Ferguson Group News

23 Dec 2016

Hoover Ferguson acquires Uniteam business

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Hoover Ferguson Group (Hoover Ferguson), the global leader in container, workspace and packaging solutions for the energy and petrochemical industries and general industrial enterprises, has acquired the rights and obligations of Uniteam Holding AS’s (Uniteam’s) offshore container rental business. The transaction, which includes a specified fleet of standard and customized offshore containers in Norway and Malaysia, increases Hoover Ferguson’s established portfolio within the Norwegian oil and gas market and strengthens the Group’s footprint in Asia.

24 Oct 2016

Hoover Container Solutions, Ferguson, CCCC Merge

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Hoover Container Solutions (“Hoover”), Ferguson Group (“Ferguson”) and CHEP Catalyst & Chemical Containers (“CCC”), three leading global providers of container solutions products in the energy, petrochemical and general industrial markets, have finalized their merger to form the independent joint venture company, Hoover Ferguson Group (“Hoover Ferguson”). Global supply chain solutions company, Brambles Limited, the owner of Ferguson and CCC, and First Reserve and Hoover management, the owners of Hoover, completed the transaction on October 21, 2016.

05 Aug 2016

Hoover, Ferguson, CCC Announce Merger

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Hoover Container Solutions (“Hoover”), Ferguson Group (“Ferguson”) and CHEP Catalyst & Chemical Containers (“CCC”), the three global providers of container solutions products in the energy, petrochemical and general industrial markets, announced that they are merging to form Hoover Ferguson Group (“HFG”). Global supply chain solutions company, Brambles Limited, the owner of Ferguson and CCC, and First Reserve, the owner of Hoover, a leading private equity and infrastructure investment firm exclusively focused on energy…

01 Jun 2016

OEG Acquires AOR Containers

John Heiton (Photo: OEG)

Offshore Cargo Carrying and A60 module company OEG Offshore (OEG) is moving into Norway, Congo and Myanmar for the first time, with its acquisition of AOR Containers, a major player in Europe, Africa and Asia. The move makes OEG Offshore the second-largest provider of offshore cargo carrying units (CCUs) in the world, with the addition of AOR’s international fleet of 6,000 units taking OEG Offshore’s total fleet to 25,000 units. AOR’s fleet matches the exacting specifications achieved across OEG Offshore’s operations…

24 Aug 2015

Ferguson Launches New Offshore Bunded Tank

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Ferguson Group, a supplier of offshore DNV 2.7-1 / EN12079 certified containers, mud skips, tanks, refrigeration/freezer modules, accommodation and workspace modules also certified to DNV 2.7-2, has introduced bunded tanks to its offshore fleet. The new tanks are designed to be used where HSE mandates a bunded area, but there is insufficient space to provide this. Therefore they are suited for places such as vessels, platforms, jack ups and rigs. The new bunded T11 chemical tanks are made of 316 stainless steel…

01 Jun 2015

Ferguson Group Singapore Expands Tank Fleet

Ferguson Group Singapore’s Simon de Koning inspects the yard  (Photo: Ferguson Group Singapore)

Ferguson Group Singapore, a global specialists in the provision of offshore DNV 2.7-1 / EN12079 containers, mud skips, reefers, workspace and accommodation solutions, has announced the expansion of their chemical tank fleet at OGA 2015. The tanks will be available throughout Malaysia and the surrounding region, for the safe offshore transportation of chemicals that operators and services companies commonly use as part of their offshore activity. Ferguson Group Singapore currently has a fleet of 4…

11 Mar 2015

Ferguson Group Expands Malaysian Operations

Singapore Business Unit Manager Simon de Koning in the Ferguson Group Singapore Yard (Photo courtesy of the Ferguson Group)

The Ferguson Group Singapore, global provider of offshore DNV 2.7-1/EN12079 containers, tanks, baskets, reefers, workspace modules and accommodation solutions, is investing further in its Southeast Asia fleet. Headquartered in Loyang Offshore Supply Base, Ferguson Group Singapore continues its expansion in the region, with an increase in its Malaysian based fleet. The Malaysian fleet is based in two yards, Labuan Supply Base (ASB) and West Malaysia’s Kemaman Supply Base (KSB).

03 Mar 2015

Ferguson Appoints Partner OPS-OES

Simon de Koning (Photo: Ferguson Group)

Ferguson Group Singapore, a specialist in the provision of DNV 2.7-1 / EN12079 offshore containers, reefers, tanks, waste skips, baskets, accommodation and engineering workspace modules has announced the appointment of OPS Oilfield Equipment and Services Ltd (OPS-OES) as the group’s new exclusive partner for Thailand. Bangkok Headquartered OPS Oilfield Equipment and Services Ltd, has been servicing the offshore and onshore energy sector in Thailand for many years. It covers offshore operations from bases in Songkhla and Sattahip.

