Unique Maritime Group News

Rodney Mckechnie (Photo courtesy of UMG)

UMG Names Mckechnie as Managing Director

Unique Maritime Group (UMG) has appointed Rodney Mckechnie as the Managing Director for Unique Hydra, its office based in South Africa.   McKechnie is an executive with experience gained in international Fortune 100 companies across various industrial sectors including motor manufacturing, food and alcoholic beverages, electronics, white and brown goods and also the public sector.  In addition to being a Chartered Accountant and financial specialist, McKechnie's skills and experience include a track record of achievement in terms of LEAN process optimization, project management,

Unique Hydra Unveils the HYDRACraft Series

Unique   (UH), a division of the Unique Maritime Group (UMG), received its second order this year for its diving daughter craft system called the HYDRACraft. Unique Hydra has spent the past 12months engaging with clients to understand their diving daughter craft operational and equipment requirements and developing a purpose built vessel which includes a fully integrated dive system.   Diving Daughtercraft systems are used in diving operations where the conventional diving DSV is not able to position itself close enough to an FPSO or Offshore Platform. The daughtercraft is fitted with

Survey vessel installed with EM 2040 (Photo courtesy of Unique Maritime Group)

Unique Supports Hydrographic Project for Bayanat

A division of Unique Maritime Group (UMG), an integrated turnkey subsea and offshore solutions provider, Unique System FZE has recently supported a hydrographic project that included the installation of Kongsberg’s EM 2040 multibeam echo sounder units for Bayanat for Mapping & Surveying Services (Bayanat) in two different vessels at Abu Dhabi. Bayanat is a wholly-owned Mubadala company that was born from the commercialization of the UAE Armed Forces Military Survey Department (MSD). Bayanat’s focus is to provide both a strategic capability for the UAE and to support our clients in

Left to right: Martin Somerville from BWE Shaking Hands with Harry Gandhi, CEO of UMG on this new partnership

Blue Water Energy Invests in Unique Maritime

Unique Maritime Group (UMG), an integrated turnkey subsea and offshore solutions provider, announced an equity investment from Blue Water Energy. Founded in 1993, UMG is a specialist in the provision of services and the sale and rental of equipment for the marine, diving, hydrographic, oceanographic, oil and gas, inspection and NDT market sectors. The group has an established manufacturing capability for the delivery of customized engineering projects worldwide. Headquartered in the Hamriyah Free Zone of the United Arab Emirates, UMG’s operations are spread across the Middle East, U.S., U.K.

Unique Seaflex modules on swamp pull of 2300m of 3-pipe bundle at the Soyo LNG Project

Unique Seaflex Offers Free Trial of Buoyancy Modules

A division of Unique Maritime Group (UMG) which is an integrated turnkey subsea and offshore solutions provider, Unique Seaflex has a new proposal for those who have yet to benefit from the many technical, operational and commercial benefits of the use of their style of pipeline buoyancy modules on pipelaying projects: “Try Before You Buy (Or Hire)”. The basis of the offer is that Unique Seaflex will supply a mutually-agreed style and quantity of their modules free of charge to new customers for use on an upcoming project, so that those contractors may assess for themselves the benefits

Unique System HRF set up dockside

Mobilization of HRF Completed in GoM

Unique System LLC (USA), a division of Unique Maritime Group (UMG), has successfully completed the first mobilization of its Unique Hydra purpose-built Hyperbaric Reception Facility (HRF) within the Gulf of Mexico region of the United States. Unique System LLC (USA) is based in New Iberia, Louisiana and Houston, Texas. It specializes in the supply of equipment for sale and rental to the diving and offshore industries in the Gulf of Mexico region. From New Iberia, Louisiana, the company offers commercial diving equipment rentals and sales, saturation diving systems, decompression chambers, new builds

MTR 100: Unique Maritime Group

Employees: 500   The Case: Unique Maritime offers world-class, complete solutions in Marine, Diving, Survey, NDT and Inspection and Oil & Gas. The international presence of the Group combined with its global expertise gives UMG an edge to provide innovative solutions. Founded in 1993, Unique Maritime Group is one of the world’s leading integrated turnkey subsea and offshore solutions provider. Through its expanding network of companies, UMG is a specialist in the provision of services, and the sale and rental of equipment for the marine, diving, hydrographic, oceanographic, Oil &

Photo courtesy of Unique Hydra

Unique Hydra Secures DSCV Contract from Ultra Deep Solutions

Unique Hydra, a division of Unique Maritime Group (UMG) an integrated turnkey subsea and offshore solutions provider, announced that it has been selected by Ultra Deep Solutions (UDS) to design, build and integrate the dive system for a multipurpose Diving Support Construction Vessel (DSCV). The new DSCV is equipped with a 300HD 18-man twin bell Saturation Diving System. The dive system incorporates the latest mechanical and electrical design requirements. The feature rich diving system offers a first in the drive towards reducing the complexity of shipyard integration and installation time frames.

