Express Engineering opens subsea engineering facility in Gateshead

Express EngineeringExpress Engineering, subsea energy industry solution provider, has opened an international assembly and test centre in Gateshead, in the North of England, with an aim to contribute to the company’s continued development in major global markets

Expansion of its capabilities is part of Express Engineering’s broader product strategy to supply assembled and tested actuators, connections and tooling for wellheads and subsea production systems for the oil and gas sector.

As the centre, located on the Team Valley, gears up in the coming months, the company will be boosting its team of skilled project engineers and managers to work on new offshore technologies and associated upstream products now under development.

The opening of the centre comes as Express Engineering continues to maintain strong growth since embarking on a refocused business plan at the end of 2018. This has seen sales in the oil and gas sector grow significantly, resulting in a jump in revenues to more than US$48.68mn for 2020.

Chairman Chris Thompson is optimistic about the offshore subsea market in 2021 and excited about the new projects and opportunities coming on stream.

He said, “The new centre positions us strongly for further expansion and success as we look forward to providing customers with the most competitive, high quality subsea products.

“As an international subsea engineering sector specialist, the additional capacity will significantly enhance Express Engineering’s response times and operational performance and productivity whilst maintaining the highest standards of safety and reliability.”

Tim Witty, development director at UK Land Estates, said, “As 2021 picks up pace and the North East’s businesses look to the future, we’re glad to see Express Engineering go from strength to strength with the opening of its new centre. We’ve worked closely with Express Engineering on getting the site up and running and are pleased to see our joint effort come to fruition.”

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