Zamil and UTEC Announce Strategic Partnership for Offshore Survey in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

24 October 2017

Zamil Offshore Services and UTEC, an Acteon company, have formed a strategic partnership where both companies will work together exclusively to execute offshore survey projects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The partnership brings together two leading contractors; UTEC, with its global survey experience, and Zamil Offshore with its marine and offshore operations experience and local in-Kingdom knowledge.

UTEC has upscaled its operations in the Middle East since establishing a presence in the region 18 months ago. The company has invested in growth and now employs 20 onshore and offshore personnel from its office in Abu Dhabi. UTEC has been successfully working in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, providing positioning equipment and construction support for pipelay and jacket installation operations, since March 2017.

Zamil Offshore is a fully integrated offshore and marine services company which owns and operates one of the largest support vessel fleets in the Middle East, is a pioneer in shipbuilding and ship/rig repair within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and is an active player in the offshore construction industry. Since its establishment in 1977, Zamil Offshore has been keen on the addition of valuable services to its portfolio.   

Stuart Cameron, UTEC Chief Executive Officer, said, “We’ve experienced rapid growth since moving into the region last year and with our new office in Abu Dhabi we are set up to increase support to our clients’ survey requirements. The partnership with Zamil makes perfect sense; both companies bring their own unique strengths to create a strong client proposition. We have seen an increase in potential work opportunities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and we expect this to continue going forward. The partnership is the first step in our strategy to increase our presence and contribution in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”

Sufyan Al Zamil, Zamil Offshore President, said, “The partnership is strategic to Zamil Offshore as we continue to diversify our service offerings to our clients. Surveying services adds a competitive edge to Zamil Offshore and is a sensible continuation of our current services in the marine and offshore construction segments, where synergies will be apparent. We foresee a great opportunity in this growing market and we plan on investing in its localisation.”