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 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.”