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V.Group opens a second office in China

Elliot Gow, Marine Services, CEO of V.Group

Posted on August 18, 2022 at 5:54 p.m. by

The Maritime Executive

SeaTec, the technical services division of global ship management company V.Group, has opened a second office in China.

Located in Nantong, the office will further enhance the competitiveness of SeaTec’s wide range of services in China, including site supervision, engineering, onboard safety training, underwater repair, monitoring and ship inspections.

This decision is a clear sign of V.Group’s commitment to the Chinese market, six years after opening an office in Shanghai and just a few months since the company obtained an international arms license from China. People’s Republic Maritime Security Administration (MSA). from China.

The license, which is granted to very few companies, allows V.Group to hire, train and deploy crews directly from China.

Elliot Gow, CEO of Marine Services at V.Group, said of the new office:

“China is playing an increasingly important role in the global maritime industry and Nantong is a particularly dynamic and growing region. This new office was opened in direct response to the growing demand for our services in the region. In fact, we already need to recruit more staff to cope with the

immediate demand that we have seen. The office is fully operational and means those who berth or build ships in Nantong will benefit from increased dry dock manpower and on-site supervision for repairs, conversions and new builds. »

V.Group has access to an international pool of over 44,000 sailors worldwide, an onshore team of over 3,000 colleagues in over 30 countries and 60 offices. V.Group’s head office in China opened in 2018 and is located in the Pudong district of Shanghai.

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