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12 BULKDISTRIBUTOR Tank Services May/June 2016 Talke and Tetra in new deal T Talke and Tetra will now also co-operate in transporting calcium chloride from Ham, Belgium, to Germany c at isti 2 us g lE it Lo al is t V por ina - H ns Ch ge 380 a ill nd a a Tr CO IT V St RAM Intermodal’s Tank Management Software Improve the efficiency and visibility of your tank fleet to reduce costs and increase profits alke and the European branch of calcium chloride producer Tetra Chemicals have strengthened their cooperation. Talke has now also taken on the transport of calcium chloride from Ham, Belgium, to Germany, Austria and Hungary. With this latest expansion, Talke is now also responsible for part of the supply chain of the Tessenderlo Group’s production location in Ham. Prod uct will be transported by road as well as combined road and rail movements. The German logistics group and its Spanish joint venture GlobalTalke have already worked together with Tetra Chemicals Europe, headquartered in Helsingborg, Sweden, for several years. From a production site in Frankfurt, each year Talke transports around 11,000 tonnes of calcium chloride to destinations in Germany, Belgium and France. At the Spanish port of Tarragona, Global-Talke is now responsible for complete shiploads of calcium chloride, in total some 15,000 tonnes a year, transporting product from its logistics location there to customers throughout Spain. Tessenderlo Group and Tetra joined together in a strategic partnership in 2014 in order to concentrate their capacities in producing and marketing calcium chloride. Tessenderlo had constructed a new production plant at its location in Ham for this purpose, with Tatra handling the marketing. “The aim of the strategic cooperation with the Tessenderlo Group is to strengthen the international brand leadership of our companies in the production and marketing of calcium chloride and potassium sulphate,” explained Anders Jensberg, director of logistics & procurement at Tetra Chemicals Europe. “It pleases me all the more that with Talke we have a proven specialist for transport on board that can support us in reliably honouring our delivery promises right from the very first load.” Taqa contract for Conserve O ffshore container and tank rental firm, Conserve Oilfield Services has secured a new three year contract with Abu Dhabi energy firm Taqa. The Aberdeen, Scotland-based company has been awarded the contract to supply chemical transport tanks and associated services to support Taqa’s operations in the North Sea. Conserve expanded its fleet of tanks last year, which are designed, manufactured and certified to DNV 2.7-1, EN 12079 and IMDG T7 / T11 ensuring all units comply with strict offshore safety regulations and adhere to internationally recognised standards. Chris MacPhee, Conserve managing director, said: “We’re delighted to secure this contract with Taqa for the North Sea. We’ve worked with the company over the past four years to provide flexible solutions and competitive costs, along with a commitment to investment, safety and customer service.” The firm recently completed an upgrade and further development to its hydrostatic pressure testing facilities located at its Aberdeen headquarters in East Tullos. The improvements include an expansion to, and installation of, a new chemical tank air and hydrostatic testing system. This has led to an increase in efficiency with significantly larger volumes of tanks being tested at any one time. “This is resulting in a quicker turnaround for clients and also a major reduction in water use which reinforces our commitment to the environment,” added MacPhee. Conserve is a member of the Centurion Group which has a cluster of international, specialist equipment rental businesses focused on supporting the energy sector, including Jacks Winches, Mining Camps Australia, RentAir Offshore, Seanic Ocean Systems and Tristar Water Solutions. www.conserveplc.com Operating Software Asset Track & Trace • Quotations/Orders • Documentation • Fleet Control/Planning • Purchase Invoices • Sales Invoices • Financial/Profit Control • Maintenance & Repairs • Customer & Vendor Tariffs • EDI • Agent Access • Enquiries & Reports • KPI Dashboard Reporting Leasing Software Asset Management & Budgeting • Work Orders • Billing • Contract Management • On-Hire & Off-Hire • Investor Reporting • EDI • Maintenance & Repairs • Fleet Cost Management • Sales Orders • KPI Dashboard Reporting RAM Intermodal @RAMIntermodal info@ramintermodal.com RAM Intermodal www.ramintermodal.com Intermodal WWW.BLUEPACK.DK