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Ireland's Suretank expands in to US

Friday, March 21 15:12:26

Suretank, the Irish provider of engineered solutions to the offshore oil and gas industry, has entered into a partnership agreement with Louisiana based manufacturer Amgulf Fabrication Inc.

The company said that the move is part of its long term strategy to build local in markets worldwide.

Established last year by Lawrence Detiveaux and Jason Underwood, Amgulf Fabrication is a start up business based on the business principles of Suretank's founder and chairman Patrick Joy, with Suretank having 25 percent ownership.

Through the new facility in Houma, Louisiana, Suretank will be offering the full range of DNV 2.7-1 certified equipment including offshore containers, skids, baskets and skips, with tanks to be added to the portfolio in the future.

Martin Laverty, Market Development Director at Suretank, explained: "The US is a significant growth market for Suretank and we are confident that we have found the right partner with Amgulf Fabrication. Suretank's success is down to listening to its customers. We work closely with our clients to develop solutions that suit their specific requirements, and having in-market manufacturing and equipment deployment is extremely important to maintaining customer service excellence."

"Our in-market US manufacturing facilities gives our customers and their staff an opportunity to visit during the equipment build phase and moreover to benefit from hands-on equipment training and advice from our experienced engineering personnel. This model allows for easy vetting of the factory's quality control systems and gives our clients the opportunity to bring their end user to see the equipment before it is delivered."