Jarrow firm Durastic secures oil platform contracts

Jarrow firm Durastic has supplied products for BP projects in South Korea and the Shetland Islands

David Sinclair, branch manager of Durastic in Jarrow
David Sinclair, branch manager of Durastic in Jarrow

A North East business has provided a range of its specialist products to Hyundai Heavy Industries in South Korea to help build a major new North Sea oil platform for BP.

The Jarrow-based Durastic, which is the UK’s leading supplier and installer of marine deck covering systems, has supplied underlay and floor coverings - along with other material and fittings - for the new BP Quad 204 platform being built in South Korea as well as for a platform in the £4.5bn Clair Ridge oilfield near the Shetland Islands

Durastic, which also has offices in Liverpool and Southampton, has over 90 years of experience in marine offshore and onshore work.

Its products, manufactured at the Jarrow site, meet A60 fire-retardant safety standards and certification standards set by maritime organisations across the world, including Lloyds of London, IMO and American Coastguard.

Jarrow branch manager, David Sinclair said: “These are great contracts for us, showcasing the very best of our workmanship and products.

“The benefits of Durastic’s underlays and coverings are that these products are seamless, lay in one coating, fire-retardant and clean.

“These products are made to last.

“Meticulously manufactured and tested, the durability of the floorings ensures expensive maintenance is kept to a minimum, providing terrific value for money.”

BP contacted Durastic about the Clair Ridge platform work following Durastic’s services on BP’s Valhal in the Norwegian North Sea.

The project is based around 75km west of the Shetland Islands and comprises of two new bridge-linked oil platforms and a new pipeline connecting to processing facilities on the Shetlands.

The platforms are due to be completed in 2015, with production in late 2016.

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