Australia: OceanWorks Forms Strategic Alliance Down Under
OceanWorks has recently signed a formal teaming agreement with The Underwater Center Fremantle (TUCF) and Ocean Technix, both located in Western Australia, to provide submarine rescue and atmospheric diving related equipment and services to both the Royal Australian Navy and the commercial Subsea Oil and Gas Market.
Rod Stanley, CEO of OceanWorks notes that: “…aside from providing support and technical services to the Royal Australian Navy the alliance provides a solid foundation for services to the Oil & Gas industry with initial focus on the Oceanworks Quantum Atmospheric Diving System (ADS).”
The three companies provide complementary services that when combined provide an exceptionally strong team. OceanWorks is an internationally recognized subsea technology company specializing in the design and manufacture of manned / unmanned subsea systems and specialized equipment for military, oil and gas, scientific, and other marine markets.
TUCF provides a broad range of underwater training services with emphasis on occupational diver training and atmospheric diving systems. Complimentary to their training services and in recent years, TUCF has expanded to provide vessels, logistical support, and specialist consulting services to various clients in the offshore oil and gas industry, offshore construction, defense and mining industries.
Ocean Technix has experience in special underwater projects, using small boats to larger DP vessels, diving teams, ROV teams, survey & positioning teams, subsea engineering teams, manufacturing teams, welding teams, and specialist teams. Ocean Technix has been engaged as project co-coordinators for various Defense, Oil & Gas and mining projects, using proven safety systems and supported by company documentation, for any underwater project. Full Atmospheric Diving Services are now offered by the strategic alliance for operations in Australia/SEA. A HARDSUIT Quantum ADS with an integrated launch and recovery system is based in the region with operations and management personnel.
OceanWorks, TUCF and Ocean Technix are now poised to offer our customers strong, on the ground presence to support ADS subsea operations and submarine rescue related activities in Australia and the Austral Asia region.
Source:Ocean Works, February 9, 2011;