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May 19, 2015

UTEC Survey Merges its EMA Operations

May 18, 2015, Houston, TX – UTEC Survey, has announced the merger of NCS Survey, with its Aberdeen based operations UTEC Survey Construction Ltd to form one organization in EMEA – UTEC NCS Survey.  

UTEC and NCS are both part of the Acteon group of companies which specializes in subsea services. The combination of UTEC and NCS provides a wide range of solutions for offshore positioning and construction support which includes rig moves, heavy lift, AUV services, geoscience as well as industrial measurement / dimensional control and asset management support.

Martin O’Carroll, CEO of UTEC Survey, said “The consolidation of these businesses increases the company’s portfolio and strengthens our core capabilities for effectively serving the needs and challenges of our clients in the European, Middle East and African Region.”  

Crawford Tennant, Regional Manager UTEC Survey EMEA Region, commented “The merger provides an opportunity to develop a robust business model in EMEA and drive the operational efficiencies demanded in this new market environment. As a result of this UTEC will consolidate its Mediterranean operations into the Aberdeen based organization and close its Naples office. The new Regional HQ located in Westhill provides a wider range of capabilities, a first class workshop and training facilities, and the critical mass to respond to our clients’ complex survey projects across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.”

As well as its HQ in Westhill, Aberdeen UTEC will continue to operate in Norway (UTEC NCS), Livingston (UTEC Starnet), Newcastle and Bath (UTEC Geomarine).

About UTEC
UTEC Survey, an Acteon company, is one of the world’s largest independent offshore survey companies providing a wide range of services including offshore positioning, construction support, geophysical (conventional, towed and AUV) surveys, measurement technology (dimensional control including laser scanning and modeling), metocean surveys and geotechnical (consultancy & sampling) services.  UTEC has offices located around the world including: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Italy, Singapore, Indonesia, UAE, UK, Ghana, Republic of Congo and USA.

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About Acteon
Acteon companies provide mooring, foundation, riser, conductor, flowline and marine electronics products and services supported by strong engineering and project management capabilities. Acteon’s companies are 2H Offshore, Aquatic, Claxton, Conductor Installation Services (CIS), Core Grouting Services, Fluke Subsea, InterAct, InterMoor, J2 Subsea, LDD, LM Handling, MENCK, Mirage Machines, NCS Survey, Offshore Installation Services (OIS), Probe Oil Tools, Pulse Structural Monitoring, Seatronics, Subsea Riser Products (SRP), TEAM Energy Resources and UTEC Survey (UTEC).

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About subsea services
Acteon’s aim is to define, shape and lead subsea services through best-in-class expertise offering full market coverage across the whole life of a subsea field. Acteon’s integrated approach to subsea services makes it easy for clients to combine capabilities to meet their specific project needs. Acteon’s subsea services companies share knowledge and experience across four business segments to deliver highly efficient solutions tailored to a client’s unique challenges, thereby reducing overall cost, risk and complexity.

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