Forum AMC awarded series of contracts for bucking unit
Within just one month Forum Energy Technologies’ AMC Engineering product line has been awarded significant new orders worth millions of USD.
The multiple orders are for the manufacture and supply of its industry-leading fully rotational torque (RT) bucking unit with the first delivery scheduled this quarter. The units have been purchased by three of the largest multinational oil service companies and will enable improved and increased tool make up capabilities at locations in the Middle East, South America and Caspian regions, says Forum.
The RT bucking machine (RT) is a self-contained, free-standing hydraulically powered unit designed for fast and accurate make up and break out of premium and regular threaded connections for tubular equipment up to a maximum torque of 200,000 foot-pounds (ft lbs).
Plant manager at Forum AMC Engineering, Darren Bragg, said: “To win a series of orders from a number of leading international companies is a major endorsement of our products and our Aberdeen-based manufacturing and export capabilities, particularly in the current challenging market conditions.
“It also demonstrates the strong relationships we have built with our customers as well as introducing a new customer to our equipment. To continue to win these large capital investments is great recognition for our team effort and reinforces a strong and encouraging start for 2016.
“We understand more than ever that budget is hard to come by and that, as part of this, understanding our customers’ requirements and delivering solutions on time, on budget is paramount. Choosing Forum’s equipment at a time when every budget item is being especially scrutinised by companies is a testament to the confidence in the reliability of our equipment.”
Forum also announced that from January, the manufacture of the company’s PQuip Mud Bucket product will be transferred to the Forum AMC facility. This joins the Tautwire product line that was moved to the Aberdeen location earlier in 2015. This further reinforces the continued recognition of the skills and experience that the team at Forum’s AMC facility provides.