Unique Group has formed a joint venture with Nigeria-based Charkin Maritime & Offshore Safety.
The JV, Unique Charkin System, based out of Port Harcourt in Nigeria, currently offers a full range of support to the oil and gas market in Nigeria and will further extend services into Sub-Saharan Africa.
Unique Group’s divisions, namely, Survey Equipment, Diving & Life Support, Buoyancy & Ballast, On-Site Engineering and Specialised Boats will be active from the Port Harcourt office, the company informed.
The new operations will be managed by Mark Severn, who will head up Business Development.
Mark Severn said: “This new venture represents an excellent fit for both Unique Group and Charkin Maritime & Offshore Safety. It positions us well for further expansion in the African region and the permanent base in Nigeria will facilitate a better relationship and offering for our local clients.
“Unique Group holds a large range of products which will now be more accessible for customers in the area. It is an exciting time for both companies and we look forward to the future while supporting the oil & gas industry in the region.”
Charles K Wami, CEO of Charkin Maritime & Offshore Safety added: “Partnering with Unique Group extends our global presence and together we can continue to deliver products and services which are among the best in the world.
“Through the joint venture, we are also aiming to empower the local youth to enhance their maritime skills, thereby opening the path to improved maritime job prospects in Africa as well as further bolstering the region’s economy.”