Sandvik Opens New North Sea Unit

Aimed at increasing business growth in the energy sector, Sandvik Materials Technology has established a new Business Unit Oil & Gas, increasing its investment and enhancing customer focus.

“As part of our commitment we have just opened a new North Sea Sales Office in Aberdeen and will strengthen our teams in Stavanger, Houston, Brazil, Dubai and Singapore, providing increased levels of customer support in these key areas,” explained Nigel Haworth, newly-appointed manager of Business Unit Oil & Gas.

Formation of the new business unit, within the Tube Product Area of Sandvik Materials Technology, brings together production facilities and the sales and marketing functions into one organization. It will provide closer controls over the unit’s capabilities enabling it to develop increased market opportunities in a much more focused manner.

Explained Michael Andersson, Head of the Tube Product Area within Sandvik, “Oil and gas is one of our main strategic growth areas and the importance we place on the development and expansion in this sector is reflected in the formation of this new business unit.”

Sandvik will build on its standing as a leading producer of OCTG materials in corrosion resistant alloys, while enhancing its position in the supply of control tubing for umbilicals and control lines. The future brings with it growing demand for corrosion resistant alloys and the Sandvik range of duplex and higher nickel austenitic alloys are perfectly placed to meet these demands.

Added Haworth, “This initiative also strengthens the interface with our industry-leading Research and Development organization where new investment is currently underway. Creating a dedicated Business Unit will provide improved competency, both in respect of project management and service levels, towards near-term requirements, but also in the development of our innovative product portfolio to meet future expectations of the industry.

“There are many subsea and well intervention applications where we can bring new capabilities and supply options to the market for the benefit of our customers. We have a number of new products under development, some of which are ready for field trials while others are, at present, conceptual. Some will be introduced as early as 2014.

“Our aim is to be considered as a true business partner that not only supplies advanced products, but also meets all expectations on safe working practices – a supplier to be proud to associate with, one that truly collaborates to share good practice while eliminating risks in the supply chain.”

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