DNV launches Deepwater Technology Centre in SingaporeNews // January 10, 2012
DNV has launched a Deepwater Technology Centre in Singapore. The aim is to serve the oil and gas industry in the whole Asia Pacific region and to become a sizeable and complete competence centre for deepwater oil and gas developments.
“We will capitalize on DNV’s 40 years of experience in offshore and deepwater, and on the leading position of our well established deepwater centres in Houston, Oslo and Rio de Janeiro,” said DNV’s COO Remi Eriksen at the opening ceremony in Singapore.
DNV’s long track record in R&D, experience in the deepwater oil and gas industry, and its strong position in developing industry acclaimed technical standards, create an excellent strategic fit with Singapore’s strategy of becoming a hub for deepwater competence in Asia.
“The establishment of the new Deepwater Technology Centre in Singapore has become a reality due to a very constructive cooperation with Singapore’s Economic Development Board (EDB),” said Remi Eriksen, who is in charge of DNV’s operations in Asia and the Middle East.
The Guest-of-Honour at the opening ceremony, Minister of State for Trade and Industry, Teo Ser Luck, affirmed this close relationship between Singapore and DNV.
“DNV and Singapore have enjoyed a strong partnership over the years. With the Deepwater Technology Centre, Singapore would become DNV’s first and only deepwater hub in the Asia-Pacific. This will take our partnership to a higher level. Thank you for this strong vote of confidence in Singapore.”
“The Deepwater Technology Centre will focus on three core sectors,” said Alex Imperial, Managing Director of the Deepwater Technology Centre. “The first of these sectors includes subsea, umbilicals, risers, flow lines and pipelines. Secondly, we will focus on floating systems, including production and drilling. Finally, it will work within the fields of drilling and wells. Our ambition is to have 55 highly qualified professionals at the centre five years from now,” he added.