New contract wins and a fast-growing workforce have led to Aberdeen technology firm Eserv move into bigger premises in the city’s west end.
Eserv, which specialises in 3D digital twinning services for the offshore energy sector, is now based at 70 Queen’s Road.
The firm said its relocation from 18 Carden Place came on the back of a raft of contract wins and team expansion.
Headcount up by around a quarter
Staff numbers have grown by 10 to more than 40 in the past six months as the company focuses on expansion into new markets, including the subsea, renewables and nuclear sectors.
Eserv’s cloud-based software products and services give energy sector clients control over their integrity monitoring, and engineering data and models.
The firm, which was launched in 2015, says its AS-TEG digital twinning software has been revolutionary for the design, build and maintenance of complex industrial plants.
It claims its “proven solutions” allow clients to slash their on-site survey costs by more than 50% and work cycle times by half, while also reducing integrity and safety risks.
Chief executive Dan Millard said: “This move into a bigger headquarters is an exciting development for Eserv and represents our commitment to investing in the next phase of our growth.
“It’s also a testament to the success our team has experienced over the past 12 months.”
Mr Millard believes the firm’s technology can play a key supporting role in the energy industry meeting its net-zero targets.
He added: “Eserv understands there is a real need to provide operators with a solution that in the short to medium term supports them with lowering their onsite carbon footprint and in the long term works towards the future of autonomous industrial plants.
“Now, with a proven track record, it’s exciting to see more operators adopting our technology across their asset portfolios, as well as customers in new energy markets such as wind and nuclear.”
The Net Zero Technology Centre – formerly the Oil and Gas Technology Centre – and operators Neptune Energy, BP and Repsol Sinopec Resources UK were among early supporters of Eserve’s technology.
Clients of the firm include North Sea operator Neptune Energy.
Developing digital twins of Neptune’s assets in the UK, Norway and the Netherlands has allowed its engineers to carry out survey, inspection and verification work from onshore.
A digital twin of Neptune’s Cygnus platform also supported the development of detailed flight plans for drone-based surveys as part of a ground-breaking methane emissions study.