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UK-headquartered energy services company Proserv has acquired Nautronix, the Aberdeen, UK-based supplier of subsea digital acoustic communication products and positioning services to the oil and gas industry.
Proserv said the transaction, which includes Nautronix chief operating officer Mark Patterson joining Proserv, heightens its position as a leading player in the controls and communications market and presents the company with the opportunity to expand its offering by providing fully integrated subsea controls, communications, positioning and survey services.
David Lamont, Proserv’s chief executive officer, said: “I am thrilled to welcome the Nautronix team to Proserv. We have been working together on bringing the two companies together for over a year, and while times in our industry are challenging, the rationale and benefits to all stakeholders, including employees, shareholders and our clients, remain as strong, if not stronger than ever.”
Patterson said: “It was important for us to find the right company to partner with and we are delighted that it’s Proserv. Strategically, this is a fantastic opportunity for Nautronix as we can leverage from the increased exposure globally. That, combined with our considerable experience in the drilling, subsea and survey market, presents us with considerable opportunities going forward.”
Bruno Faure, group senior vice president, Subsea Projects and Operations, at Technip, France, has taken over the role of president of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA), UK.
He also becomes chairman of the association’s Overall Management Committee (OMC).
“We welcome Bruno as our president and OMC chairman for the next two years,” said Jane Bugler, acting chief executive of IMCA.
She added: “At the same time we are able to announce that Leon Harland, executive vice president, Commercial & Technology, at Heerema Marine Contractors (the Netherlands), has taken over as the IMCA vice president.”