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Briggs Marine acquires Canadian companies

Written by Nick Blenkey
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(L-R): Scott Christie, President, Foreshore; Dominic Gerelle, Vice President, Foreshore Technologies; Craig English, Operations Director of Subsea Services at Briggs Marine

SEPTEMBER 12, 2018 — Scottish headquartered Briggs Marine & Environmental Services reports that it has recently acquired a consortium of three marine companies in Canada. The companies — Foreshore Technologies, Balanced Environmental Services and Ocean Tech Constructors — are based in North Vancouver, British Columbia and have been operating for 25 years.

Foreshore Technologies Inc. is a leading underwater survey and inspection company that specializes in diving, environmental survey, structural survey and marine operations, utilizing innovative equipment and platforms for a broad range of clients.

Balanced Environmental Services Inc. is an expert in permitting, licensing, consultation, applications, planning and project delivery, providing a service for clients with a diverse, requirement where sensitivity and accuracy is needed.

Ocean Tech Constructors Inc. is a leading harbor support company that specializes in the design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of floats, gangways, pontoons and breakwaters.

Briggs has been looking to expand into the Canadian market for some time. While conducting a project in British Columbia, the management team became aware of the Foreshore Group of businesses and was impressed with their passion, innovation and quality in the marine sector, which is closely aligned to the company’s own philosophies.

Craig English, Operations Director of Subsea Services at Briggs said: “We are excited by the purchase of the Foreshore Group of companies as their understanding, knowledge, skill, passion and commitment to their clients are traits that align closely with our own. We look forward to working beside our Canadian colleagues in growing this well-established business and continuing Briggs’ maritime adventure into the next phase.”

Scott Christie, President at Foreshore Technologies Inc said: “Briggs Marine has a great ethos, outstanding people, an innovative and diversified service offering. We believe that this acquisition can establish a stronger platform for us to take on larger and more high-profile projects in Canada and the United States.”


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