PIPELINE technology specialist, STATS Group, has continued to grow its market share in North America throughout the Covid-19 pandemic and is now preparing to move into a larger facility in Houston.
The pipeline isolation experts are relocating to new premises double the size of its existing 25,000 sq ft operation, which will allow the business to design and build larger sized assets, to increase its headcount and to provide internal and external training services.
A combination of factors has contributed to STATS extending its footprint in the US and Canadian onshore and offshore pipeline sectors and the company expects further growth into 2022 as the global economy recovers from the pandemic.
STATS, headquartered in Kintore, has invested $10 million in North America in the last three years which has included a similar expansion of operations in Edmonton in 2019, continued investment in the company’s tools and technologies, and the move to new Houston premises.
The company has also extended its range of assets to accommodate the isolation of higher pressure and larger diameter pipelines which has secured new clients and more large-scale workscopes.
Stephen Rawlinson, STATS Group’s regional director for Americas region, said: “Despite some travel limitations due to Covid, in the last 12 months we have executed a record number of projects both in the US and Canada and we forecast that will continue throughout 2021 and beyond.
“The investment we are making in extending our facility and capability in Houston will allow us to recruit extra staff and to strengthen our support for clients, and we are anticipating a higher than anticipated growth than was budgeted.”