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Mirage Machines: Looking ahead to 2015

Posted by Simon Pownall on Dec 19, 2014 12:00:00 PM


It’s going to be an exciting year for Mirage, as we look forward to a number of new developments:

Expansion plans

We’re looking to capitalise on our success in South East Asia by expanding our reach in Australia with a dedicated office. This means we’ll be able to provide local support directly to customers in the region, and be able to supply portable machine tools and rental kit to customers within tight timeframes.

Come and visit our stand at AOG from 11-15 March 2015 in Perth to find out more; invites will be sent out shortly and if you want to discuss anything specific please let us know.

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Expansion and recognition: Mirage celebrate success of 2014

Posted by Simon Pownall on Dec 17, 2014 12:00:00 PM

2014 has been a very successful year for Mirage; as we expanded our offices, launched new products and been recognised in the business community for our efforts. Here's a summary of what Mirage has achieved in the past 12 months.

Derby HQ expansion


To accommodate continuing growth, Mirage acquired 5000 sq ft of new office premises in September, adjacent to the existing engineering headquarters. The new space facilitates the extension of its manufacturing and service operations workshop to 17,000 sq ft. Read more here.

Mirage has also increased staff numbers by 15% response to meet the rising demands for products.

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Client focus: Completing offshore projects with Claxton Engineering

Posted by Simon Pownall on Dec 15, 2014 2:19:44 PM


Working together with Claxton Engineering, Mirage has provided a number of specialist portable machine tool solutions for complex offshore projects.

A recent example being the commission of a subsea drilling and pinning machine, used for the removal of a redundant well conductor in the North Sea.

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Topics: Oil news, Subsea, Oil and Gas Industry

First oil flows for new North Sea development

Posted by Simon Pownall on Dec 12, 2014 12:00:00 PM


Oil production has begun in the UK North Sea at Golden Eagle Development (GEAD) with an expected 70,000 barrels to be produced daily.

The development currently has two wells to create a total of 18,000 barrels a day with this expected to rise to 15 wells and six water injection wells creating a total of 70,000 barrels by 2015.

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Topics: Oil and Gas Industry

How to improve pipe cutting efficiency in the energy sector

Posted by Simon Pownall on Dec 10, 2014 12:00:00 PM


Specialising in portable machine tools for the energy sector Mirage Machines has achieved a step-change in the operational efficiency and reliability of cutting technologies for pipeline and plant fabrication manufacturers and contractors in the international energy sector.

Rising fabrication and maintenance project activity, including works on wellhead, riser and caisson assemblies, has significantly increased demand from construction yards, operators and dutyholders for new pipecutting technologies across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific – the marketplace is worth an estimated $100m each year.

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Topics: pipe casing and cutting