James Fisher Subsea Excavation sets up Nigeria base

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An Aberdeenshire subsea excavation company has wrapped up its first project in Nigeria and established a base in the West African country.

James Fisher Subsea Excavation’s (JFSE’s) R2000 tool was used for pipeline trenching as part of a six-week project with an unspecified client.

The Oldmeldrum-headquartered firm now has a permanent base in Port Harcourt for housing its tools.

JFSE senior business manager Stuart Porteous said “Through a number of conversations with subsea companies in Nigeria, we identified a need for our controlled flow excavation services to improve efficiencies in the excavation of pipelines and cables for initial installation and IRM activities.

“Securing a base and permanently stationing tools in-country shows our commitment to developing our relationships with new clients in the region by offering a rapid response and cost-effective solutions for their excavation requirements.”

JFSE managing director Kenneth Mackie said: “We are committed to growing our footprint both in response to, and in anticipation of, client demand.

“Our expert team and innovative technologies and services are unique in the subsea excavation marketplace and we look forward to delivering further successful projects in Nigeria in 2019.”

JFSE is part of James Fisher and Sons, a Cumbria-headquartered marine industry service provider.

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