Scots sub-sea cable-maker in line for top export award

Doug Whyte, Managing Director, Hydro Group
Doug Whyte, Managing Director, Hydro Group

Aberdeen-headquarted, Hydro Group plc has announced that they are a finalist at the 2016 Made in Scotland Awards for the categories Manufacturer of the Year and Exporter of the Year.

The subsea cable and connector specialist is at the forefront in the development and innovation of subsea product technologies, with involvement from prototype concept through to design, manufacture and project management.

The company has been named as a finalist for the Manufacturer of the Year as a result of its continued manufacturing efforts. From its state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Scotland, Hydro Group develops the complete subsea electrical and optical interconnect package, built to withstand the harshest environmental conditions.

Similarly, the shortlisting for Exporter of the Year draws upon Hydro Groups innovative approach to successfully supply Scottish made products to both domestic and international markets. These markets include Canada, Europe and the Far East, further supported by its Singapore based division Hydro Group Asia, formed in 2013.

Doug Whyte, Managing Director, Hydro Group, said: “Our dedication to British manufacturing goes beyond our own in-house capabilities, with 95% of our suppliers being UK based, 30% of which are Scottish.

“We are proud of our dedicated team in Scotland, and our international offices, for their continued innovation and development of subsea cables and connectors, adapting to the ever changing oil and gas industry, while also securing a stronghold in other markets including defence, oceanographic and renewable energies.”

Winners are to be announced on 21 April in Edinburgh.

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