The newly merged Aberdeenshire-based Underwater Engineering Services (UES) and Houston headquartered Seanic Oceans Systems has secured its first contract in Tunisia, a region which neither firm had previously operated in.

As part of the merger between their parent companies ATR Group and Centurion Group last year, the newly formed business of UES Seanic will support Oceana Subsea on a decommissioning campaign in Tunisia, North Africa.

UES Seanic was formed on 1st January this year with 11 personnel based in the UK and a further 43 in Houston. The merger sees the company operating globally with locations in Aberdeen, Houston and Singapore with distribution centres in Perth, Norway, China and Brazil.

Personnel in the Aberdeen office will manage the scope of work which includes the supply of a ROV launch and recovery crane, ROV operable hydraulic breakers, as well as ROV tooling manifolds, hydraulic power unit and jetting / dredging equipment

Centurion Group chief executive Keith Moorhouse said: “The combination of both subsea equipment design and manufacturing companies has vastly extended our capabilities and strengthened our position to be able to offer a complete ROV and intervention tooling range and design expertise to our existing clients and also to the wider international marketplace.

“The oil price may have stabilised over the past few months but this hasn’t changed our attitude towards maintaining cost effective solutions to help our clients with their complex subsea operations. This first contract award with Oceana Subsea reflects the experience and sector knowledge held within UES Seanic, our capabilities to design and build bespoke equipment for specific projects as well as our vastly expanded ROV tooling hire fleet. We look forward to working with Oceana Subsea.”

Centurion Group and ATR Group merged in July 2016, creating a global player in the oil and gas rental and services market. The Group, headquartered in Aberdeen, also operates from bases in Newcastle, Great Yarmouth, The Netherlands, Azerbaijan, Singapore, Australia and the USA.

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