THE CHIEF operating officer of Scottish energy equipment manufacturer and service provider Flowline Specialists has joined the ranks of Scotland’s respected international business network GlobalScot.
Graeme Chalmers was formally welcomed into the network by the Scottish Government’s Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation, Ivan McKee MSP, at a networking event in Abu Dhabi earlier this week. The evening reception was organised by Scottish Development International as the United Arab Emirates city welcomes thousands of visitors to ADIPEC, an annual oil and gas industry conference and exhibition.
GlobalScot is a diverse worldwide network of business leaders, entrepreneurs and executives with a connection to Scotland. The group comprises of around 650 members based in over 50 countries around the globe. It aims to support Scottish businesses that are looking to grow internationally, with GlobalScots providing advice, insight and market intelligence to aid growth and entry into new countries and regions.
Headquartered in Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire, Flowline Specialists operates internationally, providing equipment and personnel to manage flexible pipe, cable and umbilical handling and deployment projects in the oil and gas, subsea and renewable energy industries.
The firm has undertaken work for clients across Europe, in North America, Australia, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. In 2015, it established a subsidiary, Flowline Specialists DMCC, in Dubai, which is led by Mr Chalmers, who also spearheads the company’s international sales activity.
The announcement of Mr Chalmers’ admittance into the GlobalScot network coincides with Flowline Specialists exhibiting at ADIPEC this week. The leading oil and gas conference and exhibition is a key event in the Middle East for the company, where it continues to experience growing demand for its range of cable handling and deployment equipment and services.
Commenting on becoming a GlobalScot member, Graeme Chalmers said: “It is an honour to become a GlobalScot and join an illustrious group of prominent business people and entrepreneurs that have a shared passion for business and Scotland. I am immensely proud of Scotland, particularly the north-east, its culture, dialect and vast transferable expertise in the energy industry and will actively champion it around the world.
“The whole team at Flowline Specialists has contributed to the firm’s international expansion over the past decade, and as we continue to enter new markets that combined experience will be invaluable. I look forward to meeting fellow GlobalScot members and learning from them and sharing our own company’s experiences as we all work together to support Scottish business globally.”
Trade and Investment Minister Ivan McKee said: “I’m delighted to welcome Graeme to the GlobalScot team, one of four new inductees announced in the UAE this week. These inductees form part of our commitment to scale up the GlobalScot network, by expanding the number of business people offering support in key markets from 600 to 2000. I know Graeme’s extensive business background and expertise in the energy sector will prove a real asset.”
Flowline Specialists is exhibiting on stand CN35 at ADIPEC in Abu Dhabi, which runs until tomorrow.
Headquartered in Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire, Flowline Specialists designs, engineers and manufactures a wide range of equipment for the global oil, gas, subsea and renewable industries. All of its equipment is modular, allowing for easy and rapid deployment in the UK and worldwide. Established in 2001, the firm employs over 50 staff and has an additional manufacturing base at Fyvie, Aberdeenshire and operational bases in The Netherlands and Dubai – UAE.