Oil and gas integrity-management consultant Macaw Engineering said yesterday it had opened an office in Aberdeen.
The Newcastle firm said it wanted to establish a presence in the Granite City to better respond to the needs of its north-east clients.
Macaw, which has a 60-strong workforce, employs two people at its Riverside Drive base but said it wanted to increase that to five before the year-end.
John MacDonald, principal consultant in materials and corrosion for Macaw in Aberdeen, said the firm had been working with north-east operators for more than a decade, adding that it had decided to expand into the city to take advantage of a growing market for integrity assessment and inspection.
He said: “We have been working remotely with Aberdeen companies for a while, but we are now looking to add to our client list and make more of a name for ourselves in the north-east.”