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Lowestoft company wins oil contract

PUBLISHED: 10:59 21 June 2008 | UPDATED: 20:41 05 July 2010

A LOWESTOFT company has won a major contract to supply safety signs to the American oil industry.

Seaward Safety Ltd, based in Barley Way, on the South Lowestoft Industrial Estate, beat international competition to win the three-year contract to supply safety signage packages to both Pride International and Parker Drilling companies.

A LOWESTOFT company has won a major contract to supply safety signs to the American oil industry.

Seaward Safety Ltd, based in Barley Way, on the South Lowestoft Industrial Estate, beat international competition to win the three-year contract to supply safety signage packages to both Pride International and Parker Drilling companies.

“Both these companies are based in Houston, Texas, where Seaward's American office is also located,” explained company director John Williams.

“It is a great testament to the skill and expertise of the Lowestoft workforce that they have been chosen to supply these vital safety signs. They had to beat American companies to win this contract,” he said.

Seaward send their personnel from Lowestoft to survey their rigs to international and national standards. From their engineering report Seaward supplies the signs, fittings and fixtures, to each rig to meet all current standards and the client's corporate safety requirements.

Because of Seaward's experience in the offshore industry the company has also been appointed by Mawrsk Contractors to assist in the creation of a corporate safety sign and pipe making standards which will be implemented worldwide.

The company is also involved in most of the new builds in the Singapore and Korean yards which are covered from Seaward's Perth office in western Australia.

The Lowestoft office of Seawards employs 28 full time staff and eight short-term contractors and specialises in design, manufacturing, sales, surveying, logistics and fitting teams.

“Seaward has a policy of buying local wherever possible so a lot of Lowestoft's small businesses have materials or products on oil rigs and platforms all over the world,” he said.

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