N. Sea oil price ‘cloud’ brings £500,000 silver lining for SengS

Murray Kerr
Murray Kerr

Independent Scottish engineering and services firm SengS has won four new North Sea contracts worth £500,000 as the business continues to capitalise on opportunities presented by the low oil price.

The Ellon-based company, which provides engineering, testing, control and hydraulic systems and tooling to the energy industry, has agreed deals with two operators and two international service companies in the past three months.

The scope of work will see SengS design and manufacture a jacket centraliser for an offshore platform; provide mechanical services and pressure testing for a topsides project; design and manufacture remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) intervention tooling for an inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) project; test wellhead equipment with the company’s own external water test tank; and, perform pressure testing and a system integration test (SIT) for a subsea well intervention system.

Murray Kerr, founder and managing director, said: “These deals demonstrate the full range of capabilities possessed by the team here at SengS, clearly indicate that there are still opportunities for proactive companies with the right approach.

“Despite the undoubted challenges continuing to face the sector, we are confident in our ability to add value to our clients’ operations, while our response time and approach to work sets us apart.“

The four year old company – which employs 17 people – has invested more than £3.5 million over the past two years in developing its 9,817 sq ft test facility at Balmacassie Commercial Park.

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