Omega Subsea UK acquires Accpron UK
Energy recruiter Omega Subsea UK has acquired ROV and Subsea industry global specialist Accpron UK.
Omega Subsea UK, the Aberdeen-based UK division of Norwegian project management firm Omega AS, expects the acquisition of Accpron UK, also based in Aberdeen, to strengthen its provision of project management teams and individual personnel to the subsea, energy and oil and gas industries.
The two companies have previously worked together as preferred partners and Accpron UK’s general manager, Keith Robathan, will take on the same role with Omega Subsea.
All of Accpron’s staff, comprised mainly of project personnel, will transfer to Omega Subsea.
The acquisition comes just one year after Omega Subsea UK was established and the company expects to turnover around £2.5m for its first year of combined operation.
Omega Subsea will continue to concentrate on providing project management teams, but will also offer specialist teams to deliver focused commercial, contractual and HSEQ support services.
Omega Subsea UK says although the drilling and subsurface engineering, decommissioning, and onshore and marine renewable markets will remain important, it will use its increased skillset to diversify into other sectors.
It has identified that the talents of its workforce are transferable into the construction and maintenance, rail and civil engineering markets.
Robathan, said, “The acquisition by Omega Subsea is in line with its focus of providing a complete project management service, either delivered in-house or at the customer premises. Principally, the combined entities enhance the offering of project teams for small and mid-sized projects for both E&P and contracting companies.”
Alistair McKee, Omega Subsea UK managing director, said, “This acquisition represents a good fit for both companies. In these challenging market conditions the need for stability and backing is of primary importance in order to reassure clients, something this move can deliver. The combined company resources and increased diversity of our candidate portfolio will aid the targeted expansion of our service offering to the energy industry. It also provides an impetus to expand across a wider industry geography.”
Petter Aalvik, chief executive of Omega AS, added, “This latest acquisition solidifies the presence of Omega within the UK and strengthens the commitment to customers across the energy sector. By creating the best environment for consultants and clients; we believe that the expanded capacity created by this acquisition will be advantageous for all concerned.”
Omega AS has 15 international offices and provides project management and onshore and offshore consultancy services to energy sector businesses operating in the UK, Europe and Africa.