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Global controls technology company Proserv has announced that it has established an arrangement with Luanda-based service provider Prometim, whereby the Angolan business will act as its local representative in both Angola and the Republic of Congo 

Prometim specialises in maintenance, asset integrity and EPC activities in the energy sector and wider industry. Its reach extends from Angola, Congo and Mozambique in Africa through to the UAE in the Arabian Gulf and Portugal in western Europe.

The tie-up will see the two companies leverage Proserv’s worldwide footprint and expertise in control system integration to pinpoint opportunities in the region’s mature deep water subsea oil and gas activities. Angola has one of the largest numbers of subsea control modules (SCM) installed globally with around 600 SCMs currently deployed. Proserv and Prometim aim to harness the former’s reputation for optimising ageing, unsupported and obsolete controls infrastructure to extend the life, and enhance the operational performance, of these brownfield assets.

It is also anticipated that the two parties can target multiple topside controls openings and upgrades via floating production, storage and offloading units (FPSO) as well as conductor support platforms in shallower waters. It is expected that Proserv’s broad portfolio of offerings including its award-winning service operation as well as its measurement and sampling teams can look to further develop their footprint in West Africa as a result of this agreement.

Paula Dantas, Prometim’s managing director said, “It is our mission at Prometim to deliver high quality levels of service for our customers to make a real difference to their competitiveness and performance. Our stated goal is to add value to their operations. By cementing this arrangement with Proserv, we can take this aim to another level. Proserv offers innovative and impactful solutions, both subsea and topside, that have life extension and optimisation at their core. We are very happy to represent such a global market leader.”

Richard Moralee, senior director, business development, Europe, Africa and Far East, Proserv commented,“We are delighted to reach this agreement with Prometim, a long-standing and well-respected Angolan business, and we look forward to forging a close working relationship. It is part of our intrinsic Proserv values to actively engage, support and work with the local community and utilise its expertise wherever we seek to develop and extend our activities around the globe. Prometim shares our ethics and our outlook and its skill sets very much complement our own. This tie-up is a really good fit.”