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02 September 2020

Connector Subsea Solutions (CSS) Bergen, Norway has announced today, 1st September, that is has signed an exclusive agreement with Abu Dhabi Oilfield Services Company (ADOS). Furthermore, this agreement will be supported by the appointment of John Charalambides as CSS Executive Vice President Middle East & North Africa.

The agreement, with a minimum duration of 2 years, is to enable the supply of premium pipeline repair products to be delivered with expertise local to the Middle East. Focused almost exclusively on diver installed technology, the repair equipment can be offered for sale or rental.

To support the initiative CSS has recruited John Charalambides who will be based in region. An industry heavyweight and technical authority in pipeline connection and repair systems, Johns extensive experience with provide the guiding force of this initiative.

Working alongside ADOS, an established technology and service provider in 9 locations and employing over 1200 staff, the focus will be on launching a new pipeline repair connection system that CSS has developed following the acquisition of the MORGRIP business in 2019.

Ivar Hanson, Chief Executive Officer, Connector Subsea Solutions commented; "Supporting our customers is paramount. Having ADOS support our operations with John coordinating sales and business development initiatives not only enables fast, innovative and reliable execution but in this challenging Covid-19 environment, enables us to closely support our customers in a safe and sustainable manner.

"We are excited about this new partnership and look forward to collaborating with CSS to offer our customers industry-leading critical subsea solutions, tailored to address local challenges. stated Mazen Shehada, Director of Business Development, Abu Dhabi Oilfield Services Company