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The Rise Of Namaka Subsea…

The Rise Of Namaka Subsea…


Who is Namaka Subsea?

Namaka Subsea is an Aberdeen based subsea consulting company that began trading in July 2014 and has since developed into a global subject matter expert. Sandy Harper, Director, has been at the forefront of the company from the beginning, and understands the importance of doing the job safely and to the Clients requirements.

Since the doors first opened the company has grown exponentially, with what first began as two men in a small office in Berry Street, Aberdeen soon saw them with offices located across three continents.  They have been awarded several contracts as subject matter expert for diving contractors as well as contracts to act as Technical Authority on behalf of some of the industry’s leading oil and gas operators.

What can Namaka Subsea offer?

As an established global subject matter expert specialising in Diving, ROV and Subsea Operations, they offer their clients innovative solutions to ensure requirements and expectations are met anywhere in the world.  All projects are carried out both safely and efficiently in accordance with best industry practices to ensure the contractor, and the subsequent oil and gas operator client, has sufficient confidence to carry out operations, ensuring compliance with current best industry practices as well as geographical legislation.

It is their aim to take the knowledge and experience gained by their personnel to provide both technical and operational support to their clients within the industry.  They provide clients with the required expertise to support their operations and projects with the onus on improving safety and efficiency, ensuring the client can secure a competitive advantage within the industry.

Working with their clients Namaka Subsea endeavours to ensure that processes and decisions result in the overall reduction of risk associated with projects, which includes managing and participating in project planning meetings and project HIRA’s, as well as the development of the project risk assessment and project plans.

For a full list of services that Namaka Subsea has to offer please visit their website www.namakasubsea.com

What’s in Store for 2020?

Over the years the team at Namaka Subsea have been collating their collective knowledge to develop a series of training courses on various topics to help support the subsea industry.  This year sees the launch of their new continued professional development service, starting with a series of awareness courses.  The first of which will be:  

• 3 Day Diving Operations Auditing & Assurance (Awareness Course)

• 1 Day Failure Modes Effects & Criticality Analysis (Awareness Course)

• 1 Day Diver Umbilical Excursion Supervisor Check Course

Later in the year will see a number of other courses being launched including topics such as ‘Diving System Automation Functional Safety (Awareness Course)’ and ‘Trainee Offshore Air Diving Supervisors Course’.  As well as these there are several other courses planned for development and release throughout the year and information will be announced on the Company website as and when available.

Lee Duncan, Business Development Manager, said “The growth of Namaka Subsea has exceeded our expectations within our first 5 years.  We have been presented with many different challenges, all unique to each individual location and project, however, working with such a passionate and close team has been an enjoyable experience.

Our Aberdeen office has been very successful over a short period of time, securing contracts which have allowed us to invest in operations in Asia and South America.  Our Asia office has been involved in a number of unique projects, including providing subsea operational support for an SBM subsea hose umbilical change out project and the development of an automated functional safety management system for diving support vessels.  Trinidad has seen its first contract award with an international oil and gas operator and first project completion by the end of 2019.

2020 is already shaping up to be another exceptional year with contracts and projects in the Middle East justifying an operational presence in the region.”

Published: 05-02-2020

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