Pipeline Specialist Invests $2 Million in New Houston Facility

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Pipeline engineering specialist, STATS Group, has invested $2 million in new facilities in Houston to expand its services in the U.S. and South American oil and gas markets. The UK-based group, which designs, manufactures and installs a range of hi-tech pipeline isolation and intervention tools, has opened a 25,000 sq ft office and workshop facility in Brittmoore and expects to add to its U.S. headcount over the next year.
  Stephen Rawlinson, previously general manager in Canada, has been promoted to vice president for the Americas, while Scott McNae has been elevated from his previous role as global projects manager to general manager for U.S. operations.
  STATS believe there are project opportunities in the U.S. onshore and offshore pipeline sector, with Houston also providing a springboard to mobilize for projects in South America. The company’s Process Plant Solutions division will also target the refineries, chemical plants and oil and gas platform sector, offering rentals, sales and servicing options.
  The Houston expansion follows a similar investment in Canada where the company doubled its workshop and testing facilities in Edmonton and added a project support office in Calgary.