Alphastrut expands operations by opening Korean office

Published: 19th March 2015

Alphastrut®, the leading supplier of aluminium support systems to the offshore oil and gas sector, has expanded its operations by opening an office in Busan, South Korea.

The Scotland-headquartered company has already enjoyed success in having its revolutionary weight-saving aluminium support system specified for use on major North Sea platform developments for BP, Nexen and Det norske.

It has now launched Alphastrut Korea to help further build its standing in the international market and to give it a local presence in a country which is home to some of the world’s largest offshore construction companies.

Heeju Kim has been appointed as General Manager for Alphastrut Korea and brings with him vast experience of the marine and offshore sectors.

He has spent the last five years as Managing Director of marine accommodation systems supplier TNF Inexa Korea, having previously had a ten-year spell as Team Manager for electrical systems specialist General Marine Business Inc.

David Lawson, Managing Director of Alphastrut, said: “Building on our growing international reputation by opening a first overseas office is an exciting development for Alphastrut.

“The potential weight and cost savings delivered by the Alphastrut system are huge and we are looking forward to showcasing it to Korea’s globally-important offshore construction sector.

“We’re delighted to welcome Heeju Kim to the company and are confident that his expertise and local market knowledge will help us to enjoy success in Korea.”

The Alphastrut system consists of engineered aluminium extrusions anodised to AA25 marine grade and fabricated brackets which are bolted together to create support frames, which can be used for everything from load-bearing raised access floors to ceiling grids and bulkhead supports.