DISA Announces Strategic Investment and Division Merger with BlueTack, Reinforcing Marine Services Capabilities

Published on: 05/06/2024

Rotterdam, 5th of June 2024 – DISA International, a globally renowned provider of marine and underwater services, is delighted to announce a significant step forward in its growth strategy with a strategic investment and participation in BlueTack, a leading sustainable marine services contractor specializing in Incident Management & Pollution Remediation. DISA International will merge its esteemed Wreck Removal division with BlueTack, consolidating expertise and resources to deliver enhanced Asset Removal solutions to clients worldwide.  

 Established in 2003, DISA International has emerged as a pivotal player in various sectors where marine and underwater services are indispensable. From its origins in marine salvage, DISA International has expanded its operations to encompass four divisions: Civil Construction, Wreck Removal, Offshore Oil & Gas, and Offshore Renewables. With headquarters in Belgium and offices strategically located in the Netherlands, Singapore, and the United States, DISA International serves as a trusted turnkey service provider to clients across the globe.

 BlueTack, renowned for its commitment to sustainability and innovative approaches, has carved a niche in Incident Management & Pollution Remediation. Founded by well-known industry veterans with extensive experience in the marine salvage industry, BlueTack since its start of operations in 2020 has been engaged in Salvage & Wreck Removal contracts covering 21 countries through-out Europe, Africa, Middle-East, Asia and Oceania.

 Didier de Graaff, Managing Director of DISA International, expressed his enthusiasm about the strategic investment and merger, stating, "The partnership between DISA International and BlueTack marks a significant milestone in our journey. By combining our strengths and resources, we are poised to deliver even greater value to our clients, setting new standards of excellence in the marine services sector by transferring our Wreck Removal division to BlueTack."

 In a joint statement, Oliver Timofei, Founding Member of BlueTack, echoed this sentiment, saying, "We are thrilled to join forces with DISA International. This partnership is a major step for BlueTack enabling further growth and enhancing its global response capacity & capability. With DISA International’s existing marine knowledge and track-record we will, continue servicing our key client base. Together, we will push boundaries and drive positive change in the industry."

 Shelby Harris, General Manager of DISA International's Wreck Removal division, added, "I am pleased that DISA International is joining forces with BlueTack. This collaboration allows us to continue our operations within BlueTack seamlessly while leveraging BlueTack's expertise and resources to enhance our services. Bringing an extensive track record, expert personnel and assets to the table I look forward to the opportunities that lie ahead as we work together to deliver exceptional solutions to our clients."

 Dirk de Jong, Founding Member of BlueTack, expressed his optimism about the partnership, stating, "The investment by DISA International marks an exciting chapter for BlueTack. We are confident that this collaboration will accelerate our service capability,  Whether such service relates to Salvage, Preparedness, Wreck Removal and Decarbonization related services. The combination will enable us to better serve our clients."

 Jan Polderman, Founding Member of BlueTack, also shared his excitement, saying, " I am thrilled about the opportunities that this partnership brings. By combining our operational expertise, dedicated response equipment and know-how with DISA International's global footprint, we together with BlueTack’s global alliance partners are poised to deliver unparalleled solutions in the marine industry."

About BlueTack

BlueTack is a marine solutions provider with its Headquarters in The Netherlands, a salvage company that together with its key alliance partners provides Incident Management and Pollution Remediation services. BlueTack offers the full cycle of response services focusing on Emergency Preparedness, Emergency Response, Waste Management, Oil Spill Response and Asset Removal. BlueTack is a cooperative with client participation, a global team of marine specialists, and investors that are all part of same structure, with the purpose to enhance cooperation, provide trust and transparency.