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    AJ Woods establishes itself in Sunderland

    Company News // September 25, 2012

    Engineering company AJ Woods is turning to Sunderland as it gears up for growth, in a move that could bring up to 60 jobs to the city.

    AJ Woods Engineering Ltd, headquartered in Essex, specialises in complex offshore structures for the renewable, oil and gas industries.

    The company has announced that it will set up offices, stores and workshops at a facility in Port of Sunderland, allowing it to tap into the high demand from both existing clients and companies looking for services in the North East.

    The decision to have a presence in Sunderland was made after the business spotted opportunities to be part of the construction and maintenance supply chain linked to the offshore renewable energy sector.

    AJ Woods Engineering Ltd, has announced that it will set up offices, stores and workshops at a facility in Port of Sunderland, allowing it to tap into the high demand from both existing clients and companies looking for services in the North East.

    The decision to have a presence in Sunderland was made after the business spotted opportunities to be part of the construction and maintenance supply chain linked to the offshore renewable energy sector.

    AJ Woods Engineering Ltd is currently carrying out its main operations from a temporary site in Durham, and a workshop and offices at the Port of Sunderland and is now able to carry out large scale ship mobilisations.

    The company has the ability to carry out mobilisations on all types of vessels ranging from small wind farm support vessels to cable laying ships and large jack up barges.

    The expansion at Port of Sunderland will allow AJ Woods Engineering Ltd to develop its plans to offer a full package service to the marine and energy service and to work in close proximity of both existing and new clients in the North East, with the hope of employing some 60 members of staff as the business grows.

    Matthew Hunt, Port Director at Port of Sunderland, said: “Port of Sunderland is well suited to meet both the current and future demands of the North Sea oil and gas and the offshore renewable industry sectors.

    "A J Woods Engineering Ltd’s decision to expand their business within our Port area is a great coup for the city, as not only will we see an increased volume of offshore and subsea vessels on site, which in turn increases the use of the port’s cargo and marine services but it is set to create wider opportunities for local employment within the community."

     

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