Aiken Group appoints two new directors

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Aberdeen-based Aiken Group has made two appointments as the company continues to roll out its ambitious growth plans.

Garry Kennie has been appointed Engineering Director and Robert Dalziel has been named Operations Director of the company’s new Aiken Project Services arm.  It will provide multi-discipline engineering services and solutions to a range of areas including structural, piping, naval architecture, electrical and HVAC.

Aiken Group is a supplier of integrated, out-sourced and solutions-based engineering and specialist services principally accommodation; engineering, construction and modification and technology and project management.  It is well known for its offshore expertise in accommodation provision and has recently made significant inroads into key onshore sectors, including the award of contracts totalling in the region of £1 million.  Additionally, the company recently announced an expansion into the accommodation module rental market and opened a four-acre site at Marywell on the outskirts of the city to house its rental fleet.

The creation of Aiken Project Services is seen as a natural evolution for the thirty-year-old business and is likely to lead to the creation of additional jobs at the company’s headquarters in Torry, Aberdeen.

Commenting on his new role, Garry Kennie said: “Aiken Group already has a lot of experience in this area but the formal addition of Aiken Project Services is a significant step forward.  It effectively removes the need for multiple contracts and multiple interfaces, and helps to control costs by ensuring our client is better placed to make decisions on each constituent part of the process.”

Robert Dalziel added: “We both look forward to playing a part in this important element of the Aiken Group diversification strategy, and to rolling out our products and services wherever in the world they are needed.”

Danny Donald commented: “By taking engineering work in-house in this way, we are able to increase the turnkey scope of Aiken Group’s portfolio.  Market demand tells us that operators and vessel owners currently need project services to be provided by contractors such as ourselves, so we are pleased to provide such solutions thanks to this move.”

“As challenging conditions continue to prevail, we are delighted to proactively sharpen our focus on this emerging marketplace, and use our existing experience in this arena to create new potential employment and revenue opportunities.”


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