Environmental issues arising from mining and bush fires in Australia are to be tackled with the help of a North Sea safety technology.
RigDeluge has signed a contract, which will bring it million of pounds of revenues, allowing Australian Fire Industries (AFI) to become exclusive distributors of its Free Flow technologies across Australia, New Zealand, Papau New Guinea and Timor Leste.
It’s hoped the heat and suppression capabilities will be “game-changers” in the fight to improve environmental issues associated with dust emissions in the mining sector and the battle against bush fires.
Both have resulted in hazardous levels of air quality being recorded in Australia.
Ian Garden, founder of Aberdeen-based RigDeluge, said : “This latest distribution deal illustrates the global cross-sector possibilities of Free Flow’s unique heat suppression capabilities, which are set to lead a shift in how countries deal with fire, heat and dust suppression, in terms of performance and application.”
The AFI deal is the first in a series of exclusive local agreements, the firm said, boosting its own fortunes, as well as the UK manufacturing and export market.
Mr Garden added: ““With over 10,000-unit sales made in 2020 alone, during a global lockdown and with a challenging oil price, an Aberdeen-based entity is creating a major global footprint in fire safety technology.
“That is a powerful message for a UK manufacturing and engineering industry, which I believe has the potential to supersede the challenges created by Brexit and once again set a global benchmark for quality and cost efficiency through innovation.”