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Heskins Thick Safety Grip Now Available


Heskins are proud to announce that H3404 2mm safety grip is now available for order. Thick Safety Grip™ now allows business to kit out their factories to ensure effective slip prevention, that also provide slight cushioning and reduce leg fatigue on a production line. It can also be applied into recesses that are considered trip hazards.

Heskins made the decision to produce thick Safety Grip™ after the demand became great. The reason Heskins had to ensure the demand was there, was simply due to the commitment that would have to be made to produce it. Many of our production and post production machines were modified to produce thick Safety Grip™ to the same quality standards as all the other Heskins products.

Investment was also made into a new range of high-volume crush cut blade holders. The reason this was necessary was due to the thickness. Heskins anti slip tapes are generally no thicker than 1.4mm. While the difference of .6mm doesn’t seem great, the adhesive applied to the base increases this thickness further, making it more difficult to cut.

Now the modifications are in place, Heskins have added a versatile new anti slip product into the range, and like all others, can be slit in rolls ranging from 20mm up to 1170mm, all 18.3m in length.

Heskins H3404 thick Safety Grip™ is available at a very competitive price, and if you would like to place an order, or enquire further, you can contact Heskins by phone or email.

Floor Demarcation and Colour Referencing in the Workplace

Floor Demarcation and Colour Referencing in the Workplace

When it comes to 5S and floor demarcation in the workplace, there are many guidelines, of which many provide very little insight.

A quote often used is ““In lean manufacturing, the general rule of thumb is that anyone should be able to walk into a workplace and identify the flow of work being done within 60 seconds.”

Keeping this quote in mind, for someone venturing into this for the first time, finding the right information before implementation is a tough task. Many options are available for floor marking and signage products to allow you to begin optimisation of floor demarcation, which in the first instance will be a tough task without the correct information to hand.

Depending on the function of your workplace will naturally determine how you proceed, do you want to optimise what is currently working? Or do you want to start from scratch to improve the whole process? We believe that Heskins can help you provide a strong starting point by defining the regulated and approved colours to identify and optimise key workflow areas in your business.

Heskins products are always manufactured in regulation colours, from anti slip tape, to floor marking systems, Heskins products can be used to create a full, optimised workflow demarcation system. heskins-ltd-colour-guidelines

Demarcation Area Black

Demarcation Area Black

Workplace 5s Walkway

Workplace 5s Walkway

5S colours are as follows:

Yellow – Highlights an area that is to be treated with caution. Mainly used for aisleways and walkways, more often than not because these areas could cross with other working processes, such as forklift traffic or other foot traffic.

Red – Highlights danger or can relate to fire. Red alerts people or vehicles that they need to stop before proceeding, or to notify people where fire fighting equipment is available, if it of course can.

Blue – Marks out information, or can be used to hold equipment or machinery that is out of order.

Green – Notifies an area of safety, whether that be a first aid point or notice, or a walkway that is out of the way of potential dangers.

Orange – Used to mark out zones where vehicles are stored or for areas where vehicles operate. Combining yellow and red with this creates a traffic system that is safe and organised.

Black/Yellow – Notifies of potential hazards and to proceed with caution. Areas that store potentially harmful chemicals or areas that can only be entered with additional safety measures.

Red/White – Notification to keep an area clear at all times. Emergency access or electrical points are two such areas that benefit from these markings.

White – Indication of an area where production or work processes are ongoing.

Black – Completed jobs are put in these areas, indicating the job is complete.

For a full colour reference guide for Heskins products and general 5S colour references, you can download the colour reference guide heskins-ltd-colour-guidelines. The Heskins colour guide refers to regulations for all of Europe.

Heskins offer other colours, as well as custom production, so dependent on order quantities, you can get the perfect anti slip or floor marking solution for your workplace. Get in touch


Bowtech Products Ltd announces contract award with ROVOP to equip two ROV systems with high powered LED lights and underwater cameras

Bowtech Products Ltd, a global market leader in subsea vision systems, today announced that it has been awarded a contract by ROVOP to supply cameras and lights, which will equip two new ROV systems.

