Zamil, UTEC enter offshore survey pact in Saudi Arabia

Zamil Offshore Services and UTEC, an Acteon company, have formed a strategic partnership to execute offshore survey projects in Saudi Arabia.

UTEC said on Tuesday that the partnership brings together its offshore survey experience and Zamil Offshore’s marine and offshore operations experience as well as local knowledge.

UTEC established its presence in the region 18 months ago and now employs 20 onshore and offshore personnel in its office in Abu Dhabi. As for work in Saudi Arabia, the company worked on providing positioning equipment and construction support for pipelay and jacket installation operations since March 2017.

On the other hand, Zamil Offshore owns and operates one of the largest support vessel fleets in the Middle East and is active in the offshore construction industry.

Stuart Cameron, UTEC CEO, said: “We’ve experienced rapid growth since moving into the region last year and with our new office in Abu Dhabi we are set up to increase support to our clients’ survey requirements.

“We have seen an increase in potential work opportunities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and we expect this to continue going forward. The partnership is the first step in our strategy to increase our presence and contribution in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”

Sufyan Al Zamil, Zamil Offshore president, said: “The partnership is strategic to Zamil Offshore as we continue to diversify our service offerings to our clients. Surveying services add a competitive edge to Zamil Offshore and is a sensible continuation of our current services in the marine and offshore construction segments, where synergies will be apparent. We foresee a great opportunity in this growing market, and we plan on investing in its localization.”

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