Ashtead Technology Adds Underwater Cutting Solutions

Ashtead Technology has recently acquired of Underwater Cutting Solutions (UCS) for an undisclosed sum.

This is the fifth deal completed by the subsea equipment and solutions specialist since the firm was acquired by Buckthorn Partners and APICORP in April 2016.

This latest transaction further demonstrates Ashtead’s commitment to providing a wider subsea equipment and IMR services offering to its clients.

Founded in 2004, UCS provides mechanical cutting, dredging and coating removal equipment and services.

Allan Pirie, CEO of Ashtead, said: “The addition of UCS, a highly regarded and long-standing subsea business, underlines our ambition to be a global leader in IMR and provide one of the widest subsea equipment and service offerings in this field to our customers.”

General manager of UCS, Fraser Collis, will continue to manage the business from its base in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire and, working with the Ashtead team, will lead the international expansion of the business.

Fraser Collis stated: “This is a great time to become part of Ashtead Technology. Joining the group will allow us to create tremendous opportunities for our team, further invest in our market leading technology and capabilities and give us the ability to meet the growing IMR and asset decommissioning requirements on a global stage.”


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