MTE Wish You All a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

At the close of another year, we gratefully pause to wish you a warm and happy holiday season. We are deeply thankful to everyone who has engaged with us and made it, again, such a prosperous year.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the staff at MTE for their ongoing commitment to the business and continuous support in delivering some of MTE’s largest contracts to date, whilst of course thank our clients and we look forward to engaging with you in the new year.

The office will be closed over the festive period and will resume back to normal hours in the new year on the 2nd January 2019.

MTE Delivers contract for R&M Oil and Gas Services

We are delighted to have recently completed a contract with R&M Oil & Gas Services in which our world renowned Windwall Cladding Solutions was delivered and installed to the Montrose International Gas Field.

Repsol Sinopec Resources UK Limited sanctioned the Montrose Area Redevelopment (MAR) to significantly enhance the Montrose Area Infrastructure, including the development of three new fields – Godwin, Cayley and Shaw.

Located 130 miles east of Aberdeen in block 22/17, 18 in the UK North Sea, the gas field redevelopment will unlock an additional 100million boe of reserves and extend the life of the field beyond 2030.

The Godwin field has been developed via an extended reach well from the Arbroath platform. The Cayley and Shaw fields have been developed as subsea tie-backs to the Bridge Linked Platform.

We are proud to have been chosen for this major capital project and MTE continues to be the go to provider for our leading fire and blast solutions to protect our clients personnel and equipment against the effects of extreme weather conditions, such as wind, rain and snow.

MTE is Attending NOF’s Annual Business Dinner

We are delighted to be attending NOF Energy’s Annual Business Dinner. Held at Hardwick Hall Hotel in Sedgefield on Thursday 6th December, the event is set to see many industry professionals come together to celebrate key achievements as the year draws to a close.

Following the success of last year’s Annual Dinner, we are looking forward to another exciting evening of business networking and entertainment at this highly anticipated event. And with the number of guests expected to be up to 300, the dinner gives an excellent opportunity to meet old and new faces whilst strengthening our connections and showcasing our bespoke offering over a festive meal.

If you are attending and would like to meet one of our team members at the dinner, please contact Craig Rose at craig.rose@mechtool.co.uk.

MTE Listed as One of North East’s Largest 200 companies in the Journal Annual Top 200 Event

MTE is delighted to announce that this month we have been listed amongst the region’s largest 200 companies as part of The Journal’s annual top 200 event.

The annual event and publication announces, and lists, the region’s largest companies by turnover, all of who were unveiled at an official award ceremony held at The Ramside Hall, County Durham.

Honouring some of the largest and most successful companies in the region, we’re delighted that – with our annual sales of £45m and staff numbers of 226 – we have managed to successfully secure our place amongst some of the North East’s and the world’s most prestigious and recognised brands.

Providing leading fire, blast and heat resistant engineering for almost 50 years from our bases in Teesside, we’re very proud to have our roots firmly established in a region where business is thriving and where – particularly in Tees Valley – we’re seeing a strong upsurge in both the manufacturing and engineering sector and burgeoning industries including offshore wind starting to emerge.

We are also especially proud to be one of the North East’s largest 200 companies contributing to the fabric of our region by supporting large scale supply chains, – many of them locally – endorsing a number of community and charitable projects as well as most importantly, providing employment to hundreds of local people.

We are very proud of what we have achieved and remain committed to holding a place as one of the largest regional companies in this very prestigious annual list.
Read the full list here.

https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/business/business-news/north-easts-largest-200-companies-15420247

MTE Delivers Contract for Sellafield Nuclear Decommissioning Site

We’re pleased to announce that we have recently completed a contract supplying two modularised stainless steel switchrooms and an HVAC solution to one of the UK’s largest and most complex nuclear site.

Awarded by Amec Foster Wheeler, now part of Wood Group, the work consisted of delivering our world-renowned safety solutions for the Magnox Swarf Storage Silos at Cumbrian based Sellafield.

MTE delivered a HVAC system solution as part of the decommissioning of the facility – one of the four highest priority nuclear clean-up projects in the UK. The programme involves retrieving waste from compartments within the silos which will then be treated to form an interim storage product.

As well as the HVAC ventilation solution, we recently delivered our bespoke turnkey service of designing, manufacturing and supplying the two modularised switchrooms, which underwent tests at our Darlington facilities. The switchrooms were designed to client specifications and featured stainless steel walls and a roof with a carbon steel base and support system. MTE was responsible for supplying the general electrics for these rooms including fire alarms, lights and HVAC.

Our Fit for Nuclear (F4N) accreditation was a compulsory requirement to work on the Sellafield site. As part of this, we demonstrated iour extensive operations meet the high standards required for nuclear in new build, operations and decommissioning.  

In 2011 we successfully delivered a full turnkey modular solution to the Sellafield Nuclear Site. We designed, engineered and supplied a multi-story Buffer Storage module comprising four levels. Upon delivery MTE received a commendation in recognition on its very swift delivery, installing the modular solution in only a matter of two weeks.   

We are extremely pleased to have worked on the Sellafield site again and we believe we were able to do so thanks to our capabilities of delivering our world class solutions in a short timeframe without compromising on quality. Our team of highly skilled engineers were fundamental in delivering this project to the highest possible standards.

