Lubbers to continue expansion in Romania and the region
Lubbers Romania opened its first base in Ploiesti in 2010. Since then the company grew with an average of 30% per year and will reach EUR 7 Million turnover. The group turnover is EUR 62 Million. An example of the activity in Romania consists of onshore rig moves. This includes the complete dismantling of derricks (drilling tower), logistics planning and specialized transports of oil equipment from and to different oil & gas well locations in Romania. Lubbers serves all main service suppliers in the oil & gas industry: Halliburton, Weatherford and many more. Lubbers also serves the key offshore Oil & Gas operators such as Lukoil Offshore, ExxonMobil and Sterling Resources. Transport destinations include neighbouring countries such as Serbia and Bulgaria.
Storage & Handling becomes increasingly important; the base in Ploiesti will double its size in the following three months with an additional 5500 mp and will reach 11.500 mp. Besides storage of oil well equipment Lubbers also stores chemicals. Lubbers can handle all IMO classes including explosives & radioactive materials and is fully certified.
In August Lubbers opened a new 1750 mp base in Constanta. The new Constanta base handles for instance offshore baskets to be delivered in Midia Port (Constanta North). Already in the first week after the opening several customers stored oil well equipment. The base is completely fenced, has 24/7 security and is ideally located in Lumina. From this location Lubbers has direct access to A4 Constanta Ring connected with Agigea Port (Constanta South) and is only 10 minutes away from the Petrochemical Midia Port. The Black Sea plays an important role with many new ambitious offshore drilling activities being announced in 2014. Lubbers is part of this tremendous development and serves all offshore key players located in and around the Petrochemical Midia Port area.
Combined with the new base opening in Constanta as part of the regional Black Sea expansion, Lubbers opens a new base in Istanbul, Turkey. The Istanbul base will function in close liaison with the Romania operations, and will be a first step towards expansion to for instance Diyarbakir oil field region. Turkey already beats Norway as the biggest regional oil driller, the company expects Turkey to drive its growth in the Black Sea region alongside with Lubbers continuous expansion in Romania.