KD Marine Strengthens Asset Portfolio

Aberdeen-based commercial diving and underwater intervention contractor, KD Marine, has purchased a nitrox diving system and a daughter craft system from Vertech.

KD Marine said it intends to retain these assets and add them to its existing fleet of air diving capabilities.

The nitrox dive system comprises of 3 offshore containers which can be mobilized for offshore diving operations onto a suitable vessel.

The daughter craft system has been designed to be stable in significant wave height with its own single davit launch and recovery system making mobilisations efficient and cost effective. It is also the first daughter craft to have had its hull designed and built specifically for diving operations, KD Marine explains.

KD Marine’s managing director, Hamish Petersen, said: “The addition of these assets to our existing fleet means that we will be able to provide an even greater service to our existing client base.

“We are encouraged by the continuing signs of market recovery and feel that the time is right to increase our capabilities.”

The financial details of the acquisition have not been disclosed.

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