New contracts

Dräger Safety UK has secured new contracts worth in excess of £3 million after successfully diversifying into new technology and training service areas focused on upstream and downstream operations in the North Sea


Dräger Safety UK has secured new contracts worth in excess of £3 million after successfully diversifying into new technology and training service areas focused on upstream and downstream DS 155operations in the North Sea.

The company has developed a new portable, networked gas detection and alarm system designed to protect people working in any location offshore. Furthermore, it has delivered a step-change in training for rescue teams through its OPITO-certified assessment centre in Aberdeen, which includes a confined-space skills evaluation area which candidates must learn to negotiate in full rescue gear, including oxygen tanks and air masks.

Alex Duthie, Dräger Safety UK’s sales and marketing director, said: “Securing substantial increases in training revenue in the second half of 2017, through a flexible approach in support of client operations, was possible through our ability to deliver essential safety training onshore at our fullyequipped Aberdeen training centre, at client premises or on-location offshore.

“We increased our rental portfolio to enable us to provide support for a diverse range of operations, locally and internationally, providing equipment and, if needed, the support of our highly-trained personnel for on- and offshore projects.”