James Fisher Subsea Excavation (JFSE) has formed a joint venture (JV) with Chinese offshore project, vessel and marine equipment provider Ocean Team Asia-Pacific (OTAP).

The James Fisher Ocean Team JV will work to provide improved service to its clients in China.

It will also maintain necessary equipment permanently in the country to ensure efficient mobilisation.

Local operational and project management personnel will be deployed to deliver JFSE’s mass/controlled flow excavation (M/CFE) services along with its global experts.

JFSE Asia-Pacific regional director Richard Beattie said: “Establishing this new venture shows our level of commitment to clients in China and significantly enhances the services we can provide.

“Increasing our presence here is part of our strategic development plan for the continued growth of our business.”

“We are confident our M/CFE tools and expertise will play a vital role in increasing the time and cost-efficiencies on a wide range of projects emerging in the oil and gas and renewables sectors.

“China is an important and growing marketplace. Increasing our presence here is part of our strategic development plan for the continued growth of our business.”

JFSE has been present in the region for eight years and has been associated with the completion of multiple projects for its Chinese clients.

The company has also been associated with OTAP for more than four years and the companies have collaborated on multiple projects.

OTAP CEO Roger Wang said: “Establishing a local company, contacts and equipment base in China is vitally important to truly realise the potential of our growing marketplace.”