Neptune (ASX: NMS) is pleased to announce the appointment of AlMansoori Specialized Engineering as its agent in the United Arab Emirates.
AlMansoori is a leading provider of oilfield services in the Middle East and was founded in Abu Dhabi, UAE in 1977. With a workforce of 1300, AlMansoori is now present in 19 countries.
“We chose to partner with AlMansoori because of its natural synergy with our range of engineered offshore solutions,” said Benoit Barbier, Neptune’s Regional Vice President, Asia & Middle East. “This is a region where we see a strong demand for our services, especially in the field of inspection, repair and maintenance. Our recent contract wins in the Middle East confirm this to be the case.”
Nabil Alalawi, CEO of AlMansoori, commented: “We look forward to building on our relationship with Neptune and working with its portfolio of products here in the Middle East. AlMansoori has a strong reputation in the region and it is this experience that helps us to work with international companies who have industry leading technologies and services to bring to the local market.”
Neptune recently carried out a ROV-based pipeline inspection survey and free span rectification program for RAK Petroleum in Oman. Additionally, it has successfully completed the first phase of a three-year contract for Qatargas, encompassing the inspection of platforms, offshore pipelines and subsea connection facilities. Under the terms of the contract, Neptune provided a DP2 vessel, together with a range of services including ROVs, hydrographic survey, air diving and pipeline stabilisation.
“The scope of work illustrates the intrinsic value of Neptune's ability to provide clients with specifically customised and project managed solutions,” explained Benoit.
Building on this established presence, Neptune is now eager to introduce its patented NEPSYS® dry underwater welding repair method to the Middle East. Ideally suited to the repair of jacket structures and pipelines as part of a life extension programme, NEPSYS® can also be used for subsea modification work. It presents a clear advantage in terms of cost and impact on operations when compared to more conventional welding methods such as hyperbaric chambers.