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Ocean Installer Celebrate Six Months in Aberdeen

23 November 2012

Six months after Ocean Installer opened its UK office in Aberdeen, the Norwegian subsea entrepreneurial company yesterday welcomed the industry to celebrate the company’s considerable achievements so far.

Martin Sisley, UK Managing Director of Ocean Installer, opened the celebrations by reflecting on the company’s development and highlighting the importance of the Aberdeen office to Ocean Installer’s operations.

- We have achieved more than 270 000 man hours without any lost time incidents. This is something we are incredible proud of, he said and continued:

- The Aberdeen office is one of Ocean Installer’s corner stones. Our UK presence plays a key role in the company’s growth strategy, and we are set to build the UK organisation to the same level as our Norwegian Headquarters.

About 60 people attended the event which took place at local establishment, Orchid. In addition to Ocean Installer Aberdeen staff, a broad range of industry players, trade associations, clients and other stakeholders took part in the celebrations. The event was also attended by the Ocean Installer CEO Steinar Riise and CTO Ken Nilsson.

The level of attendance reflected the position Ocean Installer has gained within the Industry since the company’s initiation. Although only offshore since spring, Ocean Installer has already established itself as an important subsea contractor in the North Sea basin, having completed several successful offshore jobs for companies such as Xcite
Energy, ExxonMobil, Nexen/Saipem, ConocoPhillips, Premier Oil, E.On Ruhrgas and Shell.
Ocean Installer counts today about 150 persons internationally, of which 25 are based in Aberdeen. The objective is to be a total of about 250-300 persons by the end of 2013, of which 100 will be in the UK office.