Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Deputy First Minister John Swinney are today visiting Pipelines 2 Data (P2D) – a specialist provider of ‘smart’ pipelines for the oil and gas industry.
Pipelines 2 Data are part of the oil and gas supply chain and provide engineering solutions, management and ATEX certified ‘smart’ pipeline pigging tools to maximise efficiency and safety over a pipelines operational life.
P2D utilises in-house technology and expertise to gather and analyse data in order to create optimum flow conditions in an operator’s pipeline. The company’s headquarters in Aberdeen now also includes an industry-leading electronics and mechanical facility, capable of advanced assembly, refurbishment, in-line testing and calibration.
The visit – timed to coincide with a meeting of the Scottish Government cabinet in the Granite City later today – comes hot on the heels of a visit last year by Scotland’s First Minister, who at that time was Alex Salmond.
Steve Mayo, P2D Managing Director, said “We are really proud of the high quality services we provide that ensure the optimum health of pipelines across the oil and gas industry, with constant development, ground-breaking new technologies and expertise at the heart of everything we do.”
Up to eight new jobs are expected to be created at Insch-based Fabritech UK following a £500,000 investment in new tools and machinery to strengthen the services of its engineering division for clients who include oil and gas operators and subsea companies.
The company provides a range of in-house services including CNC machining, fabrication, design and load simulation, lifting and profile cutting. Operating from a 15,000 square foot fabrication workshop at the Insch Business Park, Fabritech UK was set up in 2007 by Stuart Mackie, Managing Director.