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A diamond wire saw, one of the new assets in Ashtead Technology’s fleet following its acquisition of Aqua-Tech Solutions (Photo: Ashtead Technology)

Ashtead Acquires Aqua-Tech Solutions

strengthens its remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) and mechanical tooling offering, broadening its survey sensor rental fleet. It also sees the firm’s specialist subsea services capability extended with the introduction of subsea cutting equipment.Ashtead Technology chief executive, Allan Pirie said, “This acquisition enables us to provide our full equipment and service capability right where our clients require it, at their project mobilization locations at ports across the Gulf of Mexico coast.“Aqua-Tech Solutions is a strong fit with our strategic goal to increase the

Allan Pirie (Photo: Ashtead Technology)

Ashtead Partners with 4Subsea

(IMR) services and gain access to 4Subsea’s domain experts within subsea production, well intervention and drilling. 4Subsea hardware and digital services delivery through Ashtead’s sales and distribution network including facilities in Aberdeen, Abu Dhabi, Halifax, Houston and Singapore.Allan Pirie, CEO of Ashtead, said, “Adding 4Subsea’s autonomous sensor technology and services to our existing capabilities means we can now offer a comprehensive monitoring and integrity management service to support the performance and life extension of critical infrastructure.”Peter Jenkins

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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

Allan Pirie (Photo: Ashtead Technology)

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

Graeme Booth (Photo: Ashtead Technology)

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

The iXblue RAMSES (Photo: Ashtead Technology)

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

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