A ROPE-ACCESS specialist for decommissioning and integrity services revealed plans yesterday to invest nearly £3million on a new headquarters and training facilities in the north-east.
AquaTerra Solutions is also planning to expand its workforce after moving into the larger base.
The firm was formed five years ago by Pete Robinson, Ged Riley, James Grosset and Elaine Pacitti.
It provides specialist access and training solutions to the oil and gas industry and annual turnover has grown to £8.5million.
The company employs around 15 office staff and about 50 contract workers.
It is based at Stoneywood in Aberdeen, but intends to move to Midmill Industrial Estate, at Kintore, in around a year.
The 2.5-acre site will feature 10,000 square feet of training facilities and 5,000sqft of offices.
Director Mr Robinson said: “Moving to purpose-built headquarters marks the start of a new chapter in the AquaTerra story and signifies our confidence in future growth and achievements as we get ready to expand our team and consolidate our success in new international markets.”
AquaTerra is a double finalist in this year’s Grampian Awards for Business Enterprise. It is hoping for success in the categories for Employer of the Year and Business Success Over Three Years.
Winners will be announced on Thursday, October 22, at a ceremony in the Ardoe House Hotel, near Aberdeen.