OILFIELD technology specialist PTC said yesterday it had established a new global testing and maintenance facility in Aberdeen and also boosted staff numbers.
The firm said the twin move followed rising demand from the energy sector across Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Far East.
PTC has opened a 6,400sqft workshop and loading area at Wellheads, Dyce. It already has a global business and research and development office in the city’s west end.
Three new staff have been recruited for Aberdeen, which brings the local workforce up to 11.
There are also 62 at the HQ in Stavanger, Norway.
Tom Norland, a director and co-founder, said the staff and workshop expansion move further strengthened the Aberdeen base as a key strategic hub for the firm’s ongoing growth.
He said: “In the past year we have succeeded in achieving the kind of growth we targeted when opening our North Sea and global operations base in Aberdeen, and that has prompted this increased investment.
“Winning deals to supply our technology to several global majors has made a test, maintenance and asset storage base in the city a vital component of our business.
“From Aberdeen we are now capable of not only of designing and specifying new technology in response to demand from the industry, but also testing, maintaining and delivering those items to Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Far East.
“Continually rising activity means investing in new people is also vital, as we target further growth and strive to meet the challenges the industry sets by backing up our already strong pool of experts with new talent.”
PTC has turnover of more than £10million a year.