Mexican business leaders have made a whistlestop tour of Teesside’s oil and gas industry as part of moves to firm up links between the two countries.
Tees firms Unasys and the Wilton Group hosted Mexican business and press representatives to discuss opportunities in Mexico in the visit, which was coordinated by NOF Energy and UKTI.
The North East trip forms part of moves to promote the strengths of the UK oil and gas industry, together with the strong links between academia, business and government that foster innovation and exports.
Led by Enrique Cornejo, head of energy and environment for UKTI Mexico, the Mexican delegation included journalists from leading Mexican newspapers and business associations.
Unasys managing director Mick Flynn made a presentation to the visitors, following his NOF Energy-organised Northern Powerhouse trade mission to Mexico.
Providing commissioning and completions management solutions to the process industry, Unasys have been involved in a range of diverse projects across Europe, Asia and the Americas, including oil and gas plants, wind farms and offshore platforms.
The company is now keen to tap into the potentially lucrative Mexican market.
Mr Flynn said: “As a leading completions and commissioning company, Unasys were delighted to host a delegation from Mexico at our operation in Boho One.
“This was not only an excellent opportunity for us but for Middlesbrough too. We used the visit to highlight the strengths of Teesside’s oil and gas industry service providers.
“2015 is The Year of Mexico in the UK and in Mexico, and I see Mexico as a great opportunity both now and over the coming years, due to the significant deep water discoveries in the oil and gas sector and also major onshore infrastructure projects.”