William Hackett Chains Ltd, one of the UK’s oldest chain manufacturers, is continuing to see strong financial growth throughout 2013/14.
The strong financial performance of William Hackett Chains is underpinned by the successful execution of its strategic growth plan and investment in the lifting division.
Over the past 18 months William Hackett Chains has developed a deeper relationship with key clients across the world to better understand the markets in which it operates.
This depth of market and client knowledge is enabling William Hackett Chains to continue to add value to clients and address key operational and asset efficiency challenges within the industry.
In a move to expand their presence in the European energy markets, Ferguson Group, specialists in the rental of DNV 2.7-1/EN 12079 certified offshore containers, refrigeration/freezer modules, engineering modules and accommodation solutions to the global offshore energy industry, is expanding its European operations with a new Dutch partner.
Norsco Oilfield Services operates from a base in Ter Apel in the heart of Northern Europe. Mr Bert Platje has extensive experience in the global energy industry, having worked all over the globe, including the US. Norsco Oilfield Services was formed out of BMS Development, founded in 2004, selling eco-friendly chemicals to the oil and gas industry. Norsco was established to offer a broader portfolio of services. The chemicals provided are designed to be used offshore to render drill cuttings non-toxic. As providers of containers and tanks that can transport and store chemicals, amongst other items, the Ferguson Group range was a natural fit.
Energy chain systems tame the tide to service wind farm
igus, the leading manufacturer of high performance energy chain systems, has presented its prestigious UK vector award to fuel management systems company, Cameron Forecourt, for its innovative use of energy chains to supply a floating pontoon in the harbour at Barrow-in-Furness, UK.
“Once again, this year’s vector awards have attracted an extremely high standard of entries from UK engineers,” says Justin Leonard, director at igus. “We specifically chose Cameron Forecourt as they demonstrated a novel use for our energy chain cable carriers, in an unusual and challenging application.”
Cameron Forecourt is using igus energy chain to supply a floating pontoon for DONG Energy that is used to service its boats which are used in the construction of a wind farm off the north west coast of England. The 90MW Barrow Offshore Wind Farm, developed by DONG Energy and Centrica, is located in the East Irish Sea and its annual production is around 305 GW/h, enough to meet the demand of around 65,000 British households.