A North Sea offshore services firm has expanded its business with a six figure investment in a quayside fabrication facility in Dundee.
Motive Offshore Group has taken over a site at the city’s port which boasts a deep water quay side facility, alongside a 12,000 sq ft workshop and 2,000 sq ft office block.
The new base allows the firm to provide fabrication services in the area for a number of subsea contractors and vessel owners.
The move coincides with the firm securing a £1.5m contract to manufacture and mobilise a 5000T carouselloading tower c/w tensioner and other deck equipment for Swan Hunter UK.
The equipment for Swan Hunterwill be operated by Motives’ Offshore technicians, offshore Ghana in Q2 and loaded out from Dundee Port.
Marine specialists Motive Offshore Group, which is headquartered in Aberdeenshire, has a total of 60 employees.
Motive Fabrication currently employs ten staff in Dundee and is looking to increase the headcount to support upcoming projects.
Gary Mitchelson, who previously ran Riverside Engineering in Dundee before selling his business to Rigmar in 2012, has joined Motive Fabrication as operations director and will manage the business at the Dundee base.
Mr Mitchelson said: “Dundee is a thriving city and with continued investment in the port facilities it is fast becoming a preferred option for heavy loads and decommissioning projects, as well as fabrication for North Sea firms.
“Motive Offshore has a well established track record in the industry and the investment in the Dundee facility has come at the right time to capitalise on the current upgrade on port facilities which will place Dundee as a leader in the industry.”