Onshore News: Acteon gears up for expansion with new Singapore service centre
Posted on 29.05.2013 - 00:40 EDT in ONSHORE NEWS by jamesmc
A custom-built service centre at the new Offshore Marine Centre in the Tuas industrial area of Singapore will boost Acteon operations and improve its customer service in South East Asia.
Due to open in July 2013, the new $11 million, 10,000-m2 Acteon Singapore Operations Centre will support the offshore operations of Acteon companies across the region. It will be the first purpose-built Acteon centre to service multiple operating companies. The base will provide engineering, design, equipment maintenance and servicing, equipment rental and sales activities for CAPE, MENCK, Conductor Installation Services (CIS), LM Handling, Aquatic Engineering & Construction Ltd. and Claxton Engineering Services.
“South East Asia is an expanding market for all Acteon businesses and offers numerous opportunities in subsea services. We have now reached the point where we need to provide the right local infrastructure and workforce to serve our customers in the region.” said Acteon Group Ltd. executive vice president Paul Alcock. “As bulkhead port access is at a premium in Singapore, the new facility will provide Acteon companies with easy and unrestricted port mobilisation and demobilisation options for heavy equipment, which will be supported by our on-site 128-te workshop crane capacity.”
“Operating a world-class service centre from the Offshore Marine Centre will strengthen our presence in Asia and underline our long-term commitment to the region. Customers should benefit from quicker responses on equipment supply and turnaround, and should gain clearer understanding of the operations and capabilities of the Acteon companies on site,” said Alcock.
“We are delighted that Acteon has chosen to establish its regional service centre at the Offshore Marine Centre to serve its customers in Asia better. The Offshore Marine Centre, with its common waterfront area, is a strong testament to the collaboration between the government and industry to develop innovative solutions that optimise the use of resources,” said Lim Kok Kiang, executive director, transport engineering, Singapore Economic Development Board.