BUREAU Veritas, the international verification, certification and integrity-management specialist, expects further strong growth at its Aberdeen operation on the back of buoyant times in the UK North Sea.
Bryan Eunson, commercial director, industry, for Bureau Veritas UK and Ireland, said yesterday the group was continuously adding staff in the Granite City amid fast-growing demand for its niche services.
He said sales at the Tullos-based north-east operation were 35% ahead year-on year following a 42% increase in 2006-07.
The extra business has also meant additional jobs, with staff numbers doubling to 140 in just two years. Mr Eunson said: “We are always looking for the next Bureau Veritas employees and currently have 20-25 positions to fill.”
He said the group was now the dominant UK player in the niche area of pipe-vibration risk assessment, having recently acquired Glasgow firm JM Dynamics.
The Aberdeen office has also secured two key contract extensions – with Total and Shell EP Europe – for work in the North Sea worth millions of pounds.
In addition, Bureau Veritas (BV) has achieved a UK Accreditation Service benchmark standard for offshore verification work, which Mr Eunson said was a world-first in this line of business.