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Ashtead Technology Acquires Welaptega

Subsea equipment solutions specialist Ashtead Technology said it has bolstered its inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) services and capabilities with the acquisition of Canadian-based underwater inspection company Welaptega.The transaction comes 10 months after the company completed a joint venture 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.

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Stephen Joins Ashtead Technology

in Aberdeen, Ashtead provides calibration services to the internationally recognised UKAS standard 17025. All calibrations are carried out by qualified, trained engineers in accordance with all major equipment manufacturer specifications.   Founded in 1985, Ashtead is an independent subsea equipment solutions specialist providing rental and sale of survey, ROV and NDT equipment, engineered measurement solutions, offshore personnel, training, calibration, repair and maintenance and equipment management solutions. Positioned at the forefront of technology and innovative solutions, Ashtead strives

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Mair Joins Ashtead Senior Management Team

David Mair joins Ashtead Technology’s senior management team as the newly appointed business development director.    With a career spanning more than 20 years in the oil and gas industry, Mair joins the subsea equipment solutions specialist from Hoover Ferguson Group where he held the position of global business development director. Prior to this, Mair worked at Subsea 7 where he held a number of senior management roles, including group vice president of business development.   Based in Aberdeen, Mair will be responsible for Ashtead’s global business development

ATR and Centurion Merge

, RentAir Offshore, Seanic Ocean Systems, Tristar Water Solutions and Mining Camps Australia.    ATR Group specializes in the rental, sale and inspection of specialized equipment to the petrochemicals, marine, subsea and offshore oil and gas industries. Its five business units are ATR Equipment Solutions, ATR Lifting Solutions, ATR Power Solutions, Underwater Engineering Services and Safety & Technical Hydraulics.   Moorhouse said, “This is a great deal for both parties and their shareholders, all of whom remain in the business. It is also good news for the industry in general

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STR Expands Dredging Equipment Offering

to ensure safety and reliability.”   Neil Jackson, Sales and Operations Manager at STR, commented on expanding STR’s inventory of dredging equipment and the benefits customers can expect: “Building on our growing reputation for delivering the very best survey and subsea equipment solutions, the STS range of pioneering dredgers serve only to strengthen our commitments.&rdquo

Robbins Technology Group joins forces with Royal IHC

Royal IHC Expands into Offshore, Mining

to customers. In addition, it strengthens IHC’s position in the downstream minerals processing market for heavy mineral sands, as well as other commodity activities in which IHC has vast knowledge and experience. The collaboration between the two companies gives customers the best equipment solutions available at competitive prices. It also utilises the two companies’ mutual understanding of the full life cycle of mineral deposits. Bram Roelse, IHC’s CEO, said, “These acquisitions, both effective from 31 October 2015, fit perfectly within IHC 2020. The overall aim

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ZPMC Orders Romica Equipment for DSV

safely and reliably.”   REL was founded in 2003 to provide payload welfare to the oceanographic and offshore oil and gas sector. Romica supports companies undertaking subsea measurement, monitoring and IRM (Inspection Repair Maintenance) tasks through a range of services, tools and equipment solutions.   Zhang Wei, manager at ZPMC, said, “It’s fortuitous to get the opportunity to cooperate with Romica for this project. It’s the very first time, but Romica showed us great advantages when preparing the technical proposal. We wish this would be a good beginning and

Exclusive Agreements Drive Sales at Ashtead Technology

and maintenance of increasingly sophisticated subsea equipment. Ashtead Technology’s commercial director, Tim Sheehan, said, “With a strong heritage stretching back some thirty years, Ashtead has evolved from a rental business to become a much more integrated provider of subsea equipment solutions, offering custom solutions to meet the needs of the subsea industry from survey to engineering, procurement and construction companies and to the inspection, repair and maintenance sector. We have invested heavily in our fleet and in securing global agreements with the leading manufacturers

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REL to Supply Deep Ocean Mooring Winch System to NOC

of a new Research Ship.” REL was founded in 2003 to provide payload welfare to the oceanographic and offshore oil and gas sector. Romica supports companies undertaking subsea measurement, monitoring and IRM (Inspection Repair Maintenance) tasks through a range of services, tools and equipment solutions. Andy Henson, Scientific Engineering Manager at NOC said, “We are delighted to be working with Romica once more after a competitive tender process.  This winch will enable us to continue to deliver cutting edge ocean science.”  

