29 June 2012 - ASCO ACQUIRES LEADING SAFETY TRAINING AND
LIFTING SPECIALIST, NSL
ASCO, the world's leading oil and gas logistics company,
announced today that it has acquired North Sea Lifting
Limited (NSL) - an international safety training and
Headquartered in Aberdeen, UK, NSL also has bases in Texas
and Louisiana in the USA. It has around 50 personnel
Derek Smith, ASCO Chief Operating Officer, commented,
"NSL is a highly regarded business in the oil and gas safety
training market and I am delighted that we can welcome its
team to ASCO. This acquisition supports our growth strategy
allowing us to seize the exciting opportunities that lie
ahead for ASCO, notably by providing a wider scope of oil and
gas services in addition to our logistics, waste management
and freight services. It offers exciting opportunities for
"Our priority is now to quickly and smoothly integrate the
teams from NSL so that our combined teams can focus on
delivering even more value to our international client base."
All of NSL's staff will remain with the business.
The value of this acquisition has not been disclosed.
For further information contact:
ASCO Corporate Communications
Lyndsey Ogilvie, Group Corporate Communications
Tel +44 (0)1224 564779
Notes to editors:
ASCO is a leading international Oil & Gas logistics
ASCO operates globally out of bases in Australia, Canada,
the Caspian, Holland, India, Norway, Oman, Singapore,
Trinidad, the UK and the USA.
ASCO operates in more parts of the world than any other
specialist Oil & Gas logistics company.
ASCO employs in excess of 1600 people worldwide
NSL was founded in 1989 by owners Richard Dingwall and Tom
NSL is one of the industry's leading safety training
companies and supplier of specialist personnel.
NSL operates globally out of bases in the UK and the USA
and through a partner, has operations in Baku, Azerbaijan.
NSL has around 50 people worldwide.