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Ferguson to Showcase its Material Handling Solutions at ADIPEC

Ferguson’s Middle Eastern yard

Safe material handling specialists, Ferguson, are providers of offshore DNV 2.7-1 containers, tanks, accommodation and workspace modules. Ferguson will be showcasing its material handling solutions at Abu Dhabi’s ADIPEC in November.

The company is well represented in the Gulf States with bases in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. From there they supply tanks, baskets, waste skips and other offshore DNV 2.7-1 containers to the offshore energy industry.

Emile Bado, Ferguson’s regional manager Middle East and North Africa, said: "Moving goods to and from a vessel carries inherent risks. Using appropriate cargo carrying units (CCU’s) protects the cargo and because it is efficiently packed, it significantly reduces the number of lifts on and off the vessel. We will be at ADIPEC to discuss with anyone who regularly sends goods offshore, how we can reduce the risks for them."

Best practice material handling is vitally important for the busy quaysides of the Gulf. Each lift to or from a vessel increases the risk to the vessel itself, the cargo and the people nearby. Lowering the number of lifts, by using an appropriate CCU, therefore reduces the risks to all.

Ferguson’s CCU’s are packed in the yard and arrive at the quayside, ready to be lifted onto the vessel. Prior to any lift, they are inspected for any issue such as potential dropped objects and can then be loaded. The CCU’s are designed to be safely stacked on board.

Ferguson is keen to demonstrate how the use of their tubular transportation frames significantly reduces tubular handling time and improves safety when loading and unloading vessels.

Bado added: "Our product range has been developed to offer the safest, most efficient and cost effective means of transporting goods and equipment offshore."

They will be exhibiting at ADIPEC from 9 to 12 November at stand 8620E.

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