Our Story

Delivering excellence, every time

We protect your people, assets and the planet

Providing peace of mind since 1985

Back in 1985, Offshore Marine Contactors (OMC) was established to fill a distinct gap in the market to supply people and vessels to the Oil & Gas industry. After a series of mergers, the company officially became OMC in 1991 expanding services to now offer a full range of rig moving, marine consulting and offshore brokerage services to the global energy sector.

We are based in Aberdeen, Great Yarmouth and Steenwijk supporting clients across Europe and beyond. As one of the world’s oldest rig movers, OMC has excelled in over 6000 marine operations, 4500 of which are jack-up or semi-submersible rig moves making us, without question, the most experienced jack-up rig movers in Europe.

Timeline of the history of OMC

The OMC Commitment

Safety is always our number one priority.

We are dedicated to ensuring maritime competence around the world, promising not only to keep you safe but to save you money too. Our team of dedicated marine experts combined with an unrivalled track record means we provide peace of mind that your marine services are in the most experienced hands.

Exceptional service, underpinned by enduring values

Our values drive everything we do and are at the very core of OMC’s longevity and success.

We are all about fit for purpose solutions to strengthen your marine operations. Through honesty and transparency, we exude authentic confidence that people can trust.

We have an unrivalled depth of in-house knowledge and experience across all offshore marine disciplines and suitability of vessels. We make the right decisions for our customers.

We have created a solid, loyal team and retained long-term genuine partnerships over the decades. Relationships are everything to us because we are committed to a family centric approach.

We demonstrate the importance of what we offer and are dedicated to delivering dependable support and value for money.

We offer the right people, equipment and vessels in the right place at the right time.

Harnessing deepest offshore marine expertise

What sets OMC apart as the No.1 choice for project success, is our people.

Some of our most senior personnel have been delivering a first class service with the company since our inception. The depth of knowledge and expertise we have built over the years is unmatched, as we strive to make projects easier for our customers.

Don’t just take our word for it

Meet our team

Arnold Westveer

Founder & Joint Managing Director

Nico Broertjes

Joint Managing Director

Paul Malcolm

Operations Director & Master Mariner

Kerri Lapping

Company Accountant

Sabrina Long

Operations Supervisor

Hugo Westveer

Vessel Broker


Operations Manager


Operations Team


Chartering Manager

Rene Bos

Accounts Team

Rita Hensens

Administrative Assistant