Boskalis Subsea Services has sealed a clutch of contracts worth in excess of GBP100m ($126m) for subsea jobs in the North Sea over the last six months.

Tasik Subsea vessel the Southern Star has started a new charter in Malaysia after Fugro returned its 22 months into a six year charter.

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has acquired a 62.5% majority stake in the Horizon Group (Horizon) from the United Arab Emirates, Boskalis said in a statement.

James Fisher and Sons is expanding its footprint in the Middle East offshore market acquiring service provider Murjan Al-Sharq Marine Contracting LLC (MSMC) in Saudi Arabia.

Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis) has signed a multi-year subsea services agreement in the Middle East worth a minimum of $40m over three years with an option to extend.

Dubai-headquartered Topaz Energy and Marine has inked a charter in renewable energy for its lastest subsea newbuilding.

Topaz Energy and Marine have signed a long term contract with Reach Subsea for the charter of the subsea vessel Topaz Tiamat.

Aker Solutions, a global provider of products, systems and services to the oil and gas industry, has signed a contract with Petrobras to provide a subsea production system and related services for the Mero 1 project within the Mero field development, one of the largest oil discoveries in Brazil's pre-salt area.

Norway-based oil-services investment company Akastor has announced it has completed the sale of 50% of AKFOS Offshore to form a joint venture with Mitsui and MOL, per the agreement signed in June this year.

Malaysian offshore services provider Alam Maritim Resources is planning to diversify into subsea services, including a complete work programme of underwater, structural and topside inspection, repair and maintenance, particularly in the international markets through a joint venture company.

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