US Commercial diving company Subsea Global Solutions has acquired SRN Group Diving & ROV Underwater Services (Belgium), a leading underwater services and Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) hull cleaning firm.
With this acquisition, SGS expands its global footprint to Europe, acquires industry leading ROV hull cleaning technology and increases the number of its home ports worldwide to 14 locations.
Commenting on the acquisition, Paul Peters, CEO of SGS said; “This is a much awaited, critical milestone for SGS. We are absolutely delighted to expand our global footprint to North Europe, a strategic commercial and cruise shipping hub where most of our ship owner clients visit regularly. In addition to adding a key location to our network, we are excited to add a new ROV technology to our existing suite of environmentally friendly propeller and hull maintenance services. This acquisition will allow SGS to immediately deliver the much sought after environmentally friendly, ROV based hull cleaning services in the highly regulated ports like Rotterdam, Amsterdam as well as Portland, UK. We welcome our new colleagues onboard and look forward to working together.”
By Jake Frith