Grimsby 3Q inflates its offshore offer with new facility

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 25 Jul 2017

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

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.  

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter

Ports & Logistics News
Share Article

Grimsby News

ABP plans for vehicle storage facility for 15k cars at former Tioxide site approved by council

Hull & East Riding News

Plans for 15bn green energy economy for the Humber

Scunthorpe News

New boss promises extra jobs and more production at Scunthorpe steel mill

Your News

Would you want your employees working from home? Read more in our Your News special report