Glacier Energy secures significant PBS contract

Source: press release, 17 December 2020

Andy Scott at Glacier Energy’s Heat Transfer Facility in Aberdeen
Andy Scott at Glacier Energy’s Heat Transfer Facility in Aberdeen (photo: Glacier Energy)

Glacier Energy, an international provider of specialist products, services and engineering solutions for energy infrastructure, has been awarded a contract worth circa GBP 1 million by PBS for the provision of export gas coolers for Total Exploration and Production UK’s (TEPUK) North Alwyn Platform, in the North Sea.

The scope of work includes the design, fabrication, assembly, inspection, testing and supply of four shell and tube heat exchangers which will be carried out by Glacier Energy’s heat transfer solutions division, based in Aberdeen, UK. Work has already commenced on the units with four heat exchangers due for delivery in January 2021.

PBS is a new organisation based in Aberdeen which consists of three separate companies – Ponticelli UK Ltd, Brand UK Ltd and Semco Maritime Ltd. As of 1st May 2020, PBS has been awarded a 5-year contract to provide general operations and maintenance services to all TEPUK assets in the North Sea.

Commenting on the award, Andy Scott, Director of Glacier Energy’s Heat Transfer division, says, “This is a significant award for the team that reinforces the strength of our design and manufacturing expertise, as well as our market-leading status in the heat transfer solutions field across the oil & gas, chemical and alternative energy industries.”

“A key factor in securing this award was our close collaboration with the client and ability to provide a custom-engineered solution to eliminate potential and substantial modifications to the platform. We look forward to developing our relationship further with PBS and successfully completing the safe and efficient delivery of this project,” Scott adds.

At the core of the Glacier Energy brand, is the company’s deep-rooted capability amassed through the acquisition of some of the most technical and reputable brands in the industry. Formed in 2011, the company’s mission was to create a fresh alternative in energy services, providing customers with world-class technologies, exceptional service and enhanced value, all from one integrated provider.

In 2013, Glacier Energy acquired Ross Offshore, renowned specialists with decades of experience in the installation, repair, refurbishment and replacement of heat exchangers. This acquisition, a natural strategic fit for Glacier Energy’s offshore business, was then swiftly followed by the acquisition of MSL Heat Transfer in 2014, which strengthened the company’s capability in the design, manufacture and repair of radiators and coolers.

Today, Glacier Energy is made up of four divisions – heat transfer solutions, welding solutions, onsite machining solutions as well as inspection and NDT services. Operating throughout the UK, the company has a growing international presence with strategic partners operating in the Middle East, Caspian and USA.