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Allspeeds supply decommissioning tools to Sellafield

Within the Sellafield Seascale site the Pile Fuel Storage Pond (PFSP) dates back to 1948, PFSP is the oldest fuel pond and is currently being decommissioned. In order to complete a decommissioning project at the PFSP, Sellafield Ltd needed a tool to cut multiple steel sections. Having known about the capabilities of Allspeeds, Sellafield Ltd approached them for a cutting solution. Click here to read more

Scana Industrier ASA announces new contracts to Scana Propulsion

Scana Industrier ASA has through its subsidiary Scana Propulsion AS signed new contracts with Kleven Maritime AS, Norway ad Rong Ta Trading Co. Ltd., Taiwan, for delivery of propulsion equipment at a total value of NOK 35 million. Read more…

Europe LNG markets to 2020 – analysis and forecasts of terminal wise capacity and associated contracts, LNG trade movements and prices

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the “Europe LNG Markets to 2020 – Analysis and Forecasts of Terminal wise Capacity and Associated Contracts, LNG Trade movements and Prices” report to their offering. Read more…

URS awarded oil sands pipeline construction contract

URS Corporation (NYSE: URS) announced today that the Company’s Oil & Gas division has been selected as the pipeline construction contractor for a major Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) oil sands project in the Wood Buffalo Region near Fort McMurray, Alberta. The contract, which has a maximum value of approximately $130 million to URS, is expected to commence in the second quarter of 2012 and to continue until mid-2013. Read more…

Atwood Oceanics announces contract for the Atwood Hunter

ATWOOD OCEANICS, INC., announced today that one of its subsidiaries has been awarded a drilling services contract by a subsidiary of Noble Energy Inc. for the Atwood Hunter for three firm wells with a minimum total duration of 150 days plus one option well. The first well will be in a tax-free location in Cameroon at a dayrate of approximately $364,000, while the second and third wells will be in Equatorial Guinea at a dayrate of approximately $388,000. One priced option well has been provided which will be located in either Equatorial Guinea or Cameroon; this option well will be at the applicable rate and must be exercised prior to the spud of the second well. If the total program, inclusive of the option well, exceeds 155 days, then beginning on the 156th day the dayrate will increase to approximately $408,000 plus applicable corporate income tax. Read more…

Reef Subsea awarded seabed dredging contract by A/S Norske Shell on Ormen Lange for newly-built Scanmachine 4

Reef Subsea AS announced today that Scanmudring – one of its Norwegian subsidiaries – have been awarded by A/S Norske Shell a seabed dredging contract on Ormen Lange Mid-North field development. The task will be performed by the newly-built Scanmachine 4, the new generation of the highly experienced tool carrier developed and operated by Scanmudring. The water depth, challenging seabed conditions and high precision required in achieving the work are ideal to the new Scanmachine 4 capabilities.

The project objective is to perform final seabed preparation for pipelay within narrow geometrical tolerances (+/- 20cm) and with a curved route to follow. The dredging and rectification works will be achieved at the Ormen Lange Mid-North Field Development at a water depth of about 950m, with an uneven seabed mainly composed of hard clay. The contract has an option for similar work to be accomplished for Ormen Lange Further North development.

The Scanmachine 4, which has been available since January 2012, is the new generation of this robust, precise and flexible tool carrier platform. It has retained the existing proven design and added key improvements in technology and the ability to function in deep water up to 2500m. The Scanmachine 4 also benefit from a new generation of Control System to achieve high precision monitoring of the situation on the seabed. In this Project, the Scanmachine will be fully integrated with the Ormen Lange in-field LBL positioning system that improves positioning subsea.

Mark Preece, Reef Subsea Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are extremely pleased to have the brand-new Scanmachine 4 ready in time to support A/S Norske Shell on Ormen Lange challenging subsea gas field. Scanmudring has over the past few years performed work for Shell, sometimes repeatedly and as a subcontractor, on Inde, Draugen and Shearwater fields. The Scanmachine 4, which has been conceived for worldwide operations, has already found her market in one of the deepest and most demanding fields of the North Sea. We expect it to be attractive to all our clients around the world, who can now benefit from our extended presence and capabilities resulting from the friendly acquisition of Rotech Subsea and their current merger with Scanmudring”.

Reef Subsea AS is an international group providing cost-effective integrated subsea services to the Oil & Gas and Renewables industries. Its specialised subsidiaries – Technocean, Reef Subsea Power & Umbilical, Specialist Subsea Services and Scanmudring-Rotech Subsea – provide operators and contractors with highly experienced personnel, key subsea technologies and construction support vessels. Reef Subsea serves its clients in the deepwater or demanding environments of the North Sea, Americas, Middle-East and South-East Asia areas. Reef Subsea is a 50/50 owned company of GC Rieber Shipping and HitecVision.

