Claxton AS, a brand within the Energy Services division of Acteon, a marine energy and infrastructure services company, has signed a collaboration agreement with Norwegian-based supplier Seabed Solutions to add value to its decommissioning projects and help operators fulfil their obligation to return subsea sites to their natural state.
According to Claxton, the partnership simplifies procurement, increases project execution efficiency and reduces costs for infrastructure owners by offering a wider range of dredging, excavation, cutting and decommissioning equipment and services through a single contract interface and by using a combined offshore crew.
Claxton and Seabed Solutions are known for extensive subsea experience and the former is said to have had an operational presence in Norway for over nine years and expanded its base in 2019 to meet industry demand. Seabed Solutions was established in 2015 by a management team with decades of experience leading the Norwegian seabed intervention market.
“As more and more oil and gas installations are getting close to the end of their economic and productive life, the demand for decommissioning services increases. This partnership means that the owners of the outdated installations can get the entire scope of decommissioning services on the same contract,” said Christian Aas, Seabed Solutions Managing Director.
Nick Marriott, Claxton General Manager, Norway, said, “Claxton is excited about the partnership, which will allow us to explore synergies to enhance our client offerings and methodologies to drive growth.”
“Offering integrated services through one contract and a single interface, and with collegial crew use, will help to increase procurement and project execution efficiency,” Nick added.