For developing agencies such as Danida, (Danish International Development Agency), World Bank, UNDP and EU, OSK-ShipTech A/S has frequently participated in projects for improvement of the infrastructure in developing countries.
In recent years, the company has been increasingly engaged in maritime development and transport studies for international agencies and national governments, locally and abroad, within the following areas:
- Maritime legislation
- Management development
- Financial assessment and analysis
- Utilitisation of fleet and capacity
- Training and manpower development
- Communication, navigational aids and safety aspects
- Commercial operations
- Scheduled and preventive maintenance
Feasibility Study, Mozambique
Mozambique's publicly owned ports and railway company CFM (Caminhos de Ferro de Mocambique E.P.) applied for Danish mixed credit financing of a project for
- construction of a trailing suction hopper dredger
- rehabilitation of two tug boats, one pilot boat and a service vessel jetty
The aim of the study was to prepare the project for final appraisal for Danish mixed credit financing through a description of the main actors, a detailed technical review and an assessment of the feasibility of the proposed interventions.
Ferry Operations in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam
Fact-finding mission in connection with Continued Development of Ferry Operations in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam
- Assessment of local shipyards to define the current status and need for further training of individual categories of staff
- Analysis of the requirements for protection of the environment and improvement of occupational health and work safety
Client: Danida/World Bank
Project Preparation Mission
Participation in a pre-appraisal mission with the following objectives:
- to define the project action plan for rehabilitation of 10 existing Danida Ro-Ro ferries from the Aricha Ferry Crossing
- to determine the technical condition of each ferry and landing station
- to determine the order of priority in which rehabilitation should be carried out
- to prepare a budget for rehabilitation of all 10 ferries and landing stations
- to assess local shipyards
Client: Danida/World Bank
Rehabilitation of Vessels and Landing Facilities, Ghana
Rehabilitation of Vessels and Landing Facilities, Lake Volta, Ghana - Pre-appraisal of Proposed Phase II
Participation in a pre-appraisal mission to Ghana during the period 24th March to 7th April 1998 by a team of consultants from British GIBB Ltd and OSK-ShipTech A/S (at the time OSK A/S), Denmark.
Since 1969, Danida has supported transport on Lake Volta. From 1994 to 1997, under the Rehabilitation of Vessels and Landing Facilities on Lake Volta, Phase I, Danida funded rehabilitation of three cross lake ferries, one combined cargo/passenger vessel and the floating dock at Akosombo as well as construction of a number of landing stations.
The Government of Ghana requested Danida to consider extension of this support to also include rehabilitation of the remaining two ferries in the Volta Lake Transport Company (VLTC) fleet known as Ferry A and Ferry B. To this end, a draft proposal for Phase II was submitted by OSK-ShipTech A/S to DANIDA in April 1997. The objective of the mission was to undertake pre-appraisal of these proposals.
Fact-Finding Mission, Thailand
At the beginning of 1999 there were several outstanding requests from various authorities in Thailand for possible financing of vessels through Mixed Credits. The outstanding project proposals were:
Harbour Department, Ministry of Transport and Communications
- Two multi purpose vessels for pollution control, fire fighting and search and rescue
- One training vessel
Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture and Co-Operatives
- One vessel for training and support of deep-sea fishing
Department of Vocational Education (DOVE), Ministry of Education
- One vessel for training of deep-sea fishing personnel
The objective of the fact-finding mission was to establish the status of the projects in order to assist Danida in its consideration of further support under the Mixed Credit-Programme.
Improved Ferry Service, Guyana – Suriname
Study of Institutional and Operational Arrangements
Participation in preparation of a study to provide background analyses and recommendations to assist the two governments in entering into a joint agreement concerning ownership and operation of the planned new Ro-Ro ferry route between Guyana and Suriname. The scope of the services comprised proposals concerning time schedule, fuel and provisions, maintenance and repairs, insurance/classification and terminal activities.
Year: 1994 - 1995
Pre-Feasibility Study on Demerara River Crossing, Guyana
Participation in a pre-feasibility study to examine the demand and the feasibility of the establishment of an efficient ferry service between Vreed-en-Hoop and Georgetown as a long-term solution for the transfer of passengers and vehicles across the Demerara River. The project was initiated by the Commission of the European Community and the Government of Guyana, and the work was carried out in cooperation with the firm of Kampsax International.