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.

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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MTE Successfully Delivers Contract for Hornsea One

We are proud to announce we have successfully completed a fabrication project comprising a series of transportation cradles for one of the world’s largest wind farms to date.

Awarded by Able UK, we built eight heavy duty steel fabricated transportation cradles that will be used to move the transition pieces used on the wind turbines of Hornsea One offshore wind farm.

Located 120km off the Yorkshire coast – and reported to be the largest wind farm in the world – once complete Hornsea One is anticipated to power two million homes. Due for completion in 2021, the wind farm will comprise 174 turbines and will feature the longest power cable route at 900Km.

The completion of the project comes on the back of us announcing that we will be manufacturing 20 suspended internal support structures (SIPS) for the prestigious wind farm. The contract was awarded by Billingham based OSB EEW.

We are delighted to be working on a number of orders on this ground-breaking scheme and we have forged excellent relationships with our clients on these. Our solutions and outstanding engineering capabilities are recognised as world leading – and we are delighted to very much be at the forefront in what we do.

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MTE Successfully Delivers Third Contact for Jurunature

We are delighted to have successfully delivered our third contract in less than 12 months on behalf of a multi-disciplined service and provider to the energy industries based in Kuala-Lumpur.

Commissioned by Jurunature, we have designed and engineered a series of our globally recognised Heat Shields for two major oil and gas projects, from our facilities in Teesside. The manufacturing and delivery of the Heat Shields for all projects was subsequently completed from our extensive facilities in Korea.

This included completing a full turnkey solution from design and engineering right through to manufacturing and delivering of our Heat Shields that have since been deployed on the platforms of East Belumut, located approximately 160 miles offshore Peninsular Malaysia submerged in 240 feet of water.

And this followed on from our success in providing a full turnkey service, delivering Heat Shields for the Duyong Gas oilfield located approximately 220km east of Peninsular Malaysia on behalf of Jurunature earlier this year.

We have forged an excellent relationship with the company who have an impressive reputation in supplying its leading services to tier one operators on a global scale. Having now completed a series of contracts – on time and to the very highest possible standards – we are optimistic that this will lead to further project wins.

MTE Wins Contract with Aibel AS

We are delighted to announce that we have secured a new contract to supply our quality assured fire and blast solutions to one of Norway’s leading oil, gas and renewable energy suppliers.

MTE has been contracted to design and manufacture series of our leading fire and blast wall panels as well as our wind and heatshields for Aibel AS to be deployed on Equinor’s Snorre Expansion Project (SEP).

The SEP oil field is located in the Tampen area, in the northern part of the North Sea. The Snorre field was originally estimated to produce oil from 2011 to 2014, however thanks to an investment of NOK 19 billion – with 80% assumed to be from Norwegian companies – the Snorre expansion project is well underway with the oil fields production expected to increase by 30 years up to 2040.

Speaking about the recent contract win, Anthony Jones, MD at MTE said: “We are thrilled to be supplying our fire and blast solutions to such a big and crucial project. The huge investment into the Snorre Expansion Project shows the importance of this energy project. The awarding of this contract with Aibel AS is true testament to MTE’s industry leading reputation in designing and manufacturing world class heatshields, windshields and fire and blast wall panels to some of the world’s biggest oil and gas projects.”

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MTE Wins New Contract with Total E&P Congo

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We are proud to announce we have secured a new contract with one of the world’s major energy operators to deliver our leading fire and blast solutions.

Contracted by the Total E&P Congo, we will be designing, manufacturing and installing our Flare Platform Heat Shields for its offshore oil field, N’Kossa FPSO.

Located 60 kilometres from the Republic of Congo city, Pointe Noire, N’Kossa lies approximately 10,000 feet below the seabed with two 11,500 tonne drilling platforms installed in a water depth of 560 feet. The vessel provides living quarters with a capacity for 160 people. Producing oil since 1996, N’Kossa produces around 32,000 barrels each day.

Speaking about the contract win, Managing Director, Anthony Jones, said: “MTE is thrilled to be supplying our world-renowned solutions to Total on this major project.

