A STOCKTON engineering firm has completed a specialist fabrication project for the BP Andrew platform in the North Sea.
Francis Brown developed new welding procedures to fabricate a pair of four-metre tall tips, pictured right, for the top of the flare stacks, designed to withstand the extreme North Sea weather conditions and the high temperatures generated at the rig’s flare stacks.
After being shipped to Aberdeen, the tips will be installed by helicopter at the rig, 230 kilometres North East of Aberdeen. The BP Andrew rig produces oil and gas from the Andrew field and the Cyrus field.
Employing more than 90 people, Francis Brown is an established member of the oil & gas, chemical and offshore renewables sector supply chain, with sales of around £6million.
MD Jamie Brown said: “The business is growing, which has the potential to include further additions to our workforce, including new apprentices, and expansion to our facilities.”