Harkand expands ROV fleetVessel & ROV News // April 19, 2013
Harkand is investing upwards of US$30 million in expanding its global fleet of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs)†as the company drives forward with its ambitious growth strategy.
The group has signed a deal with Forum Subsea Technologies that will see it extend its ROV fleet by 25 per cent and create 30 new full time jobs as it positions itself for capitalising on projected growth in the inspection, repair and maintenance market.
The programme, which on delivery will see Harkandís fleet grow to 29 vehicles, includes three Triton XLX 150hp work-class ROVs and one Comanche, with an option for a further two XLX vehicles.
Two of the systems will be delivered to Aberdeen and used to bolster Harkandís existing European based fleet of ROVs. The others will be used to support the international arm of the organisation for deployment on new projects in Singapore, Australia and West Africa.
It will also see the company expand its offshore workforce with positions for up to 30 ROV technicians created. Of these, 15 will be based in Aberdeen and the remainder across Harkandís operations in Asia Pacific.
Harkand†was launched in February 2013 through the merger of Iremis, Integrated Subsea Services (ISS) and Andrews Survey following investment by Oaktree Capital Management.