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New Partnership for Whittaker - Press Release

16th September 2019

Whittaker announce new strategic partnership with Swire Oilfield Services.

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Whittaker Group announced today a strategic partnership agreement with Swire Oilfield Services, a leading global provider of offshore containers and oilfield services for the supply of offshore containers and equipment to support the growing energy market across Mexico.

Whittaker Mexicana will offer a full range of Swire Oilfield Services DNV 2.7-1 certified units included Offshore Containers, baskets, waste skips and tanks to support the increased International operators drilling campaigns across Mexico.

Whittaker Engineering, a privately owned Scottish engineering company who have been operating in the Aberdeen market for over 36 years, have been established in Mexico for 10 years and offer services including fabrication, paint and blasting from their Ciudad del Carmen base in Campeche state.

Whittaker have a strong reputation in the oil and gas sector for supporting their customers and offering a high level of customer service in solving their problems. The partnership between SOS and Whittaker will support the upcoming demand in the region and brings together two established oilfield services companies in an exciting market.

Murray Whittaker, Whittaker Engineering and Mexicana Director of Projects commented "This is the first partnership Whittaker have made and we are excited to be working with SOS to develop our already successful operation in Mexico that has been serving the Oil and gas sector for the last 10 years, Whittaker will continue to invest in Mexico over the coming years and we offer a full spectrum of services from the manufacture of helidecks to ship repairs."

Mike Perera, Swire Oilfield Service North America General Manager, comments “We are looking forward to supporting the developing energy market in Mexico with our established and well-regarded partners, Whittaker. I believe the services provided by Whittaker together with our diverse fleet of Offshore Container and equipment will offer our customers a streamlined service which will ultimately help increase operation efficiencies by utilizing one supplier for their cargo carrying requirements.”

Established in 1979, Swire Oilfield Services celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2019, and is part of one of the largest privately owned UK companies John Swire & Sons who are now in their 203rd year of operating. SOS is the world's largest supplier of specialised offshore containers and supporting services to the global energy industry.

Operating from 61 bases, across 30 countries Swire Oilfield Services employs over 500 personnel from all the major oil and gas regions in Europe, Africa, Middle East, North & South America and Asia-Pacific.

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