Guyanese conglomerate – the Beharry Group – is the majority shareholder in a joint-venture partnership incorporated in Guyana to support the offshore industry with world-class subsea support services.
The Beharry Group and Subsea Specialist Trinidad came together to form – Caribbean Subsea Specialist.
The company was incorporated in Guyana since 2017 but held an official launch on Thursday night at the Pegasus Hotel Kingston.
Some 13 Guyanese have already been trained for remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) used to support the development of oil and gas resources in deep water while other locals have been selected to undergo internationally accredited diving training in the near future.
Operations Coordinator Dylan Galt told the media at the event on Thursday that the company has already invested roughly US$75, 000; most of it spent on training and importing equipment although the company is yet to set up its own office facility here.
Galt said adherence to Guyana’s local content laws was important for the company.
“We want to get Guyanese ready to work and build local skilled labour.
“We have been fighting in Trinidad with no legislation, they have a document but no law, and Guyana has this legislation and it is working today and we want to get the locals trained to go offshore,” he added.
He said the relationship with the Beharry Group has been symbiotic.
“It came about based on past relationship… we realised it’s a good fit after we saw the value the team from Trinidad can bring and already it’s been a good symbiotic relation thus far,” Galt added.
Along with offering diving and ROV services, the company has partners who bring a range of other services including logistics and procurement services.
The partners include Offshore Innovators Guyana and Coast Foundation Ocean Exploration.