Bibby Offshore expands to NewcastleCompany News // May 21, 2014
Bibby Offshore says it has had a successful first quarter of the year at its recently opened Newcastle office.
With existing premises in Aberdeen and Liverpool, Bibby Offshore is expanding its presence across the UK. Since its opening in November 2013, the Newcastle office has employed 23 skilled personnel, with a further 10 to be recruited in the coming months.
The 4,724ft2 office, located in Gateshead Quays on the River Tyne, will provide Bibby Offshore with a hub in the region as it increases staff numbers and service offerings in the future.
The team in Newcastle is supporting North Sea UKCS projects, equipped with a multi-disciplined project management team. However, it is anticipated that following on from the success of the company’s Liverpool office there will be opportunities to utilise the team’s skills further afield as the fast growing company rolls out its services overseas.
Shawn Bulgen, Project Director, said: “Our expansion into the north east of England is in response to the industry-wide skills shortage. For a number of years skilled engineering professionals have been commuting to Aberdeen based oil and gas companies on a weekly basis. Our expansion into Newcastle will make us well placed to attract talent from the strong engineering tradition in the region.”