ICR Integrity (ICR), a leading global industrial maintenance and integrity company, providing solutions for the oil and gas, power generation, utilities, defence and renewables industries, is pleased to be partnering with Guyana based Panthera Solutions (Panthera) to deliver its Technowrap™ and Quickflange™ technologies, as well as other integrity solutions, to the flourishing oil and gas market in the region.

Incorporated in 2018, Panthera is a subsidiary of Farfan & Mendes, A Crosbie Member Company, a joint venture between Guyana based Farfan & Mendes and St John’s based Crosbie. Panthera provides fabric maintenance and deck services to offshore energy companies and their suppliers and employs a local Guyanese workforce with world-class competence. Panthera has recently invested heavily in training in scaffolding, NDT, rope access, coating and blasting and, now with ICR, composite wrapping and weldless flange repair and maintenance, bringing a comprehensive integrity and maintenance capability to the region. With several recent huge offshore oil discoveries in Guyanese waters, the team is ready and able to meet contract demands.

Phil Paterson, international business development manager, ICR, said: “We have a long-standing partnership with Crosbie having worked with them for over 15 years so the link to Panthera naturally evolved. We have recently trained Panthera offshore maintenance technicians in our Technowrap™ engineered composite solutions at our base in Houston. We are now operationally set up in-country with the skilled technicians having local access to our Technowrap™ composite materials and Quickflange™ tools, allowing for highly-skilled, quick mobilisation to clients in the region.

“In addition, by pulling on other services within the ICR group, we are able to offer drone inspection work through our Sky Futures™ business unit as well as other maintenance, repair and production solutions. It is exciting to be part of this new and developing market and bring our integrity expertise to Guyana.”

Andrew Dinsdale, head of operations at Farfan and Mendes added: “It is great to have ICR on board with us at such an exciting time here, in Guyana. We have been actively building local technical capability and, with the addition of the training provided by ICR, our technicians are further able to offer cross skill sets whilst on projects.”

ICR has an extensive global network with operational bases in the UK, Norway, Abu Dhabi, USA and Australia as well as partners in over 25 countries worldwide.

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