Netherlands-based Heinen&Hopman Engineering has announced that it has merged with LeBlanc & Associates, LLC.

Located in the city of Houma on the Gulf of Mexico, LeBlanc has a first-class reputation for the quality of its products and services in marine HVAC and refrigeration for the offshore and navy sectors.

As the latest member of the Heinen&Hopman Group, the subsidiary will continue to serve its wide client base under the name LeBlanc & Associates LLC.

"We are delighted at this opportunity to further grow our mutual business with such a highly qualified team of dedicated experts," said Joep Hopman, CEO of Heinen&Hopman. "LeBlanc & Associates LLC will enable us to offer an even better coverage of quality products and services in the southern part of the United States and across the Gulf of Mexico. It is the next step in our ambition to expand our global network and ensure clients benefit from the same standard of service wherever they may be in the world."

Founded in 1986, LeBlanc & Associates shares Heinen&Hopman’s focus on modern technology and the latest industry trends. The other US-based member of the Heinen&Hopman group, ARW maritime, offers services exclusively to super yachts.

LeBlanc will also be able to provide Heinen&Hopman products and services to military vessels, large commercial vessels, offshore drilling rigs and platforms.

"With our joint expertise we can continue to develop the latest designs and products with a high common standard of engineering and workforce worldwide."