Auxilium Offshore has signed a contract with an undisclosed client to design, construct and install fit for purpose equipment for an underwater safety centre in Asia.
The equipment supply exists of a wet bell with launch & recovery system, an adjustable diving stage, a hyperbaric chamber to accommodate 10 persons, as well as all related water and gas management systems including control and observation systems.
The underwater safety centre will be used to simulate several diving activities and subsea emergency procedures. All equipment will be built and assembled in Europe and shipped to Asia for final installation and commissioning.
Fleur Loef, managing director, said: “Whereas we traditionally focused on the North Sea region, this contract is an important stepping stone to build up a track record and further expand our activities in Asia and beyond. We are convinced that Auxilium Offshore can bring added value in design and construction of marine assets & mission equipment.
“This contract proves that the expertise we have built up in the offshore energy industry, can also benefit other sectors such as the Navy and maritime training institutions. We are pleased with this opportunity to contribute to the development of enhanced underwater training facilities in Asia and to promote cooperation amongst industries.”