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Unique Group ventures into new geographical markets through key partnership with Caspian InterIndustrial Company

Unique Group has recently announced a joint cooperation agreement with Kazakhstan-based Caspian InterIndustrial Company (CIC). The agreement will primarily cover the territory of Kazakhstan and will spearhead the establishment of a local office and workshop within the region to support the Oil and Gas sector, both onshore and offshore, as well as the Mining and Utility market sectors.


Caspian Interindustrial Company (CIC) is a recognised leader in the Republic of Kazakhstan for providing quality, cost-effective solutions to a number of challenges inherent in Kazakhstan`s oil industry. It offers a growing portfolio of services to oil and gas exploration companies.

The new agreement will focus on the promotion and deliverance of Unique Group’s on-site engineering services to the market including hot tapping and line plugging, specialised machining applications, leak sealing and controlled bolting services, as well as drawing upon the Group’s wider support services. In addition to its On-Site Engineering division’s services, Unique Group through the partnership, will promote services offered by its Survey Equipment, Marine & Subsea, Buoyancy & Ballast and Diving & Life Support divisions.

The overall aim of the agreement will be to work towards establishing a Joint Venture company within Kazakhstan. This will enable the transfer of knowledge and assets to establish a 100% Kazakhstan-led entity focused on delivering international products and quality services to the local market.

On account of this partnership, Unique Group’s newly appointed Director for its On-Site Engineering division, Steve Hague, commented, “ This is a very exciting and positive move by Unique Group to expand and develop a foothold into the Eastern European/Eurasian market. We recognise the importance and benefits of developing a local entity in a country, and so, the transfer of knowledge is paramount in building a focused and sustainable business that is cost effective, highly skilled, safety and compliance focused, whilst being highly flexible in responding to client requirements.”

“The varied portfolio of Unique Group covering a multitude of market areas and diversity of the Kazakhstan market will further enhance value to the local economy.”

Nurlan Chugayev, Head of Mechanical Services at CIC commented, “We’re pleased to have partnered with Unique Group, a prominent integrated subsea and offshore solution provider. As a company, we’re focused on developing the offshore oil industry, its related infrastructure as well as the provision of marine and land-based seismic services to the local market. Partnering with Unique Group was only imminent considering the broad range of services they offer and their eagerness to grow in this geographical region. We look forward to a fruitful association with Unique Group.”

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Unique Group’s on-site engineering division successfully completes under pressure leak sealing project for ADGAS

Unique Group’s On-Site Engineering division, through its Wellube brand, effectively performed the On-Line Steam Leak Sealing for Abu Dhabi Gas Liquefication Company (ADGAS). The service was performed on the 2.4 meters OD heat exchanger flange leak along the pipeline. It’s design parameters were 434 degrees Celsius at 60 bar.

ADGAS established in 1973, was the first LNG production company in the Middle East and North Africa region. It is known as a clean energy producer with a long history of reliability, expertise and a long-established tradition of environment awareness and concern. As of late, ADGAS is actively involved in the Offshore Associated Gas project and the Integrated Gas Development project, to be a stalwart in the national energy strategy of the UAE.


Above: Four-Piece Ring Clamp

The engineering team at Unique Group designed and manufactured a four-piece ring clamp with a total weight of 3.14 ton.  The flange gap measurements were taken after the clamp was mobilised to the site. The clamp lip was then machined to the exact size using the in-situ machining technology. Once the clamp was installed, 150 gallons of sealant was injected to fill the void creating an effective seal.

Above: Ring Clamp Machining

The entire operation was carried out in close coordination with ADGAS policies and procedures. The work was delivered with the highest level of competence, dedication and zeal to help ADGAS with the most viable solution and mitigate the high temperature leak.

Mr. Hassan Taher, Vice President – Plant Maintenance at ADGAS, congratulated the Unique Group team on successful completion of the project and for providing the best solution to reduce the high-pressure leak, “Completing the work on-line, Unique Group has made an extremely valuable contribution to the smooth running of the plant and avoided a costly shut down. We would like to thank Unique Group for mobilising the service at a short notice and accomplishing the task on time.”

Sahil Gandhi, Director at Unique Group’s On-Site Engineering division commented, “Our Wellube brand is widely recognised as a leader in the provision of on-site engineering services. As a world-renowned brand, we work to provide the most cost-effective solution to our customers. We have been fortunate to work with ADGAS to help resolve the leakage with utmost precision and efficiency.”

Unique Group provides comprehensive Under Pressure Leak Sealing services both efficiently and cost effectively, with our skilled engineering team repairing pipeline leakages and pressure vessel systems without any interruption to production. Unique Group’s On-Site Engineering division is committed in keeping up with the ever-competitive market and uses the latest non-destructive repair methods ensuring any unlikely damage to the service equipment is kept to an absolute minimum.

