iSURVEY Opens New Aberdeenshire Base

iSURVEY Offshore a part of the Norway-based iSURVEY Group, a provider of survey and positioning services to the global oil and gas and telecommunications sectors, has launched a new office in Aberdeenshire.

Since an initial £500,000 investment in early 2014 to set up UK-based iSURVEY Offshore Limited, a number of new appointments have taken onshore staff numbers to six, in addition to a further 20 personnel who are mobilised to offshore projects for the UK entity. In line with the company’s growth strategy, it is expected that another three onshore staff, and as many as 10 offshore, will be recruited to the team during 2015.

iSURVEY Offshore also announced a number of contract wins throughout the last year with operators including Bibby Offshore and Jumbo Offshore. A profitable first year in 2014 accumulated revenue in excess of £2 million, and external sales £300,000 ahead of budget.

iSURVEY Offshore managing director, Andrew McMurtrie, said: “We continue to build on our reputation as a leading provider of high quality survey and positioning services, and our UK division has picked up real momentum since its launch in January 2014.

“Testament to this is that business has grown, and staff numbers have increased to such a level that new premises were required within one year. The additional capacity our new facility provides will be instrumental to our growth over the coming months. Building on this, we expect that another move to larger premises will be required within the next 12 months. This will allow us to capitalise on increasing business enquiries and add to our personnel as we embark on our growth plans for the future.”