Unique Group buys Aberdeen marine survey equipment firm GSE Rentals

Stan Moroney (former owner of GSE Rentals) with (right) Ray Hughes (Managing Director, Unique System UK) and (left) Andy Doggett, (Director, Unique Group).
Stan Moroney (former owner of GSE Rentals) with (right) Ray Hughes (Managing Director, Unique System UK) and (left) Andy Doggett, (Director, Unique Group).

Unique Group has acquired GSE Rentals (Geophysical Survey Equipment) a rental specialist geophysical, hydrographic and oceanographic marine survey equipment.

The price of the acquisition was not disclosed and former owner, Stan Moroney, will continue as business advisor and consultant to Unique Group.

GSE Rentals is now wholly owned by Unique Group and the company’s workforce will be retained. 

Harry Gandhi, founder of Unique Group, said the company aims to strengthen its presence in non-oil and gas markets, with a focus on offshore renewable energy projects, submarine cables, dredging, ports and harbours and civil projects.

Andy Doggett, director of Unique Group’s survey equipment division said: “GSE Rentals is a well respected company that offers a high level of technical support and knowledge to its global customers.”

Unique Group recently acquired Oceanwide Safety at Sea, the market leader in the design, construction and maintenance of self-propelled hyperbaric lifeboats.

Stan Moroney, the now former owner, of GSE Rentals said: “Becoming part of Unique Group will allow us to invest further in our rental pool and ensure that we have all the skills and equipment to meet our clients’ needs now and in the future. 

“For the past 25 years we have been supplying the latest technology, supported by our dedicated staff, and we will continue to supply the same high level of expertise and support to our clients”.

GSE Rentals will continue to operate from its facility in Aberdeen, a short distance from Unique Group’s UK headquarters in Dyce. 

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