About Hughes Subsea Services

Hughes Subsea Services has earned an international reputation for providing an innovative and high-quality service; our clients appreciate our collaborative, flexible and responsive approach.

Hughes Subsea Services Limited was founded in 2019 and is a privately owned Limited Company, managed by a highly-skilled Subsea team with over 100 years of combined experience in Underwater & Offshore IRM/ Construction Projects. We benefit from a solid reputation within the industry for delivering added value in the form of safe, reliable and cost-effective solutions.

Utilising innovative subsea techniques with modern robotic and remote tooling, our core service offering has evolved to include:

What makes us different

What makes us different

Our key 'differentiator' and one of our greatest strengths is the extensive technical excellence and professional attitude of our teams.

We employ only highly experienced engineers, with wide-ranging competencies in Subsea Engineering, Civil Engineering and Offshore Construction, both above and below the waterline. Our onshore and offshore teams work collectively to ensure your project is performed safely, on time and on budget.

We work hard to cultivate an extremely flexible 'can do' attitude; striving to adapt and overcome every challenge we face in a creative and efficient manner. Above all, we work in close partnership with our clients, and their requirements remain our priority at all times. Our constant focus is to assist in any way we can, working collaboratively to ensure that every project is carried out successfully – right from the start.

Boulder Relocation and Debris removal

UXO Identification and disposal

Commercial Diving Services

ROV Technologies

Our team is motivated to be the best in our industry and will continue to strive for excellence.

Hughes Subsea has an experienced team of professionals working in-house and on-site. In addition to an experienced core team of full-time employees, specialist personnel are contracted frequently to ensure the highest quality service delivery.

As a result of our employees working at the forefront of IRM and construction projects for the Oil & Gas, Renewables, Telecommunications and Civil Engineering sectors, we maintain a highly qualified and experienced workforce in a multitude of trades. In addition, we have specialist trades & qualifications such as ROV Pilots, Divers Welders, Riggers, Medics, NDT PCN & CSWIP level 1, 2 & 3, Mechanical & Electrical Engineers and Fitters, Jointers and Cable Engineers.

Our team is motivated to be the best in our industry

Our managers have over 100 years of combined experience in all aspects of the subsea business.

They take their work seriously and deliver the results we set out to achieve, within agreed timescales. Our key business personnel are listed below:

Ian Hughes
Ian Hughes - Managing Director

Ian has over 30 years offshore air and saturation diving experience. This knowledge has been gained working throughout the UK, North Sea, Baltic, Caspian, Europe, the Middle East, Far East, Africa and India working for large integrated subsea companies as both a diver and supervisor in the field of Construction, Salvage and Inspection. Ian is responsible for Company Governance, Contract Management and Tendering/Commercial issues. Ian previously worked on the Inspection Campaign in 2016, as subsea project director.

Bob Kingdom
Bob Kingdom - Operations Manager

Bob has an extensive background in Offshore / Inshore / Marine Construction, Inspection, Repair and Maintenance. Working for Contractors and Major Operators worldwide on Subsea, Diving, WROV, Remote Intervention, Installation Projects and Manufacturing including Trials, testing and commissioning during various stages from initial pre-planning to completion.

In various capacities including Principle Subsea Engineer, Engineer Diver, Diving Operations Manager, Project Manager, Client / Site Representative, Project support.

Julie Griffiths
Julie Griffiths - General Business Manager

Julie has over 20+ years experience working within operations and has exceptional Project Management experience, qualifying with a Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma and a Prince 2 Qualification.

Her knowledge ranges from Health & Safety management and project recruitment in an offshore and onshore capacity. Julie also holds a Post Graduate degree in Management and shows great leadership within the team.

Neil Dowling
Neil Dowling - Health & Safety Manager

Neil commenced his career with the Royal Navy working with new-build aircraft carriers and submarines completing extensive refurbishment works, where he built strong HSE foundations.
Neil then moved onto the offshore industry and now boasts an extensive background in offshore Health & Safety Co-ordination, Industrial painting, Mechanical fitting and Health & Safety management consultation.

Neil has spent the last 8 years on Floating production storage and offloading Vessels (FPSO), around the globe working as a Manager within the Oil & Gas industry and as such, his experience, skills and abilities make him an asset to the company.

Neil holds numerous qualifications including:
•    Nebosh NGC 1, 2 and 3
•    OPITO AGT (Advanced Gas Tester)
•    Occupational First Aid
•    C&G 7307 Adult Education Teacher

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