Refrade UK first job in Norway

Reftrade UK, a company that sells and leases refrigerated containers and temperature controlled units to the offshore energy sector, has been awarded a contract with a major operator in Norway, ahead of this year’s ONS exhibition.

Refrade UK first job in Norway
Greg Spence, Reftrade UK managing director

The contract, which is the first that Reftrade UK has secured in Norway, will see the company supply custom-built refrigeration containers, fitted with Carrier Prime-line duel operation equipment, for use on an offshore platform located in the North Sea.

The project will coincide with the company’s first visit to the ONS 2014 exhibition and conference in August, with Norway representing a large growth area for Reftrade UK
Greg Spence, Reftrade UK managing director said: “This is a significant contract win for Reftrade UK. Securing a contract with a major operator further underpins our reputation for delivering excellent service and high quality refrigeration containers.
“We have experienced a significant increase in demand for our products in the North Sea in recent months which is highly encouraging. The Norwegian market is a key focus for the company as we continue to expand and enhance our range of NORSOK-accredited containers to meet customer demand in the region.
“Attending ONS 2014 provides the ideal opportunity for us to meet with new and existing clients to discuss their requirements and explore new business opportunities. The team is looking forward to visiting the well-attended Norwegian exhibition for the first time as we further expand our operations in the region.”

The 10ft x 8ft, DNV 2.7-1 containers were custom-built for this project and are of the highest specification we have built to date incorporating Safe Area refrigeration equipment with Zone 2 ATEX internal equipment which also interfaces with the platforms control room. Each of the units are fitted with high end safety specifications, which include Atex Zone 2 easy access butcher doors, man trap alarm, overriding lock systems and a protective outer coating, which ensure they meet full NORSOK and ATEX standards.

Reftrade UK units

Reftrade UK is currently looking to appoint a new Norwegian agent. When agreed, the new partnership will aid local operations and provide Reftrade UK with a regional presence for projects in the area.

Spence continued: “Forming a new partnership with an already established company based in Norway will be highly beneficial for Reftrade UK. It will provide us with the support and connections we require to offer a full, on-the-ground service to our customer base in the area.”

At the end of last 2013, Reftrade UK made a significant investment to improve the safety standards of its rental fleet. The investment saw the company take a market-lead at the time as the only rental supplier of 10ft and 20ft rated explosion proof containers in the UK.

Reftrade UK can supply, deliver and advise on the manufacture of custom-built, bespoke units to suit client requirements in a range of different temperatures. The explosion proof containers provide cold or freezer storage in a -28oC to +22oC temperature range. The company’s zoned 1 & 2 units are capable of providing cold or freezer storage, in a -20°C to +6 °C temperature range.


Press Release, August 18, 2014



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