Engineering group Pryme Group said it will be able to take on larger projects after a merger.
Pryme Group said the merger with Caley Ocean Systems and IMES International – both owned by Seanamic Group – will boost its offering to the energy, defence and other industrial markets.
Pryme Group chief executive Kerrie Murray will lead the new integrated business.
It will have 260 staff across offices in Aberdeen, Ellon, Glasgow, Morecambe, Newcastle, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Renfrew, Rosyth and Sheffield.
The chief executive said: “The combined business will have a greater regional footprint with broader resources and capabilities.
“This will enable Pryme Group to support larger and more complex projects than ever before.
“This will create a strong, resilient business, well positioned to support customers across a range of sectors.
Pryme Group chief executive Kerrie Murray says the merger will create a strong and resilient business.
“By bringing these successful businesses together, we have the opportunity to grow the group, invest in our people, strengthen the range of products, services and solutions for our customers, and extend our offering in new areas such as the energy transition.
“Renewable energy capacity in the UK is expected to more than double by 2030 and we have the capabilities and experience within the group to support this important move to clean energy sources.”
Simmons Private Equity is the major shareholder for all companies. It feels the merger will create a “market leading” manufacturing and testing company with critical mass to support multiple sectors.
Pryme Group operates GA Engineering and GA Sliding Head in Dundee, which has seen £1 million invested in the past four years. It also owns SengS Engineering Solutions in Ellon.
Caley Ocean Systems has 50 years of experience of designing, manufacturing and testing offshore handling systems. It can work on launch and recovery systems, pipe deployment, davits and deep-water lowering.
In addition, it has developed tooling and foundation gripper for the offshore wind sector.
IMES International has a facility at Bridge of Don, Aberdeen.