Marine and offshore engineering consultancy Aqualis Offshore has set up an office in Perth, Western Australia, to support oil and gas developments in the Australasia region.
“We have supported important projects offshore Australia in recent years and believe it represents a market with good potential. There seems to be an increasing confidence in growth in offshore activity here, so we feel the time is right to set up a dedicated office in Australia,” says David Wells, CEO of Aqualis Offshore, which is part of Oslo-listed energy consultancy group Aqualis ASA.
In 2017, Aqualis Offshore successfully completed the station keeping jobs for both the giant Ichthys Explorer central processing facility (CPF) and the Ichthys Venturer FPSO.
To head up its Australian operation, Aqualis Offshore has appointed Simon Healy as general manager. Simon is a highly experienced Master Mariner who has held senior positions in Swire Pacific Offshore and run offices in Singapore, Middle East (Doha), West Africa (Douala) and Australia.
Simon will report to Phil Lenox, director – Asia Pacific, in Aqualis Offshore Singapore.
Aqualis Offshore Australia will offer the full suite of the company’s services including concept, FEED and basic design engineering; transportation & installation; marine consultancy; rig moving; dynamic positioning & critical systems; marine warranty; marine casualty surveys; construction supervision; rig inspection, preservation and reactivation; technical due diligence; risk consulting and renewables.