BME UK Announces West Africa Contract Win

BME UK on Wednesday announced a contract worth GBP500,000 for the provision of its Specialised Machinery And Reduced flow Technology (SMART) in West Africa.

The company which designs and manufactures engineering equipment for the construction, marine and oil and gas industries will deploy seven of its personnel from Aberdeen, to carry out the work in the Bonga Field in Nigeria. This landmark deal follows the award of two further contracts with Hunting Energy Services International Ltd and BIS Salamis, both of which will be delivered by BME's operations in Aberdeen.

Scot Borland, director of BME UK comments, "The contract win in West Africa has been achieved in conjunction with local our partner, GCA. The work on the Bonga Field will utilise our revolutionary SMART system, to undertake deep tank and vessel cleaning. We have specially designed this technology to deliver outstanding results while reducing the waste, which deep tank and vessel cleaning produces; in some cases the level of waste is reduced by as much as 80%.

"Seven people from Aberdeen will travel to Nigeria to install and operate the SMART equipment. Training provision also forms part of the contract scope and six West African nationals will receive on-site training."

Aberdeen based Hunting Energy Services International Ltd will also be using BME UK's SMART system. Scot continues, "We have been awarded a contract by energy services provider Hunting Energy Services (Well Intervention) Ltd. This will be fulfilled from our offices in Aberdeen and is for the provision of a containerised ultra high pressure jetting unit and associated training."

Additionally the company has been contracted to undertake activity for leading international industrial services firm, BIS Salamis with the award of an order for the provision of six vertical air receiver frames.

Scot continues, "The technologies we supply are designed to provide results of the highest quality whilst having the added benefit of producing lower amounts of waste. This is therefore better for the environment and helps companies to comply with waste minimisation program requirements. Customers using our SMART system also benefit from lower costs because the amount of contaminated waste products which need to be treated or disposed of is reduced.

"We have recently invested GBP750,000 in the launch of our Specialist Cleaning Services; these initial contract wins validate our decision to make this level of investment and mean that we are well on the way to achieving our target of doubling our turnover to GBP3.4 million."

BME UK designs and manufactures a range of equipment for the construction, marine, oil and gas and decommissioning sectors. This includes decontamination modules for the treatment and disposal of NORM, high pressure fluid pumps for on and offshore use, munchers, handling systems, pipe cleaning systems phosphate systems, heat exchanger and bundle cleaning equipment, as well as traditional spoolers, powerpacks, workshops.

From its headquarters in Aberdeen, BME UK also offers a 24/7 maintenance back up services for clients who own or operate their own water/fluid pumps/pipe handling and cleaning systems. BME's skilled engineers have a wealth of knowledge on a range of pumps and work in global locations. Specialised Cleaning Services, a division of BME UK, provides full bundle cleaning services including surface preparation, internal and external pipe cleaning, drain cleaning, vessel cleaning and shutdown, waste removal and decommissioning services for global operators.