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Major long term contract

Published:  22 June, 2022

Aberdeen headquartered, Craig International has announced it has secured a major contract with INEOS FPS, potentially valued at over £20million.

Following a competitive tender, the global energy procurement specialist has been awarded a five-year contract (with two year options) to deliver consolidated procurement services to INEOS FPS. This includes the supply of maintenance, repair and operations equipment for its Grangemouth base which operates the Forties Pipeline System.

Craig International will service the contract from its Aberdeen headquarters using its bespoke digital platforms: ebuy and ecobuy. These innovative digital platforms provide cost and efficiency savings through the streamlining of electronic processes and the ability to source globally and supply locally. This is backed-up by an advanced ecobuy platform to help customers reduce their carbon footprint.

ecobuy offers Craig International customers the opportunity to select more sustainable products, while combining orders to reduce vehicle, and particularly HGV journeys. It has a significant environmental impact with less disposable materials, including plastics, and less fuel, while increasing the number of products that can be reused and recycled.

Jill MacDonald (pictured), joint managing director of Craig International, said: “We are thrilled to welcome INEOS FPS to our extensive portfolio of companies supporting the North Sea’s offshore energy industry, after a rigorous and competitive tendering process.

“Our e-commerce and approach to sustainability were major factors in this contract award. As the industry ramps up efforts to support global net zero targets, there is a growing recognition that procurement plays a crucial part in reducing carbon emissions. Combining ebuy and ecobuy, we are actively addressing this through a suite of sustainable and technology-driven procurement solutions. INEOS FPS has recognised the value of this offering, along with the efficiencies we bring, and we look forward to supporting their operations over the next five years and beyond.”

With almost 130 staff, Craig International has a global network of pre-qualified suppliers, and over 80 procurement specialists in eight countries, providing cost-effective and efficient third- party procurement. Craig International provides a truly global service to the energy industry through its bases in the UK, Cape Town, Canada, Qatar, Oman, the UAE, Germany and the USA.

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