The Altrad Norwich office – driving our offshore growth agenda

The Altrad Norwich office – driving our offshore growth agenda

Delivering growth is not easy, it takes an entrepreneurial mindset and it takes courage and commitment, characteristics I see in abundance in our Norwich team.

Against the challenging back-drop of low oil and gas pricing and the adverse impacts of COVID-19, our Norwich business has continued to grow focusing on its long term client relationships and delivering operational and HSEQW excellence, whilst retaining its position as the ‘partner of choice’ in the market.

The progress of the past 18-months has been extremely positive, the highlight of which has been the recent award a contract extension to the Perenco federal maintenance contract. This award reflects our team’s commitment to managing a positive client relationship and supporting that relationship by delivering excellence in contract performance.

Perenco is one of Altrad’s top five clients in the UK, in terms of size and scale and I’m pleased to confirm that we have extended that relationship further, by recently adding the provision of mechanical technicians to our service.

In terms of the future, we will be seeking to expand our market leading position in the Southern North sea and further extend our position on the onshore terminals.  In addition, we are planning to increase our additional ‘pull’ through services to our clients, which will include Altrad Motherwell Bridge’s technical support and by offering environmental and logistic services.

Moreover, as some of the offshore assets head towards end of life, we will be targeting offshore decommissioning opportunities, utilising transferrable skills from our nuclear business and establishing our presence in what will be a huge growth market for the foreseeable future.

I am really excited by the prospects for the future for our Norwich operation, but of course, none of this is possible, without the tremendous ingenuity of our people.

Accordingly, I’d like to offer my personal thanks to everyone in the Norwich office for their continued support and to say a big thank you for the amazing results you have delivered over the past few months.

My sincere thanks yet again, you are one amazing team!

Chris Garland
Director of Operations – Offshore UK, Ireland & Nordics