Aberdeen-based global offshore container solution provider, Swire Energy Services has been awarded its first major North Sea onshore inspection contract. Materials and logistics management specialist, ASCO has appointed Swire Energy Services to provide sea-fastening and inspection services to its clients across the Central North Sea. The scope of work also includes welding services and the supply of rigging gear, and will be centred around ASCO’s South Base in Peterhead. Swire Energy Services has extended its testing and inspection capabilities in the region and recently hired a number of experienced test engineers, as it continues to move towards becoming a complete services provider. The testing and inspection team is led by Paul Emslie, Swire Energy Services’ Inspection Services Manager, who has more than 20 years’ industry experience. Commenting on the ASCO award, Swire Energy Services general manager, Alister Beck, said: “This contract win is the result of a determined push to expand our capabilities and reach in the testing and inspection market. “I am particularly proud that we have stayed the course despite the changes in the business environment, which in turn has resulted in such an important contract win “Having a strong team and wide range of services shows that we are committed to supporting our customers, growing as a company and taking Swire Energy Services to the next level.” ASCO Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Project Manager Neil Kennedy said: “We are delighted to have extended our relationship with Swire Energy Services with the award of this contract. “The team there made its intentions very clear on how it would fulfil the contract and has taken all the necessary steps that we feel are required to meet the demands of the agreement.” With testing and inspection teams in Aberdeen, Peterhead, Heysham & Great Yarmouth, Swire Energy Services has positioned itself to be at the forefront of inspections in all of these locations. Headquartered in Aberdeen and with 500 employees Swire Energy Services has more than 40 years’ experience delivering offshore container solutions to the global energy industry. Founded in 1816, John Swire & Sons is a privately owned business employing 130,000 people worldwide. Its portfolio covers a variety of industries including property, aviation, food and beverage, marine services, trading and industrial.