Two Aberdeen marine services companies combine to focus on new renewable markets as FMS Interocean

Pictured from left are: Mike Thoms (First Marine Solutions operations manager), Keith Nelson (Chief Executive, Interocean), Ian Suttie (owner and chairman, First Marine Solutions) and Duncan Cuthill (Interocean general manager).
Pictured from left are: Mike Thoms (First Marine Solutions operations manager), Keith Nelson (Chief Executive, Interocean), Ian Suttie (owner and chairman, First Marine Solutions) and Duncan Cuthill (Interocean general manager).

Two Aberdeen-based companies – which have worked jointly on a number of projects in the oil and gas and renewables markets for a number of years – have now teamed-up to work together to offer a complete package as FMS Interocean.

First Marine Solutions (FMS) have signed an official alliance with Interocean Marine Services (a Rigmar Group company) combining their equipment and technical capabilities to offer enhanced integrated mooring solutions to energy-industry customers clients across the world.

As part of the deal FMS has bought £5-million worth of mooring equipment from Interocean, increasing their inventory value to £40 million.

The FMS Interocean alliance has already secured its first £1 million contract on an 18-month North Sea project and has plans to introduce additional marine services, including mooring integrity services and marine assurance services, in the forthcoming months to increase their market penetration, as well as focusing further on the renewables industry.

Established in 2010, FMS has a large operational quayside and warehouse facility in Montrose and, in addition, holds stock in Norway, Canada, Holland and Trinidad. The company has a team of 25 staff and contractors at its Aberdeen and Montrose bases.

Established 10 years ago, Interocean is a specialist marine services company and has completed more than 750 offshore marine operational projects worldwide in the last five years. 

Interocean also has operations in St Johns, Newfoundland, as part of a registered Canadian company, Interocean Canada Inc.  The company has a team of 40 staff and contractors, including mariners, naval architects and engineers. 

FMS operations manager, Mike Thoms, said: “We have developed a strong, working relationship with Interocean and, having combined our range of equipment with their technical capabilities, now offer a robust and fresh option for our current and future clients.”

Keith Nelson, Chief Executive, Interocean, said: “The alliance with FMS is a logical step to take as we recognise what our clients want and need to support future requirements in this ever changing and competitive market.”

 

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