PIPESHIELD OPENS A STRATEGIC SUPPLY BASE AT MUKRAN PORT IN THE BALTIC REGION

15th May 2020

Pipeshield International Limited, a Tekmar Group Company, in partnership with Mukran Port, has established a regional supply base on the German Island of Rügen, increasing their operational and logistical capability in the Baltic Sea.

The decision to open the strategic supply base was taken by Pipeshield following the successful delivery of several projects from Mukran Port over the last 18 months.

The supply base will utilize the ports excellent transport connections via road, rail and sea, whilst taking advantage of the ports excellent geographical position between Central Europe, Scandinavia, the Baltic region and Russia.

The port has already proved its efficiency to the offshore wind sector during the construction of offshore wind farms Wikinger, Baltic 2 and Arkona Becken.

In cooperation with Mukran Port, Pipeshield has access to onsite office facilities and manufacturing capability that enables the timely and cost-effective manufacturing and supply of subsea asset protection and stabilisation solutions to clients in the region.

Clients operating in the Baltic will benefit greatly from project cost and logistical optimisation that Pipeshield can now offer.

Project Management & onsite manufacturing will be fully under Pipeshield supervision and in accordance with Pipeshield’s comprehensive quality management system.

The new supply base builds on Pipeshield’s existing relationship with Mukran Port and provides other Tekmar Group companies with a regional hub from which they can support their offshore energy clients in the Baltic Sea.

David Blake, General Manager of Pipeshield:

“We are delighted to have established a strategically important supply hub in Mukran working in co-operation with Mukran port. Pipeshield’s ability to forge strategic supply arrangements overseas underlines our capability and intentions to further internationalise our business on a global basis in line with our growth strategy moving forward. It is particularly pleasing given the recent award of our third Queens award for international trade, the company’s fourth Queens award overall, and firmly establishes Pipeshield as a major player overseas within our areas of industry”.

Harm Sievers, CEO of Mukran Port:

“We are glad that a globally successful company like Pipeshield has chosen Mukran Port as a further location. This is additional proof that the port is one of the most important locations for the offshore industry in the Baltic Sea. The port has important sea connections to Sweden, Denmark; Finland, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Mukran Port also offers everything that makes a modern multi-functional port on a total area of almost 430 hectares with ferry, rail, multipurpose and offshore terminals as well as extensive production and storage facilities. This puts us in a position to profitably support Pipeshield and Tekmar Group, the world leaders in their industry, in their expansion strategy and contribute to their continued success.”

ABOUT TEKMAR GROUP

Pipeshield International Limited is part of Tekmar Group plc alongside, Ryder Geotechnical Limited, AgileTek Engineering Limited, Subsea Innovation Limited and Tekmar Energy Limited. Tekmar Group works together to provide leading technology and services to the global offshore energy markets.

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