CARGO carrying units company OEG Offshore has appointed New Zealand-based Kingston Catering & Providoring Company as its local partner, investing over NZ$1 million in a venture with the group.

Based in New Plymouth, Kingston has been providing logistics, personnel hire, catering, procurement and supply services to New Zealand companies for the past 40 years.

In an announcement, Kingston managing director Terry Sigvertsen said the company was proud to help OEG launch its offshore handling equipment range into the New Zealand market.

“Equipment designed to this level has sorely been missing locally here for a number of years, we see this opportunity as a complement to our existing business activities and look to further build the longstanding relationships we have here with the operators and drilling contractors to better service our offshore oil and gas customer base,” he said.

OEG’s investment will allow Kingston to provide a full range of the units carried by the company, including offshore containers, baskets, half heights, chemical and helifuel (Jet A-1) tanks.

Waste units, chemical injection pumps and A60 cabins rated to DNV 2.7-1 / EN 12079 standards and the national Maritime New Zealand Rule 24E will also be carried.

OEG said the agreement came as part of its global expansion strategy, which has also witnessed the acquisition earlier this year of Perth based Oilfield Resource Rentals (ORR) and Offshore Cyrogenic Services (OCS).

Company chief executive John Heiton said he was pleased to have Kingston as a partner.

“Kingston’s many years of experience and contacts provide vital local knowledge to support client requirements across New Zealand’s offshore energy sectors, expanding OEG from beyond its current operations in locations throughout Australasia,” he said.