Svitzer and OSM Form New Joint Venture in Australia
Svitzer OSM Australia Pty Ltd. is a new Joint Venture established in Australia. The Joint Venture will capitalise on the existing operations, resources and great relations of Svitzer in Australia as well as the network and good reputation of OSM in the global offshore industry.

Svitzer OSM Australia Pty Ltd. is a new Joint Venture established in Australia. The Joint Venture will capitalise on the existing operations, resources and great relations of Svitzer in Australia as well as the network and good reputation of OSM in the global offshore industry.

Svitzer is the global market leader within towage, salvage and emergency response and the single largest employer of marine related labour in Australia. The Company has operated since 1833 and today operates more than 500 vessels around the world.

OSM is recognized as a leader in the field of offshore, crew management and ship management. Today, the Group has a fleet of more than 400 vessels under its management, operates from 26 offices around the world and employs roughly around 10,000 skilled and motivated employees from around 30 different nations.

In Australia, Svitzer and OSM together form a powerful partnership and the benefits are unquestionable. Sharing of existing resources and best practices is expected to give the Joint Venture a competitive advantage in an otherwise increasingly competitive market.

Svitzer OSM Australia Pty Ltd was established November 7th 2013 and is already operational, providing manning services to North Western Australian Oil & Gas Offshore vessels. General Manager Natalie Sanders, who has been charged with establishing the JV in Australia, sees this as an opportunity to deliver first class personalized crew management services to current and potential new business partners.

Allan Falkenberg, Board Member in Svitzer OSM Australia Pty says “With a strong focus on deliverables through our highly competent people, we aim to deliver second-to-none crew management services to our customers full satisfaction”. We believe that our customers, with the current running cost level of a ship in Australian waters, have the right to expect a proper quality service in a transparent, upright and constant manner”.

To know more about both companies visit their websites on www.svitzer.com and www.osm.no.