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TRAC Opens Office in Ghana

Mike Dixon, Eric Nasel Selby and Ian Somers at the Petroleum Commission’s Local Content Conference and Exhibition

TRAC is extending its global footprint with the opening of new offices in Ghana. Growing demand for TRAC’s expertise and specialist inspection services in West Africa has led to the establishment of a base in Tema, Greater Accra, Ghana.

Fully operational from the end of November, the Ghanaian base will be overseen by
in-country manager Eric Nasel Selby.

We are offering clients in West Africa bespoke inspection, repair and maintenance solutions.

TRAC attended the Petroleum Commission’s Local Content Conference and Exhibition in Takoradi, Ghana, November 2019 to introduce TRAC’s People and Services to Ghana, while connecting with clients, Government Ministers and management from the country’s Petroleum Commission. It was a very positive start to our progression into Ghana.

We are looking forward to growing our client base in West Africa as well as providing employment and training in country.

Safety Award at EnQuest Supplier Forum

TRAC has won a Safety Award at the 5th EnQuest Supplier Forum which saw 55 supply chain partners take part in roundtable discussions focused on the theme of collaboration.

Gunther Newcombe, Director of Operations at the Oil and Gas Authority, and Colette Cohen, Chief Executive Officer of the Oil & Gas Technology Centre, shared their ideas on maximising opportunities through collaboration.

Supply Chain Analyst at EnQuest, Caroline Taylor, said:” The event gave us the opportunity to share progress made against our plans to Deliver, De-Lever and Grow, to thank our suppliers for their contribution in 2018, and to present awards to some of our outstanding performers.

TRAC Managing Director Danny Hawthorn said : ”Safety is at the very core of what we do so we are delighted to receive this award in recognition of that commitment.”

Award recipients were:

Safety Award : KCA Deutag, TRAC Oil & Gas, Tony Railton (Petrofac)

Business Partnership Award: TechnipFMC, Whittaker Engineering

Service Delivery Award : Transocean, NB Surveys.

Managing Director Danny Hawthorn accepts the Safety Award from EnQuest CEO
Amjad Bseisu

TRAC Shortlisted for Gold Award

TRAC has been shortlisted in the Innovation category of this year’s Press and Journal Energy Voice Gold Awards for its industry-leading TracTec technology. The TracTec is set to transform offshore inspection, cleaning and repair solutions within the notoriously inaccessible splash zone.

In its simplest terms, TracTec is a large-scale clamp, which is remotely deployed from any platform to enable the safe inspection, maintenance and repair of all types, sizes and configurations of caissons and conductors, negating the need for divers, ROVs and DSVs.

The Gold Awards  are held in association with Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) to celebrate excellence in the UK energy sector.

The innovation accolade – sponsored by Balmoral Group – is aimed at the people behind projects securing the industry’s future. The winner will be announced at a ceremony  at the Chester Hotel, Aberdeen, on September 6.

ASI chairman Martin Gilbert said: “Congratulations to all of the finalists who have been shortlisted. The quality of submissions is testament to the talent, professionalism and innovative outlook of the energy industry. The judges face a difficult task in the next stage among so many worthy candidates.”

Business Delivery Manager Jan Stander said:  ”We are delighted to have been shortlisted for this award which recognises the focus TRAC places on developing new solutions for our clients and the expertise and ingenuity of the team.

“We also value collaboration and the benefit it brings – working with ToolTec on this specific project, supported by OGTC, has enabled us to pool our respective expertise and has led to a solution which has enormous safety and cost benefits for the oil and gas industry as a whole.”

Shortlist revealed for Gold Awards 2019 – Energy Voice

NHS Healthy Working Lives Silver Award

Our commitment to the health and wellbeing of our employees has been recognised with an NHS Healthy Working Lives Silver Award.

This award is the result of efforts to encourage physical activity and healthier food choices, achieved through our Cycle to Work scheme, Local and Aberdeen City Gym Memberships, participation in activity sponsorships,  with availability of healthy food options in the kitchen, alternative healthier baking options  – with samples – and participation by various levels of management at Mental Health Training.

Not to rest on our laurels, our Healthy Working Lives group is already working on a plan to get us to Gold.

Group coordinator Ian Somers said:” Obtaining our Gold award will benefit everyone in the company as it maintains all the activities required for Bronze and Silver and introduces additional compulsory requirements.

“Our office-based support staff covers a wide age range from teenager through to an 80 plus year old who have different wellbeing requirements that are actively engaged in delivering long term benefits. If the wellbeing of individuals is being invested in by the company the business will similarly enjoy the benefits from longevity of employment. As well as being committed to ensuring we all go home safe, we are committed to going home fit and healthy to enjoy our work and leisure time.”

Sprint Robotics Roadshow

The latest in drone and robotic inspection technology was on display last week when we hosted the Sprint Robotics Roadshow.

The event provided insight into new developments in remote inspection kit and techniques and included demonstrations and presentations from leading suppliers.

There was also the opportunity for networking over an informal lunch.

Business Deliver Manager, Jan Stander, said: “It was good to have the latest robotic technology on show on real life samples. Some key clients came across to see it in action and discuss how it can be deployed in the field.

“Those who attended definitely benefitted from the opportunity to see a range of cutting-edge equipment in operation.”

Sprint Robotics Roadshow

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