An engineering services company has invested £150,000 in setting up a new testing division in Aberdeen.
Enterprise Engineering Services (EES) says the new facility at Tullos Industrial Estate has enabled it to become a one-stop shop for design, fabrication, installation and testing services.
The new testing division has led to the creation of new jobs, with a manager, supervisor and apprentice already in place and recruitment about to begin to appoint a hydrotest supervisor.
It pushes the EES total workforce to over 250.
The new division provides hydrostatic testing, PMI, with potential development into Magnetic Particle Inspection (MPI) and DPI. The expanded range includes UT in the short term with a potential partner for radiography in the medium term. Customers of EES’ new service include drilling contractors and its blue chip clients such as SSE.
Andy Scott, managing director of EES says: “We decided to bring this service in-house, due to the lack of resources in Aberdeen and the impact this was having on our delivery times to clients. We’re now able to provide a fully integrated service offering life cycle engineering.”
EES delivers its services to across the UK and internationally, into industry sectors ranging from oil and gas to renewables, hyrdo generation and utilities.
Opening the testing division has been part of a period of growth by the firm since it took over the Caithness-based Mowat Technical and Design Services (MTDS) 19 months ago.
The combined expertise of people at its Caithness and Aberdeen bases has led to new contracts and a significant increase in turnover from £16million in 2012 to £24 million in 2013, with this figure to be exceeded in 2014.