July 13 - Frans van Seumeren, a well known figure in the heavy lift market, has purchased a stake in Barge Master Holding bv.

Van Seumeren explains: "Barge Master develops and produces motion compensated platforms for offshore lifting operations. This company can help solve the age-old problem of sea-induced motions during offshore installation work. I have great faith in this company as it allows for two crucial aspects of offshore work: increased safety on board and a larger weather window for lifting operations."

Van Seumeren will chair the Supervisory Board. The Management Board will continue to be formed by the founders of Barge Master, Koppert and Van den Bos.