HOUSTON– Oceaneering International Inc. has launched a global engineering consultancy, aimed at delivering specialist technical engineering solutions that complement its existing asset integrity business.
The new consultancy’s focus will be to solve complex and niche integrity issues for customers through a range of engineering services. It will initially focus on piping/structural vibration analysis and the management of the risk of fatigue, remote monitoring/data acquisition and other broader static disciplines, before expanding to cover plant modifications, risk management, materials and corrosion consultancy and plant optimization/life extension studies.
The business, the company said, will provide added value by giving new and existing customers instant access to a multi-disciplined team of subject matter experts, dedicated to solving bespoke or unique engineering challenges quickly.
The company has embarked on a recruitment drive for the consultancy, opening a new office in Glasgow, with an expectation to recruit 20 specialist technical staff by year end.
While the UK will be the focus for recruiting technical authorities to provide governance across global operations, the company said, it will continue to expand the international team over the next few years.
Peter Flockhart will head the new service.