Harris Pye Engineering and Singapore-based Tecnomar & Associates have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to combine efforts, promote collaboration between the two companies, and to offer a wider range of services.
“There is very definite synergy between our two organisations,” explains Don Moffat, Harris Pye’s technical director, Asia Pacific & Australasia. “We have entered into this MOU to offer specific activities and services jointly, on a project-by-project basis for maximum benefit for our clients. We can definitely add value to each other’s organisations – the perfect partnership in other words. For example on FPSO conversion and commissioning, where we at Harris Pye can offer both turnkey solutions in the shipyard; and for project upgrades in the field.”
Harris Pye has recently invested in its mechanical division in Singapore by investing some USD 750,000 in new equipment such as hydraulic torque equipment, pressure testing equipment, chemical cleaning and flushing equipment, specialist in situ machining equipment, and specialist valve overhaul and test equipment.
“With the wide range of activities we offer we feel we can really add value to this partnership with Tecnomar, and offer true technical solutions for difficult time-challenging projects along with Tecnomar’s expertise in FPSO completions and commissioning,” Don Moffat adds.
Nigel Hopkins, operations director of Tecnomar, said: “We will be entering into a work scope agreement for each project on which we collaborate. We are both looking forward to working together over the coming years to the mutual benefit of both organisations and, most importantly, our clients. We constantly look to enhance and develop our range of services, adding value for our clients, old and new. By providing technically innovative and cost effective solutions we can offer more for less.”
Don Moffat adds: “This cooperation combining the expertise of both organisations will undoubtedly enhance the work of our technical division based in Singapore, and enable us to undertake full turnkey projects. We have recently signed a lease to secure a 5,700 sq.ft facility in Jurong East, the new business hub development in Singapore’s International Business Park. This investment shows our commitment to the region and will enable our Group to completely redevelop the existing premises ensuring adequate technical facilities to undertaken major contracts and expand its existing portfolio of work scope to clients.
“We are strong believers in investment in people by means of training and continual professional development, and the Group is actively recruiting technical resources not only for the Singapore facility, but further afield.”