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MACAW Engineering, whose name is taken from the initials of some of its principal activities, (Materials And Corrosion And Welding) is part of the worldwide technology company, Rosen Group and now has more than 90 employees and a prestigious headquarters on the Quorum Business Park in Newcastle.

MACAW are specialists in pipeline integrity, corrosion management, welding and materials technology and bespoke studies and testing. MACAW are renowned for their expertise and quality work all around the globe. Since 2009, turnover has steadily increased from £2.9m to last years £7m thanks to a growing demand for their services. A move to their current location took place in 2011 but the firm’s rapid growth soon necessitated the allocation of new office space.

Pipelines International Magazine Editor-in-Chief John Tiratsoo officially opened the new extension to the company offices in front of staff and specially invited industry colleagues. The additional floor space contains a training suite, reception area and a number of meeting rooms. In addition, in keeping with MACAW’s environmental policy, the firm has supplied a custom built changing room complete with showers for those staff who regularly cycle to work.

General Manager, Roland Palmer-Jones said;

“Our new facilities will help us in maintaining our global reputation for competence, quality and professionalism. We are a progressive company that believes in getting things right first time and good training is at the root of our quality services”.

“We have experienced strong sustainable growth from the original group of just four engineers in 1996 to 91 staff this year and we will continue to expand based on our ability to tackle challenging problems and provide cost-effective solutions to our clients across the energy sector.”

John Tiratsoo from Pipelines International Magazine was delighted to cut the ribbon that opened the new extension.

“MACAW Engineering are a shining example of how, with the right commitment to staff and developing expertise and knowledge, you can quickly become a major player in the oil and gas sector. These new facilities are an indication of the way that the firm has grown and I’m sure that it won’t be long before they will need to expand again.”