Singapore: John Giddens, who built Hallin Marine into a global subsea services player after starting it from a container in his back garden, has re-entered the industry with the announcement of the build of a 105 m subsea operations, diving and ROV support vessel.
The contract for the construction of the vessel, tentatively named Tasik Toba, has been signed with Fujian Mawei Shipyard in China. The vessel’s design and specification has been carried out by Tasik Subsea, a company set up by Giddens and long-time vessel collaborator Mike Meade.
Giddens spoke with our sister title Maritime CEO today on his plans and his take on the markets. The full article can be accessed here. [08/08/14]