Canada's largest shipbuilder, Irving Shipbuilding Inc., and major international offshore contractor AMEC, have formed a strategic alliance to win work on future offshore developments on Canada's East Coast. The agreement creates a Canadian-led alliance, with the necessary skills and experience to provide clients with fully integrated solutions for offshore oil and gas projects.
Irving Shipbuilding has major ship construction and fabrication facilities in Saint John, New Brunswick and Halifax, Nova Scotia. The company is an experienced builder of offshore drilling and support vessels, and fabricator of modules for offshore installations. Irving Shipbuilding Inc. has a proven track record in building offshore drilling vessels, both semi-submersible and mono-hulled, having completed eight vessels for SEDCO Drilling and Bow Valley. The company has also fabricated the drilling modules for the major Hibernia platform.
AMEC, Europe's most experienced offshore contractor, provides clients with a complete "life of asset" service for offshore developments. Internationally, AMEC has been involved in major offshore projects as far afield as Brazil, China, and Australia.
Andrew McArthur, Vice Chairman of Irving Shipbuilding Inc. said, ‘Both organizations are recognized as 'best in class' in their respective fields and this alliance offers a particularly powerful combination for large or difficult offshore projects.’
Neil Bruce, Managing Director of AMEC Offshore added, ‘The great advantage of this Canadian led alliance is that it provides clients with 'world class solutions' to offshore developments provided from a Canadian base.’