Macaé, Brazil - Trelleborg, a leader in polymer and syntactic foam-based solutions for the offshore oil and gas industry, opened a new facility in Macaé, Brazil on 13th Sept 2012. And the company says that, to support offshore customers "in their quest to reach greater subsea depths, the new facility boasts the largest hydrostatic pressure testing vessel in the world."
In a statement, Trelleborg's president for Offshore and Construction, Fredrik Meuller, said: "As a business we have a continued long-term strategy to invest in markets with encouraging growth potential. Following the major oil and gas discoveries that have been made off the coast of Brazil in recent years, it is a logical step to increase our presence and customer support in this key region.
Mueller added that Brazil holds significant long-term growth opportunities for Trelleborg's business, and that the company believes its strong global platform will be reinforced by this facility.
Thor Hegg Eriksen, business unit president of Trelleborg Offshore, said the move will enable Trelleborg to develop, manufacture and supply within Brazil the high-performance thermal insulation and buoyancy products currently being offered elsewehere, bringing the Trelleborg closer to its customer base in Brazil.
"The installation of what will be the largest hydrostatic pressure testing vessel in the world at the new site, further demonstrates our long standing commitment to developing innovative new product and material technology, specifically designed to withstand the harshest offshore environments," he added.