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Unique Group conducts a one-of-its-kind Underwater Technology User Seminar in the Middle East

Unique Group (UG), one of the world’s leading integrated turnkey subsea and offshore solution providers, in association with Kongsberg Maritime and Bayanat for Mapping & Surveying Services is conducting an unprecedented survey event in the Middle East. The event titled “Underwater Technology User Seminar 2015” is being held in Abu Dhabi, UAE from the 20th to the 22nd of April, 2015.

Bayanat provides end-to-end geospatial services for a range of businesses across diverse sectors including defence, municipality, oil and gas, transportation and utilities. Bayanat’s value offering includes surveying (aerial, hydrographic, field & geodesy), spatial data management, cartography and visualization (2D & 3D) and relevant advisory services. Read more…

Unique Maritime Group Names Rodney Mckechnie as South Africa Managing Director

Unique Maritime Group (UMG), one of the world’s leading integrated turnkey subsea and offshore solution providers announced today the appointment of Rodney Mckechnie as the Managing Director for Unique Hydra, its office based in South Africa.

Rodney is a seasoned executive with experience gained in international Fortune 100 companies across various industrial sectors including motor manufacturing, food and alcoholic beverages, electronics, white and brown goods and also the Public Sector. He has consistently built high performing teams utilizing effective communication, aggressive goal setting and implementation of operating mechanisms that yield significant improvement, consistency and predictability. These teams have consistently proven themselves to be world class amongst their peers, often benchmarked as best practice internationally. His winning methodology has been to have right people in the right roles so that they contribute in a positive way to the team and the customer experience while driving accountability, growth and profitability. Read more…

Unique System LLC (USA) Announces its Participation at Underwater Intervention 2015

A division of the Unique Maritime Group (UMG) which is one of the world’s leading integrated turnkey subsea and offshore solution providers, Unique System LLC (USA) is participating at the Underwater Intervention show (UI 2015) to be held from  February 10th to 12th, 2015 at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, USA. Unique System will be present at booth number 116.

Underwater Intervention is an industry conference and exhibition, jointly owned by the Association of Diving Contractors International and the ROV Committee of the Marine Technology Society. Over the past 22 years, the event has grown to encompass many industries in addition to Commercial Diving and Remotely Operated Vehicles. Underwater Intervention now includes Manned Submersibles, Instruments and Sensors, Sonar and Acoustics, Ocean Engineering, Marine Salvage and Shipwrecks, AUV and UUV Technology. Read more…

Historic WWII Landing Craft Salvaged With Seaflex

Unique Seaflex (Seaflex), a division of Unique Maritime Group, are delighted to report their key involvement in the re-floating of the only surviving landing craft from D-Day 1944. Working in conjunction with Salvesen UK, Seaflex deployed 230t of buoyancy from its office in The Isle of Wight to the operation in Birkenhead Docks Liverpool.

Ian McDonald, Dive Supervisor @ Salvesen UK observed, “Without the great help from Unique Seaflex this project would not have been possible, and whilst we recognise that there are other lift bag suppliers in the UK, our choice is made for us on this and other projects by the quality of Seaflex equipment and the professionalism and expertise displayed by their staff.” Read more…

Unique Hydra Gears Up to Launch its Diving Daughtercraft System at the IMCA Annual Seminar 2014

Unique Hydra (UH), a division of the Unique Maritime Group (UMG), one of the world’s leading integrated turnkey subsea and offshore solution providers, is exhibiting at the IMCA Annual Seminar to be held on 19th and 20th November 2014 at the Landmark Hotel in London, UK. Unique Hydra will be present at stand number 26. It is also a bronze sponsoring exhibitor for the event. Read more…

Unique Wellube Announces its Expansion, Investment and Strategic Plans @ ADIPEC 2014

Unique Wellube, a division of Unique Maritime Group (UMG) which is one of the world’s leading integrated turnkey subsea and offshore solutions provider, is pleased to share its expansion, investment and strategic plans @ ADIPEC 2014 which is being held at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC), from the 10th to the 13th of November 2014.

The ADIPEC exhibition is ranked amongst top 3 prominent shows for the oil & gas industry in the world. It is an unrivalled show which unites the oil & gas industry professionals under a common platform to showcase innovations in technology and highlight issues currently challenging the industry. It is a meeting point for industry leaders across the world to discuss the changing face of the industry. Read more…

Unique Wellube Contracted by ADMA-OPCO to Supply Seal Plugs for Significant Pipeline Isolation Project

A division of Unique Maritime Group (UMG) which is one of the world’s leading integrated turnkey subsea and offshore solution providers, Unique Wellube was recently contracted by Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA-OPCO) for the supply and engineering of mechanical seal plugs for a significant pipeline isolation project.

ADMA-OPCO is a major producer of oil and gas from the offshore areas of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The Company prides itself in being a pioneering petroleum organisation in the Middle East, having completed over 52 years of oil and gas production. Read more…

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