ABERDEEN energy service company Senergy said it aimed to create 100 jobs after launching a new business division.
The firm has established a facilities engineering arm, Senergy Development Solutions (SDS), to complement its existing subsurface and wells operations.
Senergy said yesterday that SDS would recruit 30 people in the next 12 months, and has set a target of a 100-strong workforce in the division within three years. The company already employs 500 people worldwide, including 300 in the north-east.
Senergy has forecast group turnover for the current financial year to come in at £100million – up from £78million in the previous 12 months – and said it expected the addition of SDS to contribute to further revenue growth in the years to come.
The new division will be led by Stuart McAuley, the founder of front-end engineering consultant HPHT Solutions, and Amec’s former head of integrated solutions Murray Douglas.
Senergy’s vice-president of energy services in north Europe and west Africa, Daren Wallwork, said the formation of SDS was part of the company’s growth strategy and gave it greater flexibility in supporting clients.
“SDS not only strengthens Senergy’s services within the oil and gas sector, but opens up new opportunities in different markets,” he said.
“It also has the very real potential to position the company as a major player in other emerging energy sectors such as alternative energy and carbon capture and storage.
“Stuart and Murray each have an impressive track record in facilities engineering and well-established industry networks which will be key assets for the SDS team and Senergy.”
Mr Douglas said: “Our strategy for SDS is to grow and consolidate the business initially in the North Sea in the UK and Norway, where we will reinforce Senergy’s capabilities.
“Our focus will then widen to international expansion through our London office, with the ultimate aim being to establish a global reach throughout Senergy’s extensive network of hubs around the world.”
Senergy was set up in 2005 and the diversified energy services company now has offices across the UK as well as in the Middle East, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia and the US.
It also opened a new business hub in Stavanger, Norway, earlier this year.