Chief executive Hugh Williams said: “We are delighted to be able to announce this milestone on the first day of Offshore Europe – a key event on the industry’s calendar and one that we actively support.”

He added: “The growth in membership has been truly dramatic over the past few years. We reached 200 member companies in 2002, passed the 300 mark in April 2006 and now have 400 member companies literally all around the globe.”