Aberdeen-based Step Change Engineering has won new engineering and support services contracts with Repsol Sinopec, boosting the company’s ambition to become a major tier 2 contractor in the North Sea oil and gas market.
The Repsol Sinopec contract, along with an increasing order book of work from other clients, will lead to the creation of around 20 new jobs before the end of the year, which will increase its workforce to over 50.
Established in October 2014, Step Change Engineering was created to provide an innovative and technology led approach to delivering design and engineering solutions to the oil and gas industry. The firm’s ability to deliver savings of up to 90% on project schedules and 70% on engineering costs, aligns with the oil and gas industry’s drive to reduce expenditure and improve efficiency.
Alongside its project work with leading North Sea operators, Step Change Engineering has also secured work for a Scottish distillery, and most recently an overseas refinery.
In its first project in the food and drink manufacturing industry, Step Change Engineering has worked with Forsyths Ltd to deliver survey, engineering and design work for a whisky distillery. The firm is utilising its 3D data capture technology and advanced engineering software to quickly deliver the distillery’s equipment layout and engineering design.
Managing Director John Wilson said: “We have demonstrated that our unique approach delivers considerable savings to our customers, including the potential to eliminate site surveys, which is of particular importance for offshore installations and remote onshore sites.”
“Although the oil and gas sector is our core focus, the distillery project illustrates how our technology and approach can be applied to different industries to deliver similar levels of efficiency and cost savings. The potential for this to be replicated across other sectors is extremely exciting and offers scalability for the business.”