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December 27, 2018

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Marino rosettes renounce to buy the yard of Zwijndrecht of the HFG that will stop the activity

The Dutch company is still to the search of a purchaser for the plant of Hartlepool, in the United Kingdom

The shipbuilding society and ingegneristica Dutch Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG) has announced that the Italian Marino Rosettes, company of Ravenna that work in the same fields, has decided not to carry to term the acquisition of the activities of the HFG carried out in the ship yard of Zwijndrecht, that systems construction of in steel for the oil industry are centralized in the structure and of the offshore gas, passage of property for which 16th November was signed a specific letter of attempts.

The Dutch society has explained that Marino Rosettes, after a careful the opportunity and risk assessment, have concluded that the acquisition would not have satisfied own requirements because of the unfavorable conditions of the market and the uncertainty on the future perspectives of the yard of Zwijndrecht.

Announcing the withdrawal of the Marino Rosettes from the operation, HFG has announced to have informed the staff of the yard of Zwijndrecht of the decision to close the plant, specifying that the company will strive in order to support the eighty dependent that will lose the place of work because of the cessation of the activity. Moreover HFG has specified that the company will continue to carry out constructive activities in the others its two yards of Vlissingen, in Holland, and of Opole, in Poland.

While the Dutch society is still to the search of a purchaser disposed to buy its fourth ship yard that is situated to Hartlepool, in the United Kingdom, and that it takes part, with the yard of Zwijndrecht, of the plan of dismissione of activity announced from the company a month makes, slowly that it previews also the closing of the headquarters of the society to Zwijndrecht that involves the cut of job 60 places.

HFG has remembered that the plan of cessions follows the plan of business restructure of the November 2016 that was put into effect in order to tackle to the effects of the decrease of the price of the oil and the consequent lack of investments in the field of the oil and the gas let alone of the unfavorable phase of the market of wind energy. The restructure plan was based on the perspective of an improvement of the market beginning from 2019, improvement that now HFG takes note will not happen in the near future.

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