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Dron & Dickson Secures Global Frame Agreement

21 March 2013

Dron & Dickson, specialists in design, supply and maintenance of hazardous area electrical equipment, has secured a major contract with SBM Offshore. The project will see Dron & Dickson carry out electrical inspection and maintenance on SBM Offshore’s assets. The Global Frame Agreement began in late 2012. 

Dron & Dickson will provide a team of 60 to service the operation, including a rope access team for high-level maintenance. The firm will also provide a dedicated engineering manager to oversee work being done in all regions.

Colin Maver, Group director at Dron & Dickson, said: “This contract recognises our track record in offshore electrical maintenance and is testament to our high levels of experience in safety and competence. We are investing heavily in our staff capabilities and compliance expertise, and look forward to seeing out all aspects of this operation, our first with SBM Offshore.

“Dron & Dickson has a growing portfolio of clients around the world, and we are pleased to continue expanding globally with this operation, expanding our reach in areas such as Africa and South America.”

In addition to providing Ex maintenance, the frame agreement with SBM Offshore also allows for the provision of additional services, such as condition monitoring and trace heating maintenance. 

Dron & Dickson employs more than 300 people both off and onshore and has a network of bases in Aberdeen, Hull, Lowestoft, Stirling, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. 

Dron & Dickson provides a wide range of services, which includes the design, specification, supply, installation, testing, commissioning, maintenance and repair of electrical equipment in hazardous areas both on and offshore.

In addition to targeting growth in the oil and gas sector, Dron & Dickson operates in the renewables and decommissioning markets. It also works in a variety of other sectors of industry ranging from pharmaceuticals to distilleries.The company offers a full range of life-cycle solutions and holds numerous supply agreements providing competitive contract prices, matched inventory, spend analysis, KPI reporting and technical support. 

About Dron & Dickson:

Originally incorporated in 1927, Dron & Dickson supplied explosives to the mining and quarry industries. Following a downturn in these traditional markets in the 70s, the company changed focus and started to work in the Oil & Gas industry. This started with provision of lighting design services for offshore accommodation modules and rapidly expanded to take in product supply and maintenance. Today, Dron & Dickson is working with clients in the UK, Europe, North Africa, Middle East, CIS and Asia.

Dron & Dickson’s objective is to exceed clients’ expectations by providing services that are innovative, cost-effective and offer a complete life-cycle solution.  
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