Seanamic acquires IMESCompany News // September 1, 2016
Seanamic Group has acquired the business and trading assets of IMES Ltd, an inspection and monitoring engineering solutions company, headquartered in Aberdeen. Seanamic says bringing IMES Ltd within the group "marks a significant strengthening of the group’s ability to deliver products through to services in the surface to seabed space."
Formed in 2014, Seanamic provides integrated surface to seabed systems to the oil and gas, marine renewables, diving, oceanographic, seismic and naval defence industries. It comprises Glasgow based marine handling systems specialist Caley Ocean Systems and leading umbilicals and cable manufacturer, Umbilicals International (UI) headquartered in Houston.
“The high quality inspection services and monitoring products offered by IMES Ltd are an excellent fit with our existing systems focused businesses,” said David Cooper, CEO, Seanamic Group. “As we operate in many of the same industry sectors, we see tremendous synergies with the range of IMES services and products. The acquisition by Seanamic provides IMES with the financial stability and access to future investment needed to ensure the long term stability of the business. All aspects of the old IMES Ltd business have transferred to a new company, IMES International Ltd, providing a seamless transition and removing the risk to ongoing service delivery.”
IMES has a reputation for bespoke monitoring and load measurement systems to the marine, maritime and oil and gas industries. They enable companies to better manage the life cycle costs, performance and safety of their cranes, lifting equipment and load bearing structures. In addition, IMES has a growing inspection product range enabling faster diagnosis of integrity issues including subsea electrical fault isolation, integrity assurance of FPSO risers and marine vessel tailshaft integrity assurance.
In addition to its Aberdeen headquarters, IMES has offices in Plymouth, Portsmouth, Rosyth and Sheffield.