Asso subsea cable laying vessel Ariadne

Sulmara and Asso.subsea shake hands for multi-year collaboration

Scottish subsea surveys and inspections provider Sulmara and Greek Asso.subsea have signed a master service agreement to collaborate on cable installation operations globally.

As part of the multi-year collaboration, Sulmara will support Asso.subsea during cable installation operations and will provide survey and positioning of vessel and subsea assets.

Source: Asso.subsea

Sulmara’s Regional Director for the Western Hemisphere, Andy Nicol, believes signing the MSA can only improve the quality of work delivered on projects.

“Asso.subsea and Sulmara have followed similar paths in terms of rapid growth in recent years, and we are delighted to collaborate with a like-minded organisation. The teams have increasingly worked together since Sulmara was founded in 2019, establishing a collaborative synergy across a spectrum of intricate projects over the last 18 months,” said Nicol

“Pushing for the use of more innovative solutions together will benefit not only individual projects but will also allow a shift towards more sustainable operations.”

Furthermore, Sulmara will help Asso.subsea understand the seabed before installation as part of the burial assessment process.

“The invaluable expertise that Sulmara consistently contributes to each project is the cornerstone of our successful working relationship. We eagerly anticipate our next achievements that will undoubtedly result from our ongoing association that will not only benefit both organisations, but the subsea industry as a whole as we work to create a sustainable energy future,” said Angelos Tziotakis, Asso.subsea’s COO.

This agreement comes after Sulmara opened a new office in Westhill, Aberdeenshire, in Scotland, with plans already in place to increase staff numbers across 2024.

To remind, in October 2023, Sulmara placed an order with Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) worth $1.6 million 2for multiple uncrewed surface vehicles (USVs), representing the largest single order of WAM-Vs to date.

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