UK international heavy lift and transport company ALE has purchased Dutch offshore engineering and lifting contractor Conbit.
Conbit was established as a local engineering company in 1993, and is based in the Eindhoven University of Technology compound, providing a full service engineering, procurement, construction, installation and maintenance service for load handling and lifting projects worldwide. Covering the oil & gas and wind power industries both on and offshore along with plant decommissioning, petrochemicals and telecoms.
ALE global managing director Mark Harries said: “This is an increasingly competitive market to enter. By acquiring one of the forerunners in offshore, we are able to strengthen our overall service and position as heavylift leaders within this sector. We can now bridge our skills together and fill any gaps in our expertise to benefit our clients and the overall industry.”
Conbit managing director Paul Staal added: “We have continued to develop our reputation in the industry and, by working together with ALE, we can now grow the business in a way that we never imagined with access to their extensive global resources, equipment and technologies. I’m excited for Conbit to be working alongside a company that shares our values and vision of safety and quality, and look forward to the opportunities it brings.”