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DeepOcean acquires West African ROV specialist

Mon 31 Jul 2017 by David Foxwell

DeepOcean acquires West African ROV specialist
Searov owns and operates a number of ROVs in West Africa

DeepOcean has acquired French company Searov Offshore and has expanded its presence in West Africa.

Searov, which was established in 2008, is a provider of remotely operated vehicle (ROV) services with a strong focus on West Africa. The company owns and operates 10 ROVs from its operating bases in Pointe Noire, Republic of the Congo and Port Gentil, Gabon. It has a track record of delivering inspection, maintenance and repair and construction support services to international oil companies in West Africa.

“This acquisition will allow DeepOcean to expand its West Africa operations from its current operations in Ghana into other countries in West Africa such as Republic of the Congo, Gabon and Ivory Coast,” said Henk van den IJssel, DeepOcean’s managing director for Africa.

“Africa is a key region for DeepOcean and building a platform for the provision of life-of-field subsea services to our customers is one of our main strategic objectives. We are excited that Searov’s President Maxime Cerramon has decided to join DeepOcean. Maxime will play a key role in DeepOcean’s Africa activities.”

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