NSG planning offshore expansion after successful six months

Posted 24 May 2011

LEADING scaffolding and industrial services firm NSG says it is planning further moves into the offshore sector after a successful first six months working with energy giant Centrica.

The Deeside based company, which works on projects across the UK, has been working on off-shore platforms in Morecambe Bay as part of a wider long term contract with Centrica.

NSG Intervention Teams have been flying to unmanned offshore platforms for the last six months, providing ongoing maintenance such as painting, blasting, access and thermal insulation. The firm is also contracted for refurbishment and renovation work for Centrica's on shore terminals in Barrow.

Mike Carr, NSG Managing Director, said he was delighted with the success of the project so far, and was looking forward to driving further into the platform sector.

"Offshore is a fantastic opportunity for us as we offer a complete maintenance solution under one roof. Our specially trained Intervention Teams are doing a great job and it is really is a niche area of maintenance - we have worked hard to get it right and now we are seeing the benefits of investing our time and efforts into the off-shore sector.

"We are currently engaging with other firms who are impressed with the service we offer and are looking forward to seeing where this leads."

The 1, 2 or 3-man Intervention Teams have so far worked on DP3, DP4, DP6, DP8, DPPA, Calder and Millom West platforms, while also providing maintenance at Centrica's Rampside Gas Terminals in Barrow, Cumbria, which is connected to the Morecambe Bay gas fields.

Mr Carr added: "These are hard economic times and it is essential for businesses to develop the services they offer and the sectors they work. That is what we have done at NSG with offshore and we are keen to explore further opportunities of working with big names like Centrica in the industry."