Jobs in the pipeline as Titanic Quarter based welding company secures €1.5million contract
By Eleanor McGillie
A SPECIALISED welding company has secured a €1.5million contract with a French company in a deal which will create 10 new jobs with the potential to create a further 23 highly skilled posts.
Inter Weld Inc Ltd, based in Bangor, has secured the order with Leroux & Lotz Maintys, part of the Altawest Group, to supply special corrosion resistant components to the French power industry.
The company, which was set up in 2009 and currently employs 50 people, competes on a global scale and is currently in talks with energy industry representatives around the world to secure deals which will create further employment and attract inward investment for Northern Ireland.
Announcing the Leroux & Lotz deal, John Petticrew, CEO with Inter Weld Inc Ltd, said: “We are one of around five companies globally which specialises in the weld overlay as affective corrosion protection power stations. We will soon be operating in the oil and gas sector providing Clad Line Pipe for subsea pipelines which will make us only one of four companies worldwide which offers such highly skilled and specialised services.
“This contract, to supply bespoke corrosion resistant boiler components for a major overhaul of a power plant in the south of France, sets us as industry leaders and could also be the start of an additional two-year framework agreement to supply all corrosion resistant products to Leroux & Lotz which means we would be creating a further 23 hi-tech jobs.
“Although we are based in Northern Ireland we don’t have any clients here because of the nature of our work but because Northern Ireland is a great place to be, and a great place to do business, we aim to continue operating from here but will likely expand to new premises as a result of this latest contract.”
He added: “We are pleased at winning this substantial contract as it strengthens our position in a very competitive niche market. This will allow us to show case our skills and expertise which is a major achievement for a Northern Ireland firm who have to compete globally.
“We look forward to securing future contracts that are in the pipeline which will allow us to continue to expand, create jobs and bring new high end clients to Northern Ireland.”
Notes To Editor: Inter Weld Inc Ltd is a fully established welding company with one of its main services being Weld Metal Overlay. Weld Overlay/Cladding is a very effective way of dramatically slowing down corrosion and erosion in all industries. Some of the industries Inter weld Inc serve include: Waste-to-Energy, Biomass, Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, Paper mills or any other industry with corrosion/erosion issues. Inter Weld Inc is one of five companies worldwide who specialise in the welding overlay of high density piping for power stations.
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CAPTION: From left to right, Pascal Giuliani, Nicolas lopes, John Petticrew of Inter Weld Inc Ltd and Patrick Ottaviano