There’s a new name in the global oil and gas industry: Telford Offshore, which officially launched today after acquiring four vessels from Sea Trucks Group following its liquidation.
The newly formed contracting company acquired four DP3 multipurpose offshore construction vessels which can support multiple activities, focusing on high capacity accommodation combined with lifting, fabrication and installation services.
The Dubai headquartered company said it will focus on areas where the vessels and company project personnel have demonstrated their capabilities, namely West Africa
, South East Asia, Middle East
and Latin America
, with subsidiaries or representatives in each of these territories.
Telford Offshore’s fleet comprises four modern vessels, all built between 2007 and 2011: Telford 25, Telford 28, Telford 31 and Telford 34. Each vessel features DP3 capabilities and permanent walk to work systems, and is able to provide accommodation services, to transport, lift and install subsea or topside components, lay pipe and carry out subsea construction.
Telford Offshore said it expects to expand its fleet in the coming months.
Tom M. Ehret, Chairman of the Board, stated, “Throughout the downturn, the oil and gas industry has been focused on reducing cost. The pain and the lessons learnt must not be forgotten as we start to recover. Indeed, the focus will remain on keeping costs low while increasing efficiency. This is why we believe the time is right for Telford Offshore to launch their value proposition which is firmly anchored on these two driving forces and our strong culture of service, performance and safety.”
Fraser Moore, Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Our goal is to reward the support our investors have provided to Telford Offshore by increasing the value of our company over the coming years. With the combination of our proven multi-purpose assets and our strong, resourceful teams, both onshore and offshore, we are confident we will succeed.
“We have a sustainable balance sheet which should provide the confidence to both clients and other contractors that Telford Offshore will be a reliable partner in offshore engineering and construction activities. We have formed a new executive team, including Ivan Coyard (CFO) and Duncan MacPherson (COO), and combined with a hugely experienced board of directors and the full support of investors, we believe we have developed a business platform that can provide stability and growth in the coming years.”