Trendsetter Engineering announced the opening of the Global Readiness Center (GRC) in Houston. This facility, located near the George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), is dedicated to providing enhanced subsea well control response capabilities to the global market.
The GRC is located within a designated Free Trade Zone that allows for global response equipment to be staged near the airport, pre-cleared by US Customs and ready for immediate export to any location around the world. This pre-clearance has the potential to greatly reduce response times to the incident location in the event of an actual subsea well control emergency.
With approximately 40,000 sq ft of secure indoor space, the facility is equipped to conduct complete asset integrity management of client-owned equipment, including inventory, storage, assembly, maintenance, and testing and logistics support. The facility also includes office space to facilitate client representatives, as well as a training center, which can be quickly converted into an on-site emergency operations center. This dual-purpose facility allows for improved practical training on source control response assets while providing a local command center to facilitate on-site response operations during an actual incident response.
“The expansion of Trendsetter’s footprint to a dedicated response facility demonstrates our commitment to the industry for continual operational excellence and response readiness improvement,” Mike Cargol, Vice President of Rentals & Services for Trendsetter Engineering, said.
Trendsetter’s Source Control Solutions group has secured multiple contracts to store and maintain source control and oil spill emergency response equipment at this new facility. The GRC will be operational and staging equipment on 1 December 2016.