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Namaka Subsea Goes Global

Namaka Subsea Goes Global

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08 July 2015

Aberdeen based subsea consulting company Namaka Subsea have now expanded their client services into five continents and sixteen countries with the 25th sale of their Dive System Certification, Asset Management and Planned Maintenance software, DiveCert.

Namaka Subsea began trading in July 2014 and has since expanded its services due to the demands of the subsea industry. It is the aim of Namaka Subsea to take the knowledge and experience gained by its personnel to provide both technical and operational support to their clients within the subsea industry, including diving and ROV operations throughout the world.

The business started off with the development of DiveCert, an equipment certification, planned maintenance and asset management software package, tailored for the diving industry but which can also be adapted for any process or industry.

Many diving contractors find it difficult to control their maintenance and certification, often misplacing certificates, completing certificates incorrectly and losing track of when diving equipment is due to be re-certified and maintained. This can then cause issues during system audits, where non-conformities may be issued against the diving contractor, delaying diving operations and the client project.

DiveCert has been developed to eradicate these issues while assisting compliance with best industry practices and guidelines, all from one easy to use software portal.

DiveCert Manager, Lee Duncan, said "The demand for DiveCert has grown exponentially and has now been developed to Version 2. The latest version provides more usability and optimisation of the software as well as meeting current best practices and client requirements”.

DiveCert is being used by diving contractors both within the UK and overseas and has been a very useful tool in assisting diving contractors gain their International Marine Contractor Association (IMCA) membership.

The latest client to purchase DiveCert, Bhagwan Marine, are a Marine Vessel Operator located in Western Australia who service the Oil & Gas and Resources Industries. Bhagwan Marine has recently announced the launch of its subsea division and with the assistance from DiveCert has now received ISO accreditation and local regulatory authority approval.

Jamie Watson, Subsea Project Manager for Bhagwan, said, "We assessed several Planned Maintenance Systems but none met our requirements, the Divecert system was able to meet these and assisted with our regulatory requirements for a robust PMS. We are now expanding the data base from the IMCA based certification requirement’s to include other assets outside the IMCA range allowing one data base to manage all Bhagwan Marine Subsea Division Assets”.

In addition to the provision of DiveCert, Namaka Subsea also provide consulting services, which include the auditing of diving and ROV contractors both operationally and technically. This will ensure the diving contractor and subsequent client has sufficient confidence to carry out global operations, ensuring compliance with industry best practices and geographical legislation.

Sandy Harper, Namaka Subsea’s Managing Director said "Assisting with the development of best industry practices and guidance over the years has given me an insight into how we can improve subsea operations. Therefore, Namaka Subsea has been created to provide our clients with the required expertise to support their operations and projects, with the emphasis of improving safety and efficiency within the industry”.

Fuelled by a commitment to keep improving the safety of the subsea industry standards worldwide, Namaka Subsea has recently expanded its technical expertise and services to provide Training and Continuing Professional Development.

Training and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) play a crucial part of the development of personnel competencies, as well as providing additional knowledge to the workforce. Therefore Namaka Subsea are working closely with one of the leading international education providers to develop a range of training courses to assist with career development and the provision of a competent workforce.

Sandy Harper said, "The provision of training as well as our other services is part of our strategy to support the subsea industry. We also identified that training is not only required for the subsea industry but all industries and therefore we are now offering a range of training courses, which include bespoke courses for the subsea industry”.