Partrac, the Scottish-based marine survey and coastal consultancy group, has launched its U.S. subsidiary – Partrac GeoMarine Inc.
Partrac GeoMarine is based in Houston, Texas, and offers the full range of services and products already offered by its parent company in Europe.
“Houston is the ideal US hub for Partrac GeoMarine,” said Partrac co-founder Sam Athey.
“We wanted a city with a highly skilled workforce that reflects the wide range of market sectors that Partrac operates in and is within easy reach of both the Gulf and East coasts of the United States. We see these as having the biggest growth potential for our services and products.”
Partrac GeoMarine delivers services and consultancy for infrastructure and environmental projects in challenging marine environments around the world.
“Partrac has a number of unique technologies that we want to bring to the US to help solve some of the problems and answer some of the questions. For example, our unique sediment tracing and benthic flume technologies have been used around the world to help with issues as diverse as scour around offshore monopiles, freespanning of pipes and cables, and tracking the fate of dredged sediments,” added Athey.
“We’ve worked on a wide range of port developments, contaminated sediment management and beach re nourishment projects both in the US and Europe – which puts us in a great position to assist the dredging and coastal markets in the U.S.,” concluded the Partrac co-founder.