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African Marine Solutions (AMSOL) is a specialist solutions provider and partner to clients who operate in marine environments. As a market leader, AMSOL is the only marine solutions provider in the region that is employee and management owned, and is a catalyst for economic empowerment and shared value creation.


To provide safe and sustainable marine solutions to clients in order to facilitate the growth and transformation of the regional ocean economy.


To deliver value to our clients, managing their risk to international standards in a partnership approach. We do this in a way that reflects our Company Values, and we prioritise care for people and the environment.


Our People: We encourage one another to do and be our best

  • • We care for one another
  • • We are self-disciplined
  • • We collaborate

Our Culture: We take responsibility for our actions

  • • We take ownership
  • • We are consistent
  • • We work safely

Our Service: We understand and meet the needs of our clients

  • • We do more
  • • We continually improve
  • • We deliver



Our growth strategy for the period 2017 – 2019 is focused on the expansion of our integrated marine solutions offering up the value chain, establishment of a premier regional solutions brand, and the strengthening of a solid foundation of skill and competence shared across the business. This is supported by three pillars of excellence that include a clear focus on our business practices with respect to international standards in health, safety, quality, environmental protection and risk management, localisation in our chosen markets and collaboration with clients and partners.



  • • Growth economies in Africa and access to local specialist skills
  • • Increasing high standards required by the Energy sector
  • • The rise in Liquid Natural Gas as a sustainable fuel source
  • • Oil and Gas exploration and production in the region
  • • The new face of global Energy sector following changes in dynamics of the international oil market
  • • In South Africa, the Operation Phakisa ‘Blue economy’ initiative






AMSOL acquired the business of SMIT Amandla Marine, the market leader in specialist marine solutions provision in the Southern African region, in December 2016. Delighted at the return of the company to its African roots and South African ownership, employees and management are shareholders.

SMIT Amandla Marine was formed in 2005, and as a 30% Black South African owned company, enjoyed significant growth to 2016, expanding into Mozambique and Namibia during this time.

Prior to 2005, the company operated as wholly owned subsidiary of then global marine expert group SMIT International since their acquisition of the business in 2000.

The roots of the business are vested in Pentow Marine, a proudly South Africa owned entity that quickly established itself as a market leader in the early 1990’s.

Company Details

Physical address
31 Carlisle Street
Paarden Eiland
South Africa

Postal address
PO Box 1339
Cape Town 8000
South Africa

Contact details

+27 21 507 5777
+27 21 507 5885