By DARA BUTTERFIELD
North east flexible pipe specialist FlexTech has established its first foothold in the south east Asian energy market by securing a contract with an oil and gas major in Vietnam.
The project, due for completion in 2016, involves FlexTech engineers managing the system design, manufacturing, inspection and delivery of flexibles on a major floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) facility in the South China Sea.
The project includes the design of a replacement flexible pipe system to allow change out of major vessel infrastructure. It also covers infrastructure modifications to facilitate the replacement flexibles and, once sourced, FlexTech will manage the manufacturing and delivery of the flexible pipes.
Serving Aberdeen and the wider global market, FlexTech currently has a team of 11 subsea and marine specialists, with a client base ranging from Tier 3 service providers through to operators.
Craig Keyworth, Engineering Director, FlexTech, said: “This is a significant contract for us, highlighting our capabilities and reputation within the global flexible sector. Breaking into the Southeast Asian market marks another milestone in our international growth strategy, and showcases the potential for our products and services in the region.
“We consistently aim to go above and beyond our clients’ expectations and this contract is another boost in our efforts to achieve international acclaim. This, together with previous global contracts, highlights that FlexTech is well placed to provide engineering services and support for flexible projects worldwide.”