Altrad NSG secures Centrica Energy offshore contract

Posted 02 June 2015

Altrad NSG has been awarded a multi-million pound offshore contract by oil and gas exploration and production company Centrica Energy.

The company has won a five-year contract with Centrica to provide access solutions, repair and maintenance services on both onshore and offshore projects, creating 50 new jobs.

The contract, which has the possibility of being extended by two years upon completion, will see Altrad NSG expand on its existing onshore work at Centrica's gas terminals in Barrow-in Furness. The business will provide full access, repair and maintenance services, including blasting and painting, as well as insulation and passive fire protection (PFP), to both manned and unmanned offshore platforms off the coast of Morecambe Bay in the East Irish Sea.

Altrad NSG managing director Mike Carr said: "This is our first major offshore contract and is a significant milestone for the business. It is a positive endorsement of the hard work and expertise of our teams and the services Altrad NSG provides.

"Offshore work provides a fantastic opportunity for us as we continue to build on our complete maintenance solution approach and we are now looking towards the North Sea to expand the offshore division of the business.

"Through our onshore work with Centrica in Barrow-in-Furness over the past five years we have built a strong relationship and demonstrated the benefits of our multi-discipline approach. By providing a turnkey solution to clients under one umbrella, we can save time and reduce costs while improving communication and the level of service delivered."

North Wales-headquartered Altrad NSG is one of the UK's leading multi-discipline providers of contract services and employs more than 500 people nationwide. The company provides scaffolding, rope access systems, thermal insulation, surface preparation and application of protective coatings and industrial cleaning to a range of blue chip companies. Core sectors include on and offshore oil and gas, petrochemicals, power generation, steel production, ship building, rail and civil infrastructure.