ROV NEWS: IKM Subsea - New Business Unit in Singapore
Posted on 07.09.2011 - 11:24 EDT in ROV NEWS by jamesmc
The Norwegian company IKM Subsea is following in the footsteps of IKM Testing and IKM Measurement Services and opening an office in Defu Industrial Estate, Singapore. With the offices in Singapore and Malaysia IKM Subsea confirms and strengthens the well established network of offices. IKM Subsea’s marketing strategy consists of utilizing our offices and offshore base in Singapore and Malaysia together with reputable agents in China and India to penetrate the Asian offshore market. “We expect to cover all major oil and gas hubs in the region“, says Ben Pollard, Managing Director for IKM Subsea.
The office is in operation from the 1st of September 2011.
As part of the expansion program, IKM Subsea has successfully unveiled the Merlin WR200 Electrical Work class ROV in Singapore on the 26th of August 2011.
The event attracted more than 100 potential clients from various organizations worldwide and the system that is currently available in Singapore is configured for free flying mode. We can also announce that the 3000m rated TMS system is expected to arrive in Singapore sometime November 2011.
One of the benefits with the system is that it can be fitted with a range of specialist sensors and toolings to carry out construction support, drill support, inspection, wellhead intervention and survey work.
The Merlin WR200 was design and built by IKM Subsea in Norway and the plan is now to continue its expansion in 2012 by bringing more systems to extend the Asian ROV fleet.
“The new office in Singapore is co-located together with other IKM divisions in Defu Industrial Estate and we are confident that the system would be well received in this region with the high end technology and experienced personnel that comes with it” says Ben Pollard.
The Singapore office is run by Mahesh Govindan, he has his background from Hallin Marine, Fugro and Thales Geosolutions.