Demand pushes Blue Water to expand Australian footprint
The growing demand for transport and logistics services from a number of Australian industries has prompted Blue Water Shipping to expand it footprint in Australia. The company’s growth plans have resulted in the opening of a new office in Darwin, Northern Territory.
Due to the growing demand from the oil & gas, wind, renewables, infrastructure, mining and hydrogen industries in Australia, Blue Water set up offices in Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth in 2021. Its first Australian office was established in Sydney in 2012.
Jeff De La Pair has been picked to head the Darwin office and work in close cooperation with the other Blue Water offices.
“The Darwin location will support our growth plan for Australia, where we have seen a very positive development in recent years. It is key to our service and success that we are close to our clients – being able to support their business with efficient and tailored transport and logistics solutions,” states Steven Lofaro, managing director, Blue Water Energy, Port & Projects Australia.
Recently, Blue Water Australia announced a large contract with Newcrest Mining, which adds to the list of current projects won in solar and wind the last year. The track record for wind consists of delivered transport and logistics services for eight wind farms in Australia during the previous ten years.
“We are experiencing significant synergies between the different power and energy sectors in both Australia, Asia Pacific and globally. Thanks to our comprehensive global and local know-how and highly dedicated teams, we can deliver unique services to the clients – not only in Australia but on a global scale,” states Steven Lofaro.