ICON Engineering, an oilfield service company, and IK-Group, a supplier of specialist products and services for subsea and topside pipe and pipelines, have formed a strategic alliance to offer operators repair, decommissioning intervention services to the Australian offshore market.
The innovative provision of often bespoke solutions to offshore engineering problems was a common factor that led to the alliance. This partnership will combine IK-Group’s 30 year experience working in emergency repairs for offshore subsea equipment as well as ICON’s expertise installing and servicing offshore platforms, for which the company received an engineering award from the British Government.
IK-Group COO, Adrian Gamman, said, “With ICON’s local presence and IK’s track record, we believe this agreement will suit the Australian market very well. ICON’s head office is located in Perth WA, which will enable ICON to provide IK-Group’s solutions to the local market with a much quicker response time and a better understanding of the local market.”
“Specifically, this will be hugely beneficial to the end client when working on fast track deployment of emergency repairs that are synonymous with IK-Group. These are exciting times, and we are looking forward to growing this relationship in the years to come,” Gamman added.
David Field, ICON Managing Director, commented, "ICON and IK-Group have very similar innovative cultures. Our respective, and complimentary, product and services lines have all evolved from solving technically challenging and real problems, often when there simply isn't a solution anywhere.”
“At our respective Company's cores are very capable technical and management teams, experienced with execution in the field, and the proven ability to respond quickly.
“With Covid-19 restricting travel it makes a lot of sense for the two companies to collaborate by sharing our service offerings on either side of the planet. Nothing beats face to face meetings with Clients; the collaboration means there is a way to meet face to face to understand the problem and develop solutions using our combined technical horsepower.”