New hires and £1.5m contract for Presserv Group

Corrosion specialist Presserv Group has secured a £1.5 million contract for corrosion control on platform risers from a Norwegian operator.

The year-long contract, along with other recent contract successes, has also led to the creation of seven new positions across the company’s UK, Norway and Singapore operations – including three in Scotland.

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Brian Reid will join the company in May in the newly-created role of operations manager in Presserv’s Aberdeen office. A 30-year veteran of the fabric maintenance industry, Brian has previously worked for Wood Group and Shell, and will work with the company to support business growth.

A field supervisor based out of Aberdeen and a business development executive in the central belt will also join the UK team, alongside operations managers and sales staff in the firm’s Norway and Singapore arms.

These newly created positions will strengthen Presserv’s operations and allow the company to increase its operations in the preservation sector, while expanding further into above-ground storage tank (AST) preservation, FPSO preservation management and corrosion control. Managing director Allan Durham and sales manager Stuart Rennie will be at OTC in Houston, Texas from 1-4 May to promote the new business while exhibiting on the Cortec Corporation stand.

Allan says, “Despite a difficult economic climate for many, the last year has been strong for Presserv in the UK. Following the launch of the Presserv Tank Brigade in late 2016, which enabled us to offer AST corrosion solutions to a range of industries from energy to pharmaceuticals, this new contract has allowed us to expand even further.

“No matter how volatile the market, there is always a need for corrosion prevention. By properly corrosion proofing mobile drilling units, ASTs and other assets, businesses are able to protect their investments, keeping production high and downtime to a minimum.”

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