Aberdeen-based subsea cable and connector specialist Hydro Group has expanded its premises by investing £2 million in a new 13,700 sq ft bespoke facility in the city.
The company currently occupies a 45,500 sq ft facility at the Aberdeen Energy Park, purchasing the additional 0.63 acres of development land from Buccleuch Property and Moorfield Group to enable it to expand operations and develop a brand new workshop with mezzanine deck.
Doug Whyte, Hydro Group Managing Director, said: “The new facility and additional space was required in order to diversify and develop our business. It has been a significant investment for the future of our company, helping us to open up new business opportunities and deliver major growth plans for the company.”
Hydro Group designs and manufactures underwater cables and connectors for subsea, underwater, topside and onshore applications. The company, one of very few in the UK that offers this technology, will use the space to install its new armouring line, facilitate a pressure testing area, and for additional storage.
The expansion follows on from a £300,000 investment last year in the advanced armour line, which extended Hydro Group’s product capabilities, enabling it to offer cable products to improve and support subsea operations.
“We are now able to manufacture mechanically protected cables which can withstand higher stresses in subsea and defence operations, and the extra space means that we can also offer greater capacity in size and overall lengths,” added Whyte.