Region: Middle East
Content Types: Report
Date: Apr, 2021

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Al Gihaz Contracting, part of Al Gihaz Holding, has announced its acquisition of assets, intellectual property and the management systems of Enshore Subsea, a UK-based subsea trenching company, providing seabed intervention services to major projects across industries around the world.

The acquisition will see the creation of a new joint venture with the aim of forming a leading seabed intervention and construction management services provider. The joint venture will rely on the acquired specialised assets of the company, the skilled team and the company’s successful track record of completed projects to aid the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s drive to generate 58.7GW of clean energy by 2030 as part of the Saudi Vision 2030.

Sami Alangari, Group Vice Chairman of Al Gihaz Holding commented, “With this acquisition, Enshore Subsea will benefit from the technical and financial expertise of Al Gihaz Contracting, which for many years has been a leading power and manufacturing services provider locally and internationally. We will be able to provide competitive, resilient and diverse services to cover projects globally, and in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This investment is in line with the Vision 2030 of the Kingdom and will pave the way for a strong involvement of the Group in this field.”

Enshore Subsea

Enshore Subsea will be based out of the existing operational facility in the port of Blyth in the UK, which is supported by a skills base that facilitates the supply of services into the global offshore seabed intervention market. Services will include subsea engineering and construction management, skilled manpower supply and equipment rental for subsea trenching, seabed intervention, development of seabed tooling technology and submarine flexible product installation. The expertise of the existing management and operational teams from Enshore Subsea will remain with the joint venture.

Pierre Boyde, Managing Director of Enshore Subsea, said, “I am delighted that through this cooperation with Al Gihaz, we are able to take the company forward with a sustainable cost base, renewed energy and focus on our areas of expertise. We aim to be the Contractor’s contractor of choice, supporting seabed intervention projects worldwide.”