BJ Process and Pipeline Services Opens New Base in Newfoundland

BJ Process and Pipeline Services has opened a new base near St. John's in Mount Pearl, Newfoundland. The new base represents a major upgrade, and replaces the previous BJ PPS base in Mount Pearl that had been operating since 1996. It joins existing BJ PPS bases in Sarnia, Ontario and Halifax, Nova Scotia that serve eastern Canada.

The new 5,000 square-foot base, which features offices for sales and operations personnel and a sizable maintenance workshop, houses a comprehensive suite of specialist process and pipeline equipment. A full complement of dedicated offshore nitrogen pumping equipment, offshore leak testing equipment, A-60 leak testing cabins and hydrotesting systems are based permanently on-site.

Greater Resources = More Services and Faster Response
"By providing greater resources, the new Newfoundland base makes it possible for us to provide a broader, more complete service package to our clients in the offshore and onshore markets in Newfoundland. We will be able to carry out more extensive maintenance programs, thereby making our specialist equipment available to the industry on a more consistent basis," said Dave Young, general manager - Canada for BJ PPS. "Working in conjunction with the BJ PPS operations centre in Halifax, we will also be able to offer the full range of services, and respond more efficiently to the needs of our clients throughout the Atlantic Provinces who are active in onshore refining, and offshore oil production and processing," he added.

The full range of BJ PPS services are available, including, but not limited to, cold and hot nitrogen work, chemical cleaning, hydrostatic testing, nitrogen/helium leak detection and pipe freezing, as well as pipeline and process piping cleaning and drying.

David Tizzard, operations manager – Eastern Canada, has operational responsibility for the new BJ PPS base.