Global industrial maintenance and integrity company ICR Integrity (Aberdeen, United Kingdom), which provides solutions for the oil and gas, power generation, utilities, defense, and renewables industries, is now partnering with Panthera Solutions (Georgetown, Guyana) to deliver its Technowrap and Quickflange technologies, as well as other integrity solutions, to oil and gas clients in the region.
Incorporated in 2018, Panthera is a subsidiary of Farfan & Mendes, A Crosbie Member Company. The group provides fabric maintenance and deck services to offshore energy companies and their suppliers while employing a local Guyanese workforce. Recently, the company has invested heavily in training in scaffolding, nondestructive testing, rope access, coating and blasting, and now composite wrapping and weldless flange repair and maintenance.
The company’s objective is to bring a comprehensive integrity and maintenance capability to the region. With several recent huge offshore oil discoveries in Guyanese waters, the team says it is ready and able to meet contract demands.
“We have a long-standing partnership with Crosbie, having worked with them for over 15 years, so the link to Panthera naturally evolved,” says Phil Paterson, international business develop manager at ICR. We have recently trained offshore maintenance technicians in our Technowrap engineered composite solutions at our base in Houston. We are now operationally set up in-country with the skilled technicians having local access to our Technowrap composite materials and Quickflange tools, allowing for highly-skilled, quick mobilization to clients in the region.
“In addition, by pulling on other services within the ICR group, we are able to offer drone inspection work through our Sky Futures business unit as well as other maintenance, repair, and production solutions,” Paterson concludes. “It is exciting to be part of this new and developing market and bring our integrity expertise to Guyana.”
“It is great to have ICR on board with us at such an exciting time here in Guyana,” adds Andrew Dinsdale, head of operations at Farfan & Mendes. “We have been actively building local technical capability and, with the addition of the training provided by ICR, our technicians are further able to offer cross skill sets while on projects.”
ICR has an extensive global network with operational bases in the United Kingdom, Norway, Abu Dhabi, United States, and Australia, along with partners in over 25 countries worldwide.
Source: ICR Integrity, www.icr-world.com.