Cal Dive intends to add the acquired assets and operating personnel to its existing GOM Shelf division in order to form a wholly-owned subsidiary company. In all, the subsidiary will operate eighteen vessels, employ around four hundred personnel and should generate revenues in excess of $200 million per year.
Owen Kratz, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "The diving and pipelay business on the Outer Continental Shelf of the Gulf of Mexico faces several major challenges including cyclical demand, aging resources and increased customer expectations, especially in the area of Health, Safety and Environmental management. This deal places Cal Dive as a market leader and allows us to address these challenges as well as better serve the needs of a wider range of customers."
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