Sunderland engineering firm is feeling flush

From left, Ronnie Marshall, Graham Fox, Robert Gibbon, Jeff Arnett.
From left, Ronnie Marshall, Graham Fox, Robert Gibbon, Jeff Arnett.
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A Wearside engineering firm is flushed with the success of its latest project.

High pressure pump and valve specialist Haskel Europe has completed a multi-million pound contract to deliver flushing rigs for export to Nigeria.

The Nigerian and Angolan market is a valuable and growing market for us.

Graham Fox

The equipment, designed and manufactured for a major UK client, has been built and shipped in batches to the African state for use in both subsea and land-based oil and gas extraction.

The oil and gas sector in Nigeria and Angola are increasingly important export markets for Haskel, which delivers about 60% of the products made in Sunderland to companies working in the oil and gas sector around the globe.

Haskel Europe operations manager Graham Fox said: “The Nigerian and Angolan market is a valuable and growing market for us.

“It is 15 years since Haskel won its first major contract in the region for the huge Bonga chemical injection system, and it has enjoyed steady growth ever since.”

The order for the long-standing Haskel customer has taken a couple of years to complete.

The kit is a bespoke system that was designed and built exactly to the customer’s requirements with a design and development process that took around four months.

Haskel is an expert in developing equipment to meet the requirements of businesses that need to safely generate, store and control high-pressure gases and liquids.

Although some products use similar fundamental systems, Haskel’s staff are able to tailor each design and order exactly to the individual client’s specifications.

Haskel Europe works with companies in a number of different sectors, and is a market leader in the design and manufacture of high pressure pumps and valves for the defence, energy and oil and gas sectors in more than 50 countries.

The business is a major North East exporter, shipping 55% of Sunderland products to clients overseas.