STATS Group has established a new Australian entity and will invest up to $2 million in workshop facilities and intervention equipment to support its drive in the country’s pipeline integrity market.
In the last five years, the pipeline technology specialist has been successful in securing a range of strategic contracts in the oil, gas and LNG sectors, consolidating its presence in Australia.
As part of its broader localisation strategy, STATS has secured a workshop and storage facility near Perth, Western Australia.
The Aberdeenshire-headquartered business is recruiting local field and workshop technicians and a lead project engineer to support an increase in demand for the group’s services.
The new Perth base will act as STATS’ intervention hub for Asia Pacific clients, making it easier to ship equipment between key markets, minimising freight costs and reducing the company’s carbon footprint.
STAT regional manager for Asia Pacific Gareth Campbell said Australia was a commercially attractive market, offering regular opportunities with clients who were receptive to new and innovative technology.
“Our BISEP double block and bleed isolation technology is a strong differentiator for Australian clients who are looking for solutions, particularly for high pressure systems,” said Campbell.
“In addition to day-to-day business with the leading gas operators working in the gas distribution and transmission space, there is also continued large scale investment by the majors in new fields, tie backs and other projects, offering us the opportunity to get involved in large isolation projects and subsequent growth potential.
“Our well established policy is to invest in local infrastructure – both human and equipment and facilities – and if Covid-19 taught us anything, it was the value of being in-country and to be able to respond quickly to the crisis.”
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