A chemicals specialist has won multi-million pound orders from North Sea oil and gas firms for a corrosion inhibitor that it developed in Aberdeen.

ChampionX said it has secured two contracts worth a combined £2.8 million from major North Sea operators for a product it reckons can help firms extend the lives of their assets in a sustainable way.

The company said its latest range of environmentally acceptable corrosion inhibitors use active components that are biodegradable, making them non-toxic to marine life.

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The company’s new corrosion inhibitor portfolio was created at its technology centre in Aberdeen. ChampionX reckons it is specifically suited to the harsh and severe corrosion environment of the North Sea. Corrosion inhibitors are used on assets ranging from pipelines to wellheads.

The company said its new inhibitor has been deployed to help avoid production deferment on a major United Kingdom Shelf operator’s platform in the North Sea. It will be used on a Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading vessel by another client from next year.

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ChampionX employs 291 people in the UK. It has facilities in Aberdeen and Fawley in Hampshire, where there is a big refinery. The group has headquarters in Texas.