Mirage Machines has invested a ‘significant’ sum in a subsea focused energy research and development for North America in Texas.
The base in the north-west of Houston will provide technologies for refineries and petrochemical plants onshore. It will also deliver on-site machining technology including subsea diamond wire cutting machines, hot-tapping equipment and ROV tooling to clients in the Gulf of Mexico.
The company is also expanding its headquarters in the UK.
Richard Silk, managing director of Mirage Machines, said: “The North American market is a huge prospect for us given the continuous requirement for technologies for deepwater intervention projects, and ongoing maintenance and refurbishment programmes in topside and subsea operations.
“Our recent operational investment in our UK headquarters has further bolstered our capability in manufacturing – ensuring we can meet consistently rising demand for our machines in E&P, without compromising our reputation for the performance and reliability of our products.”