05 July 2021 Business

Norwegian and Australian Offshore Innovators Join Forces for Emergency Pipeline Repair, Intervention, and Decommissioning

IK Group and ICON Engineering have unveiled a strategic alliance to strengthen Operators’ upstream and downstream intervention, repair, and decommissioning capabilities.

Representing a cumulative five decades of innovation and groundbreaking achievements, this partnership integrates IK Group’s emergency engineering prowess and diverse product range with ICON Engineering’s extensive track record in offshore execution.

Adrian Gamman, COO of IK Group, emphasized the alliance’s potential to deliver IK’s specialized products and services for Pipe and Pipelines, Subsea, and Topsides to the Australasian offshore market through ICON. “These are exhilarating times, and we eagerly anticipate nurturing this relationship in the years ahead,” he stated.

The origin of this alliance lies in the shared commitment to providing tailored solutions to offshore engineering challenges. “With ICON’s local presence and IK’s track record, we believe this agreement will suit the Australian market very well,” commented Mr Gamman, highlighting the benefits of ICON’s Perth-based headquarters for swift responses and deeper market understanding.

David Field, Managing Director of ICON Engineering, underscored the alignment between the companies’ innovative cultures and complementary product lines. “At our respective company cores are very capable Technical and Management Teams, experienced with execution in the field, and the proven ability to respond quickly,” he remarked.

The collaboration between IK Group, with over 30 years of expertise in fast-tracked emergency repairs to offshore subsea equipment and pipelines, and ICON Engineering, renowned for its rig, vessel, and platform modifications, promises an unparalleled synergy.

About ICON Engineering:

ICON Engineering is an Australian oil and gas services company that specializes in practical solutions for onshore and offshore field developments. Notable achievements include pioneering installation techniques for offshore platforms and innovative approaches to drilling operations.

About IK Group:

IK Group boasts a 30-plus-year legacy as a trailblazing supplier of specialist products and services for Pipelines, both Subsea and Topside. Their focus on maintaining customer cash flow while delivering maintenance and intervention solutions underscores their commitment to excellence.

This collaboration represents a convergence of expertise, innovation, and a shared vision for advancing offshore engineering solutions. As IK Group and ICON Engineering join forces, the industry can anticipate groundbreaking developments and enhanced emergency pipeline repair, intervention, and decommissioning capabilities.