History

A family owned business becoming a market-leading group of companies operating on a global level.

2000

 

With having more than a quarter of a century experience in the sector, Leo Balkema establishes SeaMar Services BV to provide vessel management and ship’s agency services to the offshore and shipping industry.

2001

 

SeaMar purchases the 4 point mooring air diving / survey support vessel MV Inspector and establishes the company SeaMar Shipping BV to expand the SeaMar service package with shipping services.

2002

 

SeaMar Services secures a complete vessel management contract with Fugro for the STM Markab covering a period of four years.

2003

 

With the teams expanding and the growing logistic support, the SeaMar Group moves into the new built offices and warehouses at “Het Nieuwe Werk” in Den Helder.

2006

 

After completing a geotechnical project in Brazil, SeaMar Shipping BV sells the MV Inspector in 2006. For 5 years, the vessel was operational in the southern sector of the North Sea, Gabon and most of the West African countries including Angola, Nigeria, Cameroon, South Africa.

2007

 

After getting the request; “Can you supply guard vessels”? SeaMar establishes the company Alaborg Offshore Services BV together with 2 partners and purchases the guard vessel MV Alaborg.

2008

 

With the growing development of offshore wind parks, the demand for guard vessels is increasing. Alaborg Offshore Services BV purchases the MV Pelican I to provide guard and chase duties.

2009

 

The MV SeaMar Splendid is added to the fleet. After a brief make-over, the vessel is contracted for three years by GDF Suez BV for Inspection, Mainteance and Repair campaigns on the Dutch Continental Shelf.

2011

 

To realize commercial synergies, share knowledge, gain strenght and expertise, KVSA takes 51% stake in SeaMar Services BV.

2011

 

The MV Alcedo is added to the Alaborg Offshore Services BV guard vessel fleet, to meet the growing demand for guard vessels by our Clients.

2013

 

The SeaMar Splendid undergoes a major conversion of deck, hold and accomodation after which a 6 year contract is secured with GDF Suez BV for Inspection, Maintenance and Repair on the Dutch Continental Shelf.

2013

 

SeaMar signs a contract with shipyard De Hoop for the new built vessel MV Deep Helder, a 65 m long DP2 class & 4point mooring vessel, designed for low fuel consumption, clean ship/green passport/SPS2008 and high comfort class notation (Comf1).

2014

 

The three year contract starts with Client Acta Marine BV for the management of their brand new Walk to Work vessel Acta Orion.

2014

 

Following a succesful launch and Christening the multi purpose offshore support vessel MV Deep Helder was delivered to DeepOcean BV on a 5 year contract to support their survey operations in the oil & gas and renewable energy market.

2014

 

The Port of Den Helder and the Den Helder Shipping Association elect Leo Balkema as “Harbor Man” of the year.

2019

 

SeaMar Shipping BV enters into the third long-term contract with Neptune Energy Netherlands BV for a 3 year charter with 2 year options of the MV SeaMar Splendid.

2019

 

The 51% stake in SeaMar Services BV are bought back from KVSA. Moving forward, the companies will go their separate ways to target their individual business strategies.

2019

 

With honor SeaMar receives the title “Entrepreneur of the year 2019” from the HOV in Den Helder.

2020

 

After already having a partial interest in Alaborg Offshore Services BV, the SeaMar Group acquires the remaining shares and takes on full management of the company to optimize and strengthen its guard vessel services.

2020

 

MMT awards SeaMar Subsea BV with a 6 month contract for the MV Deep Helder. The vessel goes to the US East Coast to support wind park development projects.

2020

 

A milestone worth celebrating, the 1st October 2020 marks the 20th anniversary of SeaMar’s founding!

2021

 

The 1st of January does not only mark the start of a new year, but also the start of a new contract for the charter of the MV Deep Helder awarded by MMT for 2 years fixed and 1 year option.

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