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Nicola offshore and Cyprus Subsea sign partnership agreement


Offshore hydrographic survey specialist joins forces with subsea glider and ocean monitoring expert team

Hamburg, Germany – Hydrographic marine survey company Nicola Offshore GmbH and Cyprus Subsea Consulting and Services C.S.C.S. Ltd (C.S.C.S.) have signed a commercial partnership agreement with the goal of sharing knowledge and resources to unlock new efficiencies for acquiring marine data using multibeam echosounders, subsea gliders and ocean monitoring instruments.

Opened in March 2021 as a sister company to Nicola Engineering, a survey company operating since the seventies, Nicola Offshore will bring technical expertise on the more specialist aspects of marine data acquisition such as object and unexploded ordinance (UXO) search to the partnership. Established in 2012, Cyprus Subsea Consulting and Services C.S.C.S. Ltd will contribute its expertise in subsea glider surveys and oceanographic sensors for marine monitoring, as well as its experience in automating aspects of marine environmental surveying.

“The partnership helps to extend the reach of both companies, opening more opportunities to support clients in Northern and Southern Europe,” said Daniel Esser, Managing Director, Nicola Offshore. “While the commercial potential is exciting, we’re also keen to extend our service platform with glider capabilities and expertise, and be part of developing new methodologies and processes together with C.S.C.S. that will enable us to expedite and secure the precision of the data we acquire on behalf of clients.”

“Nicola Offshore has demonstrated a unique focus on delivering high quality marine data for demanding ad-hoc campaigns, which we feel strongly complements our existing services and technology portfolio,” said Cyprus Subsea Managing Director, Dr. Daniel Hayes. “We’re looking forward to developing the capabilities, technology and network of C.S.C.S. and Nicola Offshore, while at the same time providing new and extended capabilities to our established client base.”


Media contact:

Daniel Esser

Managing Director, Nicola Offshore

+ 49-4101-80542-11

Saul Trewern

Account Director, Oceanspace Communications

+44 (0)7312 105 130

About Cyprus Subsea

Cyprus Subsea Consulting and Services C.S.C.S. Ltd (CSCS) was founded in December of 2012 in Nicosia, Cyprus. CSCS blends academic and technical expertise with seagoing and survey experience to carry out scientific research, commercial and governmental projects in the Mediterranean, Europe and North America. The company’s collective experience with international scientific research, engineering marine projects and seagoing experience makes CSCS a unique company in the region and worldwide. CSCS specializes in marine robotics and autonomous systems. Since its beginning, CSCS has been serving the public and private sector with equipment maintenance, rentals and official resales, as well as data collection, analysis and reporting services.

About Nicola Offshore

Nicola Offshore GmbH specialises in turnkey services for the most challenging marine survey campaigns and on-demand missions in and around Europe. Working from an agile logistics and technology platform, the company takes on the most complex and specialist aspects of marine surveying, including underwater object detection, unexploded ordinance (UXO), and subsea cable investigations, as well as pre- and post-dredging reports. Nicola Offshore is a joint venture between Nicola Engineering GmbH, a German marine survey provider with over 40 years’ experience and ProMarine BV, a well-known and highly regarded Dutch workboat manufacturer.

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