Offshore containers for Martens en Van Oord

ELA Container Offshore delivered two offshore office containers to the Netherland-based Martens en Van Oord. The containers will be placed on pontoons and barges working off the coast in dredging projects.

"We decided to buy high-quality used A60 ELA containers with DNV 2.7-1 / EN 12079-1 offshore certification, since we expect more and more projects where offshore regulations apply," says André Haak, senior buyer at Martens en Van Oord.

Martens en Van Oord is a leading company, specialised in civil engineering. The organisation is innovative and diverse and excels on land, in the water, as well as between the two.

Smart logistics and efficient deployment of construction aggregates have been key factors since the company was founded in 1986. Martens en Van Oord represents a fresh and progressive approach, always investigating ways in which things can be done faster and better.

By combining various disciplines and daring to think differently, Martens en Van Oord is able to find efficient and innovative solutions which were sometimes believed to be impossible; thanks to an advanced equipment fleet and creative, highly qualified staff members, who work continuously to expand their horizons.

Both ELA Offshore Office Containers are 20ft offshore container solutions that are equipped with office and meeting room furniture, also including a pantry kitchen with cooking plates and refrigerator.

"Depending on customer requirements we are able to individually customise our containers. For Martens en Van Oord, for instance, ELA painted the containers in the original Martens en Van Oord house style, with its characteristic white and green colours, and we also added their corporate logo on both sides of each container," explains Frank ter Haak, business development manager Netherlands at ELA Container Offshore.

The containers were needed at short notice. "With ELA we found a reliable partner that was able to provide the containers immediately and on time. Quick delivery is always very important for us," says André Haak. Transportation to the final destination of the containers was organised by the client himself. ELA took care of loading of the containers at the premises in Haren, Germany, and also secured them for transportation.

"During past offshore projects, we recognised the need to deliver containers immediately or just within a few days. To be able to promise and realise an on-time delivery to our clients, we start producing new containers for our fleet as soon as stock is low. In the meantime, we also have used containers on stock that we can offer to our clients at attractive rates," says Hans Gatzemeier, managing director of ELA Container Offshore.

All ELA offshore units are made in Germany, according to German quality standards and have the DNV 2.7-1 / EN 12079-1 and CSC certificates. Depending on customer requirements, ELA Offshore containers are individually customised, immediately ready for use and are available at short notice.

The main features of ELA offshore accommodations include:

  • Flexibility on demand
  • One base type with various accommodation solutions
  • Easy handling, thanks to standard 20ft High-Cube ISO standard dimensions
  • Highest quality standards

For more information about the company, its products and services, please contact ELA Container.