Navig8 extends its services to offshore energy sector

Navig8 Group, a provider of maritime services, has entered into agreements to acquire RKOffshore Management (RKOM), a provider of marine services to the offshore energy industry.

RKOM operates and manages a fleet of shallow to mid-water Offshore Support Vessels (OSVs).

Under these agreements, RKOM will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navig8 Offshore, a newly-formed division of Navig8 Group, and rebranded as “RK8”.

Navig8 said that completion of the acquisitions is subject to a number of conditions precedent which are expected to be satisfied on or before April 30, 2016.

RK8 will provide integrated QHSSE-compliant commercial and technical management services to platform supply vessels and anchor handling tug supply vessels serving the offshore oil and gas sector.

“We believe current dynamics within the energy exploration and production industry have created a unique opportunity for Navig8 to extend its commercial and technical services to the offshore energy sector while at the same time expand our geographical footprint to West Africa,” said Nicolas Busch, Chief Executive Officer of Navig8 Group.

“We are pleased to have found strong partners in the RKOM team with an established platform unique within the sector. Leading technical and commercial management is critical in the offshore services industry.”

Robert Knutzen, the Executive Director of RKOffshore Management, added, “We are delighted to have found a respected partner in Navig8 Group with deep relationships with a number of the leading participants in the energy sector. Existing RKOM clients will immediately benefit from our significant combined commercial scale and global presence, as well as Navig8’s industry leading maritime services platform.”

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