STATS Group has established a new Australian entity and will invest up to AUD 2M (£1M) in workshop facilities and intervention equipment to support its drive in the country’s pipeline integrity market.
The pipeline technology specialist has been successful in the last five years in securing a range of strategic contracts in the oil and gas and LNG sectors.
As part of the group’s broader localization strategy, a workshop and storage facility close to Perth, Western Australia, has been secured and 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.
In 2021 STATS has completed two 12″ BISEP intervention projects in Darwin, Northern Territory; four 14″ BISEP workscopes in Perth; and in Victoria’s Bass Strait provided an 18″ Subsea Hot Tap Clamp with 12″ branch and subsea hot tapping services, and a 20″ Remote Tecno Plug isolation on an offshore platform.
The new Perth base will act as STATS’ intervention hub for Asia Pacific (APAC) clients, making it easier to ship equipment between key markets, minimizing freight costs and reducing the company’s carbon footprint.