Aberdeen-based offshore energy service firm Specialist Subsea Services (S3) has more than doubled its turnover from £4.8million to £12million in the past year.
The firm, which won the 2012 Subsea Business Awards New Enterprise award last year, said part of the success was due to a contract to carry out work on the Gwynt y Mor offshore windfarm off Liverpool, one of the largest being built in Europe.
It was its first major renewables contract and saw the firm use its vessel, the Sentinel, to do survey and debris clearance from the construction site. Graeme Kidd, managing director at S3, which provides remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and survey services, said: “Winning the award last year was a fitting achievement and recognised the team’s sterling efforts here at S3.
“Since last February we have attracted a broad scope of work, Gwynt y Mor offshore windfarm being one of the most significant projects which will help us expand our influence in the renewables industry and also internationally.”
Work on Gwynt y Mor involved use of ROVs, hydraulic grab equipment, survey, positioning equipment and seabed mapping systems.
S3 said it had also done work for parent Reef Subsea, providing ROV and survey operational support.
The firm had 46 staff at the end of last year, having taken on an extra 32 since February 2012 – 25 offshore and seven onshore.