Severn Glocon Acquires Calidus Engineering
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Severn Subsea Technologies research and development centre in Redruth, Cornwall

Control valve engineering specialist, Severn Glocon Group has strengthened its presence in the subsea oil and gas market with the acquisition of HPHT downhole tools company Calidus Engineering. Now renamed Severn Subsea Technologies Ltd, the company will provide research, development and test facilities to enhance Severn Glocon’s subsea valves capability.

A former subsidiary of Badger Explorer (Norway), Calidus is a multi-discipline engineering firm developing innovative subsea and downhole technologies for harsh HPHT environments. Severn Glocon Group is taking this strategic move in a bid to align its operations to better meet future technical challenges in subsea oil and gas production. Calidus’ downhole products already developed will provide major sales opportunities with worldwide oil and gas corporations.

In addition to modeling and engineering design services, Severn Subsea Technologies’ Redruth (U.K.) facility has a machine shop equipped for manufacturing prototypes. The business is set to become the nucleus for Group subsea R&D and systems integration activity, in tandem with small-bore subsea valve firm LB Bentley’s R & D Team and the Severn Unival Brighouse Valve Innovation Center.

The acquisition enhances core capabilities to strengthen the Group’s global positioning in the subsea market, and builds on the acquisition of LB Bentley in 2012. It also increases the scope for new subsea systems developments based on LB Bentley’s valve technology.

Severn Glocon Group Chief Executive Maurice Critchley said the acquisition underlines the firm’s ambitions to be at the forefront of technical developments for the oil and gas industry: “Offshore operating conditions are becoming ever more extreme, so hardware engineers and manufacturers need to invest in developing breakthrough technologies. As an industry we have a duty to collaborate and innovate. At Severn, we’re using intelligence-led R&D to identify potential technology gaps and focus our engineering expertise in the right places. Calidus brings a valuable new set of skills to our portfolio as we upscale our R&D efforts.”

From their West Country technology facility, Calidus is receiving revenues from local and global clients in the oil and gas industry, as well as from the field of R&D.

Severn Glocon Group is headquartered in the U.K. and employs 800 people worldwide. The firm won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade in 2011 and the Group sales continue to grow at 50% in 2012 and 2013.

  • Maurice Critchley, Chief Executive, Severn Glocon Group

    Maurice Critchley, Chief Executive, Severn Glocon Group

Maritime Today

The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter November 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Nakilat Damen Shipyards Qatar JV is 5

On 23 November 2015, Nakilat Damen Shipyards Qatar celebrated its first 5 years of operation. With 40 vessels delivered or under construction, the yard has proven

Deltamarin to Designs First LNG Handysize Bulk Carriers

Deltamarin Ltd proudly announces that it has signed a contract to design the world’s first LNG handysize bulk carriers, which will point the way towards greener shipping of commodities.

Wärtsilä's' Digital Services for Performance Enhancement

Wärtsilä, a global leader in complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets, launches a new service portfolio, Wärtsilä Genius services to help


Deltamarin to Designs First LNG Handysize Bulk Carriers

Deltamarin Ltd proudly announces that it has signed a contract to design the world’s first LNG handysize bulk carriers, which will point the way towards greener shipping of commodities.

Asia Fuel Oil-Cracks, Spreads Tight; Bunker Prices Climb

Asia's fuel oil crack for benchmark 180-centistroke rebounded to a discount of $6.79 a barrel on Wednesday, gaining as bunker prices firmed on the possibility of

Swan Energy to Invest $845 mln for FSRU Terminal

Swan Energy Limited will invest around Rs. 5,600 crore ($845 mln) towards setting up of Jafrabad LNG Port project in Gujarat with one jetty-moored Floating, Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU).

Mergers & Acquisitions

Shipping to See Further Consolidation

The CMA CGM's move to buy Singapore’s Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), could lead to one of the biggest acquisitions in the shipping container industry in years.   If it goes through,

Alaska Buys TransCanada AK LNG Stake

The State of Alaska has finalized a deal with TransCanada to buy out the pipeline company's share in the proposed Alaska liquefied natural gas export project for nearly $65 million.

CMA CGM to Acquire Neptune Orient

France’s CMA CGM SA is in exclusive talks to buy Singapore’s Neptune Orient Lines Ltd (NOL), the shipping company and its Singapore’s Temasek Holdings Ltd., its largest shareholder, said.

Underwater Engineering

Ship Conversion: Offshore Survey Vessel to Become a Flotel

Dutch shipowner C-Bed has contracted Wärtsilä Ship Design to supply the design for rebuilding its Seismic Survey Vessel, the Viking II, for use as a hotel vessel

Largest Underwater CO2 Release from Pipeline - DNV GL

Carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) is gaining momentum to meet stringent climate change goals and secure energy supplies for the future. To fully

Warm Water Mixing up Life in Arctic

AWI researchers’ unique 15-year observation series reveals how sensitive marine ecosystems in polar regions are to change The warming of arctic waters in

Maritime Contracts Naval Architecture Navigation Pipelines Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Repair Ship Simulators Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1057 sec (9 req/sec)