Smit Lamnalco's quality is in its people. Their dedication enables it to go to extremes to deliver the best possible towage and marine services. No matter how demanding the operation, how remote the location or how complex the local situation, the company is dedicated to meeting and exceeding expectations. Wherever, whenever, whatever; Smit Lamnalco is up for any challenge.
Its team dedicate their working lives to ensure clients' SPM terminals remain operational all year round. The company's contract managers are utterly determined to achieve complete client satisfaction and work to the highest international operating standards, to ensure safe operations and a clean environment.
Smit Lamnalco brings together dedicated professionals across its operations in the most challenging environments, whether it be the Monsoon-exposed southern coast of Pakistan, the sweltering temperatures of Iraq's Al Fao peninsula of Iraq or the mind-blowing extremes of the near-Arctic Russian operations in De Kastri.
Intense operation is also a challenge; imagine mooring operations of Aframax-size tankers every 13 hour to ensure the loading of 50 million tons of crude oil a year. The loading rate of 12,500m³/hour leaves no room for failure.
Smit Lamnalco employs tough and resilient people who simply do not know the meaning of 'can't'. They can be dealing with staff welfare issues one minute and specialised technical issues the next; supported by equally dedicated support teams in the regional offices, they take each challenge head on, with success being the only acceptable outcome.
SPMs are maintained to the highest OCIMF standards, with year-round planned maintenance programmes focused on preventative maintenance ensuring that all components are maintained and replaced before failures occur. Dive teams are qualified to the most stringent IMCA standards, and are deployed from customised support vessels with integrated air-diving systems.
They are able to inspect, monitor and measure a vast number of parameters as required by the maintenance programmes, as well as conduct regular and emergency interventions and repairs on the subsea components.
Dedicated oil-spill rescuers are certified to ensure a Tier 1 response. Regular drills provide experience in operating sea and shore protection equipment.
With over 50 years of sector experience, Smit Lamnalco provides highly efficient and cost-effective marine support to operators of SPM terminals all over the world. If, for example, a delayed tanker arrives when a section of the floating hose has been damaged and needs to be replaced, the contract manager will mobilise the dive team and support vessel personnel. Within an hour, the spare hoses will be on deck, the risk assessment will have been completed, and all safety precautions and control measures will have been put in place. The hose will be changed promptly, enabling the tanker to berth with minimal further delay.