Avantis – a global leader of environmental and energy optimizing solutions for the marine, offshore and power generation markets – has inked a strategic Memorandum of Understanding with New Jersey-based Marine Design and Operations, Inc. (MDO). The MoU will see Avantis & MDO collaborate on large scale life extensions of ageing assets and decarbonization projects focused on US fleets.
Speaking about the partnership, Avantis Chief Executive Officer, Thomas David, said: “We have a tried and tested working relationship with MDO having been working together on projects Internationally for the last three years. This enhanced strategic collaboration is the next logical step for both companies – enabling us to – together – offer larger and more complex project solutions – so it will be a major boon to our existing and future client base.”
“Marine Design & Operations, Inc. is looking forward to this strategic collaboration with Avantis,” MDO President, Raj Sengupta commented. “We anticipate bringing unique and creative project design and engineering solutions for many types of projects, such as new build vessels, repower and conversion of existing vessels, including green technology solutions, and heavy cargo project design and engineering.
“This is an exciting opportunity for Avantis and MDO which we are confident will benefit the maritime industry.”
“Pasha Hawaii values the immense talent and expertise that both Avantis and Marine Design and Operations, Inc. provides to their clients,” Edward F. Washburn, Senior Vice President, Fleet Operations of valued client, Pasha Hawaii, said. “We have worked with both companies on several projects and have always been pleased with the results they have delivered to our team. This strategic collaboration offers customers the best in class in turn key services, marine engineering, clean technologies and cost effective strategies.”
Avantis’ MoU with MDO sees the marine environmental engineering leader continue to enhance its lifecycle solution offering centered around the marine, oil & gas and renewable verticals. Avantis, which has its UK base in Cardiff, Wales – with international offices in Dubai, Rio de Janeiro and Singapore – specializes in complex challenging projects focusing on decarbonization, life extension and engineering consultancy. Avantis boasts a wealth of experience at multiple strategic locations across the globe.
Founded in 1981 by a group of multi-disciplinary professionals providing diversified technical and management consulting services to the marine industry, MDO is based in New Jersey, also having offices in Asia. It offers a range of key services to the marine industry, including Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering; Owner Representation & Supervision; Technical Documentation; Technical & Management Consulting; Vessel Survey & Audio-Gauging; Vessel Re-flaggings; and 3D Scanning.