Ardent, Subtech Team Up in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Ardent, the newly created company between Svitzer and Crowley, is launching a Joint Venture with Southern Africa’s diving and marine services company, Subtech.

The Joint Venture will build on collaboration between Ardent and Subtech through projects such as the wreck removal of the MV SMART in Richard’s Bay and the emergency response salvage of the Vestas Wind off the coast of Mauritius, the company said.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to be partnering with Ardent, a company with a global reputation for emergency response and wreck removal,” says Neil Scott Williams, Director of Salvage at Subtech and the General Manager of the Joint Venture, “Our companies complement each other in a whole host of ways, and I see a wealth of opportunities ahead.”

The Joint Venture, Ardent Subtech, will be based out of Subtech’s existing Cape Town facility with supporting offices in Namibia, Mozambique and Mauritius.

The key objectives of the Joint Venture are to increase responsiveness and operational capability throughout Sub-Saharan Africa and to provide clients with support and assurance in areas that are challenging to operate in.

The Joint Venture will also look to maximize the use of its personnel and equipment by supporting additional services throughout the region and elsewhere, the company added.

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