Texo Group Set to Become Leading iEPC Integrated Services Specialist

July 10, 2018


A new Engineering and Technology Group is set to create up to 1000 new jobs across multiple UK based locations and generate annual revenues in excess of £100m

Texo Group is set to meet the demand for integrated engineering services within critical infrastructure. Representing an unprecedented offering in turnkey services to both UK and global markets, encompassing initial design, through to lifecycle management of critical assets.

The business will be headquartered in its purpose-built facility in Westhill, Aberdeen, alongside strategically placed fabrication facilities at the Port of Dundee, Hebburn and a new, bespoke fabrication facility located at the Port of Blyth, alongside overseas Drone operating bases in Nigeria, Malaysia and Brazil.

Rolling out an ambitious and transformative strategy alongside engineering expertise and cutting-edge technologies, Texo Group is committed to the immediate and long term strategic value-add to their clients, and this will be reflected in its acquisition strategy.

Providing integrated asset services, Texo Group will become a leading Inspection, Engineering, Procurement and Construction (iEPC) specialist for multiple sectors, including: Oil & Gas, Clean Energy & Renewables, Marine, Nuclear, Telecommunications, Utilities and critical civil/Infrastructure.

With its origins in intelligent asset management and advanced inspection technologies and building on the success of this business, Texo Group is currently undergoing an extensive expansion plan to ensure commitment to its integrated iEPC ethos.

The business will offer clients an integrated asset services solution through the following operational Group Divisions:

    -Texo Drone: World-leading UAV survey and inspection solutions, operating from multiple global locations including Brazil, Nigeria & Malaysia with dedicated R&D facilities located at Herriot Watt University.

    -Texo Engineering: Turnkey design and build engineering solutions for Oil & Gas (Fixed, Floating, MODU), Petrochemical, Marine (Construction vessels & Supporting assets) and Clean Energy sectors.

    -Texo Fabrication: Specialists in heavy fabrication for onshore and offshore Oil & Gas, Marine (Construction vessels – Mob/De-mob) Clean Energy/Renewables, Petrochemical and Energy industries. Operating from multiple fabrication facilities.

    -Texo Marine: Comprehensive Technology, Engineering and Asset support services for the efficient management of Subsea and Marine operations, encompassing both extensive ROV and diving scopes in the Renewables, Marine and Oil and Gas sector.

    -Texo Compliance: Compliance & HSEQ Consultancy, Competence Assurance and Resilience services as well as skills and behavioural training.

    -Texo Inspection: Unique, Integrated Air, Land & Subsea Inspection capabilities, encompassing comprehensive NDT, Repair and Maintenance for mission-critical assets.

John Wood, Chief Operations Officer, Texo Group said: “Texo Group combines decades of experience and expertise in technology, engineering and industrial services, together with significant capital investment to bring to market a fully integrated asset services solution for the global energy sector and other critical infrastructure industries.”

Mr Wood added: “Challenging the status-quo and looking at new processes and technologies to help clients operate, manage and extend the safe working life of their assets is something that is in our DNA. We are not looking to be a me-too organisation. As a group we have looked at the architecture of traditional EPC companies, with fragmented supply chains and have redesigned the model to become a unique client-centric organisation which will help them work smarter, safer and more efficiently.”

This announcement marks a notable change to ‘Turnkey Services’ delivery throughout the sectors in which Texo Group will operate. Being true to its commitment of continuous improvement and evolution to meet the diverse operational needs of clients, the Group will make several additional high-profile announcements over the next few months.

In the meantime, the business will be focussed on growing its already significant project orderbook with operators and key tier 1 and 2 contracting companies – delivering a fully integrated asset services solution.

For more information about Texo Group please visit www.texo.co.uk


Notes to Editors

About Texo Group

Texo Group is the leading iEPC integrated asset services solutions provider for mission-critical energy and infrastructure clients.

Texo Group operates a fully ISO 9001:2015 accredited BMS system and are also accredited by DNV.

The business will offer clients an integrated asset services solution through the following operational business units:

·Texo Drone

Texo Drone is the owner operators of the world’s most advanced fleet of unmanned aerial vehicles for industrial survey and inspection.

