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Hiretech Limited Leaves The eu

Hiretech Limited officially left the EU on 15th July 2019.

Whilst the UK continues in its preparations to leave the EU, Hiretech has moved quickly to adopt the movement by ceasing to use its .eu registered domain.

The company, based at Fintray near Aberdeen, has been using the domain hiretech.eu to promote its online presence since the company was founded in 2010.  However, since the movement was passed for the UK to leave the EU, advice from the European Commission has stated that as of the withdrawal date, organisations that are established in the UK but not in the EU will no longer be eligible to register or renew .eu domain names.

This advice has remained changeable as Brexit discussions continue, with no certain outcome yet clear.   Hiretech has therefore taken a proactive approach to avoid future issues in the continuity of its operations as it continues to promote its services online to the world.

Andy Buchan, Chief Executive Officer at Hiretech, commented, “With the current uncertainty over the UK’s continued membership of the EU, we received notifications that we would not be permitted to use the .eu domain indefinitely in the event of Brexit.  Uncertainty is not good for business, therefore we took the decision to change over to the hiretech.rentals domain in a time frame that suits us.  It was important to get the deal done.”

Hiretech, an independent equipment rental, sales, service and maintenance company offering pumping spreads, powered umbilical reels, hydraulic power packs and supporting equipment, has invested over £1.5m in new equipment during 2018, with a similar level of investment ongoing throughout 2019.

Hiretech Limited Announces Key Management Appointment

Aberdeenshire based equipment rental specialists Hiretech Limited has strengthened its team with a key management appointment.

Keith Mackie has been appointed as Managing Director, with current Managing Director and company founder Andy Buchan taking on the newly created role of Chief Executive Officer.

Mr Mackie has held a number of senior roles within the engineering and energy service industries, most recently as Manging Director at Power Jacks Limited.

Commenting on his new role, Mr Mackie said, “I am delighted to be joining Hiretech at such an exciting time. The customer focussed growth delivered through integrity, technical strength and investment is within the DNA of Hiretech and I look forward to further developing the business.”

Chief Executive Officer, Andy Buchan added, “Hiretech has grown significantly over the last three years as we regenerated ourselves following the recent downturn, and we identified a requirement to further strengthen our management team as we continue to capitalise on the opportunities that the energy markets present to us.”

Hiretech, a leading independent equipment rental, sales, service and maintenance company offering pumping spreads, powered umbilical reels, hydraulic power packs and supporting equipment, invested over £1.5m in new equipment during 2018, with a similar level of investment ongoing throughout 2019.

Hiretech Limited Managing Director Keith Mackie & Chief Executive Officer Andy Buchan
Hiretech New Build Equipment To Expand Rental Fleet

Efforts continue towards expanding the Hiretech equipment rental fleet to meet client demand with a number of new build projects nearing final stages of completion in June.  An additional four Zone 1 Electric Hydraulic Power Packs are entering the final stages of completion at the company’s base at Fintray near Dyce, Aberdeen.  Additionally, a Zone 2 HD500 Well Service Pump is also nearing completion, built to include 3 3/8″ and 4.5″ fluid end options.  Staff at the Hiretech fabrication workshops have also started a number of additional Capex projects that will continue for the remainder of 2019.  The new equipment will be added to an expanding rental fleet which includes centrifugal pumps, positive displacement pumps, powered umbilical reels, hydraulic power packs and supporting equipment.

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Hiretech Limited Launches Transmissions Refurbishment Service

Equipment rental specialist Hiretech Limited has launched a transmission and gearbox refurbishment service to augment its existing service lines.

The division, located at the company’s base in Fintray by Dyce, will offer transmission repairs, refurbishments and replacements.

Ron Finnie, who has over 35 years’ experience in the field, has joined Hiretech as Transmissions Manager and will focus on developing the Allison refurbishment business.  One additional position has also been created to facilitate the new offering.

Hiretech Limited Managing Director, Andy Buchan, comments, “We are delighted to add this service line to complement our existing business.  Our own Well Service Pumping Units rely heavily on Allison transmissions.  In addition to offering transmission refurbishment and testing, our technicians can also remove and replace faulty transmissions from client units onshore and offshore and we can offer temporary pumping solutions to minimise any downtime.”

Hiretech, a leading independent equipment rental, sales, service and maintenance company offering pumping spreads, powered umbilical reels, hydraulic power packs and supporting equipment, has invested significantly in its product and service ranges over recent months, achieving continued growth success in the UK and overseas.

Hiretech Equipment Rental Package Heads For Caspian

Hiretech Limited recently supplied 7 off Diesel Driven Chemical Circulating Pumps, 4 off Zone 1 Chemical Heating Tanks and a range of fittings to support a client’s chemical cleaning job in the Caspian.

Two of the Chemical Heating Tanks had to be manufactured at Hiretech within 4 weeks to meet the customer mobilisation date.

The equipment package was successfully mobilised on time by the Hiretech team.

We are recruiting a Trainee Maintenance Technician

We are currently recruiting a Trainee Maintenance Technician to join our team.  Applicants must have successfully gained an HNC in Engineering.

Our Job Description – Trainee Maintenance Technician gives all the details of the role.

Applications now being invited.  Please apply enclosing your CV.

Hiretech completes new Offshore Personnel Training and Competency to enhance client value

Hiretech Limited has completed the first of a series of Training and Competency Assessment programs for its Offshore Personnel Supply Department.

Day rate personnel have been trained and assessed in the operation and maintenance of Triplex Well Service Pumps, Pressurising Pumps and Centrifugal Pigging Pumps.  The practical and theoretical course also covered Zone 2 diesel driven equipment operations.

Course leader Colin Cruickshank commented, “We wanted to add value and a differentiation to the day rate market.  We have invested in our people to ensure that Hiretech selected day rate personnel have the best skills and competency available to make a safe and knowledgeable contribution to our clients’ operations.”

Hiretech Personnel Coordinator Samantha Mitchell has also completed the training courses, allowing her to fully understand client requirements to the extent she can now change pump packing if required.

To find out more about Hiretech Offshore Personnel please contact us.

Hiretech demonstrates experience in pumping capabilities

Hiretech Limited, a leading equipment rental company, has invested significantly to develop a range of diesel driven pumping units to meet increasingly demanding project requirements.

Recent fleet builds include a 420kW Well Service Pump weighing in at less than 9 tonnes, a Zone 1 Electric Well Service Unit and three High Flow Pipeline Cleaning / Flushing Units. The majority of Hiretech’s pumps are Atex Zone 2 certified for use in hazardous areas, with units ranging from 60kw to 850kw.  These pumping units can be applied to a range of workscopes including pipeline pigging and testing, water winning, well servicing, chemical cleaning, flushing, subsea excavation, fire pump duty and crude oil transfer.  Specialist personnel are also available for hire to assist with on site operations and to provide project support.

Hiretech has supported a number of recent global rental projects, including crude oil export pumping operations in the Caspian region, a condensate re-injection project in North Africa and pipeline flushing and cleaning workscopes in the UK.  Enhanced by a wider range of complementary rental equipment, including powered umbilical reels and downlines, Black Eagle hoses, mixing tanks, shaker systems, heated chemical tanks, filters and hydraulic power packs, Hiretech can provide rental solutions for a variety of onshore and offshore projects.

Hiretech completes first grout job at onsite test facility

Hiretech has just successfully complete its first grout job for a valued client.

The project involved preparing test pieces for a decommissioning trial.  Two conductors were installed into a test fixture and then grouted internally in preparation for a customer grout removal trial.

Hiretech has a test facility on site available for client hire, with equipment and personnel available to support a wide range of testing and trial projects.