NOBLE Denton, which provides marine and offshore engineering services globally to the energy industries, has become part of the German-headquartered Germanischer Lloyd Group.
The British firm, which employs about 90 in Aberdeen plus a contractor pool of 40 and has 900 staff worldwide, said yesterday that by merging with GL Group it would become part of a fully-integrated technical assurance and consulting company serving the energy industries. The enlarged group will provide assurance, inspection, and consultancy as well as project management services.
It said it would focus its worldwide services across the oil and gas upstream, midstream, and downstream sectors, renewables and energy installations onshore and offshore.
GL, which has its headquarters in Hamburg, and Noble Denton, headquartered in London, have followed similar growth strategies. Both organisations have made acquisitions recently to complement their areas of expertise.
The combined workforce of GL and Noble Denton will be more than 6,400 employees in 80 countries.
Noble Denton group managing director John Wishart said: “We are now able to provide an even more comprehensive service offering to our clients, with access to a greater number of technical experts, and this will enable us to enter developing markets.”
Noble Denton will continue to trade under its own name.