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Leading International Operator Awards Archer Knight 3 Year Diving Technical Authority Contract

Leading International Operator Awards Archer Knight 3 Year Diving Technical Authority Contract

Archer Knight has hailed a diving technical authority contract award with leading a international independent oil & gas operator as a landmark moment in their continued growth.


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Derek Beddows - Director of Diving Safety & Services

Archer Knight Consultancy Limited (AKCL) have been awarded a 3-year, plus 2 x 1 year options, diving technical authority contract with Neptune Energy. The award will see the Aberdeen firm providing Neptune Energy with specialist support for all diving operations in the UK.

Under the deal, to be headed up by Derek Beddows, Director of Diving Safety & Services, Archer Knight will provide technical assurance services ranging from diving representation, ensuring compliance, authoring and managing the Dive Safety Management system, reviewing dive plans and carrying out audits. The award consolidates Archer Knight’s increasing reputation as a leading provider of diving technical authority services and further supports the company’s decision to build their service offering around an uncompromising approach to diving safety and assurance.

“Neptune Energy are a progressive and exciting company who place a strong focus on operating safely.” said Beddows, who throughout his illustrious career has been the Diving Technical Authority for such companies as BP, Reliance/Allseas, Technip UKBU and Husky Energy.

“They are exactly the kind of company we want to work with and this award is testimony to the whole team at Archer Knight and their commitment to following best practice and building our competencies through an uncompromising approach to safety. I’m personally delighted to be directing the project and very much look forward to working with Neptune Energy over the next three years and beyond.”

Neptune Energy’s Director of Projects and Engineering, Alan Muirhead, said: “With some major diving activities planned in 2022, we look forward to working with Archer Knight as they support our subsea and projects teams.

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