Following investment by Oaktree Capital Management in Iremis, Integrated Subsea Services (ISS) and their sister company Andrews Survey, the three names have merged to form one group focused on the fast-growing subsea inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) market.
The group will combine proven survey, inspection, repair and maintenance services with the Iremis fleet of multi-purpose diving support vessels, ROV and Air Diving support vessels and ISS’ fleet of 23 remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and teams of ROV operators, surveyors and divers.
The vessel fleet includes the new diving support vessels, Harkand Atlantis and Harkand Da Vinci.
Nicolas Mouté is the chief executive officer of the Harkand Group.
International operations are headed by Harkand Iremis Managing Director Patrick Chapalain and European Operations are headed by Harkand ISS Managing Director David Kerr.
The group’s name, Harkand, comes from mediaeval Arabic literature where it is the name of one of the seven seas.