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 - 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.

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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.

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Scott Beddows (BEng, MSc, DipNEBOSH, GradIOSH) - HSEQ manager

Scott has a broad background in Inshore / Marine Construction, Inspection, Repair and Maintenance. Working for both consultants and contractors Scott has built up a wealth of knowledge on construction operations within the marine environment. He has managed several framework contracts overseeing projects from initial feasibility through to commissioning. He has worked in various capacities including Project Manager, Engineer Diver, Project Engineer, Client Representative, Site Manager and Diver.

Scott utilises this practical hands-on knowledge to lead our SHEQ initiatives from the front. He has fulfilled the role of Principal Contractor / Safety Manager on numerous construction projects both with the UK and wider afield. He is our manager on all SHEQ matters.

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Matt Bryers (MIExPE)  - UXO/ EOD Project Manager

Matt has over a decade of specialisation within UXO/EOD operations, both in the maritime and land environments; delivering diving/ UXO projects in the UK and on the international stage (Baltic, Mediterranean and Arabian Gulf). His experience and management of said projects incorporate the need for different approaches dependent upon environmental, geopolitical or legislative constraints. Various capacities within projects have included EOD diver, EOD Supervisor and Project Manager.

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Phoebe Bailey – Hydrographic Surveyor

Phoebe has 10 years of offshore and nearshore; bathymetric and geophysical survey, including UXO and Boulder clearance experience for the renewables sector. This has been gained by working in various roles including online surveyor, party chief, survey engineer and deliverables manager. In addition to working in onshore capacities providing support to project management, personnel coordination, equipment maintenance and logistics.

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