WORKErs from South Tyneside are heading for South Korea after a company clinched a major contract.
Durastic, based at Bede Industrial Estate, Jarrow, has won an order to supply floor materials to Hyundai Heavy Industries in South Korea.
The borough company has supplied flooring materials for both the new BP Quad 204 platform being built in South Korea and also a platform for BP’s £4.5bn Clair Ridge oilfield near the Shetland Islands.
Jarrow branch manager David Sinclair said the Durastic coverings represent 80 per cent of the orders, meeting the most stringent international fire and safety standards.
Mr Sinclair said: “These are great contracts for us, showcasing the very best of our workmanship and products.
“The benefits of Durastic’s underlays and coverings are that these products are seamless, lay in one coating, fire-retardant and clean.
“These products are made to last. Meticulously manufactured and tested, the durability of the flooring ensures expensive maintenance is kept to a minimum, providing terrific value for money.
“As part of our service, staff from Jarrow will travel to Hyundai’s shipyard in South Korea to supervise the laying and installation work for a month.
“They will make sure everything is done properly, in keeping with guarantees and standards.
“Staff will also travel to Korea for follow-on installation work to the platform’s top side, which includes flooring to be laid in plant rooms and staircases.”
BP contacted Durastic about the Clair Ridge platform project following the company’s work on BP’s Valhal in the Norwegian North Sea.
Durastic is the UK’s leading supplier and installer of marine deck covering systems.