Unique Group, one of the world’s most prominent integrated subsea and offshore solution providers, has announced that it has entered into a cooperation agreement with Norway-based Scana Skarpenord. As part of the agreement, the two world-leading engineering and equipment manufacturing companies will collaborate to provide new product sales and services support to customers in the Middle East.
Established in 1970, Scana Skarpenord is one of the world’s leading suppliers of valve remote control systems for the shipping and offshore industries. The company delivers hydraulic and pneumatic actuators and complete VRC systems to customers all over the world. Scana Skarpenord is a daughter company of Incus Investor ASA, a Nordic industrial group with activities within steel, oil and gas, and marine.
The valve control systems are used in a variety of applications ranging from fixed platforms and FPSO’s through to gas tankers and heavy lifters.
“This agreement is significant for our Marine & Subsea division”, highlighted Venkatesh Rao, Regional Vice President at Unique Group Middle East. “We’re always looking for opportunities to diversify our product portfolio with the inclusion of world-leading products from established manufacturers. We’re confident that the new partnership will help bolster our presence within the shipbuilding industry by offering customers with reliable and quality-compliant hydraulic and pneumatic actuators and VRC systems. We look forward to building a strong relationship with Scana Skarpenord over the years ahead.”
Tony André Havelsrud, Managing Director at Scana Skarpenord further added, “We’re pleased to have partnered with Unique Group who’re global industry leaders with 25 years of knowledge and expertise within the marine markets. As we plan to extend our capabilities in the Middle East strategically, it was imminent for us to initiate a business relationship with Unique. Our engineers are highly qualified to implement leading innovations in this particular field and we’re looking forward to train Unique’s engineers to the same level of performance to provide the best possible service support for our products in the region.”
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