Ardent forms African joint venture

Ardent forms African joint venture

Durban: Ardent, the newly created salvage giant between Svitzer and Crowley, is launching a joint venture with South African diving and marine services company, Subtech.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to be partnering with Ardent, a company with a global reputation for emergency response and wreck removal,” said Neil Scott Williams, director of salvage at Subtech and the general manager of the joint venture. Subtech is part of James Fisher and Sons.

The joint venture, Ardent Subtech, will be based out of Subtech’s existing Cape Town facility with supporting offices in Namibia, Mozambique and Mauritius.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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