Global subsea equipment solutions specialist, Ashtead Technology, has appointed a new regional director for Asia Pacific and announced the completion of the firm’s six-figure sum investment to double the size of its Singapore facility.
The upgrade to the company’s Loyang offshore base facility has seen the operation double to 2500m². Utilising neighbouring space on the same site, it has been expanded to accommodate a wider range of electronic and mechanical equipment and test facilities to support clients based in the region and internationally.
Since the business was acquired by Buckthorn Partners and APICORP in April 2016, Ashtead Technology has completed four acquisitions and has seen its global equipment fleet grow to 20 000 assets.
Mr Christie brings 20 years’ subsea industry experience to his new position following a career that has seen him accumulate extensive experience of both offshore and shore based remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROV) and life of field operations. Joining from i-Tech 7, Subsea 7’s life of field business unit, he has been Regional Director for the Asia Pacific region for the last three years.
Ashtead Technology CEO, Allan Pirie said: “Attracting someone of James’ calibre into the business is a great endorsement of our strategy and ambition. He has an excellent track record of working extensively offshore and with tier one contractors across the Asia Pacific region. As a result, he has an in-depth understanding of the operational challenges clients face and how best to support them.”
Pirie continued, “Having James on board as we celebrate 25 years in Singapore will significantly raise our capabilities in the Asia Pacific region. With James taking the helm and the completion of our new Singapore facility, we are well placed to continue to build on Ashtead Technology’s significant presence and legacy in the region and focus on expanding our footprint internationally.”
Ashtead Technology is exhibiting at the OTC event in Houston on 9 May and can be found at stand 1501.
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