Aberdeen oilfield services group hosts business visit from Chinese trading partner

Pictured, from left, are: Mike Levey (Managing Director, Global Advantech Resources Limited), Ian Ross (Scottish Development International), Danny Donald (Managing Director, Aiken Group), Tony Tang (Vice-President, Jutal Offshore Oil), Frederick Tan (Assistant President, Jutal Offshore Oil) and Alex Wood (Consultant, Aiken Group).
Pictured, from left, are: Mike Levey (Global Advantech Resources), Ian Ross (Scottish Development International), Danny Donald (Aiken Group), Tony Tang and Frederick Tan (Jutal Offshore Oil) and Alex Wood (Aiken Group).

An offshore oilfield services provider from China has been hosted on a fact-finding business mission to Scotland by its Aberdeen-based trading partner.

Aiken Group has a 10-year commercial relationship with Jutal Offshore Oil Services, which operates from a string of bases along the coast of the South China Sea.

The companies have previously collaborated on fact-finding missions in China, and Aiken Group recently returned the compliment by hosting Jutal’s assistant president Frederick Tan and vice- president Tony Tang on an exploratory visit to Scotland.

It is hoped that mutual benefits will be gained from the discussions which took place during the week-long visit.

Aiken Group – which provides engineering and other offshore services – has recently won contracts worth around £1 million and recently opened a four-acre site at Marywell on the outskirts of Aberdeen to house its rental fleet.

Managing Director Danny Donald said: “We have been very fortunate to benefit from Jutal’s knowledge and expertise when exploring the Chinese market, so it is natural that we would extend the same offer in return.

“By working together to increase our understanding of counterpart markets in this way, we hope that our long and deep relationship will continue to be fruitful for all concerned.”

Frederick Tan from Jutal added: “Technology is very important when doing business, but for us it will never completely replace face-to-face contact with people, and that is why it was important for us to visit Scotland and meet people.”

1 Feb 2018

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