Hartlepool firm Seatechs wins major deal in Brazil

Paul Cave.
Paul Cave.

A HARTLEPOOL firm has clinched a major deal to supply 40 workers for a contract in Brazil.

Seatechs, based in the Hartlepool Enterprise Centre in Brougham Terrace, has secured work on a pipeline project.

Bosses say it is a “big project” for the Hartlepool firm which specialises in providing workers and services for the offshore industry.

Seatechs was contracted for the job by Newcastle firm Wellstream, which produces and manufacturers the pipes used on large scale oil and gas projects.

The workers are responsible for installing the pipeline which runs from the FPSO facility which is the floating rig being used the extract the crude oil to the sea bed.

The Brazilian company managing this is called OGX and the drilling is taking place in the Campus Basin.

The lucrative project for Seatechs follows on from previous projects the company has been contracted to by Wellstream. The others were in Australia and Dubai. It could lead to follow on work for up to a year.

Seatechs managing director Paul Cave said: “This is a really big project for us and will see up to 40 of our workers contracted during the extraction process.

“After years of being regarded as an emerging market, Brazil is now one of the world’s leading players in the offshore and oil and gas industries. We are seeing more demand for workers to be supplied to projects out there.”

Paul first set up the firm in 2007 and it has grown since.