Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions acquires Novenco Fire Fighting A/S


Oslo, 20 November, 2012. Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions has acquired Novenco Fire Fighting A/S (NFF) in a move that will strengthen its portfolio of marine and offshore fire fighting products and services.

Petter Traaholt, President Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions (WTS), said: “The acquisition of this niche player in water mist technology further strengthens our safety portfolio, taking us an important step closer to becoming the world’s leading fire fighting provider in the maritime and offshore industries. Novenco Fire Fighting (NFF)’s proven branded XFlow® technology and certified product range is a natural fit for us. NFF’s strong technical and development knowledge combined with WTS’ expertise will give a valuable lift to our marine, offshore, cruise and yacht capabilities.”

Denmark-based NFF has been acquired from a private equity fund managed by Dania Capital. NFF exports over 90% of its products to customers in more than 26 countries.

The company’s main markets are Asia, followed by Europe and the US. This customer portfolio will expand WTS’ customer base for safety applications in cruise and yacht particularly. With employees based in Denmark, Italy, China and Korea, NFF’s international sales and distribution network will complement WTS’ global reach very well.

“This bolt-on acquisition is a perfect fit for us. We anticipate many beneficial opportunities with this acquisition and also expect to further interest offshore customers with our extended fire safety capabilities” added Traaholt.

Water Mist is an extremely effective fire fighting medium and consequently is becoming a preferred solution for many applications in the maritime market. In the marine and offshore segments, water mist systems are chosen for their high flexibility in enclosed spaces as well as their limited impact on the structure and components. The system is non-hazardous to personnel, environmentally friendly and has a short deployment lead time.

About Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions
Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions is part of Wilhelmsen Maritime Services, a Wilh. Wilhelmsen group company. It is a global provider of cost efficient, fully engineered solutions, equipment and services for newbuildings and retrofits in the maritime and offshore industries. Our expertise includes fire suppression and prevention, heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC-R), power optimisation, power distribution and control systems. Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions designs, produces, installs, commissions and maintains its solutions for the lifetime of customers’ vessels, rigs and platforms. For further information, see www.wilhelmsen.com/technicalsolutions

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