First Marine Solutions (FMS) have signed an official alliance with Interocean Marine Services to combine their equipment and technical capabilities to offer enhanced integrated mooring solutions.
As part of the deal FMS has bought £5 million worth of mooring equipment from Interocean, increasing their inventory value to £40 million.
The alliance will provide total marine project solutions including joint provision of marine, engineering, moorings and survey services to global industries.
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. The alliance also allows us to further boost our large inventory of mooring equipment, which will bring additional benefits to our clients.”
Keith Nelson, CEO of Interocean, said: “The alliance with FMS was a logical step to take as we recognize what our clients want and need to support future requirements in this ever changing and competitive market. Merging our expertise with the advanced mooring equipment, means we can offer enhanced integrated mooring solutions at a competitive price, providing a higher quality of service, technical knowledge and kit that will be a more efficient and cost effective solution all round.”
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.