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Hiretech Offers Annulus Pressure Testing Package

The Hiretech Limited containerised Annulus Pressure Tester is a fully integrated Zone I pressure testing package consisting of a variable speed electric triplex and 2 off Hydratron air driven pressure test pumps, giving a range of 66 lpm at 250 bar up to 3.4 lpm at 828 bar. The unit has a 50m standard high pressure test hose umbilical stored on a live centre reel, additional hose lengths available as required. Two stainless steel holding tanks allow different test mediums or chemicals to be stored prior to pumping. A remote control stand, digital flow meter and memory gauge allow easy operation and recording of results. Typically used for annulus top ups, pressure testing and chemical injection applications.

Annulus Pressure Testing Package
North East Engineering Firm Investing Towards Industry Upturn

Along with many others, Aberdeenshire engineering firm Hiretech Limited has witnessed the prolonged turbulence in the oil and gas industry and associated dramatic changes within the respective supply chain.  Hiretech has remained positive during this period however, embracing the opportunity presented to further develop its business offerings to capitalise on current project requirements and to prepare for an inevitable industry upturn.

Hiretech, a leading independent equipment rental, sales, service and maintenance company offering pumping spreads, powered umbilical reels, hydraulic power packs and supporting equipment, has taken a proactive approach by looking at opportunities in new sectors, investing in additional equipment and identifying further service offerings in order to enhance its overall capabilities to meet the needs of existing and new clients.

The current climate has resulted in a greater demand for cost effective solutions to meet project requirements, which Hiretech has capitalised on by offering reliable quality products with a proven track record.  The company has also looked towards new opportunities, gaining clients through developing additional market sectors, including abandonment and renewables.

Significant investment in its rental fleet has allowed Hiretech to compete effectively and to offer full package solutions to its clients. This has been achieved through the purchase of used oilfield equipment which is being refurbished to as new quality, and also through the manufacture of additional products, all undertaken by Hiretech’s in-house team of skilled and experienced technicians.

Andy Buchan, Managing Director at Hiretech, comments: “We have introduced new and additional equipment to further strengthen our rental offering, including High Powered Zone II Triplex Pumps, which enables Hiretech to offer full equipment packages to ensure the effective, efficient and successful delivery of our clients’ projects”.

“Investment has also been made to optimise existing product lines to suit a variety of project applications. Recently, an umbilical reel has been converted to constant tension, with a rotary coupling fitted to allow it to support ROV operations.  An additional umbilical reel has also been certified to full NORSOK specification for a plugging and abandonment application.  Such efforts strengthen our commitment and abilities within the industry and provide clients with the reassurance they are working with approved quality equipment.”

In addition to this, Hiretech has introduced a range of additional service offerings, including enhanced personnel training and maintenance and testing of client equipment, allowing the company to offer a full package complement to its clients.

By embracing the opportunity for the positive, coupled with a forward thinking approach by the management team at Hiretech, the company has benefited from continued high levels of enquiries and the company is in a good position to remain competitive in current markets as well as be prepared for an inevitable industry upturn.

Enhancing The Rental Fleet - High Powered Zone II Triplex Pumps
Join Us At Subsea Expo

Hiretech Limited will be exhibiting at Subsea Expo 2017 from 1-3 February at the AECC.  Visit us on Stand 136.

The event attracts over 150 exhibitors and over 5,000 delegates.  Previous years have been enjoyable and successful for Hiretech and we are looking forward to attending again in 2017.

Registration is free and gives full access to the exhibition and conferences.  Register here.

Hiretech Goes All In For Apprenticeships

Despite the current industry downturn, Hiretech bosses have made a conscious decision to continue investing in third year apprentice James Farquhar and have been well rewarded for their efforts.  James has become an integral part of the team, bringing youth and enthusiasm to his role, as well as challenging some of the ideas of the team to its benefit. James has expressed support for his apprenticeship and the combination of classroom based and hands-on training it has provided him, giving him a good foundation in the industry and a great future ahead.

In support of the Developing The Young Workforce led campaign, which aims to promote the benefits of apprenticeships to young people, James is featured in the Press and Journal as an example of a successful apprenticeship programme to encourage others to consider an apprenticeship as their career choice.

Hiretech Actively Looking Local With Buy North-East

Since pledging its support to the Buy North-East campaign, which encourages businesses to buy local, Hiretech has been actively working to further utilise local based suppliers.

In support of the movement, Hiretech has changed from utilising a well-known national stationery supplier, opting instead for Langstane, which is headquartered in Aberdeen.  Langstane has beaten previous supply prices and also offers same day delivery of orders.

Additionally, Hiretech has employed the services of the Aberdeen branch of Business World Travel to source flights, benefitting from prices more competitive than those available online as a result, whilst also supporting local business.

The Buy North-East campaign is led by Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce, Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire Council – as well as Aberdeen Journals and Scottish Enterprise.

All firms need to do to join the movement is pledge support by putting Buy North-East on their next board agenda, then moving at least one contract or piece of business to a local supplier.

For more information and to sign up, visit the Buy North-East website.

High Power Zone II Triplex Pumps Added To Rental Fleet

Hiretech has added a number of High Horsepower Zone II Triplex Pumps to its rental fleet.  The units can pump up to 16 bbl per minute, with up to 1100 hp available per unit.

High Horsepower Zone II Triplex Pumps
Hiretech Adds To Rental Fleet

Hiretech has added a 25 bbl Blender, a Twin 100 bbl Mixer Tank and a number of 4 m³ Tote Tanks to its rental fleet.

25 bbl Blender, 100 bbl Mixer & Tote Tank
NORSOK Umbilical Reel Manufacture

Hiretech has built 2 off 4″ Umbilical Reels certified to NORSOK Z-015 Rev 04 and successfully completed the first mobilisation to a Norwegian oil platform.

NORSOK Umbilical Reels
Constant Tension Umbilical Reel To Support ROV Operations

Hiretech has supplied a Constant Tension Umbilical Reel and Power Pack to support client ROV operations.  The project was turned around in less than 2 weeks by modifying existing rental products.  Rotary couplings were also fitted.  Client satisfied and confident with Hiretech’s product and service offering and as a result a second hire workscope has been secured.

Hiretech Supports Buy North-East Movement

Hiretech Limited has pledged its support to the Buy North-East campaign, which is encouraging businesses to buy local in the wake of the continuing oil downtown.

Like many other companies operating in the oil and gas sector, Hiretech has witnessed first-hand the detrimental effects of the recent economic slump across a variety of organisations within the sector’s supply chain and beyond.

As a result, Hiretech, a leading equipment rental, sales, service and maintenance company offering pumping spreads, powered umbilical reels, hydraulic power packs and supporting equipment, has welcomed the initiative and fully supports the movement to protect the local economy and employment in the region.

Hiretech’s Manging Director, Andy Buchan, comments: “We have built our business by forging good relationships with north-east based suppliers and estimate that approximately 90% of our current suppliers are local to our base at Fintray by Dyce.  As a result, we benefit from readily available supplies and quick delivery times.  Our local suppliers are willing to go the extra mile to source and deliver what we require when it is required, with no compromise in quality.  This in turn allows us to deliver a responsive and efficient service to our client base.  We want to continue our support for the people in the north-east and see no reason why we can’t extend our existing local supplier base further in support of this valuable campaign”.

The campaign is led by Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce, Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire Council – as well as Aberdeen Journals and Scottish Enterprise.

All firms need to do to join the movement is pledge support by putting Buy North-East on their next board agenda, then moving at least one contract or piece of business to a local supplier.

For more information and to sign up, visit the Buy North-East website.