Former Rangers FC chairman Sir David Murray is moving into the oil and gas industry after his family investment firm snapped up a supply chain business.
Murray Metals – which is owned by Murray Capital, the private investment company of Sir David and his family – has competed the acquisition of Alphastrut.
Last night the firm said Alphastrut - with its lightweight alluminium – is set to revolutionise module construction in the oil and gas sector with a new support system.
It is already being used internationally to replace traditional steel support systems, and in everything from load-bearing raised-access floors to ceiling grids and bulkhead supports.
It was used in the building of BP’s Valhall oil rig living quarters, helping to save over 126 tonnes of weight. Alphastrut was also incorporated in the raised-access flooring and cable-management support systems for Clair Ridge, west of Shetland.