Dron & Dickson, specialists in design, supply and maintenance of hazardous area electrical equipment, has secured a multi-million pound contract with Nexen Petroleum UK Limited.
The five-year project will see Dron & Dickson carry out electrical maintenance on Nexen’s Buzzard and Scott offshore platforms in the UK North Sea.
Dron & Dickson will provide a team of 16 to service the operation. This will include CompEx qualified electrical technicians and a Rope Access team for high-level maintenance.
Eric Florence, engineering services operations manager at Dron & Dickson, said: “We are delighted to have secured this contract with Nexen, which confirms our position as being a leader in Ex inspection and maintenance in the North Sea.
“Nexen has made a significant investment in Ex Inspect software, hardware and training, which enables our technicians to retrieve, process and record the inspection data directly into Nexen’s computer maintenance management system, and we look forward to delivering this scope of work over the next five years.”
Dron & Dickson has worked extensively with Nexen on Buzzard and Scott in the past and recently achieved five years of work without incident in these areas.
Mr Florence commented: “Completing five years without incident was a major milestone, and demonstrated our commitment to health and safety as well as strict compliance with the latest safety legislation and industry standards. We look forward to continuing our dedication to our work and our people in this and future projects.”
Dron & Dickson employs more than 250 people both off and onshore and has a network of bases in Aberdeen, Hull, Lowestoft, Stirling, Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
Dron & Dickson provides a wide range of services, which includes the design, specification, supply, installation, testing, commissioning, maintenance and repair of electrical equipment in hazardous areas both on and offshore.
In addition to targeting growth in the oil and gas sector, Dron & Dickson operates in the renewables and decommissioning markets. It also works in a variety of other sectors of industry ranging from pharmaceuticals to distilleries.
The company offers a full range of life-cycle solutions and holds numerous supply agreements providing competitive contract prices, matched inventory, spend analysis, KPI reporting and technical support.