PLS Wins Pipeline Pre-Commissioning Contract in Bulgaria

PSL Energy Services has broken new ground with the award of a pipeline pre-commissioning contract in Bulgaria.

It's believed the Aberdeen-based company is the first British firm to have been contracted to carry out this type of work in the east European country.

The six-figure award by Petrico SARL - a subsidiary of Edinburgh-based Melrose Resources – is for pre-commissioning on a 14" diameter pipeline from Varna to an offshore platform on the Galata development in the Black Sea.

The workscope includes flooding with water, pressure testing and line dewatering, with PSL supplying pumps, compressors and personnel.

PSL Energy Services managing director, Doug Duguid, said winning the Bulgarian contract highlighted the company's strengths in being able to operate in a wide range of challenging environments in any part of the world.

Mr. Duguid said: "There was a short lead time on this job but we were able to respond immediately and the client was impressed with our track record in doing similar work in the North Sea sector.

"As far as we are aware this is the first time a British company has been used for this type of work in Bulgaria and we are delighted to be involved in the initial development stages of the Galata project.

"We hope that this first job will strengthen PSL's reputation in an emerging market and bring further awards in the future."

PSL's pipeline division also notched up another success with an £100,000 award from Technip for pre-commissioning work on the Shell operated Pierce field in the North Sea.

Mr. Duguid added: "These wins are further evidence that PSL are more than capable of working in any part of the world. It is also other important step towards our goal of increasing our international reach while giving best value to our existing clients in the North Sea continental shelf.

"We have a reputation as an industry leader in health and safety matters, as our recent win in the Scottish Offshore Achievement Awards showed, and are committed to providing clients across the world with cost-effective, innovative solutions that add value to their business."
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