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“We don’t just build structures. We innovate, research, refine, test… and then do it all over again. We simply thrive on challenge — we’ve always delivered on time, every time. Not surprisingly, more than 80% of business comes from existing customers.”

Neelesh-Uppal

The pioneer in the design and production of aluminium alloy structures

Aluminium Offshore is a pioneer in the design and production of aluminium alloy structures. The company and its subsidiaries have built up a reputation for impeccable design, flawless execution and solid customer service.

As one of the largest, specialist design-and build companies in the world, we offer a complete design, supply and assemble package to customers who are looking to upgrade traditional steel and concrete designs to a lighter and corrosion resistant metal.

The Aluminium Offshore story began – like all good stories – with an idea. That idea was to use aluminium instead of steel in the construction of offshore marine structures. At the time in 1987, such an idea might have been considered unconventional to say the least, but two decades and a lot of hard work later, it has proved to be rather visionary.

So, why aluminium? At the most basic level aluminium has a unique combination of characteristics; structurally robust while at the same time lightweight and low maintenance. These qualities are as true now as they were when we started 25 years ago, but have become ever more important in recent years as the demands of both offshore and onshore construction have evolved.

Offshore, as remaining oil reserves are discovered at ever greater depths and in increasingly inhospitable environments, the benefit of lightweight structures and reduced maintenance costs is being felt more than ever. Onshore, the dramatic growth in helipads for both the public and private sector has created new demands on flexibility, modularity and aesthetic integrity – demands which aluminium can deliver better than any other material.

Of course it takes more than just a great idea to create a world-leading company. As Thomas Edison said, “genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration” and the team at Aluminium Offshore continues to work as hard as ever to ensure complete satisfaction for our clients worldwide. At the heart of our philosophy is a deep commitment to both integrity and innovation. It’s in our blood and what makes us acknowledged leaders in our field. We have never just built structures. We innovate, research, refine, test and then do it all over again with a kind of divine discontent that drives us to deliver cutting edge solutions and constant cycle of iterative improvement.

We have never and will never copy designs or ideas from anyone else. Our location in Singapore makes logistical sense and allows us to export not only our products but our innovation and know-how around the globe. We thrive on challenge. In the beginning it was the challenge of bringing aluminium to a steel-locked industry. Since then it has seen us consistently redrawing the boundaries of what can be achieved using aluminium; from building Asia’s first aluminium helideck in 1988, developing the world’s first Enhanced Safety helideck in 1989-93, to successfully installation of the world’s largest helipad in Hong Kong in 2008 and to numerous other ‘firsts’.

The Aluminium Offshore story is based upon taking an innovative idea and, through hard work and complete honesty bringing it into reality. This has set the tone for our business over the subsequent 25 years. It is why we have never lost a customer or missed a project deadline and why even our competitors admire and respect us. From that very first idea, Aluminium Offshore has grown to become probably the largest helideck builder in the world with close to 400 helidecks installed worldwide. We like to see it as a vindication of our beliefs and a reflection of our continued hard work.

Neelesh Uppal
CEO, Aluminium Offshore

Our Clients

  • Atwood Oceanics
  • ADOC, UAE
  • AGIP
  • British Petroleum
  • Care Offshore
  • Carigali Triton
  • Diamond Offshore
  • Ensco Offshore
  • Esso
  • FELS
  • Global Marine
  • Gulf Drilling
  • Japan Drilling Company
  • Maersk Drilling
  • Nabors USA
  • National Drilling Co, UAE
  • Odfjell
  • Petrobras, Brazil
  • Petronas
  • Petrovietnam
  • Sante Fe
  • Sea Tankers
  • Songa Offshore
  • Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Shell Brunei
  • Shell Malaysia
  • Shell New Zealand
  • Shell Philippines
  • Shell U.K.
  • Tanker Pacific
  • Zadco, UAE
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