Global Energy Group (GEG) is setting its sights on winning a bigger share of the subsea oil and gas fabrication market after expanding its operations at Aberdeen Harbour.
The Inverness-based company has added two workshops and equipment formerly used by drilling contractor Transocean to its existing facilities at the Nord Centre at York Place.
Following the move, which has increased its fabrication space there by nearly 108,000 square feet, the firm’s workforce at the site has grown by 25% to around 75, with workers transferring from another of its city locations. It has also provided Global with direct quayside access for loadout operations.
The company is currently constructing an exhaust tower for ConocoPhillips at the facility and Dave Masson, managing director of GEG’s south fabrication division said it hoped to secure further contracts in the coming weeks.
Mr Masson added: “We are pleased to have taken up around an additional 108,000 square feet of fabrication buildings at the Nord Centre.
“These facilities are a strategic move to provide us with further ability to support the growth in our subsea activities in the oil and gas industry, as it provides direct access to the Clipper Quay.”
He continued: “As an example, our current work on the exhaust tower contract could not have been completed and loaded out without us having these increased fabrication and quayside facilities.
The expansion provides multiple fabrication shops located in one site for pipework, topsides fabrication and subsea project execution.”
Global has a number of facilities in Aberdeen as well as its operations in the Highlands, which include Nigg Energy Park.