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Grimsby 3Q inflates its offshore offer with new facility

GRIMSBY-based 3Q Industrial Supplies has opened a dedicated Offshore Survival Service Centre as it further embraces the growing wind energy market.

Grimsby 3Q inflates its offshore offer with new facility

Pete Rose, owner, identified a niche, transforming a former workshop within the distinctive Drawing Court building off Gilbey Road to deal with the requirements associated with life jackets and air suits, gaining Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) approval on the way.

He said: “This is to serve the growing offshore industry, the big investment, and a lot of people are interested. 

“As a business we have invested in equipment and more importantly our people over the last three years, working with the renewable sector and original equipment manufacturers in ensuring our portfolio of services match their needs

“It is a side of our business, the engineering solutions side, that is continuing to grow.”

Steve Butterwood is heading it up, a calibration service technician, with apprentices being considered to join him.

“The service extends the services currently offered from portable and fixed gas detection service and repair through to our calibration workshop for temperature, pressure, electrical and mechanical control equipment,” Mr Rose said.

The new facility has a capacity for 40 jackets.

Mr Butterwood said: “No one offers a one-stop shop. People send the equipment out of town, it can take days, we can improve on that dramatically.”

The company is also working on being able to service personal locator beacons, to add to the comprehensive service.  

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