Neptune's Managing Director Christian Lange said this new project in GoM was significant achievement for Neptune as it clearly illustrates that the company has successfully penetrated the US offshore oil & gas market with its dry underwater welding technology, NEPSYS, and that the technology is well on the way to gaining broad acceptance in GoM.
"This is an excellent project for Neptune to secure as it is for a repeat customer that has recognized that the NEPSYS technology is a proven and cost effective repair and maintenance solution for its offshore assets.
"The increasing take-up of NEPSYS in the US oil & gas market comes at the right time for Neptune. The recent acquisition of leading commercial diving business USUS out of Texas gives us an expanded customer base to market NEPSYS in the US. We are also focused on broadening our range of sub sea engineering services to customers in that market.
"GoM remains an important and lucrative market for Neptune. There are over 5,000 fixed platforms in GoM and 78 offshore drilling rigs currently active in the region. This is potentially a huge repair and maintenance market and we have only just scratched the surface," Mr. Lange said.
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