Ocean Installer chooses Aberdeen as UK baseCompany News // August 14, 2012
Ocean Installer, the Norwegian-based subsea construction and engineering firm, has chosen Aberdeen as the base for its UK operations.
It has moved into the Aberdeen Energy Park, just to the north of the city, and signed a 10-year lease with the Park’s joint venture partners, Scottish Enterprise and Buccleuch Property, to occupy the entire 10,400ft2 of the Innovation Centre at the site.
This will be renamed Ocean Installer House and become the base from where the company will provide a full range of subsea construction services and create up to 100 new jobs by 2014.
Martin Myhill Sisley, Managing Director UK at Ocean Installer, said: "We are delighted to have secured this office building, firstly because it will accommodate our current and future colleagues for the growth we anticipate wholly within a building which Ocean Installer controls.
"Secondly because it really does make a statement that Ocean Installer is committed to Aberdeen and indeed the UK oil and gas sector."
Allan McQuade, Scottish Enterprise’s Business Infrastructure Director, added: "Scotland, and in particular Aberdeen, continues to be an attractive proposition for investment from the international energy sector.
"In partnership with Buccleuch Properties, we have invested in Aberdeen Energy Park to ensure Scotland has a high quality environment to foster future innovation and technological advances in the energy industry.
"We are delighted that Ocean Installer is setting up its first overseas base in Aberdeen Energy Park and look forward to seeing the company flourish in Scotland’s burgeoning energy sector."
The Aberdeen Energy Park is part of Energetica – a 30-mile low carbon energy technology corridor between Aberdeen and Peterhead, which aims to attract companies to the area to create a global energy hub.
The development of Energetica is managed by Aberdeen City & Shire Economic Future, with active support from Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeenshire Council and Scottish Enterprise.