Redundancies announced at Brompton-on-Swale engineering firm

Inpipe Products' headquarters in Brompton-on-Swale.

A Brompton-on-Swale engineering company has confirmed it has made a number of redundancies following the completion of a large order.

Inpipe Products announced last Thursday that it had completed an integrated sea water inlet cleaning system for a series of inlet pipelines in what was believed to be the largest pigging project in the world.

However, several workers told Richmondshire Today that the company announced redundancies the following day.

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It was claimed more than 20 staff had lost their jobs.

However, this number was not confirmed by the company.

It said in a statement to Richmondshire Today: “Following the extremely successful execution of a project, the downturn in the oil and gas industry has meant that we have unfortunately had to down size, like many other project-led businesses.

“Going forward we see new opportunities and prospects in the industry looking positive on the back of the recent oil price rise and OPEC’s initiative to control oil supply.”

Commissioned by a South Korean conglomerate, the order saw the company supply cleaning tools, loading equipment, launching equipment together with an integrated tracking that will be used on some of the world’s largest pipelines, measuring 90-inch in diameter.

The cleaning tool – commonly known as a pig or scraper – will be delivered for use at an Algerian power plant for five pipelines carrying cooling water.