Boluda Towage has agreed to acquire Dutch company Iskes Towage & Salvage.

The acquisition will boost Boluda’s presence in Europe, adding operations in the Netherlands and Germany to its network, while strengthening Boluda’s offshore activities in northwest Europe.

Iskes focuses on harbour towage, deepsea towage, offshore support services, salvage and emergency response, simulator training and port consultancy. The company’s homeport is IJmuiden/Amsterdam, where the company has been involved in the transport of the huge lock gates that measure some 72 m long.

The first sea-lock door arrived in January 2019; Iskes’ tugboats Triton and Telstar assisted in the transport of the 2,900-ton (2,630.8-tonne) gate.

Iskes will continue to operate as its own entity, under the direction of Boluda’s headquarters in Valencia.