February 11, 2019 [Insider Media Limited] - Stockton-based engineering company px group has been appointed to operate and maintain the Northampton fuel storage and distribution terminal.
InfraNorth, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Essar Oil UK, has acquired the facility from BP. The full transition of the lower tier control of major accident hazards site has been completed, with eight workers transferring to px employment.
Mark Kenrick, px chief executive, said: “We are delighted that our experience and expertise in the operation of energy and process industry facilities around the UK has paved the way to work with a new client.
“We look forward to managing a smooth and safe transition of the terminal, welcoming the site’s employees to our business and forging a mutually rewarding relationship with Essar.”
Private equity fund Blue Water Energy acquired a majority shareholding in px in 2016, and since then the company has embarked on a strategic growth plan.
The first step of that plan saw px acquire the 370-acre Saltend Industrial Park near Hull in 2018, where it provides energy, infrastructure, operations and maintenance services to the companies based there.
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