Steve MacMillan, Global Project Director (Diving) and Global QHSE Director at Unique Maritime Group

MacMillan Joins Unique Maritime Group

Unique Maritime Group (UMG) held its annual strategic board meeting in Dubai, UAE from October 8-10. At the meeting, the group formally announced the joining of a new member: Steve MacMillan as the Global Project Director for its Diving Division and the Global QHSE Director, to be based at UMG’s head office in Sharjah, UAE. MacMillan’s main responsibilities will focus on managing and coordinating large and complex diving related projects through all phases of design, permitting and construction. He will also provide leadership for the regional site project management teams by managing

(Image: Oceanvision)

Unique Group Acquires Oceanvision

Unique Group continues global expansion with the purchase of Singaporean company Oceanvision PTE   Integrated subsea and offshore solution provider Unique Group, through its subsidiary Unique Maritime Group (SEA) PTE Ltd, completed the acquisition of Oceanvision PTE Ltd and Oceanvision Equipment Services PTE Ltd. on July 13, 2016.   Now part of the Unique Group of Companies, Oceanvision Pte Ltd specializes in manufacturing and supplying imaging and intervention products for sub-ocean, marine, offshore and petrochemical industries for use in hazardous areas and harsh environments.  &n

Installation of extended plug on ADMA-OPCO site offshore

Wellube Supplies Seal Plugs for Pipeline Isolation Work

A division of Unique Maritime Group (UMG), Unique Wellube, was contracted by Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA-OPCO) for the supply and engineering of mechanical seal plugs for a pipeline isolation project. ADMA-OPCO’s 8” subsea riser was found to have some damages which would require a weld repair at the splash zone on the complex side. The plan was to cut approximately 1.5 meters of the riser till below the damaged area and weld a new spool in place. Since welding was involved, either the pipeline had to be free of hydrocarbon fumes or a positive isolation had to be created to

HYDRACraft 1400 (Photo: Unique Maritime Group)

Unique Hydra to Debut Diving Daughtercraft System

Unique Hydra (UH), a division of the Unique Maritime Group (UMG), will exhibit at the IMCA Annual Seminar on November 19-20, 2014 at the Landmark Hotel in London, UK, where the company is slated to launch the HYDRACraft Diving Daughtercraft System, a daughter craft system is designed for conducting diving operations in locations that are not accessible by larger DSVs or for underwater weld inspections. The craft is deployed off a mother vessel. A decompression chamber is positioned on the mother vessel to support the diving operation. The vessels are 14 meters or 15 meters long and are purpose

Photo: Unique Seaflex

Sunken WWII Landing Craft Refloated

vessel, which came out of service at the end of the WWII after numerous deployments to the Normandy beaches, was converted to a naval repair facility for a short while, and then became a floating nightclub berthed in Liverpool from around 1950.   Unique Seaflex (Seaflex), a division of Unique Maritime Group, worked in conjunction with Salvesen UK to deploy 230 tons of buoyancy from its office in The Isle of Wight to the operation in Birkenhead Docks Liverpool.    Salvesen UK, a Liverpool-based contractor established for over 40 years and now conducting more than 1,000 diving projects

Hypack Training Seminar By Pat Sanders at Unique System FZE's Training Centre in Sharjah, UAE

Unique System & HYPACK's Hydrographic Course in UAE

  A division of the Unique Maritime Group (UMG) which is one of the world’s leading integrated turnkey subsea and offshore solution providers, Unique System FZE in conjunction with HYPACK Inc. has successfully conducted HYPACK’s hydrographic & offshore survey training course at its training centre in Hamriyah Free Zone, Sharjah, UAE. As a precursor to this hugely popular course, a string of training topics, both technical and operational remarkably influencing the current market trends in the survey industry were also discussed as a part of the training schedule. The training

EMO DOMINO-7 Mk-2 fiber optic multiplexer system (Image: MAcArtney)

MacArtney Supplies EMO Mux Systems to Unique System

The newly established MacArtney Canada office has delivered EMO multiplexer systems designed to offer up to 2,000 watts of DC power distribution for Unique System LLC (USA), a Unique Maritime Group company and integrator of turnkey subsea and offshore solution providers based in New Iberia, La. and Houston.   Unique System, which specializes in the supply of equipment for sale and rental to the diving and offshore industries in the Gulf of Mexico region, has taken delivery of two EMO DOMINO-7 Mk-2 fiber optic multiplexer systems at its Houston branch, joining the company’s ROV rental pool

Unique Hydra's Purpose-Built HRF System (Photo: UMG)

UMG Targets Diver Safety in the Middle East

Unique Maritime Group (UMG) has set up a Hyperbaric Reception Facility (HRF) at its facility in the Hamriyah Free Zone, Sharjah. Reportedly the first HRF in the Middle East, UMG said the system, which was purpose built by UMG division Unique Hydra, will be installed to raise the safety level for divers operating in the area. UMG noted that major oil companies and dive operators with a view to utilizing the system have already shown considerable interest, and the first contract announcement by UMG is expected before the end of the month.   “Bringing one of our state of the art Hydra HRF

Photo courtesy of Unique System LLC

UMG Participating at Underwater Intervention

Unique System LLC (USA), a division of the Unique Maritime Group (UMG), is participating at the Underwater Intervention show (UI 2015) from February 10-12, 2015 in New Orleans.    UMG said its major focus at the show will be the introduction of Unique System LLC (USA) as a stocking distributor of JCM Loadcells. In addition to launching our distributorship with JCM, the company’s other primary focus for diving is highlighting its continuing effort to manufacture equipment that cater to statutory and IMCA compliance. UMG will display one of our common group products, the Man Riding

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