(August 30th, 2023) VIKAND, the global leader in maritime healthcare, recently partnered with TUI Cruises to provide specialist biomedical services for 11 of the company’s cruise ships. VIKAND’s role will be to source and maintain the fleet’s biomedical equipment, as well as provide capex forecasts and lifecycle management.
“I am delighted to welcome TUI Cruises as a partner, said Peter Hult, CEO of VIKAND. “Our worldwide biomedical technicians take a hands-on approach, which allows for a global rapid response 24/7. Our experienced team ensures down time for vital lifesaving equipment is reduced while improving the asset management lifecycle by preventive maintenance, resulting in reduced healthcare risk.”
TUI Cruises’ decision to contract with VIKAND was based on the company’s ability to provide global support with a team of industry experienced biomedical technicians who truly understand the importance and value of functioning biomedical equipment in a remote environment, far from shoreside support. This gives onboard medical teams comfort that they can rely on a team to help them when a vital piece of equipment breaks.
Christian Lerche, Corporate Captain Fleet Operation and Health at TUI Cruises, said, “We are very excited to initiate the cooperation with VIKAND and bring the maintenance of our biomedical equipment to an elevated level.”
VIKAND’s biomedical services include device installation, monitoring, repairs, recall monitoring, comprehensive maintenance, sourcing OEM parts and more. For TUI Cruises, there are many benefits to having critical medical equipment managed by VIKAND’s experts.
First, it empowers onboard healthcare providers to focus on patients, safe in the knowledge that their medical equipment is properly calibrated and maintained. It also provides management with peace of mind to know that onboard health risks are reduced, compliance requirements are met, and capex needs are monitored by biomedical equipment experts. Together, this partnership supports a safer, more cost-effective fleet.
VIKAND provides global biomedical services to more than 220 vessels worldwide and manages more than 9,500 medical devices, with diverse services that include asset management, preventive maintenance, repairs and more.