Posted on 05.08.2010 - 11:46 EDT in ONSHORE NEWS by jamesmc
Scanmudring UK Ltd has signed a formal memorandum of understanding with Marin Group under which both are now supplying a range of complementary subsea excavation services to clients across the oil, gas and renewable energy sectors.
As part of the move, Scanmudring UK has a new base within Marin’s headquarters in Ellon, near Aberdeen, Scotland, from where a full service is available to mirror the existing operation provided from Mandal, Norway.
Keith Will, Scanmudring UK sales director, said: “The alliance means we can offer full-service and hire-only options direct from the UK to support our clients more effectively within targets markets across the UK Continental Shelf, West Europe, the Mediterranean, and Africa.”
The company’s other core subsea markets in Scandinavia, East Europe, the Americas, Asia, and the Middle East will continue to be supported from Norway and the company’s base in Canada.
Scanmudring was founded in 1985 and provides a niche subsea excavation and dredging service, operating to 1,000 metres and specialising in soil removal or relocation in difficult conditions.
The company is now one of three owned by Reef Subsea, which was established in February 2010 as a joint venture between GC Rieber Shipping — one of Europe’s premier offshore vessel operators — and leading energy sector private equity investor HitecVision.
For Marin Group, the alliance allows a further extension of the complementary excavation services already offered through five affiliated companies — Marin Subsea, Marin Vortex, Marin JMS, Samson Marin, and SeaVation Underwater Excavation Ltd.
Marin Group CEO George (Boris) Stroud said: “Bringing Scanmudring’s equipment and service capability under the same roof as Marin’s gives both companies a real edge — in terms of the breadth of what we can offer clients and how rapidly we can respond.
“We are looking forward to building a lasting alliance that will greatly benefit our clients and help each of us to grow.”
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Scanmudring was founded in 1985 and is one of three companies owned by Reef Subsea, which was established in February 2010 as a joint venture between GC Rieber Shipping — one of Europe’s premier offshore vessel operators — and leading energy sector private equity investor HitecVision. The other Reef Subsea companies are Bluestone and Technocean.
Reef Subsea’s involvement allows further investment in equipment and operational staff for Scanmudring, which offers a niche subsea excavation and dredging service, operating to 1,000 metres and specialising in soil removal or relocation. The company has built a solid reputation on tackling projects in difficult conditions and at locations where access is restricted, using equipment that combines the latest in subsea and ROV technology and the reliability and resilience of land-based construction plant. Clients include Acergy, Subsea 7, Technip, Heerema, DeepOcean, Statnett, Statoil, Shell, and BP.
Behind Marin Group lies 30 years at the cutting edge of subsea excavation design and build. CEO George (Boris) Stroud and long-time business partner Nick Sills are acknowledged as the pioneers of mass-flow excavation technology, and are responsible for designing 98 per cent of the equipment in use today.
The group is also the largest provider of diver support excavation tooling and is the leading global deepwater BOP and asset recovery consultant and route preparation specialist. Among Marin Group’s clients are Fugro, Shell, BP, Chevron, Transocean, Sonsub-Saipem, Statoil, and Technip, and Marin Group personnel have been involved in high-profile projects such as Ormen Lange, Heidrun, and the Troll landfall tunnel. Marin technology will be used on the Gorgon gas project in Western Australia.