ABERDEEN City and Aberdeenshire councils are sharing a stand at Offshore Europe, assisting 22 local companies to exhibit on a prime site at the show.
The councils are supported by the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen University and Eastern Airways.
During the week, Aberdeen City Council will play host to VIP and international delegations who will participate in a programme of seminars, trade clinics and business-to-business meetings. Lord Provost Peter Stephen said: “Aberdeen City Council recognises OE as an excellent opportunity to demonstrate its commitment to the oil and gas industry by creating a showcase for the area and its businesses.”
The council’s corporate director of enterprise, planning and infrastructure, Gordon McIntosh, said: “As a global energy hub, Aberdeen has to be able to attract and retain the best energy-sector businesses and talent, and equip our workforce with the skills needed to succeed within a fast changing economic environment.”
More than 10 Angus firms are represented at OE.
Angus Council infrastructure service convener David May said the show offered local firms a great opportunity to promote their skills and services, adding: “The sheer number of businesses and the ever expanding international profile of Offshore Europe make it a ‘must attend’ event for those working in the oil and gas sector in Angus.”
Shetland is reinforcing its role as a leader in North Sea decommissioning with continuing development of infrastructure at Lerwick harbour and a marketing campaign. Members of the Shetland Decommissioning Consortium are also exhibiting at OE. Its core members are Lerwick Port Authority, Peterson SBS and Veolia Environmental Services.
James Johnson, decommissioning manager for Peterson SBS, said: “Lerwick is one of the few UK locations with the pote-ntial to be dev-eloped as a deepwater centre, capable of hand-ling the largest heavy-lift vessels which the industry will require in the future.”
Lerwick’s decommissioning track record includes contracts as part of the Frigg cessation project.
Meanwhile, Aberdeen-based telecoms specialist Arrowdawn is hoping OE can generate further business, while another Granite City company exhibiting is software specialist Motion Software and Sigma Offshore will take the first major step to market its cost-effective smart mooring system at the show.
Fifth Ring Integrated Corporate Communications has launched an online guide – www.oeinsidersguide.com – for delegates attending OE.
The guide lists dozens of the best venues to go for food, drinks and places of interest in Europe’s oil capital.