Roddy James News

N-Sea Chief Operating Officer Roddy James (Photo: N-Sea)

N-Sea Scores North Sea Contracts

undertake a two-year project for another North Sea operator, comprising inspection, repair and maintenance on two of its North Sea assets. The project will see N-Sea provide its client with a variety of services similar to scopes already provided in 2018, the company said.N-Sea Chief Operating Officer Roddy James said, “Given that the North Sea market is still in recovery phase, we are delighted that we continue to build a genuinely robust orderbook within the region.“These contracts have been awarded by returning customers and is entirely reflective of the quality and experience provided by

Roddy James, N-Sea Chief Operating Officer (Photo: N-Sea)

N-Sea Develops UXO Detection System

, delivering improved accuracy, efficiency and safety in the detection of UXO.   “Specifically designed for wide seabed survey, with highly accurate UXO target detection and accurate modeling, [Magsense] is suitable for use in all environments,” said N-Sea Chief Operating Officer, Roddy James. “Uniquely, this allows for the collection of high quality, high density gradiometer data in previously inaccessible, shallow tidal areas.”   Used in conjunction with a remotely operated tow vehicle (ROTV), the MagSense frame can be towed through the water in ways previously

The Siem Barracuda Photo N-Sea

N-Sea Expands Fleet with OSCV

long term charter of Siem Offshore’s offshore subsea construction vessel, the Siem Barracuda.   The vessel is equipped specifically for subsea IMR, Survey and construction operations, featuring twin WROVs, moonpool deployed, a 250T AHC crane and accommodation for 110 personnel.   Roddy James, Chief Operating Officer at N-Sea, said: “The Siem Barracuda has added another highly efficient dive support and survey vessel to the N-Sea fleet. Its technical specifications not only increase our capabilities across the subsea IRM field, but also build upon the safe, efficient ethos for

(Photo: N-Sea)

MTR100: N-Sea

, combined with cutting edge health and safety innovation, for the most technically challenging work scopes.   Industrieweg 29, Zierikzee, The Netherlands Phone: +31 (0)111 456000 Email: info@n-sea.com www.n-sea.com/ CEO/President: Gerard Keser Number of Employees: 125 Vice President: Roddy James, COO Marketing Director: Rienk de Vries, CCO GM: Patrick Feeleus (Offshore) Engineering Director: Edwin Smits      (As published in the July/August 2016 MTR100 edition of Marine Technology Reporter

Roddy James, Chief Operating Officer Photo  N-Sea

N-Sea Opens Office in Dubai

civil engineering and offshore markets throughout the UAE.   The company has appointed Asa Gamble as Managing Director for the Middle East region, who will be responsible for the establishment and growth of all N-Sea services and products in the region.   N-Sea Chief Operating Officer, Roddy James said: “In order to meet the growing needs of our subsea clients, it was essential to open a base in the Middle East. The area is a key focus for us and we are delighted to be expanding our survey and IMR operations whilst growing our presence in a new market.   “Asa’s

Skandi Achiever (Photo: DOF Subsea)

N-Sea, DOF Enter SAT Dive Cooperation

and diving manual/procedures will be provided through an integrated team. The cooperation agreement reflects the companies’ decision to increase their overall service offering through Saturation diving across Europe, Africa and Mediterranean.   N-Sea chief operating officer, Roddy James, said, “This cooperation agreement with DOF Subsea reinforces N-Sea’s key objective to fully appreciate our clients’ requirements and provide them with the safe, sound and swift service they have come to expect.”   “The MOU allows both N-Sea and DOF Subsea

N-Sea to Clear Unexploded Ordnance for UK Wind Farm

the clearance works, N-Sea has sub-contracted Ordtek Ltd (provider of unexploded ordnance risk management for land and marine developments), Modus Seabed Intervention (work class ROV and crew hire) and Ramora UK (Explosive Ordnance Disposal services).   Chief operating officer at N-Sea, Roddy James, said, “N-Sea has an impressive track record of unexploded ordnance campaigns in harsh conditions, which was key to our success in securing this contract. Our personnel and equipment resources are at the leading edge of UXO services, and our efficient, robust systems ensure we complete every

Roddy James, Chief Operating Officer of N-Sea, accepts the award (Photo: N-Sea)

