ALE expands offshore business with Conbit buy

Heavylift specialist ALE has expanded its services in the offshore sector through the acquisition of a lifting contractor, Conbit.

Conbit is an Eindhoven-based structural engineering and lifting contractor specializing in offshore engineering and maintenance as well as onshore tower markets.

The new member of the ALE Group works in several markets, including on- and offshore oil and gas, decommissioning, offshore wind, petrochemicals, and telecom.

ALE said on Monday that through the acquisition of Conbit it would be able to offer full coverage of all scopes of work in the sector.

Mark Harries, global managing director for ALE, said: “This is an increasingly competitive market to enter; by acquiring one of the forerunners in offshore, we are able to strengthen our overall service and position as heavylift leaders within this sector.

“We can now bridge our skills together and fill any gaps in our expertise to benefit our clients and the overall industry.”

Paul Staal, Managing Director of Conbit, added: “We have continued to develop our reputation in the industry and, by working together with ALE, we can now grow the business in a way that we never imagined with access to their extensive global resources, equipment, and technologies.”

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