26 Jan 2015

New Chemical Handling Service from Ferguson Group

Ferguson Group’s Gap Ridge Chemical handling facilities. (Photo: Ferguson Group)

Tank, Fluid Solutions and Bunded Storage for Dangerous Goods and Chemicals Introduced at Gap Ridge, Karratha. Ferguson Group Australia, global specialist in offshore DNV 2.7-1/EN12079 containers, tanks, refrigerated modules, engineering workspace and accommodation modules, has introduced a range of chemical services from its new base in Gap Ridge, Karratha WA. The purpose built base in Gap Ridge, Karratha was designed with integral chemical storage and handling facilities. Gap Ridge is within easy reach of ports, reducing the time taken to transport chemicals offshore.

09 Sep 2014

Brambles Acquires Ferguson Group

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The Ferguson Group announces that it has been acquired by Brambles Limited for an enterprise value of £320 million. Brambles Limited is a supply-chain logistics company operating in more than 50 countries, primarily through the CHEP and IFCO brands. The group specializes in the pooling of unit-load equipment and associated services, focusing on the outsourced management of pallets, crates and containers. Brambles primarily serves the consumer goods, dry grocery, fresh food, retail and general manufacturing supply chains.

22 Aug 2014

Ferguson Norge Unveils New NORSOK Workshops

Morten Smith

As a result of market demand for NORSOK workspace modules, Ferguson Norge, specialists in the rental of DNV 2.7-1 / EN 12079 certified offshore containers, refrigeration/freezer modules, workspace modules and accommodation solutions to the global offshore energy industry, said it has expanded its NORSOK accredited range to include a enhanced series of Z-015 workshops. The range has been developed in response to customer requests for NORSOK products. The workshops have been modified to qualify for NORSOK accreditation and Ferguson Norge has already been taking orders for them.

20 Jun 2014

Versatility is the Key for ASV Pioneer

ASV Pioneer (Photo courtesy of the Ferguson Group)

The Ferguson Group, a provider of offshore containers, baskets, tanks, offshore accommodation and workspaces, launched the fully classed ABS +A1 barge ASV Pioneer in 2011. The group said ASV Pioneer is able to meet the needs of offshore oil, gas and renewables, with the challenges of remote locations and salvage operations. Since its inception, the ASV Pioneer has worked in the North Sea and Mediterranean, with interest for future contracts around West Africa, South America, Baltic, Arabian Gulf and the North Sea.

02 May 2014

Ferguson Launches Cryogenic and ISO Tanks

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The Ferguson Group, a supplier of DNV 2.7-1/EN12079 certified offshore containers, accommodation and workspace modules is expanding its product range, to include cryogenic and ISO tanks. The cryogenic tanks, 10 ft with a 7,890 ltr capacity, are designed for the transportation and storage of liquefied industrial gases. New to the Ferguson Group. Judith Verner, Fluid Solutions - Development Manager is based at the group’s headquarters in Aberdeenshire. She has been managing the introduction of the cryogenic tanks to the Ferguson Group’s fleet.

14 Jan 2014

Ferguson Appoints Team of Industry and Product Experts

The new team joins Derek Penny, Corporate Development Director outside Ferguson Group Aberdeen headquarters. (L-R: Gordon Bennett, Mick Rash, Judith Verner, Allan Mitchell, Derek Penny)

The Ferguson Group announced the appointment of industry experts to be based at its Aberdeen headquarters. The newly appointed team will offer technical support to the group’s international bases and provide advice and guidance to partners and customers alike. The new team, with a wealth of specialist knowledge and experience in fluid management, waste solution management and International markets, includes Judith Verner Development Manager (Fluid Solutions), Gordon Bennett Technical Development Manager (Waste Solutions)…

22 Oct 2013

Ferguson Norge Boosts Product Range

Ferguson Norge AS, part of the Ferguson Group, specialists in the rental of offshore containers, refrigeration/chiller modules, engineering modules and accommodation solutions to the offshore energy sector, has increased its fleet in Norway ahead of this year’s Offshore Technology Days (OTD) exhibition. Ferguson Norge has invested in a number of new offshore containers and workspace units, which will be available from its bases in Stavanger, Bergen and Kristiansund. The units are accredited to DNV 2.7-1 and also NORSOK R-002, to ensure that specific standards in the Norwegian market are met.

03 Sep 2013

Ferguson Group Showcases at Offshore Europe

DNV 2.7-1/EN12079 Offshore 6m accommodation module

The Ferguson Group, specialists in the rental of DNV 2.7-1 / EN 12079 certified offshore containers, refrigeration/freezer modules, engineering modules and accommodation solutions to the global offshore energy industry, is exhibiting this week at Offshore Europe in Aberdeen at indoor stand 2E132 and outdoor stand X40. Ferguson Group has recently announced the launch of its new Zone 2 workshop, which was designed and manufactured by the Group in 3m or 6m sizes. The 6m module is fitted with a Zone 2 air conditioning system and a manual internal lifting crane…

22 Aug 2013

New Developmet Director at Ferguson Group

Derek Penny

Aberdeenshire-based Ferguson Group is pleased to announce a new appointment to its senior management team. The Ferguson Group, specialists in the rental of containers, refrigeration containers, accommodation modules and engineering modules to the global offshore energy, has boosted its senior management team with the appointment of Derek Penny as the group’s corporate development director. Derek Penny joined the Ferguson Group earlier this year as its business development consultant. Earlier this week it was announced that he has been appointed as the group's corporate development director.

09 Aug 2013

Ferguson Reports Profits Increase for 2012

The Ferguson Group, global specialists in the provision of offshore DNV 2.7-1/EN12079 containers and accommodation solutions, has posted its 2012 results, which show continuing growth, with worldwide sales increasing by over 10% to £57.6m and pre tax profits up to £16.2m from £15.6m in 2011. Commenting on the results, Richard Smith, Group Finance Director, said: “2012 was another successful year for the Ferguson Group, which saw the company increase profits during a year of continuing investment in our global infrastructure and asset base.

30 May 2013

Ferguson Announces New Accommodation Module

The interior of Ferguson Group’s new 6m accommodation module

Ferguson Group Singapore, specialists in the rental of containers, refrigeration/chiller containers, accommodation modules and engineering modules to the offshore energy industry, announces a new 6-meter accommodation module to its fleet at the 14th Asian Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Engineering (OGA) Exhibition and conference in Malaysia from June 5, 2013. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with members from Ferguson Group Singapore to learn more about the new 6m accommodation module and gain an update on its existing range of offshore containers…

17 Oct 2012

Accommodation Vessel Hired for Concordia Salvage Support

Ferguson Group’s accommodation service vessel, 'ASV Pioneer', deployed in the Mediterranean on a six-month contract with salvors Titan-Micoperi. The new contract, with Titan-Micoperi, is for the ASV Pioneer to provide a support role to the salvage operation including provision of accommodation for up to 90 team members, plus deck space for specialist equipment for the salvage operation. Titan Salvage with their partner Micoperi, are industry leaders in global salvage response and are involved in the removal of the wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship, which partially sank in January 2012 after hitting a reef off the Italian coast and running aground at Isola del Giglio.

14 May 2012

Ferguson Modular Invests in New Plant Equipment

Ferguson Modular, part of the Ferguson Group recently invested in state-of-the art plant equipment to improve operations. Ferguson Modular has made a significant investment in equipping its Kintore base with the latest tools to improve daily operations. A brand new Combilift straddle carrier, the first to be implemented in North East Scotland, went into operation recently at Ferguson Modular. The equipment will improve the safety and efficiency when mobilising accommodation modules during loading/unloading.

06 Sep 2011

Offshore Rental Company to Expand

The Ferguson Group, specialists in the rental of containers, accommodation modules and engineering modules to the offshore energy industry around the world, is expanding its international presence in response to customer demand for its products. Over the coming months, a new base will open in Dubai, while the Ferguson Group’s teams in Norway and Australia will move into larger premises in Stavanger and Perth, respectively. The Ferguson Group announced the news today at Offshore Europe in Aberdeen, where it is exhibiting. Steven Ferguson, Managing Director of the Ferguson Group, said: “Offshore Europe offers an unrivalled opportunity to promote our business, meet with existing clients and develop potential connections for future projects.

19 Oct 2010

Ferguson Modular Invests in Norwegian Market

Ferguson Modular, a division of the Ferguson Group, specialists in the rental of accommodation and engineering modules to the offshore energy industry around the world, has invested $1.9m into the manufacture of new modules for the Norwegian market. The modules will be manufactured under NORSOK standards. Commenting on the investment, Ferguson Modular’s Director of Business Development Gary Wilson said: “The NORSOK compliant modules have been manufactured to expand our rental fleet in Norway and will be available at the end of October through Ferguson Norge AS, our Norwegian division based in Tananger. The NORSOK standards are developed by the Norwegian petroleum industry to ensure adequate safety, value adding and cost effectiveness for petroleum industry developments and operations.

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