Amidst the challenging oil and gas landscape, the North East’s leading engineering powerhouse Red Marine has achieved sustainable growth which it firmly believes is down to its intelligent engineering approach to saving clients time and money.
Managing Director at Hexham based Red Marine, Joe Orrell, has adopted – and very much promoted – a high impact, engineering led culture within the business since it was founded in 2008. This has seen the business secure contracts to deliver its innovative engineering solutions to major global players including the likes of Subsea 7, FMC Technologies, Technip and GE Oil and Gas.
Joe believes that as oil companies continue to reduce their operating and capital spend, clients in the oil and gas industry can benefit by developing closer relationships with suppliers to gain more in-depth access to invaluable knowledge.
Red Marine is passionate about working closely with its clients to fully understand their individual requirements at the very outset of a project, and to use its first hand operational experience and streamlined engineering processes to efficiently deliver effective solutions that meet their individual business needs.
Joe said: “In the current climate, changes in processes to enable cost cutting are inevitable. However, Red Marine’s intelligent engineering mantra means the drive to save our clients time and money forms the DNA on which this business was founded. As such, we have always – and will continue to – apply our engineering expertise to rapidly deliver innovative engineering solutions that will save our clients time and money offshore.”
Employing some of the industry’s leading talent, another key ingredient of the intelligent engineering approach has been to decentralize the decision making process. This eliminates the need for decisions to be passed between departments which often leads to escalating costs and delaying implementation.
Joe added: “Our engineers are allowed to make their own decisions – this makes Red Marine very responsive to our client’s challenging and often evolving requirements.”
“We have a recipe that works – intelligent engineering can and clearly does reduce project risk and final costs. Operating in an environment that is fiercely driving efficiencies with a focus on reducing the cost of energy production, Red Marine’s offering is incredibly appealing.”
Having carved a reputation in the Oil and Gas sector, Red Marine has diversified into new energy sectors including offshore renewables and the nuclear industry. The company comprises a team of 24 personnel with extensive knowledge of offshore operations, product handling and remote intervention. From engineering consultancy, through the rapid design and build of bespoke equipment, to the development and delivery of testing services, the company has an 8-year track record of successfully delivering intelligent engineering solutions to complex offshore challenges.