Romanian contract win for Darlington engineers

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A leading manufacturer and global supplier of fire, blast and heat protection systems has successfully been appointed to deliver its world recognised heatshield product on the OMV Petrom Platforms across Romania.

Headquartered in Darlington and with facilities all over the globe, Mech-Tool Engineering has been appointed by a leading oil and gas installation specialist in Romania to deliver its world-renowned heat shield solutions to the largest integrated oil and gas group in South East Europe.

Operating more than 200 oil and gas fields in Romania – with a combined volume of 166kboe per day produced in 2016 – OMV Petrom operate approximately 7,400 active wells and more than 700 facilities across South East Europe including gas processing planning and tank farms.

As part of the contract, MTE will design, engineer and manufacture 850²m of stainless steel double skin heatshields for the OMV Petrom platforms.

Managing director Anthony Jones said: “This contract award is a testament to MTE’s industry leading reputation for designing, engineering and manufacturing best in class heatshields to many of the world’s largest oil and gas projects.

“Securing a contract of this nature is a real reflection of our extensive engineering capabilities and our ability to deliver the most optimised weight solutions making client projects extremely cost effective and something which we firmly believe sets us apart from our competitors.”

Mech-Tool Engineering has carved a reputation across the globe for delivering industry-leading, heat shield cladding systems that – unique to the market place – achieve an immediate percentage reduction in incident heat flux exceeding 90% and which protect personnel and equipment in adverse conditions.

To date the company has delivered heat shield solutions on some of the world’s largest projects including The TengizChevroil Future Growth Project in Kazakhstan.

Established in 1969, Mech-Tool Engineering has extensive experience in the protection of people and equipment from fire, blast and radiant heat hazards in onshore and offshore oil and gas, nuclear, renewable energy and petrochemical industries.


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