Press & Journal’s Gold Awards 2018, at the Marcliffe Hotel. Picture of Apprentice Award winner Robert Mitchell. Picture by KENNY ELRICK 07/09/2018
Huge congratulations go to Rob Mitchell of ICR, who won the Apprentice Award at the Press & Journal Gold Awards.
Rob graduated from Aberdeen’s Robert Gordon University with a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering with distinction and joined ICR in June 2017 as a trainee Offshore Technician.
After just four months with the company, Rob joined the newly launched ICR Graduate Scheme.
On winning the award Rob said “ICR is a fast paced, rapidly evolving business and to be recognised so early in the company’s growth and development is hugely rewarding.”
ICR was also shortlisted in Small Company of the Year.
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Hydro Group wins Queen’s Award
Energy Park occupier, Hydro Group has been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade.
Managing director Doug Whyte said: “Since inception, investing in the establishment of new territorial markets has been critical to Hydro Group’s vision.
“The launch of Hydro Group Asia and Hydro Group Systems has driven our international operations to the next level, resulting in on-the-ground client support, which has driven a significant increase in overseas business.
“This has allowed us to focus efforts on further international growth, and the past 24 months have seen Hydro Group successfully develop new strategic partnerships in Australia, Denmark, Turkey, Vietnam, China, the Philippines and Indonesia.
“To receive recognition in the form of a Queen’s Award is a succinct illustration of the commitment the Hydro Group team has brought to the company’s international ambitions; we accept the honour with the utmost appreciation and pride.”
The Bridge of Don-based company employs more than 100 full-time staff globally.
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New occupier – Kaseum Technology move into the Energy Development Centre
Another new occupier has agreed terms at Moorfield Group’s Aberdeen Energy Park.
Kaseum Technology Ltd has agreed a five-year lease for Units 1 and 2 at the Energy Development Centre. The units extend to just over 5,000 sq ft and the annual rental is £65,270 (£13 per sq ft). The company are specialists in the design, development and manufacture of downhole tools.
Paul Church, Managing Director of Kaseum said: “We know the Energy Park well and were keen to move here. The location, flexibility and quality of the space are precisely what we were looking for.
“The combination of R&D workshop, manufacturing and office space is the perfect fit for our needs and will help us to accelerate the design, testing and delivery of our range of intervention tools to the global oil and gas industry.”
Speaking on behalf of the parks’ owner, Moorfield Real Estate Fund III, Hugh Canham from Moorfield Group said: “Kaseum is another high calibre occupier for the Energy Park and we wish the new business every success as they grow and develop their operations here.”
Matt Park of Knight Frank in Aberdeen added: “Yet again, the Energy Park provides the perfect blend of location and specification that occupiers are seeking in the Aberdeen market.”
Knight Frank and Ryden and joint agents for Aberdeen Energy & Innovation Parks. Kaseum was self-represented.
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ICR opens new headquarters in Aberdeen Energy Park
Bill Bayliss, Group CEO of ICR announces the relocation from six bases across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, into one custom designed new facility located in Aberdeen Energy Park
ICR, global provider of integrated maintenance and integrity solutions to the Oil & Gas, