Omega Subsea UK, a provider of project personnel to the energy industry, has acquired Westhill-based personnel firm Accpron UK. The move will strengthen Omega Subsea UK’s provision of project management teams and individual personnel to the subsea, energy and oil and gas industries.
The two companies had previously worked together as preferred partners, and clients of both firms will now benefit from a greater depth of service as a result of their combined expertise. Omega Subsea will continue to concentrate on providing project management teams, but will also offer specialist teams to deliver focused commercial, contractual and HSEQ support services.
The acquisition comes just one year after Omega Subsea UK was established. During that time the firm has secured a clutch of contracts with operators and tier one contractors in the subsea and oil and gas sectors in the North Sea, Mediterranean and West Africa. The firm expects to turnover around GBP 2.5million for its first year of combined operation.
Alistair McKee, Omega Subsea UK managing director, says, “This acquisition represents a good fit for both companies. In these challenging market conditions the need for stability and backing is of primary importance in order to reassure clients, something this move can deliver. The combined company resources and increased diversity of our candidate portfolio will aid the targeted expansion of our service offering to the energy industry. It also provides an impetus to expand across a wider industry geography.”
Keith Robathan, general manager of Accpron UK, says, “The acquisition by Omega Subsea is in line with its focus of providing a complete project management service, either delivered in-house or at the customer premises. Principally, the combined entities enhance the offering of project teams for small and mid-sized projects for both E&P and contracting companies.”
Omega Subsea UK is the UK division of Norwegian project management firm Omega AS. The international business has 15 offices around the world and supports clients operating in a diverse range of industries. It currently has over 1,100 consultants on assignment.
Petter Aalvik, CEO of Omega AS, adds, “This latest acquisition solidifies the presence of Omega within the UK and strengthens the commitment to customers across the energy sector. By creating the best environment for consultants and clients; we believe that the expanded capacity created by this acquisition will be advantageous for all concerned.”