Lloyd's Register acquires WEST Engineering Services
Acquisition of WEST, subsea systems specialists, builds support for exploration and production activities
Lloyd’s Register has acquired Houston-based WEST Engineering Services in a move that secures the Group's position as the premier independent risk-management organisation supporting the global offshore drilling industry.
WEST Engineering Services, predominantly experts in subsea systems, will join the Lloyd's Register Group effective May 1 and will combine with the ModuSpec Group and other members to offer the world's most comprehensive suite of technical services to owners and operators of offshore drilling rigs.
John Wishart, Energy Director, said: “We are now, without question, the industry’s leading independent provider of technical support for safe and environmentally responsible drilling operations as the world continues its search for new energy resources.”
Together, the ModuSpec Group, which became a member of Lloyd's Register in 2008, and WEST will employ more than 550 people, 230 of whom will be based in Houston. The remainder will work from strategic locations around the world.
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