Shanghai: Offshore marine and engineering consultancy Aqualis Offshore has opened an office in Shanghai.
Just 12 months after starting operations, Aqualis Offshore has established 12 offices in nine countries worldwide.
“China has a growing offshore oil and gas industry and a number of quality offshore construction yards which are increasingly becoming strong competitors to the South Korean and Singapore yards. We are setting up a permanent presence to service the offshore industry and to support a growing list of oil companies and rig owners who utilise the yards in Shanghai and elsewhere in China,” said Phil Lenox, director – Asia Pacific, Aqualis Offshore.
Since mid-2013, a team of seven from Aqualis Offshore’s Singapore office has been on-site in China working on a construction supervision project.
Lenox mentioned construction supervision, marine warranty, jack-up trials and commissioning, transportation and rig moving as the Shanghai office’s main fields of activity. It will also offer engineering design services with support from Aqualis Offshore’s other offices. [21/05/14]