2020: What a year it’s been
When we wished each other Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2020 last year, who would have expected our world would face a pandemic soon?
Who would have imagined tides were turning? That we could spend more time with family than ever and would even start to miss our colleagues?
Despite Covid-19 and our world being in ‘Intelligent’ Lockdown, at Kanon Loading Equipment we have managed to maintain as ‘Intelligent’ as possible and operated as usual, while applying our highest flexibility and customary dedication. Yet we dearly miss our daily routine in travelling to our valuable clients and the face to face interaction. We hope we will be able to meet in person again soon.
SERVICE AND SACRIFICE
Our service department is called Service for a reason: because that is what we pride ourselves in to provide. And what Service managed to remain providing in the year 2020.
While our Service Engineers are used to living on the go, outside and abroad, many have been required to quarantine in several countries and upon return to The Netherlands, thus sacrificing personal freedom in order to provide our clients with the best possible service.
COMPREHENSIVE QUOTATION AT A FIXED PRICE
Our loading arms are designed for a lifetime of at least 25-years and, with the aid of preventive maintenance and an inspection contract, are able to run smoothly for the same duration.
In some instances customers may decide to request a major overhaul on their Marine Loading Arms. As Kanon Loading Equipment we provide two quotations, one for a replacement and one for the overhaul, to best inform our clients and offer them options to compare. From our extensive expertise in designing and manufacturing Loading Arms we know what it takes to complete an overhaul successfully. In order to more than meet expectations and avoid any additional surprises we prepare a comprehensive and thorough overhaul quotation at a fixed price. There are no hidden costs
A project is a partnership, a thoughtful collaboration. Therefore we involve our clients every step of the way. Our high quality standards and examination protocols allow us to apply a 12 month guarantee on the revised loading arm in case of a complete overhaul. After completion, an overhauled arm can barely be distinguished from a new loading arm and will be able to operate substantially more efficient than before.
LNG BUNKERING SOLUTIONS
In collaboration with van Wijk B.V. we have developed next level LNG bunkering equipment with safety as a top priority.
Among other things, Van Wijk is very well known for its hydraulically operated vessel cranes and Kanon for its extensive safety features.
Together we have developed, designed and successfully delivered the first LNG Bunkering application with complete ESD 2 – Safety system on a LNG bunkering vessel.
The vessel is called the LNG London and bunkered blamelessly more than 250 times over the past 18 months .
Our second ´Bunkering Boom´ has been ordered and is currently in production.
As a team (van Wijk & Kanon) we are very proud this particular vessel has become a benchmark in the industry because of its excellent performance.
JOINED JETTY SOLUTIONS
LEVERAGING EXPERIENCE IN HOSE TOWERS
Kanon Loading Equipment B.V. and Verhoef Access Technology are joining forces to provide the best service for our customers. Both our Dutch family-owned businesses have a long and steady tradition and now we’re combining years of experience to supply hose tower solutions.
Separately, Kanon and Verhoef already have a significant position in the market. Together we can guarantee to be a strong and reliable partner to provide the highest service quality. This is reflected by our strong long-standing relationship over many years. Combining our forces is a natural step forward in jointly offering a product that our companies individually did not supply so far.
PROJECTS IN 2020
NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND TRANSFORMATIONS
Fortunately, 2020 did not only bring unpleasant surprises, but also a lot of exciting and unexpected projects.
The Indian market, for example, has been in the front line the past 2 years with investments in quite a number of new LPG technologies. This is where Kanon Loading arms tend to be the right fit.
Not only did India invest in LPG, but other massive orders were received for transfers of crude, black and white oil as well as dirty ballast.
The US market also showed to continue building new jetties in need of Loading arms: Texas being a prime area for such executions.
Last but not least, 2020 marked the arrival of FSRU BW Magna in Brazil where it will import and transform LNG into CNG: Kanon is honored to be chosen to participate.
Looking forward to 2021
Much like the rest of the world we hope things get back to ‘normal’ in early 2021 and therefore we remain confident in providing top-level loading equipment
and service for years to come.