Source: Reef Subsea

Scana Industrier announces contracts award for casting to offshore project

Scana Industrier ASA has through its subsidiary Scana Steel Stavanger, been awarded contracts from offshore contractor for delivery of mooring casting intended for the Australian and UK offshore sector. Read more…

Technip Awarded Major Flexible Pipe Frame Agreement by Petrobras

Technip (Paris:TEC) (ISIN:FR0000131708) was awarded a 5-year frame agreement contract from Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras) for the supply of around 1,400 kilometers of flexible pipes. The contract is effective today with supply starting in 2013 and orders are guaranteed for at least 50% of the total value, which is currently estimated to be worth around US$2.1 billion. Read more…

Orion Marine Group Announces a Contract Award of Approximately $32 Million

Orion Marine Group, Inc. (NYSE:ORN) (the “Company”), a leading heavy civil marine contractor serving the infrastructure sector, today announced a contract award of approximately $32 million. Read more…

Wintershall Norge annonunces consent to carry out exploration drilling with Songa Delta in well 35/9-7

Wintershall Norge ASA has received consent to carry out exploration drilling in the North Sea with the Songa Delta mobile facility. Read more…

CB&I Awarded Storage Tank Contract

CB&I (NYSE:CBI) announced today that it has been awarded a contract, valued in excess of US$60 million, by Battleground Oil Specialty Terminal Company, LLC (BOSTCO) for the engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction of storage tanks and associated works for its grassroots black oil storage terminal on the Houston Ship Channel. The work is scheduled for completion in 2013. BOSTCO is a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: KMP). Read more…

Technip Awarded Two Contracts for the Jubilee Project in Ghana

Technip (Paris:TEC) (ISIN:FR0000131708) was awarded by Tullow Ghana Limited two contracts, worth approximately €100 million, for the Phase 1A of the Jubilee project. The Jubilee field is located offshore Ghana at a water depth of 1,300 meters. Read more…

Seadrill secures contracts for three jack-up rigs

Seadrill has secured new contracts for the three jack-up rigs Offshore Mischief, Offshore Defender, and West Leda. The aggregated revenue potential is estimated at US$311 million inclusive of mobilization fees and assignment specific rig modifications. Read more…

Horizon North Logistics Inc. announces new contract

CALGARY, Feb. 2, 2012 /CNW/ – TSX Symbol: HNL Horizon North Logistic Inc. (“Horizon”) announced today that it has entered into a contract for the provision of a new 600 person camp including accommodation, office and recreation facilities along with catering and camp management services for an oil sands project in the Fort McMurray, Alberta area. The
contract term is for 27 months with the first 200 beds expected to be in place by September 2012 with the full 600 beds being deployed by March 2013.  Revenues over the term of the contract are expected to be approximately $40 million with associated capital investment amounting to approximately $27 million. Read more…

Bowtech Products Shortlisted for Global Export Award

Bowtech Products Ltd have been designing, manufacturing and supplying market leading products to the subsea ROV, AUV, Defence, Nuclear and Leisure markets for over 22 years. From patented designs through to unique manufacturing techniques, our Underwater Cameras, Video Systems and Lights operate in harsh environments, hazardous areas and underwater, to any ocean depth. Details of our products can be found here. We have a distribution network of agents selling and supporting our products from 18 countries worldwide, supplying remote intervention solutions for use in all oceans and harsh environments of the world. Click here to see details of our worldwide agents. Read more…

Polarcus awarded second 3D acquisition project offshore Greenland

Polarcus Limited (OAX: PLCS) is pleased to announce that the Company has received a Letter of Intent from Shell Kanumas A/S for a nominal 8,500 sq. km 3D seismic acquisition project offshore Greenland. The project, to be acquired by two ICE-1A/1A* class vessels, POLARCUS AMANI and POLARCUS SAMUR, will commence in Q3 2012. Read more…

Major Expansion and Upgrade Project at Samsung Total Petrochemicals’ Complex in Daesan, South Korea

Total is consolidating its positions in petrochemicals in Asia with a new expansion and upgrading project for the Daesan complex in South Korea, which the Group owns with Samsung as part of the Samsung Total Petrochemicals 50/50 joint venture. Read more…

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