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Marlow, UK – May 1st, 2014


Offshore structures expert Naval Sondhi recently joined FoundOcean to lead its SMR design services division.


Jim Bell, FoundOcean Managing Director said, “Naval’s 30 years’ detailed knowledge of the design and analysis of strengthening, modification and repair systems for jackets marries perfectly with our current range of offshore construction services.”


With nearly 4,000 active oil and gas structures in the Gulf of Mexico alone, we can only expect to see increasing numbers of assets in our waters aging, and requiring life extension solutions to keep them safely operating past their intended design life.


“We are already bidding for SMR design work for operators with assets in India and the Gulf of Mexico,” said Sondhi. “FoundOcean’s excellent reputation as an innovative and safe offshore service provider gives us real credibility when talking with major international players.”


FoundOcean now offers both a full turnkey solution that includes structural analysis and repair design through to the offshore installation of the solution, or alternatively a pick-and-mix of analysis, design and installation services depending on specific project requirements.

About FoundOcean

FoundOcean has nearly 50 years’ experience of subsea and offshore foundation grouting for the global energy construction industries. FoundOcean also provides life extension solutions for offshore structures which includes structural inspection, repair and maintenance services, marine growth control products, freespan correction grout bags, and pipeline/cable support and protection services. This is why, to offshore installation contractors, FoundOcean is the subcontractor of choice for minimising the risks associated with completing projects safely and on time.


FoundOcean was founded in 1966 and is a privately held UK-headquartered company. Its specialist grouting equipment is located for rapid deployment in Europe, the Gulf of Mexico, South East Asia, India and the Middle East. FoundOcean is certified to ISO 9001:2008 by DNV, and is also FPAL registered.


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