A newly merged trans-Atlantic subsea partnership between two companies has secured a contract in North Africa – a region which neither firm had operated in previously.
Aberdeenshire-based Underwater Engineering Services (UES) joined up with Houston headquartered Seanic Oceans Systems to form UES Seanic at the start of January.
It was part of a larger merger between parent companies ATR Group and Centurion Group, which took place last year.
The newly formed business, which has with 11 personnel based in the UK and 43 in Houston, will provide support for a decommissioning campaign in Tunisia.
It is UES Seanic’s first contract as a partnership.
Personnel in the Aberdeen office will manage the project including the supply of a ROV launch and recovery crane, ROV operable hydraulic breakers, as well as ROV tooling manifolds, hydraulic power unit and jetting / dredging equipment.
Centurion Group chief executive Keith Moorhouse said: “The combination of both subsea equipment design and manufacturing companies has vastly extended our capabilities and strengthened our position to be able to offer a complete ROV and intervention tooling range and design expertise to our existing clients and also to the wider international marketplace.
“The oil price may have stabilised over the past few months but this hasn’t changed our attitude towards maintaining cost effective solutions to help our clients with their complex subsea operations.
“This first contract award with Oceana Subsea reflects the experience and sector knowledge held within UES Seanic, our capabilities to design and build bespoke equipment for specific projects as well as our vastly expanded ROV tooling hire fleet.
“We look forward to working with Oceana Subsea.”
Centurion Group and ATR Group merged in July 2016.
Headquartered in Aberdeen, the company also operates from bases in Newcastle, Great Yarmouth, the Netherlands, Azerbaijan, Singapore, Australia and the USA.