tomassen, managing director of Syncrolift AS.

In December 2022, Syncrolift received a USD 10 million letter of award to modernize two shiplift systems at DMC. The first of these two shiplifts has recently been successfully commissioned by the Syncrolift team.

“DMC has over the past few years become an important customer of our shiplifts and ship transfer systems. To secure repeat business from DMC is a testament to the Syncrolift team’s ability to deliver. We are very pleased with this latest award and our general global win rate in this market,” says Ole Falk Hansen, CEO of Nekkar ASA.

Syncrolift is the world's leading manufacturer of shiplifts and transfer systems having won 60 percent of all shiplift contracts during the past ten years. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Oslo-listed Nekkar ASA.