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About Us

We are Hughes Sub Surface Engineering

Hughes Sub Surface Engineering Limited (Hughes SSE) was founded in 2005 and is a privately owned Limited Company, managed by Ian Hughes (a highly skilled Subsea Engineer) with over 26 years experience in Underwater & Offshore IRM/ Construction Projects.

Our Company provides a modern and technological approach to the Subsea and Offshore Industries, over the years our portfolio of services has grown and expanded; it now comprises Commercial Diving Services, Civil Engineering, Working at Heights, Confined Space Entry and Remote Intervention including Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Technologies. As an integrated subsea service company we also offer a comprehensive range of services and consultancy to the Offshore/Inshore, Telecommunications, Power Generation, Governmental and Marine Civil Engineering sectors.

Hughes SSE has acquired an international reputation for providing an innovative and high quality service; our clients appreciate our collaborative, flexible and responsive approach, and we deliver added value in the form of safe, reliable and cost-effective solutions.

Our key ‘differentiator’ and one of our greatest strengths lies within 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. In addition, Hughes SSE fosters an extremely flexible ‘can do’ attitude, and we strive 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, through our management team and our personnel on site, and together we ensure that every project is carried out successfully – right from the start.

‘Hughes Sub Surface Engineering work well in pressure situations and are adaptable to clients’ requirements’.RWE Npower

Our Workforce

Hughes SSE 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 top quality service delivery.

As a result of Hughes SSE employees working at the forefront of IRM and construction projects for the Oil & Gas, Renewables, Telecommunications and Civil Engineering sectors Hughes SSE maintain a highly qualified and experienced work force with many having a multitude of trades.

HSSE’s work force has as a minimum the following skills:

HSE part 1, 2 & 3

First Aid at Work


Diver Medic

Confined Spaces

IRATA 1, 2 & 3

First Aid at Work

NC level 1, 2, 3, & 4




Cable Pullers

In addition we have specialist trades & qualifications such as Welders, Riggers, Medics, NDT PCN & CSWIP level 1, 2 & 3, ROV Pilots, Mechanical & Electrical Engineers and Fitters, Jointers and Cable Engineers.