ATR Expands Rental Fleet

The ATR Group has just invested over £400,000 in rental equipment and transportation with plans to invest a further £2m over the next two years.

The specialists in rental of oilfield equipment, tools and products to the offshore maintenance market, have purchased a new articulated low-loader for transportation of large plants such as compressors, generators and containers. The 60 feet Scania lorry is equipped with a 50 tonne meter rated crane, one of the highest rated lorry-mounted cranes available in Aberdeen. It is capable of lifting and carrying 40 foot containers, weighing up to 4.5 tonnes.

In response to growing demand the company has also invested in six new 1060 cfm compressors for offshore use, with plans to purchase more. These are rigsafe rated units for use in non hazardous offshore areas and can be supplied with or without lifting frames, and are fully certified to client requirements.

ATR director, Robert Skidmore, says: "Following the management buy-in earlier this year we announced plans to double turnover by 2010. This local investment in the Aberdeen rental fleet is only part of the investments we will be making to achieve this target.

"These compressors are some of the largest standard compressors available in the marketplace. However, we also want to ensure best value and service and the low-loader with integral crane is a demonstration of how we can add value by offering the client considerable savings at both collection and drop off points."

ATR Group is a market leader in the rental of specialized tools and equipment for the offshore oil and gas industry. With a turnover in excess of £14 million and 80 staff, the ATR Group comprises five separate companies which provide a comprehensive range of specialist and certified tools and equipment for rental, plus a supporting range of services and products. The companies in the group are Aberdeen Tool Rental, ATR Plant Services, ATR Hydraulics, ATR Engineering and ATR Industrial Supplies.