By DOF Subsea

A HIGHLY-EXPERIENCED figure in the subsea sector has been appointed Managing Director of DOF Subsea UK.


Giovanni Corbetta, who was most recently Managing Director with Hallin Marine, will lead the company’s transformation from vessel operator to provider of integrated subsea solutions for the market from its headquarters in Aberdeen.


In total, Giovanni has more than 22 years of experience in the subsea sector and has also worked with major companies including Sonsub and Saipem.


His expertise encompasses areas such as International Project Management, Operations Management, Risk Management, ROV and Diving Operations and Subsea Engineering. He holds an MSc in Aeronautical Engineering from Milan.


Commenting on his appointment, Jan-Kristian Haukeland, Executive Vice President for the Atlantic Region, said, “We are delighted to welcome Giovanni to DOF Subsea UK.  We are at an exciting time in the company’s development.


“Over the next three years we plan to grow the UK business moving it forward from being purely a provider of high-quality technically innovative vessels and survey services for the subsea market into the subsea services arena where we will provide integrated subsea solutions.  For us, Giovanni is the right person to lead and implement this plan.”


Giovanni said: “I am delighted to be joining DOF Subsea UK at such a transformational time and looking forward to working with all the team to provide an exceptional turnkey service to our clients.’’


DOF Subsea is headquartered in Bergen and is a leading provider of subsea services to the Oil and Gas industry.  The company owns and operates one of the largest global fleets of high-specification of vessels, dive systems and ROVs utilised to provide specialist survey, subsea construction and inspection, repair and maintenance services worldwide.

With close to 1,400 employees worldwide, DOF Subsea is not only able to provide state-of-the-art assets but also a skilled and experienced team who provide clients with a world-class capability to deliver project managed and engineered subsea solutions.

The DOF Group currently operates a fleet of more than 75 assets including Platform Supply Vessels (PSV), Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels (AHTS), Construction Support Vessels (CSV) and ROV/Survey Vessels.

Its Atlantic regional operations, including the UK, have around 350 personnel, 14 vessels and 19 ROVs.