AqualisBraemar opens new office to support rig inspection services

Engineering services company AqualisBraemar has set up a new office in the Port of Tyne to support its developing rig inspection services and to be closer to its clients in the northeast of England.

Illustration; Source: AqualisBraemar

AqualisBraemar said on Thursday that the new office was located within The Quadrus office complex in Boldon Business Park, close to the commercial centers of Newcastle and Sunderland.

The geographical position of the new office provides it with easy access to four ports – Port of Tyne, Port of Sunderland, Port of Wear, and Port of Blyth.

Mark Lomas, regional managing director for Europe and Africa at AqualisBraemar, said: “It may seem odd to announce the opening of a new office when much of the world and the UK is restricted to working from home due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

“However, this is part of our long-term plan given the rapid growth of our rig services. It also allows us to be closer to all our clients based in the northeast as we further develop our offerings of expertise to the P&I, H&M, legal, and renewables markets.

“We will deal with the current challenges facing the industry due to the COVID-19 virus and oil prices, but we owe it to our clients, employees, and shareholders to also remain focused on our long-term plans.”

The company added that the office would provide a worldwide focal point for AqualisBraemar’s rig inspection services and provide specialist technical support for its other marine work across the UK, Europe, and Africa.

Steven Lee, director of rig inspection services at AqualisBraemar, added: “We have seen a significant increase in rig inspection work coming through our global network during the last six months. It has always been our intention to have an office in this particular region and the rapid increase in clients and confirmed contracts means that this is now possible.

“It also allows us to accommodate the additional number of experienced high-quality technical staff that we are attracting. The North East of England has always been a hotbed of offshore engineering talent and we aim to tap further into this.”

It is worth reminding that AqualisBraemar was created in June last year after Aqualis acquired Braemar Shipping Services.

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