Amplus Energy chief buys Andrew Survey firm – for the second time!

Ian Herd, Amplus Energy and Stuart Reid, Andrews Survey.
Ian Herd, Amplus Energy and Stuart Reid, Andrews Survey.

Amplus Energy, an Aberdeen based floating production services firm, has concluded a £-multi-million deal to buy Aberdeen based survey company Andrews Survey from the administrators of the Harkand Group – which went into administration at the beginning of May.

Andrews Survey provides survey and positioning services to the offshore oil and gas and renewables markets, and has continued operating normally throughout the Harkand administration period.

All 42 Andrews Survey staff will transfer over with the company and will operate independently as part of the Amplus Group with immediate effect.  The company will relocate to the Amplus Group’s Bridge of Don premises at the end this month.

This is the second time that Amplus Energy managing director Ian Herd has acquired Andrews Survey. 

Herd initially purchased the survey company in 2007, when he ran Integrated Subsea Services (ISS). ISS and Andrews Survey worked successfully together for five years prior to both companies being sold to the Harkand Group in 2012.

Herd said: “I know the company and the management team very well and I’m confident we can quickly get Andrews Survey back on an even keel. This is a very good fit for Amplus Energy and allows us to significantly expand our service offering to our clients.”

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