Viking SeaTech, a provider of marine services to the energy sector, has set up a new office in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada.
As part of this growth, the company has appointed industry expert Craig Smith to a newly-created post as marine projects manager to head up business activity in the region.
For more than 10 years, Viking SeaTech has been providing services in the region, working in association with its local sales representative NOSO Ltd and this should build on that work.
The company’s business development plans in Newfoundland will see it provide the following services: Front-end marine engineering and consultancy services including mooring analysis; marine assurance, inspection, audits and surveys; mooring equipment supply and associated services, a range of onshore and offshore marine support which will include provision of rig move procedures and personnel and survey and rig positioning services.
John Dick, Viking SeaTech EANA Region Leader, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Craig as we progress regionally and globally. His extensive industry experience will play a crucial role in our plans to grow the business in Newfoundland and beyond.
“As we weather the current industry downturn it’s essential to continue planning for growth and executing our strategic plan. Craig will work closely with his Viking SeaTech colleagues and will offer our current and future customers in St John’s a wealth of marine expertise.”
Craig said: “I am excited to join Viking SeaTech during this expansion into Newfoundland and throughout rest of Canada. Viking SeaTech’s history and experience as a global leader in offshore operations are a natural fit for the region and I look forward to using my experience to achieve cost effective solutions for existing and new clients.”