Add Energy doubles Aberdeen workforce in 12 months with help of £20m BP contract

Add Energy team members in Aberdeen.
Add Energy team members in Aberdeen.

Add Energy, the energy consultancy provider, has more than doubled its workforce in Aberdeen and Houston (USA) as a result of recent global contract wins and innovative software developments. 

In one of the most successful year’s since it was established over 30 years ago, Add Energy has increased its workforce by 103% in 12 months; from 79 last January to 160 this year.

And it also has plans to recruit a further 30 personnel over the next six months, increasing the team in offices across the globe.

Peter Adam, Executive Vice-President, Add Energy commented: “We are thrilled to have increased the headcount in our Aberdeen office, especially at a time when many companies are looking to reduce personnel.

“We have endeavoured to recruit locally during the process to ensure opportunities for both the development and employment of graduate engineers in the regions we work in.”

A £20 million, long-term agreement with BP, as well as new projects in the North Sea and around the globe have contributed to this growth.

These contracts, as well as six new clients acquired at the end of last year, totalling over £4 million have seen the company expand into power generation and mining, as well as continue its work providing solutions to drilling contractors, FPSOs and oil and gas operators.

The buoyant year has allowed the company to secure jobs for the next three years in its asset and integrity management division, despite the current low oil price environment.

 The consultancy also increased its senior leadership team by 40% in the Asset Management HQ in Aberdeen, with the appointment of Dr. Damon Bowler as projects manager and Marc Tichelaar as operations manager.

Dr. Bowler is also chairman of Step Change in Safety’s hydrocarbon release prevention workgroup and is currently leading the development and roll-out of new best practice guidelines for the offshore industry.

A 3D ROV rental unit
A 3D ROV rental unit

Meanwhile, Seatronics – part of the Acteon Group – has agreed a global distribution deal with Whitecap Scientific, that will see Seatronics invest in ROV3D Recon DVR rental units for their Aberdeen, Houston, Singapore, and Abu Dhabi offices.

The ROV3D Recon DVR allows any ROV with two cameras to generate measurable 3D point clouds of subsea structures and assets during routine operations.

21 Feb 2018

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