News Update
(see also projects)

March 2018:
Merwestroom: First of three vessels for Rijkswaterstaat with V-PODs.

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May 2017:
Hakkers BV, MS Noordzee: multifunctional crane vessel with DP system.


July 2016:
IMC delivers new RTC fluid for high performance electric contacts. Click here here for more information.


May 2016:
DUC Solution successfully delivered with Verhaar V-POD.

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Januari 2015:
Volharding 6 successfully delivered with V-POD system.

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October 2014:
New double Tilting V-POD system developed


August 2014:
First oilponton successfully delivered with Verhaar V-POD.


June 2013:
Fourth (lub-oil) tanker successfully delivered with Verhaar V-POD.


May 2013:
V-POD propulsion presented at Tugnology for tug applications.


May 2013:

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May 2013:
Third (lub-oil) tanker with twin V-POD arrangement near completion.


Jauary 2013:
Second (lub-oil) tanker successfully delivered with Verhaar V-POD.


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October 2012:
First (lub-oil) tanker successfully delivered with Verhaar V-POD. Click on link for full (Dutch) article.
Juli 2011:
Following an extensive research in cooperation with IMC, SARC and Marvox, Verhaar Omega has introduced the new patented V-Pod at the Gorinchem Construction and Shipping Industry Exhibition from 10-12th of May 2011.

For more details see the PDF at the download page.

April 2008:
(Award sponsored by Lloyd’s Register)

IMC Maritime System Development, The Netherlands

Dr Markus Van der Laan, Director, IMC Maritime System Development, receiving the Award for Safety at Sea from Guest of Honour, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal.

March 2008:
Project D543 : DOT system installed on newbuilding tug by Macduff Shipyard for Peterhead Port Authorities.
March 2008:
Project D529 : First serie of SafeWinches in production at Kraaijeveld Winches Sliedrecht
January 2008:
Project D529 : Trials of installed SafeWinch on Smit Thamesbank succesfully completed in dynamic conditions at sea.
December 2007:
Request for investigation of Flying Phantom accident
December 2007:
Bollard pull trials with Smit Thamesbank and overload feature of SafeWinch succesfully tested.
November 2007:
Smit Thamesbank in service in Port of Rotterdam testing the SafeWinch in port operations.
Oktober 2007:
Existing winch on Smit Thamesbank upgraded by Kraaijeveld to first SafeWinch