Daily Archives: Jun 6, 2017

Spencer Coatings Group sold to Axalta Coating Systems

Manufacturer of specialist industrial coatings, Spencer Coatings Group, which was founded in Aberdeen in 1909, has been sold to Axalta Coating Systems, a global supplier of liquid and powder coatings. Phil Buck, managing director of Spencer Coatings Group said: "The...

Taste of Grampian cooks up biggest crowd on record

Taste of Grampian has been hailed a huge success after it drew crowds of over 16,000 to its one-day food and drink celebration on Saturday. Headline chef James Martin returned to the show after a 13-year break due to his...

Sparrows Group secures its largest non energy sector contract

Aberdeen-headquartered Sparrows Group has secured its largest ever contract outside the energy industry to provide inspection services across all 17 of CertainTeed’s US Gypsum plants in a move hailed as ‘a major step forward in the company’s diversification’. Through the...

Another acquisition for Connect Telecom

Connect Telecom has acquired the Vodafone mobile base of GCI, one of the UK’s leading managed service providers, with offices in Aberdeen and Glasgow, for an undisclosed sum. This marks Connect’s third acquisition within weeks, following the purchase of Scotland’s...

mltech celebrates string of international contract wins

Specialist pipework set-up and measurement software developer, mltech, is celebrating the completion of several contract wins, totalling six figures, for the provision of its pioneering automet technology and the associated training. Automet enables direct transfer of design information from plant...

Oil and gas innovation spend trebles to £43m

Oil and gas innovation spend in Scotland almost trebled last year. Funding of £15.9m from Scottish Enterprise supported 82 companies to deliver 111 innovation projects with a combined value of £43 million to develop and maintain companies’ global competitiveness. This...

Plexus Holdings wins 4 year Maersk contract

Plexus Holdings PLC, the AIM quoted oil and gas engineering services business has entered into a new 4 year contract with Maersk Oil North Sea UK Limited, for the provision of wellhead, mudline suspension systems and associated services. The initial...

Rob Hamilton: Opening doors in the Big Smoke

As CEO of Dynamic Edge Group, one of Rob Hamilton's main remits is to grow the company he founded in 2009. Here he explains his reasoning for opening an office in London. Why London? While looking at the 2017 growth strategy...

Aquaterra Sea Swift platform installed and operating in Egypt

Aquaterra Energy, an offshore engineering solutions provider, has designed, fabricated and installed a new Sea Swift platform for PICO Petroleum Integrated Services, the lead contractor for Amal Petroleum Company’s (AMAPETCO) Amal field in the Gulf of Suez, offshore Egypt. This...

Aberdeen opticians awarded Platinum Employer status

A local opticians is among the first in Aberdeen to have been recognised for outstanding people management standards after scooping a Platinum Employer Award. Specsavers Union Street recently received the externally validated accreditation, highlighting its dedication to staff and employees...
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Premier Oil scraps £152million Dana Tolmount deal

PREMIER Oil has said it is not “pursuing” a $191million (£152m) deal to acquire an additional 25% stake in...
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PwC appoints new head of tax in Aberdeen

MULTINATIONAL professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has announced a new head of tax in Aberdeen. Mairi Massey is based in the firm's Energy Centre of...

NHV wins Shell North Sea helicopter contract

NHV helicopters has won a three-year Shell North Sea contract. The Belgium-based firm has unveiled the deal to transport Shell workers in the UK to...

Maersk Training launches wind energy training facility

GLOBAL training provider, Maersk Training, has announced an agreement with Babcock Marine Training, to develop a custom-built wind energy training facility in Paisley. The facility...

Neptune Energy awards remote monitoring contract to Fugro

NEPTUNE Energy has awarded a subsea inspection contract to Fugro at its Cygnus gas field. Fugro will deploy state-of-the-art technology and remotely operated vehicles (ROVs)...