UAE divisions of Scottish firms join forces

25 APRIL 2018

UAE branches of Scottish energy equipment manufacturers and service providers’ Motive Offshore and Flowline Specialists have agreed to join forces to collaborate on projects in the Middle East.

The two companies signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) during last week’s Connect Oil, Gas & Beyond event in Abu Dhabi,

The move will see the firms jointly bid on projects in the region, providing a more cost-effective and streamlined procurement process for clients through a single point of contact, the companies said in a joint statement.

Both companies offer a range of complementary modular back deck equipment operated by their own personnel – including spoolers, tensioners, reel drive systems, winches and shears. By working in partnership the firms aim to strengthen their service offering and broaden their project capabilities.

Motive fzc sign mou with graeme chalmers of flowline specialists

Establishing an MOU between the Middle East divisions of our two companies was a natural step, having already worked together on a number of projects. We are currently jointly bidding on various cable lay projects across the region and with different governments intending to grow their renewable energy sectors, many more future opportunities exist. The MOU is designed to strengthen the service Flowline Specialists FZE and Motive FZC offer to clients, while at the same time simplifying the procurement process.

- Graeme Chalmers, Operations Manager @ Flowline Specialists FZE Group

Over the last two years, the businesses have benefitted from working together across the GCC region and the MOU strengthens our position further. With both companies naturally servicing a similar client base, we can now offer turnkey solutions and support from our local bases under a single contract.

- Eddie Moore, Manager @ Motive FZC