Global underwater consultancy DiveSource has announced a collaboration with DRIFT Offshore, the specialist recruitment, training and ROV services company.
The move will see both Aberdeen-headquartered organisations join forces to offer a complete and integrated solution for diving and ROV services worldwide.
The tie-up between DiveSource and DRIFT Offshore is the product of two female business leaders and entrepreneurs, Sarah Hutcheon and Meghan Bowers, whose knowledge in their respective fields allow them to provide expertise in safe and efficient underwater operations.
Sarah Hutcheon, Managing Director of DiveSource, said: “For some time, we have been looking for a suitable partner with which to bolster our service offering to better support clients in the offshore wind, energy and utilities sectors.
“We’re delighted to enhance our consultancy, competency and simulator services offering with the ROV knowhow and technical support on offer from DRIFT Offshore.
“This development will further boost the organic expansion of both organisations, while also affording us a presence in the United States to service client requirements in the offshore wind and oil & gas industries.”
Meghan Bowers, Director and Co-founder of DRIFT Offshore, added: “We’re very excited to be collaborating with DiveSource at an international level.
“Our comprehensive ROV system training and support for the subsea and offshore energy industries will now be available to a wider pool of clients.
“There are synergies in both companies’ business models and approach to customer service, allowing this collaboration to open the door to further international expansion beyond their current combined geographic footprint.”
Each organisation offers a wealth of diving and ROV experience, thanks to the expertise of DiveSource’s Commercial Manager Steve Ham and DRIFT Offshore’s co-founder, Kyle Pitman. Having devoted a large portion of their careers to industry technical training, Steve and Kyle plan to combine their capability to focus on developing the next generation of talent.
News of the collaboration follows on from DiveSource’s announcement of the successful completion of the Wind Energy Support Toolkit (WEST) scheme, priming the Aberdeenshire-based company to grow its offering in the offshore wind sector.