Plumber hopes to put the Kibosh on North Sea leaks

 Plumber hopes to put the Kibosh on North Sea leaks
Ross Dickinson with one of Kibosh’s prototype industrial clamps.

Ross Dickinson, a self-employed plumber, created Kibosh – a signature pipe repair technology – 14 years ago to provide a quick, but highly effective and robust, fix for damaged or leaking domestic water pipes.

His company, Kibosh Ltd, has secured funding from OGTC, the Aberdeen-based technology centre that helps the oil and gas industry develop and deploy innovative solutions that will accelerate the transition to an affordable net-zero North Sea.

This support, alongside that of its existing investors, will fund pre-field trial testing and certification by BSI, the leading global product standards assessor, and qualification of its industrial product range by Lloyds Register.

Ross, who left school aged 16 with no qualifications, was diagnosed with dyslexia years later and prescribed with coloured glasses that helped him to read. He soon gained his plumbing qualifications at Borders College and won a SNIPEF apprentice of the year award, before starting his own plumbing business in 2007.

Having spent several years developing and patenting his unique solution, Kibosh’s clamps have gained an international customer base in the professional plumbing, trades and DIY sectors over the last few years.

Ross told us: “It’s been excruciatingly difficult to get to this point, but it’s great now to be working with some of the biggest names in the energy sector to develop Kibosh products for a range of industrial…

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