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Ashtead Technology Acquires Welaptega

with Forum Energy Technologies, creating an independent provider of subsea survey and ROV equipment services with a fleet of 19,000 assets worth in excess of £100 million.Today’s announcement marks Ashtead’s third deal since it was acquired by Buckthorn Partners and APICORP in 2016.Allan Pirie, CEO of Ashtead Technology, said, “This is a significant step in the development of our IMR strategy, increasing our asset integrity service offering by adding innovative products, technology and capabilities which are aligned with our current business.  “Our customers now have

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Ashtead Invests $3.9 Mln in Its Rental Fleet

by 120 staff from its facilities in Aberdeen, Abu Dhabi, London, Houston and Singapore. “Prevailing market conditions are driving a greater willingness to explore new ways of doing things, however the cost of purchasing new technology can be beyond the reach for many firms,” said Allan Pirie, CEO of Ashtead Technology. “Equipment rental is the perfect model to trial and get comfortable with new technology. We are committed to investing in the latest technology to solve specific industry challenges and ensure underwater projects are delivered as cost efficiently as possible.&rdquo

Ashtead Technology, Forum Energy Technologies Complete Joint Venture

services.    “With a fleet of 19,000 assets valued in excess of $139 million, and the ability to service all major subsea hubs, we become a business of significant scale and enhanced capability that is well placed to support our customers’ project requirements,” said Allan Pirie, CEO of the combined business, trading as Ashtead Technology.   “We are ready and looking forward to helping address our customers’ challenges head-on.&rdquo

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Industry Event Showcases the Latest Subsea Tech

to its purpose built facility in Westhill representatives from manufacturers such as iXblue, Kongsberg, Sonardyne and Teledyne Marine, who showcased their technologies and discussed how they are supporting the subsea industry in meeting the challenges of increasingly complex projects.    Allan Pirie, chief executive of Ashtead, said, “Our Technology Showcase highlights the latest subsea solutions and brings together like-minded industry peers to discuss how we can work together to ensure underwater projects are as cost efficient as possible.”   Nick Lawrence, director of

David Mair (Photo: Ashtead Technology)

Mair Joins Ashtead Senior Management Team

Middle East with the acquisition of Abu Dhabi based TES Survey Equipment Services LLC.     “We have invested heavily in growing our international footprint over the past 12 months and expanding our service offering to meet the needs of our customers in the current market,” said Allan Pirie, chief executive of Ashtead Technology. “David’s extensive subsea industry experience, coupled with an excellent business development track record makes him an extremely valuable addition to the team. He will be integral to driving forward our growth strategy, developing new business

Ashtead’s newly formed engineered measurement solutions group – (L to R) Mark Ellington, Scott Smith, Ross MacLeod, and Alistair Birnie. (Photo: Ashtead)

Ashtead Technology Launches Engineered Measurement Solutions Group

to make quicker, better informed decisions which can dramatically reduce costs and risk.” Centred in Ashtead’s global headquarters in Aberdeen, the new group will deliver global solutions across the drilling, construction, production, asset integrity and decommissioning sectors. Allan Pirie, chief executive officer of Ashtead Technology, added: “The development of our solutions service along with our recent expansion in the Middle East allows us to work much more closely with our clients to effect essential change within our industry.” A globally recognized market

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Booth Joins Ashtead Technical Support Team

ROV operations worldwide.   Based in Aberdeen, Booth’s role has been created in response to increased customer demand for outsourced integrated technical support from initial pre-bid stage through to offshore execution, ensuring projects are delivered on time and within budget.   Allan Pirie, chief executive of Ashtead Technology, said, “We understand that selecting the right technological solution, with 24/7 support is critical to the success of our customers’ subsea operations. We will continue to expand our technical support team in response to current market challenges

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Ashtead Boosts Rental Fleet with Subsea Navigation Technology

process.     With the iXblue RAMSES system, an ROV can place a single beacon on the sea floor and achieve positioning precision, allowing for improved operational flexibility, significant cost savings, improved operational efficiency and higher levels of acoustic accuracy.   Allan Pirie, chief executive of Ashtead said: “Our existing pool of inertial navigation systems has proven to be extremely popular with our customers and we have enhanced our rental fleet to meet their growing demands.   “This investment underlines our commitment to the subsea market, by

Allan Pirie, CEO of Ashtead Technology and Nicholas Gee from Buckthorn Partners. (Photo: Ashtead)

