Investment paves way for further growth at SengS

Investment paves way for further growth at SengS

A north-east engineering firm is bucking the wider oil and gas industry trend after announcing a £250,000 investment to enhance its existing pressure testing capability.

SengS (Subsea Engineering Solutions Ltd), an independent engineering and services specialist, has invested more than £3.5m over the past two years in developing its Ellon premises. Over this period the company has also significantly expanded its test facility from 6,458 to 9,817 sq ft.

This latest quarter of a million outlay has allowed SengS to develop a 60ft test rig capable of testing risers, casings and drill pipe. The rig, which was designed and built in-house within four weeks, enables clients to perform multiple tests at a time; saving time and money.

The company has also installed a large external water test tank, which will be used to conduct system testing for wellhead equipment, remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROVs) and subsea components.

SengS has already received additional work orders as a result of these enhanced capabilities, including a minimum 12-month testing project in the Mediterranean Sea for a global pipe firm which will secure at least four technician jobs at SengS.

Murray Kerr, founder and managing director of SengS, said: “Our ambition is for SengS to become leaders in pressure and temperature testing and, with this latest investment in the company’s testing capability, we are getting ever closer towards this goal.

“We’re reaping the benefits of our forward-thinking approach as we continue to secure larger, more complex projects. Coupled with the £3.5 million invested in the business over the past two years, these latest additions will allow us to offer a complete testing service and add further value to our clients’ operations by increasing productivity and reducing costs.”

Established in 2012, SengS has successfully delivered more than 400 projects across multiple disciplines for clients in the North Sea, Scandinavia, the Middle East and North Africa. The company currently employs 17 people.