Conbit, a subsidiary of transport engineering company ALE, has formed a partnership with Frames - a supplier of equipment used in oil, gas and energy projects.
Under the agreement, Frames will design, manufacture and supply separation systems used in brownfield oil and gas projects. Conbit will provide structural engineering, lifting and installation for these developments.
Bram van Oirschot, business unit manager - integrated projects, Conbit, said that offshore projects are complex and involve many different suppliers. Vertical collaboration in the supply chain can improve efficiencies and reduce costs.
"Conbit and ALE can benefit from this integrated approach and the network of Frames so we can be involved in offshore modification projects from an early stage. This collaboration means that we can serve our construction clients globally and extend our reach to potential, new clients," said van Oirschot.