TSC Opens New Facility in Tx.

TSC Offshore announced that its Houston operations will be further enhanced with the inauguration of a new, larger warehouse and office complex and a fully dedicated manufacturing facility.

The Group has moved its warehouse and office complex in Houston, TX, US, to a new adjacent site, occupying a total area of 80,000 sq ft, including 64,000 sq ft (under roof) of warehouse space and 16,000 square feet of office space. The new warehouse is able to meet the Group's expanding maintenance, repair and operation (MRO) supply and service business, while the office houses the Group's engineering and integration teams, as well as marketing and sales for North America and corporate management.

To increase the manufacturing capabilities in Houston, the Group has committed its Golden Spike manufacturing facility in Houston, assigning 60,000 sq ft as a dedicated production facility and 7,000 sq ft for office space. This ISO-9000 certified facility, which has all the necessary API/ Q-1 licenses, is dedicated to the manufacture of all drilling equipment, mechanical handling equipment, and deck cranes, and can undertake repair and revamp projects such as the recent Transocean Pathfinder drillship upgrade. The facility is close to many major drilling contractors and operators in the Houston area.

"We are pleased to have a fully dedicated manufacturing facility in Houston and a major expansion of our distribution warehouse. This follows the opening of our new facilities this year in Macae, Brazil in June and in Jabel Ali Free Zone, Dubai in July and demonstrates TSC Offshore's commitment to provide timely support to our customer's operations worldwide," said Mr Bob Sliva, President & COO of TSC Offshore.

"In today's drilling operations, our clients are considering more than just the initial cost of equipment. They also demand reliable and timely support in the event of equipment breakdown. This is where our dedicated facilities play a vital role in the operations of our business partners," added Mr. Sliva.