“Our Heat Shields are custom built to our client’s exacting requirements meeting stringent industry standards. We have a track record in supplying high quality solutions to the oil and gas sector and this contract win demonstrates our extensive capabilities to allow MTE to secure work with one of the world’s leading operators.”

MTE Wins Contract on UK’s Largest Onshore Gas Storage Facility

We are delighted to have secured a contract with one of the UK’s leading air filtration companies to deliver our industry leading blast relief systems on what will be the UKs largest onshore gas storage facility. 

Located in Cheshire, the Stublach Gas Storage facility is the biggest salt cavern storage project in the country and – with natural gas stored 500m below the surface until customers require it – is set to enhance the security of gas supplies to the UK for the foreseeable future.

The contract that will see us design, manufacture and install a stainless-steel blast relief system – adds to our company’s growing reputation and track record of working on a number of the world’s largest alternative energy projects.

Speaking about the successful contract win, our MD, Anthony Jones, said: “The Stublach Gas Storage facility is such a unique and ground-breaking project in its own right that we are thrilled to have been awarded this contract to deliver our industry leading blast relief systems to such an extraordinary scheme.  For us, this contract win very much highlights our proven reputation for working on some of the country’s – and the worlds – most advanced alternative energy projects and where our track record of delivering our blast relief solutions are second to none.   

“MTE has already proved – and will continue to demonstrate – its capabilities in the alternative energy sector and we are very much looking forward to adding the Stublach Gas Storage Facility to our growing portfolio of work in this sector.”

Further Work Awarded to MTE on the TCO Future Growth Programme

We’re delighted to confirm that we have been awarded further work on the TengizChevrOil Project delivering our industry leading heat shield panels and profiled steel walls to one of the world’s deepest producing super giant fields.

Contracted by a South Korean fabricator, we are thrilled to again be a supplier on this world recognised scheme and see this as a real testament to MTE’s ability to provide our industry leading heatshield and steel wall products to the oil and gas sector.

Speaking about the contract award, Anthony Jones, MD at MTE said: “We are thrilled to have been, once again, awarded a contract to work on this very prestigious oil field.  At MTE we very much pride ourselves on being able to provide the highest quality, weight saving products that meet the very exacting needs of the oil and gas market.

The Tengiz field in Western Kazakhstan – discovered in 1979 –  is estimated to have original oil in place in the drilled and un–drilled portions of 3 billion metric tonnes equating to 26 billion barrels.

Contract Wins Continue at MTE

Contract wins continue at MTE with our announcement that we have been appointed to deliver fire resistant shields to the Vincent FPSO Ngujima yin vessel operating in Commonwealth waters.

The contract sees us become a key supplier to the 332 metre double hulled tanker, the offshore production facility located 43 kilometres north of the West Cape and producing oil from the Vincent oil field.

Speaking about the contract win, Anthony Jones, MD at MTE said: “This contract win continues to demonstrate our strength providing products to the FPSO market. MTE prides itself on being able to supply its skills and services to the offshore market, a market where we have always been strong and where will continue to provide the very best products and services to meet the demanding and exacting specifications demanded.”

The Vincent FPSO Ngujima yin vessel is capable of producing 120,000 barrels of oil per day from the 13 subsea production wells of The Vincent oil field.

MTE Celebrates second contract win on Hornsea 1

MTE is pleased to announce a contract win with Billingham based OSB EEW to to fabricate and supply 20 internal support structures for the Hornsea One offshore wind farm.

The contract – which is our second win on the Hornsea One project – will see us manufacture the suspended internal support structures (SIPS) for OSB’s transition project.

Speaking about the contract win, Anthony Jones, MD at MTE said: “We are delighted to have secured this contract win with OSB.  MTE is very pleased to begin this working relationship and we very much look forward to providing services to OSB for many years to come and for many projects in the future.

“We see this as the beginning of a strong and valued relationship with OSB, firmly believe this verifies our position as a leading service provider in the fabrication of offshore wind structures and cements our reputation as being able to perform to and meet the exacting standards required in the offshore wind sector.”

The contract is a fast track project for MTE, is scheduled for completion later this year and cements our position as being able to perform to and meet the exacting standards required in the offshore wind sector.