Key Marine Players Harris Pye and Tecnomar sign Mou

The Harris Pye Engineering Group and Singapore-based Tecnomar & Associates have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to combine efforts, promote collaboration between the two companies, and to offer their respective clients a wider range of services, whilst maintaining client relationships in the most appropriate setting.

“There is very definite synergy between our two organisations,” explains Don Moffat, Harris Pye’s Technical Director, Asia Pacific & Australasia. “We have entered into this MOU to offer specific activities and services jointly, on a project-by-project basis for maximum benefit for our clients. We can definitely add value to each other’s organisations – the perfect partnership in other words. For example on FPSO conversion and commissioning, where we at Harris Pye can offer both turnkey solutions in the shipyard; and for project upgrades in the field.”

Harris Pye has recently invested heavily in its mechanical division in Singapore by investing some USD750,000 in new state-of-the-art equipment such as hydraulic torque equipment; pressure testing equipment; chemical cleaning and flushing equipment; specialist in situ machining equipment; and specialist valve overhaul and test equipment.

“With the wide range of activities we offer we feel we can really add value to this partnership with Tecnomar, and offer true technical solutions for difficult time-challenging projects along with Tecnomar’s expertise in FPSO completions and commissioning,” Don Moffat adds.

“We are both eager to work together in the true spirit of collaboration to ensure a united, visible and responsible leadership for each project, as well as demonstrating independent financial, administrative and managerial commitment to those projects we work on jointly. Indeed, it’s a sign that friendship can lead to good business decisions. Our Chief Technical Officer Chris David and Tecnomar’s Managing Director, Paul Hopkins, sailed together 25 years ago and have remained friends in the industry since then, and now is a good time to take the next step.

Nigel Hopkins, Operations Director of Tecnomar echoes his views: “We will be entering into a work scope agreement for each project on which we collaborate. We are both looking forward to working together over the coming years to the mutual benefit of both organisations and, most importantly, our clients. We constantly look to enhance and develop our range of services, adding value for our clients, old and new. By providing technically innovative and cost effective solutions we can offer more for less.”

Firm commitment 

Don Moffat adds: “This cooperation combining the expertise of both organisations will undoubtedly enhance the work of our technical division based in Singapore, and enable us to undertake full turnkey projects. We have recently signed a lease to secure a 5,700 sq.ft facility in Jurong East, the new business hub development in Singapore’s International Business Park. This investment shows our commitment to the region and will enable our Group to completely redevelop the existing premises ensuring adequate technical facilities to undertaken major contracts and expand its existing portfolio of work scope to clients.

“We are strong believers in investment in people by means of training and continual professional development, and the Group is actively recruiting technical resources not only for the Singapore facility, but further afield.” 

Registered in the UK, Harris Pye has a global presence in 18 countries, including Singapore; with over 30 years’ experience providing repairs, upgrades and conversions for the marine, offshore oil and gas, and associated onshore industrial sectors. Tecnomar & Associates performs works globally and has over nine years’ experience serving the marine and oil and gas industries in project management, completions and commissioning; and industry associated services. 

About Harris Pye

The Harris Pye Engineering Group is a rapidly expanding global organisation with active involvement in many key marine, oil and gas, offshore and industrial sectors. Operating worldwide on a 24/7 basis, our emphasis is on cost effective repair, preventative maintenance and conversion work.

Over the past 10 years, the Group has successfully developed a range of services to the offshore oil industry which include in situ repair, upgrade and conversion of rigs, semi-submersibles, trading tankers, FSU, FSO, FPSO and FSRU units. Harris Pye is a multi-cultural global service provider with a focus on supplying top quality products and fast and efficient customer service. Further information at www.harrispye.com

About Tecnomar

Tecnomar & Associates is a leading marine consultancy and offshore engineering services and solution provider based in Singapore, serving regional and global markets.  It is owned and operated by professional engineers with extensive experience across a comprehensive range of marine and offshore related fields.

They have a wealth of authoritative and technical knowledge gained through working with marine and oil and gas companies throughout the world covering an array of sea going vessels, and floating production and fixed platform oil and gas projects. They pride themselves on delivering maximum results on time and on budget. Further information at www.tecnomar.com.sg