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Reported by Seabed Solutions on 10 January 2019

New Marine Services Firm Set to Make A Splash

An innovative new specialist marine services company has been established to address a gap in the seabed services market. Introducing Seabed and Offshore Solutions Ltd. (Seabed Solutions).

Martin Sisley, Managing Director, Seabed & Offshore Solutions Ltd. (Courtesy of Seabed and Offshore Solutions Ltd.)

Offshore assets in the North Sea are thriving, boosting the UK’s economy by billions of pounds a year.

The UK currently has around 7.8 Gigawatts of offshore wind operational capacity, and this figure is climbing all the time. The proposed Vanguard and Boreas wind farms off the Norfolk coast will produce 3.6 Gigawatts, enough power for more than two million homes. Latest industry forecasts from Nautilus Associates suggest more than £43 billion in capital investment will be invested in new UK offshore wind projects by 2040. To support this new infrastructure, annual operation and maintenance budgets will reach in excess of £2 billion by 2025.

The new business is based at OrbisEnergy in Lowestoft, the renewables hub for the East of England, where Seabed Solutions and is ideally placed to tap into this huge market opportunity.

The company is led by Managing Director Martin Sisley, who brings a wealth of experience to the role following previous senior positions as Managing Director of James Fisher Marine Services, Red7Offshore, and Ocean Installer.

Mr Sisley said, “We are thrilled to be launching Seabed Solutions after several months of developing the business concept. We know from discussions across the industry that there is a major gap in the seabed market for a solutions-focussed provider that really delivers what clients need.”

Working offshore brings enormous challenges to installation, operation and maintenance, typically working with multiple vendors to align skills on a project. Seabed Solutions brings all the technical skills required for offshore oil and gas and renewables assets under one banner. This offers greater efficiencies, leaner teams and more profitability to customers.

Sisley continues “Seabed Solutions will do things a little differently. We are offering our clients an impartial and independent assessment of their problem, developing and implementing innovative and cost-effective solutions.”

Seabed Solutions will provide total solutions for all seabed related matters during the life-cycle of offshore energy assets (offshore wind, wave, tidal, oil & gas, and associated infrastructure). Its range of services includes:

  • Seabed Rectification
  • Client Reps
  • UXO Assessment, Removal and Detonation
  • Seabed Asset Decommissioning Solutions including reefs
  • Annual Seabed Asset Condition Reporting
  • Boulder Removal
  • Repair Whilst There
  • Remote Ordnance Lifting System
  • Scour Prevention
  • EOD Analysis
  • Cable Stabilisation
  • Free Span Corrections
  • Supply and Installation of Tyre, Concrete, Frond and Hybrid Mattresses
  • Crossing Design and Installation
  • ROV Operations

Seabed Solutions has been formed through the collaboration of Martin Sisley, offshore energy consultancy Nautilus Associates Ltd., and a group of specialist investors.

Johnathan Reynolds, Managing Director of Nautilus said, “We are delighted to be launching Seabed Solutions at such an exciting time for the offshore energy industries, with some of the world’s largest offshore renewables projects operating and under development immediately off the UK coast.”

References

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Seabed and Offshore Solutions Ltd. Press release - New Marine Services Firm Set to Make A Splash. URL: http://www.nautilus.uk.com/new-marine-services-firm-set-to-make-a-splash/. [Date Accessed: 10/01/2019].

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