Darlington based product manufacturer and global supplier of fire, blast and heat protection systems – Mech-Tool Engineering Ltd (MTE) – has successfully delivered a fully certified ABS fire rated wall system for one of China’s leading turnkey EPC contractors in offshore construction.

The company’s stainless steel A60 fire rated wall system will offer the ultimate protection to personnel on the deep-water semi-submersible rig, BT4000, should they need to use the evacuation lifeboats during an emergency.

Awarded by DSIC Offshore – the offshore arm of Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Corporation – the fire rated wall system was designed and manufactured by MTE in only a matter of eight weeks.

The full turnkey solution was manufactured at Mech-Tool Engineering’s South Korean production site Mech-Tool Korea (MTK) in Busan and subsequently delivered to DSIC shipyard in China where the fire wall system was installed within one week, with the MTE’s leading engineers present onsite to provide additional installation support.

Speaking about the successful project completion, Mr Dale Farnworth Project Manager at MTE said: “This project adds to the company’s already extensive portfolio in delivering fully certified engineered solutions, on time and in budget”.

“We met our client’s expectations – if not exceeded them – and this is another project which demonstrates our proven capabilities in delivering solutions which clients can rely on. Safety can never be underestimated in high hazard industries and our fire rated wall system will offer the upmost protection for personnel, should an emergency occur on the BT4000 rig.”

The BT4000 semi-submersible rig will be used for light workover/well intervention operations in offshore areas in Brazil, Gulf of Mexico, West of Africa and South East Asia. It has been designed to withstand water depths of up to 2,400m.

MTE’s fire rated wall system comprises of an A60 stainless steel profile and insulation system.

The full height stainless steel liner system is fully weather sealed and the overall wall system has achieved an ABS approval fire certification.

The company’s Korean business arm MTK was established in 2013 to facilitate for the growing manufacturing demands of fire and blast walls for clients in the Far East and Asian market place.

Established in 1969, MTE offers a complete end to end solution for fire, blast and radiant heat protection from initial design and consultation through to manufacture and assistance with on- site installation.

Recently the company was listed 26 th on the prestigious Sunday Times Profit Track 100 – a league table of high performing private companies published every year by the Sunday Times – and which lists Britain’s top 100 private companies with the fastest growing profits. The listing comes on the back of successful international contract wins in South Korea and Kazakhstan.