Thursday, December 5, 2013

Foss, ASRC Launch Joint Alaska Venture

Tug and barge operator Foss Maritime and offshore spill response company ASRC Energy Services Response Operations have formed a joint venture to together pursue marine services opportunities throughout Alaska.

The joint venture, called AES-Foss Marine, was revealed Dec. 3. It will provide marine services throughout the state, and is expected to be headquartered in Anchorage.

“For mariners, Alaska represents challenges beyond those found in the Lower 48, but it also presents great opportunities," Foss Maritime Global Services President Gary Faber said. “Foss is positioned to be part of these projects with our decades of experience in Alaskan waters and our significant investments in state-of-the-art vessels and equipment.”

ASRC Energy Services Response Operations, a subsidiary of oil and gas service company ASRC Energy Services, offers a variety of spill response services. It’s an indirect subsidiary of the Arctic Slope Regional Corp (ASRC).

ASRC has five distinct businesses in several sectors, including energy and oilfield services. The corporation holds title to about five million acres of land on the North Slope that have either known resources or are highly prospective for oil, gas, coal and base metal sulfides.

“We strive to partner with companies that believe in responsible development and will protect our resources through safety and environmental stewardship. And in that regard, Foss certainly is a maritime industry leader,” ASRC Energy Services President and CEO Jeff Kinneeveauk said in a statement.