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Barrier Group subsidiary wins overseas work

A subsidiary of Wallsend-based Barrier Group has secured a trio of contracts to export its specialist industrial fire proofing services to Germany.


As part of a Mobil Producing Nigeria offshore oil and gas project for Linde, Barrier Fire Protection has worked in partnership with Hertel GmbH to undertake fire proofing of a steel structure that will be installed on a platform off the coast of West Africa.

 A team of 10 UK-based specialists carried out the work at Linde’s fabrication facility in Bremen.


The second project secured marks a return to Deutsche Infineum’s facility in Cologne where, a year ago, Barrier previously completed a passive fire protection (PFP) project. Having won a subsequent competitive tender after completing this work, the company has been engaged to work on another PFP scheme.


Finally, Barrier Fire Protection has been awarded a contract by BASF to undertake a programme of fire proofing at its facility in Ludwigshafen.


David Shaw, director of Barrier Fire Protection, said: “Building on our experience and track-record in offshore and chemical industry operations, these projects are a strong endorsement of the high level of safety-focused fire protection we can undertake.


“This, combined with our proven capability to deliver projects on time and to budget, is helping the company carve out a niche in export markets.”


Robert Bowles, chairman of Barrier Group, added: “This hat-trick of projects in Germany is a significant development for our export ambitions.


“The reputation we have earned for quality, expertise and the ability to operate safely in hazardous locations is enabling Barrier to build a growing presence in Europe where the skills and capabilities of the UK supply chain is well-respected.”


As originally published by Insider Media