TWMA Expands Norwegian Sector

TWMA has invested £1.3 million to upgrade its Mongstad onshore processing site in order to keep pace with high demand for its services in the Norwegian Sector.

This investment in new equipment will see the company's Mongstad operational base, which is one of the largest onshore waste processing sites in Norway, double its annual processing capacity from 25,000 to more than 50,000 tonnes.

TWMA has seen a steady rise in orders from its expanding Norwegian operation and it is on target to achieve 50% year on year sales growth by the year end – from £5million in 2009 to £7.5million in 2010.

The company has recently introduced the TCC-RotoMill thermal waste processing technology and Cutting Containment Distribution System (CCDS) to the Norwegian market. Integrating the TWMA TCC-RotoMill with the CCDS custom-built system is the optimum drill cuttings configuration as this gives operators a complete environmentally sensitive system capable of containing and processing drill cuttings on-site at remote offshore locations, while concurrently the TCC-RotoMill re-cycles recovered oil back into the drilling fluid.

TWMA is, at the moment, the only company in the world able to offer this complete waste management capability offshore.

Ronnie Garrick, managing director of TWMA, said, "The Norwegian market has responded well to our onshore waste processing services and we are now well positioned to handle complete offshore waste management projects in Norway.

"We have more than trebled capacity in just three years and we have plans to increase this again before the year end. Since entering the Norwegian market we have processed more than 100,000 tonnes of drill cuttings from drilling campaigns in Norway.

"Drilling operators are facing increasingly stringent environmental and health and safety legislation therefore processing waste in the most environmentally sound and safe manner, while doing that cost-effectively, has never been more important than it is today and going forward. Our high-performing equipment which is designed, manufactured, installed and operated by our experienced engineering team meets all of those challenges."

The company launched its Norwegian operation in 2007 after acquiring SoilCare AS and opened its regional sales office in Stavanger a year later.