UK: Swire Oilfield Services Starts Works on New HQ
Global provider of offshore cargo carrying units and associated services, Swire Oilfield Services, has started work on its £4million Aberdeen headquarters, which will create up to 50 new jobs on completion.
The construction is part of a £50million investment for the company this year, supporting its global business development strategy. Around £20million is earmarked for North Sea operations, including providing new rental fleet units and support infrastructure.
The premises, which will be able to house 150 employees, will more than double the existing headquarters’ capacity of 70 people. Its opening will create new positions in areas such as finance, human resources, marketing, fleet design and global fleet procurement positions;
The new headquarters will be based in the Altens Industrial Estate on Souter Head Road. The building works are expected to be finalised in summer of 2012.
Chief operating officer, Rupert Bray said: “The Aberdeen headquarters is a significant move, both internationally and regionally. Its opening will contribute to the success of our global business development strategy, as well as helping to consolidate the position of Swire Oilfield Services as a leader in its field. The new headquarters will also contribute towards the local economy, creating a range of new jobs requiring a variety of different skills.”
Offshore Energy Today Staff , November 25, 2011; Image:Swire