Tuesday, October 30, 2018

New Agreement Sees Port Group Couple with Energy Giant  

Long Term Base for Oilfield Services

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Shipping News Feature UK – Peel Ports has joined forces with oilfield services group, ASCO, in a long-term strategic partnership aimed at supporting the energy sector in Great Yarmouth and promoting future sustainability and logistics services for the port. The 12-year partnership will officially commence from January 2019 and will see ASCO assume operational responsibility for two additional berths at Peel Ports Great Yarmouth.

By working in collaboration, the two organisations will look to support existing customers and attract new ones to the port by offering increased flexibility to meet the demands of the oil and gas, renewable energy and decommissioning sectors operating out of Great Yarmouth. Glenn Hurren, ASCO's SNS Director said:

"Our new partnership gives the additional capacity we needed to expand our operations in Great Yarmouth. We now have a stronger base for building marine collaboration in the UK Southern North Sea sector and the ability to provide a flexible solution for our customers covering Peterhead, Aberdeen and Great Yarmouth."

The partnership will hope to generate long term job creation and sustainability through the attraction of new business to the region. Richard Goffin, Port Director, Peel Ports Great Yarmouth said:

“Through working with ASCO, we will be able to harness the enormous potential that Great Yarmouth has as a key base for oil and gas, renewable energy and decommissioning operations. We will bring together the best in class expertise and facilities to promote further collaboration, diversify offerings and services offered by both companies and ensure a solid foundation for continued growth and investment at Great Yarmouth.

“Since taking ownership at Great Yarmouth in 2015, Peel Ports has made a series of significant infrastructure investments, which has enabled exponential growth - growth which will undoubtedly be bolstered by this new partnership with ASCO."

Photo: L to R: Richard Goffin and Glenn Hurren.

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