Cecon ASA Opens New Office in The Netherlands

Cecon ASA, the Norwegian based independent offshore subsea contractor, has announced firm commitment for its new office in Leiden, The Netherlands, including the creation of 15-25 new jobs and a further significant investment over the next 12 – 24 months.

It is intended that Cecon”s Dutch branch will support existing and potential international oil and gas clients, located in and around the North Sea and international companies, with a presence in The Netherlands.

The expansion of Cecon is part of the company’s long-term strategy to grow its presence internationally. Specifically the exclusive agreement with Zafiro Marine for marketing and operating the DP3 Pipelay & Crane vessel Sampson (photo) has underpinned the requirement for a Dutch office.

Primary focus for the new office will be Sales & Marketing activities for Sampson and the 3 newbuild subsea construction vessels (ready 2012).

Future projects will also be executed from this office, close to clients to optimize project delivery and efficiency.

Cecon´s Commercial Director, Henk van den IJssel, expresses a clear vision:

We will provide clients with robust services from our new NL office, incorporating sales activities and project engineering, and operations management support, backed by our own consistent and proven processes. We have found that there is an international demand for these subsea contracting services, mainly for pipelay and heavy lifting, based on a straight organization structure and short communication lines.”

“We are looking forward to build a dynamic team, and support clients from this new office, in combination with the staff at head office in Arendal, Norway. This will give us the edge to take on new challenges.”

Source: cecon,May 24, 2011;