Ashtead Technology Attracts Strategic Owners

become a leading independent provider of subsea technology and services to the oil and gas industry with a strong customer base built on trust and quality. With offices in the UK, Houston and Singapore, Ashtead is focused on delivering cost savings and value-added services to its customers.   Allan Pirie will continue to lead Ashtead’s management team as Chief Executive Officer. Nicholas Gee from Buckthorn joins as Chairman and Bennie Burger from APICORP also joins the board.   Mr Pirie said: “This deal signals confidence both in our business and in the long-term direction of

Ashtead’s calibration laboratory in Aberdeen. (Photo: Ashtead Technology)

Industry First for Ashtead Technology

of the test methods, and equipment used through a vigorous audit and validation process.   A global leader in specialist subsea technology and services, Ashtead which also has a calibration facility in Singapore calibrates equipment for both its customers and its own rental fleet.   Allan Pirie, chief executive of Ashtead Technology said: “The achievement of UKAS accreditation is a further endorsement of the high quality, value adding service which Ashtead is delivering to reduce customers’ operational risk. The calibration of subsea instruments is of critical importance

OCTANS NANO

iXBlue’s OCTANS NANO Hits the Market

lighter, low power consumption and true north seeking gyro,” said Olivier Cervantes, iXBlue’s EMEA VP of sales and marketing. An order for OCTANS NANO has already raised by Ashtead Technology, one of the world’s leading offshore integrated equipment solution and rental companies. Allan Pirie, Ashtead Technology CEO, said, “Based on extremely positive customer feedback on reliability and performance of iXBlue inertial and navigation products, we were pleased to learn of the new OCTANS NANO system. With confidence in market demand and appreciating the advantage of the lower total

Ashtead Technology has donated nearly £20,000 of equipment to SARbot, a unique charity that undertakes underwater search, rescue and recovery.

Ashtead Technology Donates Equipment to Charity

and a powerful underwater lamp. SARbot’s small volunteer rescue team operates across the U.K., searching for missing people on any inland waterway or out at sea, using sophisticated sonar that has been specially developed to identify human forms under water and quickly locate victims. Allan Pirie, CEO of Ashtead Technology, said, “SARbot is an exceptional charity, offering vital 90-minute rescue to those in peril in waters across the UK but also peace-of-mind and closure to families of missing persons. We are delighted to be able to support it and hope that our donation will allow

An Ashtead Technology calibration engineer at work.

Ashtead Technology Gains Calibration Laboratory Verification

located in the company’s Aberdeen headquarters has received Valeport calibration verification, making it one of only a few U.K. companies to hold the honor.  The verification covers all conductivity, temperature and depth (CTD) and sound velocity products that Valeport manufactures. Allan Pirie, Ashtead Technology CEO, said, “We are proud to announce the Valeport verification of our calibration lab, which represents tireless work from our calibration manager and engineers, as the lab had to go through thorough testing to meet rigorous standards. Our calibration engineers have built

Ashtead Technology Announces New Appointment

, calibration, repair and maintenance, offshore personnel and bespoke engineered solutions. A large fleet of NDT inspection equipment for both topside and subsea testing is available from offices in Aberdeen, Houston, Singapore and London, where Mr. Harrap is based.   Chief executive Allan Pirie said, “As we continue to grow, we are putting more resources into our proven services, including investing heavily in NDT instrumentation and technical support staff.  Neil is a welcome addition to our team, with his unparalleled experience in the sector, which will allow us to implement

Vortex Electric Dredge

Ashtead Technology to Launch New Electric Dredge at Ocean Business

ROVs. The pump can be easily customized to meet complex customer needs and differing on board power supplies. The dredge motor has been fitted with an industry standard six pin Burton plug and can be connected to different types of ROV electrical boxes through a simple, custom made power cable. Allan Pirie, CEO at Ashtead Technology, said: “Our customers are demanding more innovative tooling solutions, due to their use of smaller ROVs and vessels, as well as looking to efficiently optimise their operating costs. Vortex has pioneered this solution and we are delighted to be able to offer the

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UK Subsea Equipment Firm Sells US Instruments Business

the sale of its North American Instruments business. The Instruments business, which specialises in the rental of onshore environmental monitoring, non-destructive testing and visual inspection equipment, has been acquired by New Jersey-headquartered Pine Environmental Services LLC.  Allan Pirie, CEO at Ashtead Technology, said: "The divestment of the North American Instruments business is a key step in our long-term growth strategy to focus on our Offshore business, which has significant growth potential in the coming years. "The sale enables us to accelerate our strategic

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