Sonomatic Officially Launches New Facility

Sonomatic has created a centre of excellence for NDT and integrity services at its brand new, multi-disciplined facility at The Core business park in Bridge of Don, Aberdeen.

Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy, Paul Wheelhouse joined Sonomatic with the unveiling of a plaque dedicated to the grand opening.

This expands Sonomatic’s services with the introduction of fabrication NDT and testing capability. The new facility brings together a team of technicians, inspectors, engineers and Rope Access NDT Inspectors. The facility enhances the company’s local integrity capability and presence, enabling Sonomatic to better deliver their unique inspection planning and analysis methods that address the critical need for efficiencies in integrity management practices. The new facility will also support Sonomatic’s provision of core contract inspection services, covering everything required for both offshore and onshore facilities.

Sonomatic’s direct investment has been in the excess of £4 million, including the land, building and fit-out costs. In terms of employment, provided by the overall investment, Sonomatic maintained more than 50 jobs within the construction industry to build our new base over the past year. Since opening, Sonomatic have created nearly 15 new full-time positions, with a long-term view of creating anything from 20 to 70 full time jobs, depending on the success of our initiatives and successful bids via our Rope Access Division.

Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy, Paul Wheelhouse, said: “I am delighted that Sonomatic has expanded its presence in Aberdeen, with this new facility already creating 15 new full time jobs and may create up to 70 jobs in the future.

“In the current climate, it is vital that the oil and gas sector continues to innovate; this state-of-the art facility underlines the strength of Aberdeen as a hub for the industry and will help further cement the region’s reputation as a centre of excellence.”