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International lubricants manufacturer ROCOL has made a key appointment to support its growth objectives in the North Sea oil and gas market.

Martin Simpson joins the UK-based business as sales engineer for the offshore and marine sectors, with responsibility for the UK and north-west European market.

ROCOL, which has manufactured high-performance lubricants for more than 130 years, supports an international portfolio of customers from a network of 12 offices worldwide.

Brendan Kendrick, business development director at ROCOL, said: ‘It’s great to have someone with Martin’s industry experience and technical expertise on board. His appointment serves to deliver great value to our end users and significantly strengthens the support available to our network of distributors.’

Aberdeen-based Martin previously held business development and technical roles with service companies including Balmoral Offshore Engineering, PK Hydraulics, Hydrasun, Viking Seatech and Craig Group.

Martin said: ‘I’m looking forward to applying my technical knowledge and business development background to help our end users reduce costs by providing guidance and advice on how our products can extend the life of costly wire rope and associated products.

‘Our specialist solutions, such as BIOGEN WIRESHIELD, are an established feature of modern-day offshore operations and one of my priorities is to help introduce their benefits to an even wider range of prospective customers.’

ROCOL is a global supplier of lubricants and associated products across a number of markets including the offshore, marine, aerospace, food and industrial sectors.

Its support for the offshore and maritime sectors includes lubrication products for wire ropes and ROV umbilicals to provide protection from corrosion and friction, maximising service life and reducing costs.

Its BIOGEN WIRESHIELD product, designed specifically for demanding offshore and marine conditions, complies with environmental regulations without compromising on operational performance. The product is US Vessel General Permit (VGP) compliant and has been independently verified to meet European Ecolabel standards.

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