N-Sea Celebrates Safety Innovation Award

to the next level, with a significant system upgrade, taking place in 2014/15. The TUP now provides even further improved diver safety and efficiency through the upgrade of its safety features and the introduction of Nitrox diving from a closed bell.   N-Sea’s chief operating officer, Roddy James, said: “Whilst the TUP Diving System has always been unique in the service it provides clients, this most recent upgrade launches it – and N-Sea - into a new league in terms of diver safety and client cost efficiency. Whilst the N-Sea philosophy has always been to produce a &ldquo

Roddy James (Photo: N-Sea Offshore)

N-Sea Announces Expansion to Norwich

, The Netherlands. The new office facility at Dragonfly House, Norwich will serve to maintain and grow this market, supported by the appointment of business development manager, Gary Thirkettle. Explaining the strategic relevance of the expansion to East Anglia, N-Sea’s chief operating officer, Roddy James said: “Our investment in the Norwich office is a succinct illustration of our commitment to ensuring we continue to provide the very best service to our clients who are based - or plan to establish a presence - in the area.” N-Sea is known for its innovative work as an independent

Roddy James

N-Sea Announces Expansion Efforts

staff, but has also been chosen to house an enlarged project management and engineering department. Since early 2014, N-Sea has added 15 U.K. staff allowing the company to expand its service offering. Explaining the strategic relevance of the move, N-Sea’s chief operating officer, Roddy James said, “N-Sea has evolved considerably in the short time since we established our presence within the UK. We are currently in the process of articulating our plans for expansion through investment in people, equipment and vessels to ensure we continue to deliver effective and cost efficient

Siem Stork

N-Sea Lands Major North Sea IMR Contract

and a bespoke built daughter craft, the Aberlour. “Our Aberdeen Office has successfully delivered IMR services and light construction work for the last 5 years and this recent contract win strengthens our position as a leading North Sea IMR provider of integrated subsea services,” said Roddy James, COO of N-Sea. “Having recently established our presence within the UK, we have significant expansion plans this year and will be investing in new vessels, equipment and people to ensure we continue to deliver effective and cost efficient solutions to our clients.” n-sea.com  

N-Sea Acquires Stork's Subsea Business

group’s combined service offering from the two principal offices in Aberdeen (U.K.) and Zierikzee (Netherlands). The group will have a combined turnover in excess of €75 million and with all vessels under contract in the winter period, the group is poised for a good 2014 performance. Roddy James, Senior Vice-President of Stork Technical Services – Subsea, will join the Board of Directors of the N-Sea Group in the role of COO.  

The Edradour

Stork Adds Vessel to its Subsea Fleet

as well as complementing its existing fleet; daughter craft, the Aberlour, a mother vessel, the SIEM Stork, and three dive intervention craft. The Edradour has the same design specification as the Aberlour which will allow both crafts to be interchangeable with the existing twin davit system. Roddy James, SVP of Stork Technical Subsea, said, “We are very pleased to welcome The Edradour to our fleet. The shared design specification allows compatibility with our existing launch and recovery system and will bring familiarisation to all our crews resulting in a greater safety recovery and efficiency

Stork’s dive intervention craft allow safe access to hard to reach areas of an asset.

Stork Technical Services Secures Contract

a complete air/nitrox diving spread, allowing diving operations to be carried out from the DSV.   Stork’s dive intervention craft have been deployed on major subsea projects across the globe and are expected to generate revenues of more than £10million alone throughout 2013. Roddy James, Director of Stork Technical Services Subsea, said: “We are very pleased to have been awarded this new business and it is testament to the skills, expertise and experience of our team. Our complete subsea IRM package utilizing, which our extensive vessel fleet and excellent onshore and offshore

Stork Opens New Operations Facility

in the UKCS, West Africa and Mediterranean.   The opening of the new facility comes only months after the division announced it had won more than £10million of new contracts, was investing £2million in its dive intervention craft fleet and was taking on 10 new employees.   Roddy James, Director of Stork Technical Services, said: “We have experienced significant growth in the past year and investing in our new operational hub was a key requirement for our future expansion plans. The facility will improve the efficiency of our onshore logistics and help us meet the continued

Roddy James, Director of Stork Technical Services Subsea, with the company’s chartered Olympic Triton vessel.

Stork Technical Services Subsea Scoops New Contracts

for the divers and crew onboard. The new positions, which will be based in Aberdeen, UK, include project managers, project engineers and diving technicians, and will ensure that Stork Subsea is well placed to manage the ongoing increase of activity it is delivering on a global basis. Roddy James, Director of Stork Technical Services Subsea, said: “We are delighted to have secured this new business and it is testament to the skills and expertise we deliver both in the UKCS and internationally. We are one of the most experienced air and nitrox dive contractors in the industry and

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