2012Parcom Capital and management acquire GustoMSC
ln November Parcom Capital and the management team of GustoMSC announced that agreement has been reached with SBM Offshore N,V. to acquire GustoMSC.
"This new ownership enables us, our clients and other business partners to continue our business as usual."
2009In the area of proprietary units, we developed the MOPUstor series; the SIRI platform from this series was installed in 1998. A MOPU platform for the Deep Panuke field will be leased by SBM Offshore to ENCANA, and was installed in 2011.
2003The first drilling semi-submersibles of the DSS series were developed at the same time, although it took some time before the first unit named "Maersk Explorer" was delivered in 2003.
1967The "Werf Gusto" was also specialized in the design and construction of heavy lift offshore cranes. The first of a series of these cranes was delivered to Micoperi (now Saipem) for their barge PM24.
2011As of September 2011 GustoMSC, former member of the SBM Offshore Group, started as an integrated operating unit combining the mobile offshore unit businesses.
GustoMSC being an independent design and engineering company will focus on proprietary basic designs, engineering consultancy services and supply of associated equipment to the mobile offshore industry.
2010Prompted by renewed interest in the heavy duty offshore crane, we have developed a number of cranes, ranging from 2,000 to 5,000 ton lifting capacity, delivered in 2011 for the “Hai Yang Shi You 201” and “Oleg Strashnov”.
Smaller pedestal cranes, in the range of 500 to 1,200 tons, are being used for wind turbine installation units. For this market we have a 500t, 800t and 1,000t crane to offer.
2008The early 2000’s saw the introduction of the non-propelled standard construction units of the SEA series. At present already 7 units (such as the JB-114) have been delivered.
1997In the late 1990’s the industry's interest in drillship designs revived. With the experience of the “Pelican” class, several drilling contractors approached GustoMSC, resulting in the P10,000 series of deepwater DP drilling vessels. The “Pride Angola”, the first of its class, was completed in 1997.
1995Self-elevating platforms used for civil construction activities have been the backbone of our company.
The first units were the “Kraanvogel” and the “Lepelaar”, delivered in the early 1960’s. To date about 80 jack-up units to our design have been delivered to their owners.
In the early 1990’s, the first DP self-propelled construction jack-up of the NG series was developed, with the “Wind” in 1995 as the first unit.
1980In 1980 the first drilling jack-ups of the famous CJ series were developed, with the first 3 units delivered in 1982 and 1983. Today over 20 units of the CJ series are in operation.
1977/1978This decade was one in which world shipbuilding was suffering from overcapacity and this resulted in the closure of the shipyard.
Marine Structure Consultants (MSC) and IHC Gusto Engineering continued as independent engineering companies from 1977 and 1978 respectively.
1974In 1974 the first semi-submersible pipelay vessel, called “Viking Piper”, was delivered. The “Viking Piper” (now “Castoro 7”) was seen as the frontrunner of the third generation lay barges.
1969In 1969 the next step was taken with the development of the new Dynamically Positioned drillships with the first unit delivered in 1972. Foramer contracted Gusto to build the first vessel. The “Pelican” class of units, a couple of which are still operating, is well known in the industry.
In 1959 the first CALM buoy was delivered to Shell. Also the good relationship with Shell led to the design of the first jack-up drilling rig, with delivery in 1960 as the “Seashell”.
1862In 1862, the entrepreneur A.F. Smulders started his own factory, specialized in steam engines and boilers.
In 1904 the company relocated to Schiedam and was named “Werf Gusto”, a title derived from August Smulders’ first name (Gus) and his wife’s pet name (To). In the 1950’s the Gusto yard took its first steps into offshore oil and gas related activities.