Photo: iHSS (Courtesy of Subsea Europe Services)

Seatronics and SES team up to increase subsea equipment rental reach

Subsea equipment rental firm Seatronics, an Acteon company, and hydrographic equipment provider Subsea Europe Services (SES) have signed a reseller agreement to expand subsea equipment rental reach.

Under the agreement, the companies will share capabilities, mutually expand their rental and sales portfolios, and optimise access and logistics for in-demand marine and subsea equipment rental.

Seatronics, an Aberdeen-based company with regional facilities in Abu Dhabi, Houston, and Singapore, said it had strengthened its network in mainland Europe through this partnership.

“Our partnership with SES positions us strategically to optimise services and continue to meet demand in Europe with streamlined logistics post-Brexit”, said Brett Laurenson, sales director at Seatronics.

“We are also keen to bring the SES-engineered iHSS into our portfolio as it fits a global need for technology that simplifies the deployment of hydroacoustic technology for multibeam surveys on diverse vessels of opportunity”.

Similarly, Hamburg-based SES will make use of Seatronics’ global footprint to improve the availability of the integrated Hydrographic Survey System (iHSS), a pre-configured package for multibeam surveys.

“Joining forces with Seatronics is in line with our ambition to simplify the acquisition of marine data through innovation in both technology and logistics”, says Sören Themann, CEO of Subsea Europe Services.

“Critical to this is our transformation to the one-stop-shop model where in collaboration with Seatronics, we can provide all the required equipment and support for any marine survey campaign, as a single supplier from our facility in Northern Europe and through our Partner serving the Mediterranean market”.

As reported in January this year, SES entered a partnership with Nicosia-based Cyprus Subsea Consulting and Services to simplify the acquisition of high-quality marine data for clients across Europe.