ABERDEEN-based global offshore container solution provider, Swire Oilfield Services has been awarded its first major North Sea onshore inspection contract.
Materials and logistics management specialist, ASCO has appointed Swire Oilfield Services to provide sea-fastening and inspection services to its clients across the central North Sea.
The scope of work also includes welding services and the supply of rigging gear, and will be centred around ASCO’s South Base in Peterhead.
Swire Oilfield Services has extended its testing and inspection capabilities in the region and recently hired a number of experienced test engineers.
Alister Beck, Swire Oilfield Services general manager, said: “This contract win is the result of a determined push to expand our capabilities and reach in the testing and inspection market.
“I am particularly proud that we have stayed the course despite the changes in the business environment, which in turn has resulted in such an important contract win.”
The testing and inspection team is led by Paul Emslie, Swire Oilfield Services’ Inspection Services Manager, who has more than 20 years’ industry experience.
Neil Kennedy, ASCO lifting operations and lifting equipment project manager, said: “We are delighted to have extended our relationship with Swire Oilfield Services with the award of this contract.
“The team there made its intentions very clear on how it would fulfil the contract and has taken all the necessary steps that we feel are required to meet the demands of the agreement.”