The company provides an integrated aerial survey and inspection service, delivered by the most advanced fleet of multiple Remote Pilot Aircraft System (RPAS) and associated payloads.

It supports a number of sectors, delivering a wide selection of services that helps clients operate a more safe and efficient working environment.

Since its inception, Texo Drone has developed a sector-leading suite of UAV deployed survey and inspection services; bringing to market a number of world-first technologies.

Texo Engineering

Texo Engineering provides engineering lead solutions for turnkey design and build projects for marine, oil & gas, petrochemical, renewables and infrastructure sectors.

The company provides an integrated asset lifecycle support service to clients – from front end design, through to engineering, fabrication, installation, repair, maintenance and commissioning.

Services are provided via dedicated in-house multi-discipline engineering, design, construction and project management teams.

More specialised services include: naval architecture, marine consultancy and project management for clients.

Texo Fabrication

Texo Fabrication offers clients a range of fabrication services for standard and bespoke requirements, with experienced in-house design and fabrication teams.

Multiple teams of highly skilled, experienced and capable fabricators and welders, it has particular expertise in projects for both onshore and offshore. Including industry leading Vessel Mob/De-mob expertise.

Operating from strategic quayside locations on the East Coast of Scotland and North East of England their facilities can manage a variety of fabrication projects including: structural, quayside and pipework fabrication, with weld procedures for C/S, S/S, RQT and Duplex.

Texo Marine

Texo Marine provides clients with a range of support, technology and engineering services specifically tailored to diving and subsea contractors. Their management team comprises decades of cumulative diving experience, including Air, Saturation, Hyperbaric welding, system manufacture, system commissioning and Subsea Construction, covering the North Sea, Middle East, Far East, Brazil, GOM and West Africa.

Texo Compliance

Texo Compliance delivers dynamic and innovative services to the Energy Industry. The key portfolio of skills encompass Compliance & HSEQ Consultancy, Competence Assurance and Resilience services as well as Skills and Behavioural Training all tailored to deliver effective cohesive customer support by mitigating risks reducing costs and providing competitive edge solutions.

Texo Inspection

Texo Inspection forms an integral part of the TEXO family and delivers both technology driven and traditional inspection techniques. Our Land, Sea or Air approach makes us totally unique and our Diving/ROV, Rope Access & Advanced UAV Business Units means we look after our client assets, top to bottom.

    We are currently engaged in approved supplier status from the following certifying authorities:

    - DNV

    - ABS

    - Lloyds

    The team operates under a mandate of strict attention to detail across all scopes of inspection works, including;

    NDT - we offer a comprehensive range of NDT and inspection services that cover all the standard inspection requirements demanded within the Oil & Gas industry, from class society structural inspections to pipeline inspections, corrosion monitoring, pressure vessel inspections, lifting equipment and drilling tool inspections.

    Load Testing, Hoisting and Lifting Surveys in accordance with LOLER Regulations to ensure the traceability of all lifting equipment. Its implementation will assist in creating a safe work area when any lifting or rigging operations are undertaken

    Derrick Inspections (API) which meet the requirements of API Specification 4F, and have the engineering support to undertake any remedial action required e.g. bolt change outs, dolly track repairs and alignment plus structural member replacement.

    DROPS Surveys periodically undertaken to ensure the integrity of equipment

    attached to all areas of the structure under operating parameters. Our team will develop a register of all items within your drilling derrick highlighting its condition and take a reference photograph of each individual item documenting its condition. This will be linked back to a comprehensive location drawing of each working area.

    In-water inspection is carried out by our own diving teams, supported by Texo Marine and utilising our own 3.4U Inspection Co-ordinators for;

    - Thruster & Propeller Inspection

    - UWILD (Under Water Inspection In lieu of Dry-docking Surveys)

    - Anode & CP Surveys

    - Hull Surveys

    - Hull, Propeller cleaning and Anti-fouling

    - Seabed & Debris Surveys prior to rig positioning

    - Spud Can Surveys

For more information please visit www.texo.co.uk