Orca Subsea celebrates second anniversary with exclusive UK partnership

Callum Masson
Callum Masson

An Aberdeen-based subsea company has celebrated its second anniversary by securing an exclusive partnership deal that will bring PartnerPlast’s full product line to the UK for the first time.

Orca Subsea – which provides engineering services for the diving and subsea industry – has been appointed the sole UK supplier for the PartnerPlast offshore equipment manufacturer.

As part of the deal, Orca will provide buoyancy and other assorted products; focusing on offshore and subsea, rotational moulding, and aquaculture.

Orca was founded in November 2015 to provide a range of support services, tailored to diving and subsea contractors – including dive system management, mobilisation support and brokerage. 

Despite launching during the ‘lower for longer’ industry downturn, Orca has doubled its workforce to eight people in that time and successfully developed several innovative products.

Earlier this year, Orca signed an exclusivity agreement with Geoforce to provide its complete range of industry-leading GPS tracking tags and live reporting tag solutions to the UK market. The company completed immersion tests on the tags to ensure they could be safely used at depths up to 200m.

Callum Masson, commercial director at Orca Subsea, said: “Orca is an unlikely success story, having launched during uncertain times for the oil and gas industry. We have been successful by approaching each challenge as an opportunity to provide innovative solutions to our clients, and found the response from the wider market to be extremely positive.

“As a result, our business has grown and gone from strength to strength in a relatively short period of time; allowing us to develop great products, ranging from dive manuals to decommissioning scope.”

30 Nov 2017

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