Aberdeen company Electro-Flow Controls (EFC) sees great growth potential across the Atlantic.
The designer and manufacturer of instrumentation, monitoring and control systems announced contract wins yesterday worth more than £3.5million.
The work is in connection with a Texas multi-service vessel conversion for Well Ops, a subsidiary of Helix Energy Solutions Group.
The company has had an office in Houston for more than 10 years and employs seven people in the city. Sales director Ted Littlechild said it was so busy in the area that he expected to double this total in the year ahead.
EFC employs nearly 50 people between Aberdeen and Houston, with the bulk in the Granite City, which is responsible for most of the design and manufacturing work.
The Aberdeen workforce could rise by 20-60 in the next 12 months to cope with the demand for EFC’s services.
The firm, founded in 1988, has just reported that annual sales revenue soared to more than £6million and turnover was forecast to jump by at least 30% in the next year.
Mr Littlechild said that, if everything went as planned, EFC could have annual turnover of more than £30million in five years and staff numbers of at least 100.
The firm said the market for its top-end products and services had grown quickly as drilling rig upgrades and new builds reached unprecedented levels. Managing director John Wheeler said: “We look forward to continued growth at both our North Sea and US facilities, with recruitment and expansion within our core product portfolio of drilling, marine and well-control instrumentation.”