Plexus Holdings announced the formal opening of its new assembly and test facility building at its operational headquarters in Dyce, Aberdeen. The new building has been specifically designed to allow more efficient handling, assembly and testing of Plexus' POS-GRIP High Pressure/ High Temperature (HP/HT) wellhead systems.
The facility includes a 50 tonne and 25 tonne overhead crane and a test pit to enable the function and pressure testing of larger HP/HT and Extreme High Pressure/High Temperature (X-HP/HT) wellhead and equipment assemblies and provides an additional 4,000 square feet of workshop area for Plexus' operational premises.
Plexus invested £500,000 in the construction of the new building, which was assembled by a number of locally based companies in Aberdeen including Fitzgerald & Associates, Wright Associates and Beedie Mitchell. The main building contractor selected was Andrew Cowie Construction, with steelwork supplied by RIM Fabrications and cranes by Morris Materials Handling.
Plexus' specialist POS-GRIP HP/HT and X-HP/HT wellhead equipment offers a superior method of engineering as oil and gas exploration and production shifts to more unconventional operational environments in response to increasing demand. The POS-GRIP technology combines various operational benefits, including through the Blow-out Prevention (BOP) technology enabling the BOP to remain in place at all times, which result in safety improvements, installation time and cost savings.
Plexus CEO Ben van Bilderbeek said, "We are delighted to have opened our new assembly and test facility today which will further strengthen our ability to respond to the growing demand for HP/HT exploration and production equipment and services. We believe such an investment plays an important part in our future as an innovative technology-led business which is committed to further our significant inroads into the global oil and gas wellhead equipment market. Furthermore it demonstrates our increasing confidence in our POS-GRIP technology as we continue to build on our reputation for delivering technical solutions to extreme, unconventional oil and gas exploration."
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