One of Teesside’s leading fabrication and engineering specialists – Francis Brown Limited – has
successfully secured over £1m worth of business in only a matter of a few weeks to deliver a
series of projects to leading global companies.
Based in Stockton on Tees, the family run business has secured four new contracts over
multiple sectors – including oil and gas, renewable energy and petrochemical – which are all
scheduled to be completed by the end of the first quarter next year.
The awarded contracts – with both new and existing clients – will see projects managed from
concept right through to final assembly, installation and inspection.
Speaking about the contract wins, Mark Roddy, Managing Director at Francis Brown said: “We
are delighted with our recent contract wins which really demonstrate Francis Brown’s core ability
to transfer our world class engineering and welding excellence across a diverse range of
sectors to deliver our unique and tailored solutions.”
The company will deliver a new project to one of its existing clients, advanced global supplier of
subsea equipment, SMD.
Mark said: “Having worked very closely with SMD in recent months, we are delighted to have
secured an additional contract and continue to build our relationship with the company. Repeat
orders are true testament that Francis Brown delivers on what we promise; HSE, specification,
schedule and within budget.”
One of the other contracts will see Francis Brown deliver its services to a leading oil and gas
company in Aberdeen.
Mark said: “Having seen a dip in contracts being awarded across the whole supply chain in the
oil and gas sector, there are some signs the market is shifting positively, and as such, securing
this contract highlights to Francis Brown that the future is promising in the sector with some
investment starting to ripple through to tier two suppliers.”
Whilst securing work across many sectors, Francis Brown strongly believes, there is a wealth of
upcoming opportunities for engineering and manufacturing businesses in the North East to
secure work in the global offshore wind sector. As such, the company’s CEO and NOF Energy
Board Member, Jamie Brown, flies the flag for the region to promote its abundance of
capabilities that could be employed in recently announced wind energy projects.
With health and safety at the forefront of everything the company does, Francis Brown has
recently reported it has achieved another quarter with zero accidents, taking the business to 822
days Lost Time Injury free.
Established in 1903 Francis Brown Limited can offer a complete turnkey service to its clients
right from design engineering through to full inspection and certification and has carved an
impressive reputation in the global offshore and onshore oil and gas, renewables, chemical,
nuclear, and rail sectors. The company operates from its head office in Stockton and has
specialist manufacturing facilities located across two Teesside sites.