Ardent Joins Forces with Southern Africa’s Subtech

Ardent, the newly created company between Svitzer and Crowley, is launching a joint venture with Southern Africa’s diving and marine services company, Subtech.

Subtech has an extensive infrastructure network with facilities and activities that cover both East and West Africa in addition to its home territory of South Africa, including experienced marine and sub-sea personnel.

The joint venture will build on an already successful track record of collaboration between Ardent and Subtech through projects such as the wreck removal of the MV SMART in Richard’s Bay and the emergency response salvage of the Vestas Wind off the coast of Mauritius.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to be partnering with Ardent, a company with a global reputation for emergency response and wreck removal,” says Neil Scott Williams, Director of Salvage at Subtech and the General Manager of the Joint Venture. “Our companies complement each other in a whole host of ways, and I see a wealth of opportunities ahead.”

The joint venture, Ardent Subtech, will be based out of Subtech’s existing Cape Town facility with supporting offices in Namibia, Mozambique and Mauritius.