|Ken Bockhorst, president, Hydratight|
Joint integrity specialist Hydratight has expanded its market coverage after parent company Actuant Corporation completed a $60 million deal to acquire the Middle East, North Africa and Caspian division of privately owned Canadian firm FourQuest Energy.
FourQuest MENAC’s business and assets have become part of the well-known Hydratight brand. This includes 140 highly trained engineers, field technicians and support personnel.
Customers can expect the same high level of competency and skills with the benefit of additional services; chemical cleaning, hydro-testing, oil flushing, air/steam blowing, nitrogen/helium leak testing services and pipeline pre-commissioning.
Ken Bockhorst, president, Hydratight, said, “We’re delighted to add the services and talented employees of FourQuest MENAC under the Hydratight brand. We are pleased to have found a firm that so closely complements our offering in this growing region of the world. In difficult global oil and gas markets, we continue to strive to be successful in any market conditions.”
Matthew Baisley, MENAC regional business leader, Hydratight, said, “We can look forward to offering and providing a broader range of integrated, value added maintenance, testing and verification services in this region, while continuing to deliver best practice in joint integrity assurance to our customers.”
Hydratight now has 1,400 employees globally, serving customers from 33 locations, including Azerbaijan, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE within the MENAC region.