UMC expands dive operations in Labuan to increase service offering in Asia

UMC, V.Group’s underwater and afloat inspection, repair and maintenance business has expanded its operations in Labuan to offer inshore operational support in addition to the existing offshore services.

Investment in the new operational base in Labuan will allow UMC to not only respond faster to client requests but importantly offer a greater range of services.

The offshore division of UMC (formerly Core-IRM) has been based in Labuan for several years serving the afloat inspection and repair needs of the drilling market. The Labuan operational base has been equipped to undertake all standard underwater maintenance services.

Alan Hide, UMC country manager said: “This new location is located centrally to the large range of vessels and platforms in Labuan and Brunei Bay and in close proximity to the nearest anchorage. Our investment in this new operational base will allow us to respond to the needs of commercial shipping clients as well as rigs, floating storage units and offshore support vessels.”

UMC has operational hubs in Europe, the Middle East as well as South East Asia, with existing bases in Singapore and Malaysia. As a member of the OneOcean™ network its footprint is further extended to North America and North East Asia. In addition UMC has a worldwide network of more than 100 approved partners, which enables it to deliver its service in more than 300 locations globally.