Many of the engineering resources at Blaze have been in the fire protection industry for decades and we have seen pretty much all the problems with designing, operating, and maintaining fixed fire protection systems in marine environments, from the challenges of material selection to corrosion and scale formation that led to nozzle blockages.
Diversify into Green Energy they say, “pivot”, but those who have successfully achieved this know it takes time and the path is fraught with danger... with the devil being in the detail.
It’s been quite the year at Blaze, we have seen ourselves grow our staff by over 30%, have broken into Nuclear with large contract wins, now have three multi million pound wind energy projects under our belts and we’re currently working on a fourth.
Decommissioning is well underway in the North Sea, but the longevity and the continued requirement for oil and gas remains among the industry’s enduring features.
The Montreal Protocol of 1987 has been described by the UN as a “truly unparalleled contribution to climate mitigation efforts”.
The SMEs of the energy sector – “Subject Matter Experts”, as Blaze Manufacturing refers to them - will have a key role to play in the transition to low carbon fuels and other industries.
Aberdeenshire-based Blaze Manufacturing plans to double its headcount by the end of the year as it works through advanced contract discussions with international EPC contractors in the energy sector.
Attracting the next generation of workers is not about spending money, it’s about spending time, according to Ann Johnson of Blaze Manufacturing: "If we want diversity, its up to us."
“You could say we’re a small family business in Laurencekirk,” says Ann Johnson of Blaze Manufacturing, “but we’ve always punched above our weight on the global stage.”
Balmoral Group has invested hundreds of thousands of pounds in acquiring the majority stake in a promising north-east business.
An energy industry stalwart was recognised for his technical nous and role in inspiring young people to get into engineering careers at a glittering awards ceremony in Aberdeen last night.
The finance director at a Laurencekirk-based energy service firm has been shortlisted for a prestigious award by Scotland’s two leading female business organisations.
Fire protection company Blaze Manufacturing Solutions won the family business of the year award at a ceremony in Edinburgh last night.
It’s been a very inspirational time down here in the Howe of the Mearns over the last few weeks, not just from a weather and sunshine perspective but by getting out and about to see how SMEs are viewed in the wider UK. You’ll be very surprised.
North-east oil and gas service companies have made it onto a UK leaderboard of the fastest growing small- to medium-sized companies.
It’s May and at last there are green shoots of recovery appearing out there in the North Sea. Here at Blaze there’s a welcome upturn in oil & gas-related enquiries; the art will be turning those enquiries into real work ... contracts.
Blaze Manufacturing ended 2016 on a roll with a series of contract wins that ensure a robust start to 2017, despite the harsh times still being endured by the North Sea oil & gas industry.
Blaze Manufacturing has formed an alliance with Norwegian firm Vinje Inustri AS to offer its technology to the sector’s aging platforms.
A leading provider of fire control and safety solutions has launched its new flexible pipe solution at this year’s ONS Exhibition and Conference.
Fire protection company Blaze Manufacturing has hired a director of Aberdeen Science Centre to spearhead overseas expansion plans, the north-east firm announced yesterday. Blaze finance director Ann Johnson said new international manager Colin Black’s background in rig cooling made him a “great match” for the company. Mr Black, who is also a director of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, will help Blaze reduce its reliance on North Sea clients amid a tough economic climate in the region due to the low oil price.
Offshore Europe provided “good bang for the buck” this year despite reports that attendance was down from the prior event when oil was booming in 2013. Howard Johnson, co-founder and managing director of Blaze Manufacturing Solutions, admitted that business for the Laurencekirk-based firm would be down by third this year when compared to last year. The firm, which specialises in oil and gas fire safety protection systems, was exhibiting on the Scottish Pavilion which is spearheaded by Scottish Enterprise.