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As part of the UK Government’s strategy to double British exports by 2020, Subsea UK is looking to strengthen global trade partnerships, export subsea expertise and increase the reputation of the sector. Subsea UK recently worked in collaboration with Petrobras to identify gaps in subsea knowledge in the region, including solutions for integrity management, decommissioning and pumping systems. Neil Gordon, chief executive of Subsea UK said: “Our recent work with Petrobras demonstrated an opportunity for UK companies to share their expertise and technologies in Brazil.

As a DIT Trade Challenge Partner, Subsea UK continues to build a strong relationship with Brazil, focusing on international business, exports and events. Previous missions have been very successful for the companies involved and has introduced promising opportunities available in Brazil.

“Freudenberg had a piece of technology that we thought would be well suited to operations down in Rio and therefore it gave us a great opportunity to show operators in the region Freudenberg’s capabilities as a service provider.

This trade mission is beneficial for small, independent service companies like Freudenberg. It provided a very costeffective way of looking at a country and to assess whether you should be doing business internationally.

Jim Hewson of Freudenberg Oil and Gas Technologies, attended last year’s trade mission. He explains that it proved to be invaluable for the company, he said: “The Brazil trade mission allowed us to gain a valuable insight into the workings of a complex country via a variety of mechanisms.

The UK and Brazil: Partners in Energy mission will take place from 3 - 5 June in Rio de Janeiro.

Subsea UK News | June 2019


Profile for Subsea UK

Subsea UK News - June 2019 Issue