Xiangyanghong 10, Photo courtesy of REL

Romica Engineering Supports Chinese Research Vessel

in the required subsea position. REL was founded in 2003 to provide payload welfare to the oceanographic and offshore oil & gas sector. Romica supports companies undertaking subsea measurement, monitoring and IRM (Inspection Repair Maintenance) tasks through a range of services, tools and equipment solutions. Bob Turner, Managing Director of REL said: “We are delighted that the Second Institute Oceanography (State Oceanic Administration) have selected Romica to support their LARS requirements. This contract for the supply of a fully integrated LARS solution allows the Second Institute

RMEC managing director, Bryan Fagen

RMEC Embarks on Five-year Growth Strategy

ramp up activity going forward by increasing our capacity through organic year-on-year growth. “Part of this spend will see us invest in new equipment to support our diversification into the decommissioning sector where there is a rising global demand for a project management approach to equipment solutions.”  

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Ashtead Signs Distributor Agreement with SeaBotix

UK, Gulf of Mexico and Mexico. The deal also allows Ashtead to deliver dedicated after-sales support and product training from its facilities in Aberdeen and Houston. Ashtead Technology, which is headquartered in Aberdeen with bases in Singapore and Houston, is a fully integrated international equipment solutions specialist, offering rental equipment, equipment sales, calibration, repair and maintenance, offshore personnel and custom engineered solutions. As part of the agreement Ashtead has been appointed as the exclusive global rental agent for SeaBotix systems and has invested in SeaBotix vLBV300

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

A global subsea equipment solutions specialist has donated nearly £20,000 of specialist kit to SARbot, the U.K.’s only underwater search, rescue and recovery charity. Ashtead Technology, which is headquartered in Aberdeen and delivers state-of-the-art subsea products and support across the globe, has donated a CDL minivision long-rage, full-color video telemetry system; a Bowtech near SIT aluminum camera, designed for use in low light level conditions and a powerful underwater lamp. SARbot’s small volunteer rescue team operates across the U.K., searching for missing people on

Key account manager in the Aberdeen office of Ashtead Technology, Paul Morrison, and regional general manager in the Singapore office of Ashtead Technology,  Wendy Lee

Ashtead Technology Announces Two Appointments

International subsea equipment solutions specialist Ashtead Technology  said it has strengthened its global team with two key appointments in its Singapore and Aberdeen offices. Ashtead Technology, which offers equipment rental, calibration services, offshore personnel and bespoke engineered solutions, has announced the appointment of Wendy Lee as regional general manager in Singapore and Paul Morrison as key account manager in Aberdeen. Wendy has more than 16 years experience in the oil and gas industry and joins the company following six years as managing director of Dominion Gas in Singapore.

An Ashtead Technology calibration engineer at work.

Ashtead Technology Gains Calibration Laboratory Verification

An international subsea equipment solutions specialist, Ashtead Technology, has strengthened its service offering with the verification of its calibration facilities, demonstrating further support capabilities to its customer base. The calibration laboratory 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

Ashtead Technology Announces New Appointment

International equipment solutions specialist Ashtead Technology has added to its team with the appointment of Neil Harrap as NDT Market Manager. Neil is a highly experienced nondestructive testing (NDT) specialist having spent 31 years in aerospace engineering with the Ministry of Defence, much of which was spent with the RAF. During this time, Neil’s roles included NDT Equipment Subject Matter Specialist, NDT Field Team Manager, Military Tri-Service NDT School Instructor and Aerospace Engineering Technician. More recently, he has been a lecturer at TWI and provided technical support for one

Gulfstream Services: Billy Marcel Promoted

Gulfstream Services, Inc. (GSI) names Billy Marcel as Manager of Global Operations – Decommissioning Services Division. US-based Gulfstream Services, Inc. is a global corporation focused on developing high pressure equipment solutions for the international oil and gas industry.  GSI has four divisions – rental tools, wireline, cementing assembly and decommissioning – in four strategic oil and gas hubs. Gulfstream Services President Mike Mir said that, based in Houma, La., Marcel will be responsible for the daily supervision of personnel and products as well as the

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