Tuesday, 28 February 2017

and now, with a bit more hair ...

Transatlantic co-operation

Talking of Haycoxs and Riser Clamps, here is a group of miscreants off the west coast of Africa who look a lot happier than they probably are. On the left are Josh Haycox and Ivan Hess who were in the Republic of Congo Brazzaville on a mission to assist with training and application using Enviropeel on riser clamps for Total.

Ivan is Technical Manager for Enviropeel USA, based in Indianapolis where he works closely with EUSA President, Kenny Boehm on product and business development for the whole of the Americas. A regular visitor to Chile and Peru, this was Ivan's first trip to Africa.

Josh, who represents a third generation of the Haycox family working to save the world from corrosion, was sent out from the UK to meet up with Ivan in Pointe-Noire. They travelled offshore to the Total platform for Actemium Oil and Gas where they successfully completed the project using Enviropeel equipment supplied by Corrosion Coating Systems of Louisiana.

The second photo shows the platform from the air, although Ivan and Josh travelled the 40 or so miles to the platform by sea in a 'Surfer', a relatively small service vessel used to supply oil and gas installations in the area.

Like father, like son?

Not so much ...

CEO, Arthur Haycox and his son, Technical Director of A&E Simon Haycox, do have a lot in common but it may not be obvious from the photograph. Taken at this year's AOG in Perth, the photo shows them relaxing after a day of presenting to attendees at the exhibition, one of the relatively few arenas where their complementary skills are best displayed together.

Arthur is a businessman and entrepreneur who has a perverse pride in owning a paint company but never using a paint brush, whereas Simon would not only use the brush but redesign it to make sure it gave optimum performance.

Simon was in Perth to work on developments at the Perth office but, as the designer and engineer behind the development of the riser clamp protection system, it seemed like a good idea to have him on the stand to answer questions. His long history with Alocit was also a useful asset as the water tank featured in the photo became a focus of attention for newcomers to Alocit's amazing underwater capabilities. Simon was also involved with the original design for the Enviropeel application units back in the 1990s so, between the two of them, they know all there is to know about the A&E business.