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Rental firm makes further investment to meet increasing industry demand

Equipment rental specialist Hiretech Limited is investing over £1 million in additional equipment this year to meet industry demand.

The firm has seen a dramatic upturn in business since mid 2017 and is celebrating another record breaking month by taking delivery of a new Zone 2 Well Service Pump.  The unit, which was contracted to Prior Diesel in Great Yarmouth to package, will complement the existing rental fleet of pumping spreads, powered umbilical reels, hydraulic power packs and supporting equipment.

John Milne, Engineering Manager at Hiretech, comments, “There are some great opportunities in the market at the moment as the industry plays catch up for lower investment levels through the downturn.  Additions made to our rental fleet over the last three years are reaping rewards now, and we asked Prior Diesel to augment our own manufacturing capacity this year to help meet increasing demand.”

Hiretech has also recently entered the Offshore Personnel Supply market, offering personnel to operate the range of rental equipment it has available.  Six new jobs have been created at the company’s base at Fintray near Dyce, with another four jobs expected to be created before the year end.

Zone 2 Well Service Pump
Additional Self Deploying / Recovering Hose Reels Added To Rental Fleet

Hiretech has recently manufactured an additional three Self Deploying / Recovering Hose Reels for its rental fleet.  The reels are available with live centres and spooling gear and have the capacity to deploy and recover the hoses unaided.  One of the reels has a twin live centre fitted and is capable of deploying and recovering twin runs of 2” Black Eagle hoses.  The reels are air operated to ensure ease of certification and installation offshore and can deliver line pulls of 3.5 – 5 tonnes as required.  Recent applications include vessel based scale squeeze and platform based plugging and abandonment scopes.

Lightweight Zone 2 Well Service Pump Added To Rental Fleet

Hiretech has recently completed the build of a Lightweight Zone 2 Well Service Pump for applications where platform crane restrictions require a lift of less than 10 tonnes.  The 600 hp pump can be mobilised as two separate lifts each below 10 tonnes prior to connecting it back together offshore.  Where weight restrictions are less than 10 tonnes the units have been designed to shed additional weight through the removal of doors and cladding.

Video: Lightweight Zone 2 Well Service Pump


Zone 2 Diesel Driven Hydraulic Power Packs Near Completion

Hiretech is currently completing the next batch of 4 off Zone 2 Diesel Driven Hydraulic Power Packs, which will soon be added to its rental fleet.

Zone 1 Electrically Heated Chemical Tanks Added To Rental Fleet

Hiretech has introduced Zone 1 Electrically Heated Chemical Tanks to its rental fleet. The tanks are of stainless steel construction, fitted with insulated jackets and each heat up to 4,000 litres of chemical. This complements the pumps, hoses, filters and accessories Hiretech has available for chemical cleaning and well servicing applications.

Zone 2 V16 x SPM2250 Pumping Units Modified For Remote Operations

The Hiretech team has recently made a significant effort to complete the design and build of Charge Pumps and Control Panels to allow the remote operation of two of our Zone 2 V16 x SPM2250 pumping units. The units have since been mobilised on a long term hire to a valued client.

Solids Recovery System Added To Hiretech Rental Equipment Fleet

Hiretech has recently completed the successful commissioning, testing and mobilisation of its Solids Recovery System.  The units consists of a degasser, VSM300 shaker, settling and mixing tanks and can be used for drilling operations and a range of pipeline and decommissioning projects where fluid returns need to be processed.

Hiretech Solids Recovery System
Hiretech Well Service Pump In Action

Hiretech has secured rentals for its recently completed well service pump HTP74.  The unit utilises a Zone 2 8V92 engine coupled to an HD500 triplex pumping unit.  Having completed a rental in the North Sea in December, the unit is now on rental further afield in Europe.

Contact us for more details of the well service pump.

Hiretech Limited Well Service Pump HTP74
Second Hiretech Rental Spread Makes Way To West Africa

Early January saw Hiretech complete  the mobilisation of another  significant equipment rental spread to West Africa.  The spread includes Powered Umbilical Reels, Overboard Chutes, Roller Guides, Downlines, Flushing Rigs, Cleanliness Monitors, Chart Recorders and Gas Boosters.

Euan Bisset Introduced As New Operations Manager At Hiretech

Hiretech extends a very warm welcome to Euan Bisset who recently joined the team as Operations Manager.  Euan brings more than 30 years’ experience in the oil & gas industry to the role and is looking forward to working with Hiretech’s valued client base.

Euan Bisset, Operations Manager