OSM develops in North America
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Long time Maritime Industry Service Providers, OSM Maritime Group, have taken their experience and expertise to North America markets.  


With over two decades of experience operating within the Maritime Industry – OSM Maritime Group (OSM) took their international business to the “Energy Capital of the World”, Houston, Texas.  With over 5,000 energy related firms in Houston, OSMs potential for opportunity was vast - Houston’s office would serve to increase the company’s exposure and strengthen their global presence, relying on OSMs rich history and proven capabilities.   


OSMs Head of North American, Per Selmer-Olsen:

When I was offered the opportunity to manage our North American division, I found myself reflecting on my previous experience establishing OSM within the Africa Region.  We started in this location as an unknown, trusting on the solid backing of OSMs established Global Network and after just five years opened four new office locations; Angola, Congo, Ghana & Nigeria. I asked myself, how could I not take this opportunity and see if OSM could be just as successful here?”



Per’s plan to support and stimulate the area would involve a few key components; primarily of which, the operations and relations between OSM and existing client, McDermott International (McDermott). In early September of 2015, McDermott awarded OSM with a Global Master Service Agreement (MSA) for the complete Crew Management of their entire fleet.  


Progress in the area began by applying a committed focus to our client, McDermott.  Ensuring we had an understanding of their operations and expectations was definitely the most critical part of the primary stages of this project – learning from our previous experiences with establishing a market presence in a new area, we knew the importance of thinking and acting in a true GLOCAL manner.  First, we observe, next we asses and align, and then we perform within the parameters whilst staying true to the Vision of OSM; to be a long term partner for our customers.


Keeping the Vision at the forefront of our actions, OSM as a whole, have developed an adaptable approach ensuring alignment between intercompany operations and customers. Andrew Leys, Vice President, Human Resources at McDermott International Inc commented, “OSM have been an excellent partner to McDermott. With their global presence, they have established a strong understanding of our crewing needs around the world.  Providing proactive, cost effective crewing solutions.  They continue to work with us on a proactive basis and are always willing to take the initiative to offer solutions and services to McDermott to improve our offshore operations."


Due to the scale of the project, dedicated teamwork has remained a constant priority for OSM.  Capitalizing on collective competencies throughout the global team, OSM has utilized a Multi-National Crewing Strategy in order to optimize the projects OPEX, quality and cultural awareness. 


McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE: MDR) is a leading provider of integrated engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) services for upstream field developments worldwide. McDermott delivers fixed and floating production facilities, pipelines and subsea systems from concept to commissioning for complex offshore and subsea oil and gas projects to help oil companies safely produce and transport hydrocarbons. Our clients include national and major energy companies. Operating in more than 20 countries across the world, our locally focused and globally integrated resources include approximately 11,700 employees and contractors, a diversified fleet of specialty marine construction vessels, fabrication facilities and engineering offices. We are renowned for our extensive knowledge and experience, technological advancements, performance records, superior safety and commitment to deliver. McDermott has served the energy industry since 1923 and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. As used in this press release, McDermott includes McDermott International, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates. To learn more, visit www.mcdermott.com.