- News - June 14, 2004
New Appointments for Subsea 7’s Integrated
Remote Technology Division
Subsea 7 today announced the following new appointments as a result
of the increasing demand for the services offered by its Integrated
Remote Technology (IRT) division.
Michael Dravitzki has been appointed as General Manager (Middle
East) for their IRT division which offers ROV, Survey, Positioning
and Remote Tooling services to both internal and external customers.
Mike, an experienced marine geologist, has worked for over 15 years
in the offshore survey and construction industry and joins Subsea
7 from Thales GeoSolutions where he was most recently General Manager
for their Middle East business based in United Arab Emirates, and
previously Vice President and General Manager for their Houston
Mike will primarily be responsible for developing Subsea 7’s
IRT business in the region which will cover Egypt, Arabian Gulf,
India and the Caspian. However, he will also seek project/vessel
opportunities for Subsea 7 on an ongoing basis.
Additionally, Steve Browne has now taken up a position in the IRT
Groups VERIPOS Business as Regional Manager (Americas).
Steve, who joins Subsea 7 from Fugro and formerly Thales Geosolutions
where he spent more than 20 years developing and latterly managing
their positioning business throughout the Americas, will have complete
responsibility for the development and operation of the VERIPOS
business throughout North and South America and Canada.
Ian Cobban, Vice President, Integrated Remote Technologies commented:
“The expansion of our business is a result of increasing demand
for the services offered by Subsea 7’s IRT division, as a
number of significant projects come to fruition in the next few
years. As developments move into ever deeper water especially in
the Gulf of Mexico, Egypt, Brazil and India the requirement for
the use of ROVs, Survey, Precise Positioning and Remote Tooling
systems will continue to increase”.
For more information, contact:
Pat Stephen on +44 1224 344508 or +44 7712 427608
Lyndsay Cruickshank on +44 1224 344606
Notes to editors
Subsea 7 is one of the world’s leading subsea engineering
contractors. The company has offshore operations supported out of
the UK, Norway, Singapore, Brazil, United States, West Africa and
the Caspian and employs 3500 world-wide. Subsea 7 has a fleet of
remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), four pipeline construction yards
and 15 modern, high specification dynamically positioned ships capable
of deepwater reeled and flexible pipelay, deepwater subsea construction
and saturation diving. Website: www.subsea7.com
VERIPOS is a differential global positioning system (DGPS) which
has become the most extensively used positioning and navigation
tool in the world.