Teesside Based Company Secures Contract With One of Europe’s Biggest Engineering Companies

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Leading global supplier of fire, blast and heat hazard solutions – Mech-Tool Engineering Ltd (MTE) - has successfully secured a contract with one of Norway's leading Engineering Companies.

The contract has been awarded by Aibel AS and will see MTE providing its world-class, bespoke products including fire and blast wall panels as well as wind and heatshields. The products will be designed and manufactured by the company to be deployed on Equinor's oil field Snorre Expansion Project (SEP).

Located in the North Sea, the offshore vessel was originally set up as the Snorre Project and was expected to retrieve oil for Norway over a period of three years. The project, renamed the Snorre Expansion Project, has recently received an investment of NOK 19 billion (£1.7 billion) leading to the expected lifespan vastly increasing to 30 years. It is assumed that Norwegian businesses have contributed 80% of the investment.

Speaking about the contract win, Anthony Jones, Managing Director at MTE said: “We are delighted to have secured a contract to supply our fire and blast solutions to such a major project and the huge investment into the Snorre Expansion Project really demonstrates the importance of this energy project.

“The awarding of this contract with Aibel AS is true testament to MTEs industry leading reputation of designing and manufacturing world class heatshields, windshields and fire and blast wall panels. MTE have been supplying services and products for some of the world's biggest oil and gas projects for over 45 years thanks to our team of engineering experts.”

The SEP belongs to Equinor – formerly known as Statoil – with Aibel AS being contracted to provide engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) for the offshore vessel.

Speaking about the contract Craig Rose, Proposals Director at MTE who signed the contract said: “Working on a project owned by Equinor – one of the biggest oil and gas companies in the world – which is another great accolade to add to MTE's already extensive and impressive portfolios. Receiving a contract from such key companies in the industry, further establishes MTE's position as the leading international supplier of fire, blast and heat protection solutions.”

Established in 1969, MTE has offices all over the globe including a headquarters in Teesside and facilities in Aberdeen, Houston and Korea. The company has four distinct business units; Design Consultancy, Fire and Blast, Modular Solutions and HVAC and EI solutions – working from initial design and consultation right through to manufacture and assistance with on-site installation. It boasts an impressive client portfolio including the likes of working with the likes of BP, Conoco Philips, Centrica and Talisman.

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