North East welding and engineering firm plans to enter Norway and Denmark

North East welding and engineering firm plans to enter Norway and Denmark

QA Weld Tech has announced it is now recognized as a verified and compliant supplier on the Achilles Joint Qualification System (JQS) for the oil and gas industry in Norway and Denmark.

The Teesside based firm, which operates from nine adjacent workshops comprising over 4600sqm from the Riverside Industrial Estate, Middlesbrough, is now looking to make its mark in the Norwegian and Danish market.

Having already established a strong reputation, the company believes its solid pedigree will place it in good stead for competing for new work in these countries.

The JQS is a supplier register and pre-qualification system used by Norwegian and Danish companies – including the likes of BP, Conoco Phillips, Statoil and Subsea 7 – to manage risk and ensure suppliers

Andrew Dean, business development manager at QA Weld Tech said: “Recognised as the biggest oil producing country in Europe, Norway is very much a major hub for oil and gas activity. And as the nearest export market to the North East, it makes sense for QA Weld Tech to be bidding for and delivering work in these areas.

“There have been some very large and exciting discoveries made over the last few years in both Norway and Denmark and QA Weld Tech would very much like to play a role in delivering our leading welding and fabrication services on these major developments.  

“Being registered as a verified supplier, we have demonstrated that we have the capabilities to meet the specified requirements and we are a trusted and compliant supplier.”

With over 35 years in the oil and gas industry, the company recently announced its grand plans to transfer its core capabilities, knowledge and comprehensive skillset into a range of new sectors including nuclear, power generation and petrochemical.