Wallsend fire proofing specialists pull out all the stops to meet deadline

Fire proofing specialists at Barrier Group have fast-tracked the manufacture of offshore safety components to meet an overseas client’s tight timescale

IAN MCCLELLAND Michael Field, a senior technician at Barrier, with a Benarx box
Michael Field, a senior technician at Barrier, with a Benarx box

Fire proofing specialists at Barrier Group have fast-tracked the manufacture of offshore safety components to meet an overseas client’s tight timescale.

Barrier Group, which employs around 250 at its base in Wallsend , North Tyneside, is a leading provider in the field of corrosion and fire protection in offshore, petrochemical and construction projects.

The contract, which was carried out by the Group’s Fire Protection division, involved the production and fire-proofing of 200 pre-fabricated box enclosures for topsides – the surface deck of platforms containing oil & gas drilling, production and processing equipment – located in the Norwegian Sea.

The work was sub-contracted to Barrier by Beerenberg, for the Valemon gas field.

The contract took half the usual time, about a month, because the project was about to go “live”.

Steve May, managing director of Barrier Fire Protection, said: “This exacting contract demonstrates how Barrier employees can meet exceptionally tight deadlines without compromising on quality.

“It also strengthens our export portfolio with overseas companies developing their commitment to safety to meet the latest internationally-recognised safety standards.”

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