United Dredging Company Procures Marine Engine through Worldwide Power Products; CEO Says Deal Was Initiated Faster than Competitors Could Even Respond
Houston, TX, (October 09, 2013) – Worldwide Power Products (WPP), a power-generation equipment provider to industrial clients worldwide, today announced that WPP has delivered a rebuilt Caterpillar 3412 Marine Engine to United Dredging Company, enabling the firm’s vessel UDC Blue to resume dredging operations. The purchaser, a Kingdom of Bahrain-based enterprise specializing in dredging, reclamation and stockpiling of sand and aggregate, said WPP helped it get the ship back up and into operations within two weeks from the failure date.
“By the time my other sources responded, I already had information from WPP about the proposed replacement in hand,” said United Dredging Company CEO Tim Attwood. “After sourcing and agreeing to terms with WPP, the process was relatively simple. On just a verbal order, they prepared everything for shipping, including all the paperwork and land/air freight details.”
The UDC Blue in operation, dredging sand in Bahrain waters before it delivers it to UDC’s offload site in Askar, south of Bahrain.
United Dredging Company chose the 3412 Marine Engine to directly replace a dredging pump engine that suffered a major bottom-end/crank failure and left UDC Blue unable to perform its core function. According to Attwood, it was evident that WPP specifically focused on providing a solution. “WPP realized the urgency of the situation and took as much interest in my problem as I did,” said Attwood. “They even called me at night to progress the situation more rapidly.”
“The whole customer experience was excellent, from the approach, through communication and follow up,” Attwood concluded. “WPP is a quality supplier that delivers on its promises with good pricing and informative logistics back-up.”
About United Dredging Company
Established in 2007, United Dredging Company (UDC) is a fully owned subsidiary of United Strategic Ventures (USV). The company utilizes specialist marine equipment and a highly skilled Operations Team to dredge, reclaim and supply unwashed raw materials used in the construction industry. Its qualified crew is invaluable to the company and its effort, enabling it to operate to ISM standards. UDC currently operates three ships, including two twin trailer dredgers, TSHD “UDC BLUE” and TSHD “Al Qadisiyah,” both of which offload via shore pipe, split hull or rainbow. A third ship, “UDC AQUA,” operates via a trailing suction drag head or a stationary water jet suction head that collects sand from below the sea bed. Due to the nature of the industry in which UDC operates, safety is of paramount importance and stringent safety measures are enforced at all times in both marine and land-based environments, particularly in line with both local and international legislation. For more information, visit United Dredging Company or email info(at)united-dredging(dot)com.
About Worldwide Power Products
Recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s 100 Most Promising Companies and ranked among the Inc. 500 fastest growing privately-held companies, Worldwide Power Products specializes in power generation equipment including new and used engines and generator sets. As an independent company based in Houston, Texas, the company buys and sells new and used generator sets and engines worldwide. In addition, the firm provides engineering, maintenance and repair plus rental services. Generator sets range in size from 20kW – 3000kW and engines range in size from 150hp – 4000hp. Brand specialties include Caterpillar generator sets and engines and Cummins generator sets. For more information and a complete list of inventory, visit: www.wpowerproducts.com.
Posted on PR Web 09, October 2013