Aker Solutions to revamp Aberdeen facility

Norwegian oil services company Aker Solutions is redeveloping its manufacturing site in Aberdeen.

The company said on Friday the move to redevelop the facility was being done in order to “strengthen its capabilities in the UK to offer customers cost-effective services through the life of their subsea assets”.

The company has signed a new 10-year lease for the Kirkhill Avenue site in Dyce, Aberdeen, which has served as a joint subsea equipment manufacturing and subsea services facility for Aker Solutions since 1993.

“It is now being developed to include a multi-product services area and state-of-the-art electronics labs that will expand the company’s subsea services offering in the UK,” Aker Solutions said.

David Clark, Aker Solutions’ regional head for Europe and Africa, said: “We have since the late 1970s pioneered subsea controls technology in Aberdeen, delivering more than 1,000 control modules to customers in the UK. The redevelopment will enable us to service these assets swiftly and effectively at a world-class facility.”

The revamp will include new office accommodation with enhanced welfare facilities for employees at the site. It comes after the company last year moved its main office in Aberdeen to a new complex near the city airport, the company stated.

In other news, the oil services company was on Friday awarded a contract by Brazil-state owned oil company Petrobras for maintenance and other services for subsea facilities at Petrobras-operated oil and gas fields offshore Brazil.

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