Meet Mech-Tool Engineering at the EIC Connect Oil and Gas Event

Our BD Strategy and Proposals Director, Craig Rose and Group Proposals Manager, Martyn Hall will this week be attending the annual Energy Industries Council (EIC) Connect Oil and Gas event.

Held on the 27th and 28th of November at Manchester Central, the event provides an excellent opportunity for professionals in the industry to come together and meet with key decision makers of major oil and gas companies and the supply chain further afield from across the globe.

As a member of the EIC, we are always keen to attend their highly regarded events and are very much looking forward to this networking opportunity. With over hundreds of delegates anticipated to attend, Craig and Martyn will be keen to meet with industry peers and learn more about upcoming projects and see the latest innovative products and solutions that the industry has to offer.

If you are attending the event and would like to meet up with Craig, please feel free to email him at craig.rose@mechtool.co.uk.

MTE Attending OSEA 2018

Our Sales Manager, Ian Shoulder, has spent last week in Malaysia accompanied by our partner Jurunature, before heading to the OSEA exhibition this week in Singapore.

Considered the largest and most established oil and gas industry event in Asia – held between the 27th – 29th November – the event attracts industry professionals from across the globe for three days of knowledge exchange, networking and staying up to date with what’s going on in the industry.

As we specialise in providing our services to the oil and gas industry – and have neem delivering our high integrity solutions for almost 50 years – this event perfectly matches our area of expertise and gives us the opportunity to place ourselves in front of leading professionals to showcase and highlight what MTE has to offer.

If you are attending this exhibition and would like to chat to Ian about our range of solutions protecting people and equipment from fire, blast and radiant heat hazards, please email Ian at ian.shoulder@mechtool.co.uk to arrange a time to meet up.

MTE Delivers Fire and Weather Protection Solutions to Global Oil and Gas Company

We are delighted to announce that we have recently completed a contract with global leading oil and gas service supplier Petrofac. The company awarded Mech-Tool Engineering a contract to deliver our world renowned fire, heat and blast solutions for use on an international gas field.

The products required by Petrofac have been deployed on Spirit Energy and Neptune Energy’s Cygnus Gas Field. The gas field, located in the North Sea, is the largest of its kind to be discovered in the last 25 years. Since December 2016, Cygnus has produced enough gas to heat the equivalent of 1.5 million UK homes.

MTE were contracted to supply our world leading fire wall cladding and weather shields to be used on the project. We were thrilled to be able to use our decades of experience to supply our quality solutions to the global company for use on such a large energy producing platform.

By completing this project on time to the highest possible standards MTE demonstrated our extensive industry expertise. We are confident that the continued success of securing and completing such projects reinforces our position as a go to provider for heat, fire, blast and modular solutions worldwide.

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Ichthys LNG Starts Supplying in Australia

We’re pleased to see that the Ichthys LNG has officially started to send through its production of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from its offshore location.

Total, one of the biggest international oil and gas companies, is working with various other companies on the project and has announced that the first cargo of LNG from Ichthys LNG has left Darwin, North Australia. LNG is currently being produced from the first liquefaction train from Ichthys with the second train expected to start within the next couple of weeks.

Ichthys LNG will hold over three billion barrels of oil including 500 million barrels of condensate from its base off the coast of Western Australia. The offshore facilitation and the two-train onshore liquefaction plant will supply 8.9 million tonnes of LNG per year as well as 100,000 barrels of condensate and 1.65 Mt/y of liquefied petroleum gas per year to Australia.

Having supplied our world class external fire and blast walls and modular solutions to be used on the project, we’re glad to see that the project is making headway. If you would like to read more about our work on the Ichthys LNG project, read our case study.

UK is Leading the Way in Offshore Wind Energy

Recent reports from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has shown that the North Sea is where 90% of global offshore wind farms are based. The impressive amount of renewable energy gained in this region has, according to the report, landed the UK as one of the top ‘pioneers in the sector.’

More good news from the research conducted revealed that many new renewable energy projects are able to now compete directly with fossil fuel powered electricity thanks to the decreasing cost of electricity. This leads to less reliance on fossil fuels in the energy industry helping to create a positive shift to cleaner energy to reduce climate change.

The report also detailed that in 2017, offshore wind generated 6% of the power used in the UK and that with government backing and investment this number could rise to 20% in the 2020s. The IRENA report also took note of how the recent Contract for Difference (CfD) has helped the UK to secure more offshore wind energy contracts. The Minister for Clean Growth and Climate Change mentioned earlier this year that, he would be supporting further CfD actions backed by a budget of £557 million.

The overall findings of the study, indicates that the UK is currently a global leader in offshore wind energy developments and with continued interest, research, development and investment could remain one of the leaders whilst hitting or surpassing government renewable energy targets.

Having worked in the offshore wind industry for over 47 years, UK-based Mech-Tool Engineering has built up a breadth of knowledge in the field. Supplying a full turnkey service to some of the biggest companies and projects all over the world, MTE has established itself as a leader of fire and blast solutions to both the onshore and offshore energy markets with many clients based in the North Sea.

Click here to read the full report.