From left, First Marine Solutions operations manager, Mike Thoms, Interocean CEO, Keith Nelson, owner and chairman of First Marine Solutions, Ian Suttie, and Interocean general manager, Duncan Cuthill (photo: Interocean)
An international mooring firm has boosted its multi-million pound inventory value after securing an additional GBP 5 million of offshore equipment as part of an alliance deal with a global marine services company.
First Marine Solutions (FMS) has signed an official alliance with Interocean Marine Services (a Rigmar Group company), combining their equipment and technical capabilities to offer enhanced integrated mooring solutions to clients across the world.
Both companies, which are headquartered in Aberdeen, have worked jointly on a number of projects in the oil and gas and renewables markets for a number of years and will now work together to offer a complete package as FMS Interocean.
As part of the deal FMS has bought GBP 5 million worth of mooring equipment from Interocean, increasing their inventory value to GBP 40 million. FMS boasts one of the largest and newest fleets of equipment in the industry, which includes the most advanced designs and technologies on the market.
The alliance will provide total marine project solutions including joint provision of marine, engineering, moorings and survey services to global industries allowing them to compete more effectively and deliver an improved service to their clients.
FMS operations manager, Mike Thoms, says, “We have developed a strong, working relationship with Interocean and, having combined our range of equipment with their technical capabilities, now offer a robust and fresh option for our current and future clients. The alliance also allows us to further boost our large inventory of mooring equipment, which will bring additional benefits to our clients.”
Keith Nelson, CEO of Interocean, says, “The alliance with FMS was a logical step to take as we recognise what our clients want and need to support future requirements in this ever changing and competitive market. Merging our expertise with the advanced mooring equipment, means we can offer enhanced integrated mooring solutions at a competitive price, providing a higher quality of service, technical knowledge and kit that will be a more efficient and cost effective solution all round.”
The FMS Interocean alliance has already secured its first GBP 1 million contract on an 18-month North Sea project and has plans to introduce additional marine services, including mooring integrity services and marine assurance services, in the forthcoming months to increase their market penetration, as well as focusing further on the renewables industry.