Seeking new opportunities

June 18, 2013

Subsea Index creates business opportunities in English and Portuguese with high quality, business relevant data on subsea companies and organizations.

Equip Submarino, Photo courtesy of União Engenharia.The Brazilian companies União Engenharia and CP+ were among the first to register in the new Subsea Index, a bilingual database set up to facilitate the search for business partners, suppliers or customers in the subsea industry.

The bilingual Subsea Index was launched at the Anchieta Palace in Vítoria, Brazil in September 2012, and to date close to 300 companies have registered in the service, created by the Norwegian business cluster NCE Subsea. Salvador V. A. Turco, president of União Engenharia was present at Anchieta Palace, and among the first to register his company in the database. União Engenharia provides subsea equipment, tanks, pressure vessels and pipelines.

”Our ambition is definitely to search for new business opportunities as well as improvements in our productions. In a growing market, it is very important to aggregate technology,” Salvador V. A. Turco, President of União Engenharia says.

CP+, a company performing environmental studies at sea and offshore survey and monitoring, was also among the very first Brazilian entries in the Subsea Index. CP+ operates in the oil and gas sector, as well as in the mining, ports and energy sectors, among others.

Photo courtesy of Runa Hestmann Tierno.“CP+ is an international company with offices in Brazil and in the United States, but we have never had any relations to the European market or European companies. This was one of the main reasons we decided register right away,” says chief commercial officer Érik Fabian Cunha. – We are always looking for new partnership, not only abroad, but also with international partners already established in Brazil, he adds.

To Mr. Cunha, the support of the state government of Espirito Santo has also been of great importance throughout the process.

“Our headquarters in Brazil is located in the stat of Espirito Santo, and the support of the state government in the development of the Subsea Index was another important reason we joined. We wanted to contribute by showing the expertise and capacity of Brazilian companies,” he says.

Connecting down under

NCE Subsea promotes collaboration between the world’s leading subsea environments, and consequently connects to organizations in the global subsea hubs and markets.

“We keep connecting to the most attractive organizations in the world in order to connect subsea related companies, R&D, and educational institutions in the largest offshore markets in the world,” says Trond Olsen, CEO of NCE Subsea.

Photo courtesy of União Engenharia.In February 2013 Subsea Energy Australia officially became a Subsea Index Partner, and their members are invited to register in the bilingual database. “Similarly, in 2012 three Brazilian organizations became Subsea Index partners,” says Mr. Olsen. The Brazilian Subsea Index partners are Federação das Indústrias do Estado de São Paulo (FIESP), Organização Nacional da Indústria do Petróleo (ONIP) and Associação Comercial e Industrial de Macaé (ACIM)/Macaé City Hall.

Find your partner

Subsea Index is a bilingual matchmaking tool in English and Portuguese. The intent of the database is to create business opportunities by providing accessible and searchable high quality, business relevant data about companies and organizations related to the subsea industry.

Subsea Index is open for registration of all companies and organizations delivering products and services in the worldwide subsea industry. Use the database to find your partner in business, R&D, education, and training.

The Subsea Index is owned and operated by NCE Subsea. Registrations in the database are updated annually.

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