Two of Teesside’s well-known engineering firms are combining to deliver “agile and cost-effective” EPC services
Nortech Group and Wilton Engineering, two of the region’s leading oil and gas supply chain companies, have formed a new collaborative arrangement to deliver full-service engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) for brownfield oil and gas projects in the UK.
Bringing together Nortech Group’s engineering design and project management specialism with Wilton Engineering’s construction, engineering and fabrication expertise will offer the industry a dynamic agile and responsive EPC contracting service.
Nortech Group is a fast-growing specialist engineering provider with offices in Teesside, Aberdeen and Abu Dhabi.
It has established its Engineering, Design, Management Consultancy and Staffing Search and Selection Services across sectors including energy, petrochemical, and nuclear.
Nortech also recently launched its Middle East operation after entering into an agreement with Dhabi Contracting LLC.
Wilton Engineering, which is based on its unique 52-acre site by the River Tees in Middlesbrough, is a multi-discipline engineering services provider.
At the heart of the business is an extensive fabrication capability with four large fabrication halls, profiling beds and one of the largest shot-blast and paint facilities in the UK. It has produced a wide range of structures including J-Lay Towers, Platforms, Subsea Arches and Umbilical Carousels.
Nortech managing director Bryan Bunn, pictured (above) with Wilton CEO Bill Scott, said: “This partnership merges the capabilities of two of the UK’s leading oil and gas businesses in their respective sectors, which will offer considerable benefits to the offshore industry.
“It also represents the future of the UK oil and gas industry, which will be delivered by greater supply chain collaboration.
“The new industry landscape has dictated the need for change and we have responded with an offering that will meet the economic and quality requirements of brownfield projects.”
Mr Scott added: “North East England has always delivered innovative solutions for the oil and gas industry whether it’s through technology-led solutions or creative working practices.
“The region’s industry is alive to the challenges facing the industry and through this collaborative agreement we can support the sector’s evolving requirements.”
“Collaborating with Nortech demonstrates our desire to provide the industry with a full-service capability that reflects the changing requirements of UK oil and gas.
“Together we can react quicker, offer a superior level of service and provide better engineered solutions, in addition to delivering the significant cost reductions the industry needs.”