A Subsea UK editorial feature

The importance of collaboration: James Fisher Offshore and Aquatic.

International collaboration between offshore support companies is vital for providing seamless and expertise-driven operations around the globe. By establishing international partnerships companies with complementary service offerings are able to share their expertise, take on larger scopes of work and carry out projects seamlessly.

One example of international collaboration is the alliance created between James Fisher Offshore (JFO) and Aquatic Engineering and Construction Ltd (Aquatic). The alliance, which has quickly established itself as a powerhouse of expertise on marine support projects around the world, was created in direct response to client feedback.

Customers in the marine, renewables, decommissioning and oil and gas industries have regularly come up against issues that come from aligning themselves with a poor and unsupportive supply chain, including project mismanagement, increased risk of reputational damage and cost inefficiencies.

In response to these problems, the alliance saw an opportunity to support large-scale, high-profile and commercially important projects with double the expertise and half the problems.

Steven Kilpatrick, sales manager at Aquatic said of the alliance:

"By collaborating with JFO on global projects we are able to deliver our clients the best possible marine services available.

"We have succeeded in carrying out several projects to the highest specifications and delivering them on time, with minimal downtime and to our clients' satisfaction."

By focusing on providing an enhanced customer-driven and integrated service, the two companies have been able to drive down project costs, increase efficiencies and streamline operations. This has been achieved by coordinating projects at a local level and by bringing together two highly skilled teams, easily accessible equipment and more locations to operate from. This approach enables the alliance to provide a single source solution around the world, removing the need for a large and unmanageable supply chain.

Graeme Brand, sales manager at JFO added:

"By working together we can also deliver a more localised approach, as our alliance means we now have more locations available to us around the world.

"We are very proud of the partnership we have developed with Aquatic and the extended service offering we can now offer to our customers. Long may it continue!"

JFO is well known throughout the marine industry for being a trusted service and engineering provider. Aquatic, an Acteon company, is the market leader in the provision of carousels, modular drive systems and tensioner solutions.