Wood Group PSN is moving nearly 2,000 staff into a new-build office within CityPark, one of the largest new office developments in Aberdeen.
The company said last night that the move will “consolidate a number of its existing properties in the south side of the city”.
The new CityPark office building to be located on Hareness Road, Altens, will be available from late 2015.
The 215,000sq ft office complex, to be built by HFD Property Group, will have room for about 1,900 employees.
Dave Stewart, Wood Group PSN UK’s managing director, said: “This confirms Wood Group’s strong continuing commitment to support North Sea oil and gas activities as well as confirming Aberdeen as its global headquarters.
“As the North Sea sector moves into a more mature phase the new office will allow us to be more cost-effective and efficient, giving significant benefits to both our customers and our employees.”
Meanwhile, Hydra Offshore has signed a two-year contract to provide local engineering support to Wood Group Ghana (WG Ghana) for the provision of subsea engineering services for work in Ghanaian waters. The contract follows the initial memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed by WG Ghana and Hydra Offshore in December 2013 for Hydra Offshore to partner WG Ghana in the delivery of its services to the Ghanaian oil and gas industry.
Hydra Offshore will initially second engineers through WG Ghana into Wood Group Kenny (WGK) which was awarded an engineering services contract earlier this month by Tullow Ghana Limited to support Tullow Ghana and its partners through the execution phase of the TEN project offshore. WGK will provide Tullow Ghana with project engineering resources, specialist technical support and technical assurance services across the subsea, umbilical, risers, flowlines implementation work scope through to first oil, scheduled for 2016.
Delali Otchi, CEO of Hydra Offshore, said: “The TEN Project is Ghana’s next big offshore field development and we are proud to be working alongside WGK to provide engineering assurance service to achieve first oil mid-2016.”