Mooring specialist First Marine Solutions (FMS) has entered into an official alliance with Interocean Marine Services, forming FMS Interocean company.
According to a statement issued on Tuesday, the alliance will combine the two companies’ equipment and technical capabilities to offer “enhanced integrated mooring solutions to clients across the world.”
As part of the alliance FMS has bought £5million worth of mooring equipment from Interocean, increasing its inventory value to £40million.
The alliance promises to provide total marine project solutions including joint provision of marine, engineering, moorings and survey services to global industries. Both companies are headquartered in Aberdeen.
According to FMS, the two companies have decided to enter the alliance following having worked jointly on a number of projects in the oil and gas and renewables markets over a number of years.
Established in 2010, FMS has an operational quayside and warehouse facility in Montrose and, in addition, holds stock in Norway, Canada, the Netherlands and Trinidad. The company has a team of twenty five staff and contractors across its Aberdeen and Montrose bases.
Interocean also has operations in St Johns, Newfoundland, as part of a registered Canadian company, Interocean Canada Inc. The company has a team of forty staff and contractors, including mariners, naval architects and engineers.
FMS operations manager, Mike Thoms, said: “We have developed a strong, working relationship with Interocean and, having combined our range of equipment with their technical capabilities, now offer a robust and fresh option for our current and future clients. The alliance also allows us to further boost our large inventory of mooring equipment, which will bring additional benefits to our clients.”