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NorSea Group (UK) wins five-year contract with Wild Well Control at Montrose

NorSea Group (UK) Ltd has won a five-year contract with Wild Well Control for the storage of its emergency response WellCONTAINED System at NorSea Group’s facilities in South Base, Montrose.

The WellCONTAINED system of services includes contingency planning and response from Source Control Emergency Response Planning (SCERP) through field deployment of the system capping a subsea uncontrolled well.

Mike Munro, Operations Director at NorSea Group (UK) said: “This type of hi-tech intervention equipment is designed to minimise exposure in the event of an offshore emergency and a top priority is the ability to respond without delay. Our storage and supply base operations at Montrose, with direct quayside access and geographical proximity meet all the requirements for optimising response time.”

An all-encompassing logistics solution
Freddy Gebhardt, Wild Well President, who visited Montrose to view the facilities, said Wild Well was very pleased to make a commitment to the region for the exclusive use of warehousing facilities for the WellCONTAINED system.
“Having immediate access quayside in the case of mobilization and deployment offers an all-encompassing logistics solution for our consortium members,” he said. “Providing 24/7/365 emergency response to ensure our clients get the timely service and support they need is a pre-requisite, and the set up at South Base guarantees that requirement will be met.

“We extend a warm welcome to our new partners in this arrangement— NorSea Group (UK) and the Montrose Port Authority— and look forward to a healthy working relationship between all parties for the term of the agreement.”

Helps advance the ports development
Nik Scott-Gray, Chief Executive of Montrose Port Authority(MPA), said: “We are delighted that NorSea Group and Wild Well have forged this new relationship, which broadens the marine and offshore services portfolio we can offer at Montrose Port. The port is strategically placed as a service and logistics hub for the offshore oil and gas sectors, and this new agreement helps advance our ongoing development and expansion plans. We look forward to working closely with NorSea Group and Wild Well over the coming years. ”

NorSea Group has a 15-year lease agreement with MPA on the South Base covering warehousing and 11,000m2 of external quayside laydown. Quayside support services include stevedores, forklifts, cranes, water and fuel. It also has additional internal and external storage at nearby Broomfield Industrial Estate in Montrose.

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