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Cooperation agreement expands engineering focus

Combined expertise for marine engine overhauls

South African Nouum Engineering and Mauritius-based ship repair and conversion yard Taylor Smith Shipyard (TSS) have signed a cooperation agreement that will significantly expand the focus and reach of the each company’s ability to provide larger marine engine overhaul work within the region.

With a focus on providing engine overhaul operations in the Indian Ocean and along Africa’s eastern and southern coastal areas, the two companies to leverage their positions in the region.

 “This cooperation provides Taylor Smith Shipyard with the opportunity to accept more and significantly larger engine overhaul jobs and other types of engineering work in the region, and even globally. With Nouum we have found a strong and highly experienced partner to attain the growth that we envision in the coming years,” said Willy van Niekerk, General Manager of TSS.

As a part of the agreement, Nouum Engineering will be focusing on the repair and maintenance of marine engines and related equipment, such as turbochargers and automation systems, a growth market for Taylor Smith Shipyards. Nouum will provide qualified personnel and has significant experience in their field. In addition, the company will assist TSS with their engineering scope.

Tom Martin, CEO of Nouum noted that the company has worked with TSS for some time and describes the agreement as a logical next step. “Through this partnership we will be able to service more clients faster and better. Our main focus is the Sub-Saharan African market and the Indian Ocean, but we’ll also cooperate globally,” he said.

At present, Nouum has a commercial presence and offices in Cape Town, Durban, Kenya, Namibia, Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion and Nigeria and operates globally, repairing, rebuilding and maintaining engines either on- at their fully equipped African facilities or anywhere in the world. 

Recently, Taylor Smith Shipyard expanded its capabilities, technically, regionally and commercially, to serve a larger market and offer a wider range of services to its customers. The yard has set up a new sales, after-sales service and training team available to further support clients to meet their needs.

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