Ocean Atlantic in Luanda have been appointed the Hytec Services Africa (HSA) distributor for Angola effective 1 August 2020, and will distribute Bosch Rexroth SA Group’s entire scope of products, services and technologies. In addition to increasing Hytec’s distribution capabilities in Angola, Ocean Atlantic brings the advantage of providing products and services to industries and applications not previously serviced by Hytec.
Angolan industries that will benefit from Hytec’s products and services include mining, general industry and oil & gas, with the latter offering new opportunities for Hytec’s products and services. Some of these include providing its offering to floating platform storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels; tension leg platforms; fixed structure production platforms; drill ships; and jack-up rigs.
“This is an exciting new focus area of business for Hytec, and Ocean Atlantic has the required skills and experience to successfully represent us in this industry,” says Petrus Viljoen, African Development Manager, Hytec Services Africa (HSA).
“We at Ocean Atlantic are excited to now also have the support, product and service portfolio of Hytec as part of our growing Hydraulics business, and look forward to providing our existing and new clients with an expanded set of world-class products and services,” adds Petter Eriksen, Director of Business Development for Ocean Atlantic.
Ocean Atlantic specialises in workshop services (choke valve refurbishment and integrity checking); inspection services; asset integrity management; and hydraulic services, which include oil condition monitoring, filtration, varnish treatment, water removal and cargo pump refurbishment. “Ocean Atlantic representatives experienced our world class repair capabilities first-hand when they attended the Hytec customer open day in 2019. We have therefore agreed that all pumps and motors sent to Ocean Atlantic will be redirected to the Service Centre of Competence Hytec Repair Centre.,” Viljoen explains.
In considering Ocean Atlantic as a Hytec Sales and Distribution Partner” various aspects were taken into consideration. Among them are Ocean Atlantic’s technical expertise and years’ experience in the oil & gas industry; their in-country high-quality workshop availability with the potential to conduct minor repairs (including stripping and assessing for repair); and their hose and fittings manufacture and supply capabilities. “In addition to these positive product and service attributes, the company afforded us the opportunity to jointly visit their customers and conduct a due diligence of their in-country capabilities,” Viljoen points out. “All of these, and their ongoing positive interaction with Hytec, contributed to us finding in their favour.”
Ocean Atlantic was awarded Hytec distribution rights for one year, ending in August 2021, after which a new contract may be negotiated.
Hytec South Africa is a member company of the Bosch Rexroth South Africa Group of Companies.