Axess signs JV agreement with Gainde Marine Offshore in Senegal

MOLDE, Norway, August 8, 2023 – Axess Senegal S.A.S.U. has signed a joint venture (JV) agreement with Gainde Marine Offshore, to establish Axess Gainde SN JV SAS (AGSAS).

As the leading global provider of integrity and engineering solutions to the energy industry, Axess expanded its operations to Senegal in 2022, to better serve existing clients and forge new partnerships. Forming a JV with a local Senegalese company will allow Axess Senegal to meet the needs of the expanding market.

Combining Axess’ decades-long experience in the energy industry, and Gainde Marine Offshore’s local knowledge and expertise, the new entity will be focused on servicing the offshore Oil and Gas market in the MSGBC region.

Neil Holtshausen, BD Manager – Senegal at Axess Group, said, “Local content development is of great importance to us as it further diversifies our talent pool and contributes to the economic growth of the countries we are present in. By forging strategic partnerships with local companies, we aim to improve onsite training, enhance skillsets, and drive innovation in the creation of new products and services. This collaborative approach empowers us to deliver tailored services that cater to our clients’ needs while simultaneously cultivating career pathways for local personnel.”

Established in 2022, Gainde Marine Offshore is an integrated marine services provider, providing services including vessel chartering and brokerage, customs clearances, personnel logistics, and storage, to international clients.

Jules Y. Diop, Co-Founder and President of Gainde Marine Offshore, said, “Senegalese oil and gas is a young sector but the attractiveness of the country for business is evident. We have a strong, stable political scene and have never experienced war. Gainde Marine offers a no-fret solution for fresh and established players in the country’s emerging mega-industry.”

Jules Y. Diop (left) with Neil Holtshausen (right)
(Photo: Jules Y. Diop (left) with Neil Holtshausen (right))

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