Fast-growing subsea remotely operated vehicle (ROV), tooling and equipment specialist Aleron Group has agreed a partnership deal with Norway-based connector specialist Blue Logic.

Aleron, based just outside Aberdeen, in Scotland, will provide the UK North Sea subsea market with a service hub for Blue Logic’s industry-leading subsea technologies, which provide interfaces for subsea ROV operations to deliver fluid, power or as a mechanical services.

The move will mean more customers gain faster access and support for Blue Logic’s patented interface technologies, including its patented Valve Stab. Combining a Hot Stab and Ball Valve in one, the Valve Stab range simplifies subsea operations, reduces cost and time on task and increases safety Zero spill connection – all without limiting flow when fully opened.

Aleron and Blue Logic’s partnership agreement was announced ahead of this year’s annual Subsea Expo conference and exhibition in Aberdeen, which is expected to reflect a positive outlook for the subsea industry. It’s a sentiment Aleron agrees with as it continues to build its offering, following on recent management team growth and the acquisition of IMPAQ Ltd. just two months ago.

John Walker, Business Manager at Aleron Group, says, “We’re seeing increasing activity, reflected in Subsea UK’s recent subsea business activity review, as well as predictions of a rise in a rise in Xmas tree installations* and expectations that a focus on subsea tieback developments will continue. But, there’s still a focus on cost and efficiency and that’s where companies like Aleron and Blue Logic are making a real difference. We’re driven by challenging conventions and bringing new ideas to the table, like this partnership, and our customers see that and will benefit from it.”

Helge Sverre Eide, Business Development Manager at Blue Logic, says, “Like us, Aleron Group are innovative, but without adding complexity. Our ‘One Subsea World’ vision drives our technology which focuses on standardised interfaces and modular subsea systems, to give our customers the flexibility they need to also be innovative and make installation, operation, intervention and maintenance operations as easy as possible. As the subsea market starts to return to health, we don’t want to see a return to the cost inflation of the past. Partnership agreements like this and our unique technologies are how we can keep costs down while providing the best solutions.”

Aleron Group was established in 2009, as Aleron Subsea, and has since built on its founders’ decades of experience in remotely operated vehicle operations and tooling to challenge conventional thinking and offer responsive, efficient and fit for purpose solutions. The group now comprises of Aleron Subsea, ROVQUIP and IMPAQ Technologies.

From its headquarters in Stavanger, Norway, Blue Logic provides a full range of subsea connector technologies, across fluid, electric and mechanical interfaces, as well as project engineering. The company was founded in 2010 and is driving industry developments in subsea resident vehicles through the use of inductive power and communication connectors.