Global Resources and CRC Form New Pipeline Welding Company

Global Resources Group and CRC-Evans Automatic Welding have formed a joint venture company, Global Pipelines. Led by Managing Director Ben Mackay, Global Pipelines is a pipeline welding company-providing specialist welding services to the oil and gas industries onshore, offshore and overland within an expanding international business market.

With premises in Aberdeen and supported by an operations and training facility in Invergordon, Scotland, Global Pipelines offers solutions to manage challenges in the welding world, through their experienced management team and CRC-Evans auto weld links. The company has in-depth knowledge of automatic, semi-automatic and manual welding systems, utilizing all welding processes.

Chief Executive of Global Resources, Paul V. Wisely, said: "The creation of Global Pipelines with our close partners CRC-Evans is another exciting phase in the development of our Group capability. We sincerely believe that with the support of the parent companies, Ben and his team will make a significant impact on the international subsea and pipelines market."

Brian Laing, President of CRC-Evans Automatic Welding, added: "Global Pipelines is positioned to offer the optimum welding solution required for any project. We believe that the combined expertise of our two firms will offer customers unrivalled quality in spoolbase-related services."

With over 20 years specialist knowledge of the pipeline industry in various roles, Managing Director of Global Pipelines, Ben Mackay added: "With the support of our parent companies, Global Pipelines brings a truly unique package to the market, which delivers innovative technical solutions, helping clients boost speed, efficiency, productivity, quality and through our long term customer commitment, we aim to form partnerships in the development of solutions for tomorrow, with our extensive range of research and development programs."

The Global Resources Group is a dynamic, fast-growing organization providing a range of services and solutions from its headquarters in Aberdeen and bases in the Highlands. The Group provides procurement and supply chain management; resource management and supply; fabrication and engineering; quality management consultancy; and engineering project support services to the drilling, subsea and offshore production sectors.

CRC-Evans Automatic Welding is a recognized leader in automated pipeline welding services, designing and building state-of-the-art mechanized welding systems for onshore and offshore construction of pipelines. The company has locations in Houston, Texas; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Edmonton, Alberta; and Nijkerk, Holland.