Autumn 2020

Expansion and diversification for Brazilian colleagues

One year after its merger into the James Fisher groupthe Brazilian subsea engineering and diving company Servicos Maritimos Continental (SMC) is expanding with a diversified portfolio of international customers.  

Before the merger, an estimated 81% of SMbusiness sat with oil major Petrobras, but the team has now acquired new oil and gas customers including Perenco and Total.   

‘Our partial acquisition with the James Fisher group has had a great impact on our customers, allowing us to offer more reliability and the diversification of our services,’ 

says Sylvia Ritzmann Cabrera, financial director of SMC. 

‘We aim to offer solutions for our customers helping them to meet the challenges of maintaining and inspecting their assets, particularly in difficult to access locations.’ 

We also noticed a significant market change when Petrobas started to sell its mature fields – a move which is bringing new customers in our direction, 

Sylvia adds. 

‘A strategic plan developed within the JFS group is allowing us to tap into group resources and expertise – the merger could not have happened at a better time,’ 

says Afonso Ritzmannchief executive officer of SMC. 

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