Nicola Offshore, a new company specializing in turnkey services for the most challenging marine survey campaigns and on-demand missions in and around Europe started operations from its headquarters in Hamburg this month.
Working from an agile logistics and technology platform, Nicola Offshore was established to service the more complex and specialist aspects of marine surveying, including underwater object detection, unexploded ordinance (UXO), and subsea cable investigations, as well as pre- and post-dredging reports.
The company is a joint venture between Nicola Engineering, a German marine survey provider with over 40 years of experience, and ProMarine, a well-known and highly regarded Dutch workboat manufacturer.
Fulfilling its laser-sharp focus of providing fast-turnaround surveys for offshore oil & gas and renewable energy clients, Nicola Offshore has developed an advanced marine data acquisition platform based on ProMarine fast workboats fitted with the unique integrated Hydrographic Survey System (iHSS) from marine data acquisition specialist, Subsea Europe Services.
Tackling Tough Survey Projects
Andres Nicola, CEO of Nicola Engineering said: “We have noticed a significant upturn in requests for unplanned multibeam echo sounder-based surveys, especially around offshore wind farms, and are confident that establishing a team to specialize in producing high-quality data in these challenging conditions is the most effective way to meet the specialized needs.”
Daniel Esser, managing director of Nicola Offshore added: “We are building capabilities to tackle the toughest survey projects that demand speed and agility to collect high-quality data while meeting strict deadlines, often under extreme conditions. The team we have put together has the drive, expertise and experience to respond to the most daunting challenges in marine survey.”
Dick Duin, CEO of ProMarine, concluded: “The combination of fast vessels and cutting-edge survey technology positions Nicola Offshore as a unique resource for offshore clients that need gap-filler surveys actioned quickly and effectively. We’re looking forward to saying yes to the jobs that many would decline and are confident that our team, equipment and methods will deliver the results our clients demand.”
For more information on Nicola Offshore, see here.