New acquisition boosts Axess Group’s footprint in Africa
Axess Group has expanded its service offerings in Southern Africa through the acquisition of its long-running offshore services partner Skysite Offshore based in Cape Town. After five years of strong collaboration, the Group has decided to buy the majority shares of Skysite Offshore.
Skysite Offshore is a South African-based offshore asset integrity management provider, specializing in diverse offshore inspection and maintenance services for the upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas sector. The company has ten years’ experience in the offshore service sector, and individual branch certifications for major class societies.
Situated in Cape Town, Axess Offshore Africa Ltd., is now the operational African headquarters that will service the entire region, headed by Managing Director, Mr. Maarten Turkstra.
Axess Group has regarded Skysite Offshore as a strong international partner with a solid footprint in Africa. By acquiring one of the forerunners in the region, Axess Group would be able to strengthen its full spectrum of services and position itself as a leader in asset integrity management within the industry.
Maarten Turkstra, Managing Director of Axess Offshore Africa, said: “We’re excited to bring the full offerings of the Axess Group into Africa and expand on our services to include Engineering, Risked Based Inspection (RBI), crane inspection and maintenance through *Alpa AS, and leverage our global footprint, providing a quality end service to our Clients.”