Offshore handling systems company, Caley Ocean Systems and Brazilian company LIG Global Services have announced the formation of a new company to supply locally produced marine equipment  to the Brazilian power, telecommunications, and oil and gas industries.

Called OSS Sistemas Offshore Ltda (OSS), it will supply a wide range handling systems for cable laying, and subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines (SURF) projects. The company’s first project will be to build a $1m expandable 1,000Te carousel system that will be delivered in 4Q13.

Caley Ocean Systems, founded 1968, has a strong international reputation for supplying high quality, handing systems for the offshore, oceanographic marine science and naval emergency vessels. Based in Glasgow, it is a leading international supplier of bespoke, modular carousels, winches and associated equipment for handling rigid and flexible pipe products including cables, umbilicals, dynamic risers and hoses.

LIG Global Services is a supplier of infrastructure installation services for the Brazilian energy and telecommunications sectors.  Headquartered in Santo André, Sao Paulo, the company is a leading installer of transmission cables both underground and subsea.

OSS will bring the combined strengths of both companies in handling systems and deployment to the growing market for offshore cable installation, as well as the rapidly expanding oil and gas sector. The company will undertake the design and construction of project-specific equipment in Brazil.  Caley will assist in engineering the handling systems.


The OSS Sistemas Offshore Ltda (OSS) sales office will be located in Santo André.

For more information on OSS Sistemas Offshore Ltda, contact Carlos Granata, sales director, OSS, on tel: +55 11 4458 1788, email:, or visit


For more information on Caley Ocean Systems' offshore handling systems, call sales director, Gregor McPherson, on +44 (0)1355 246626, email: or visit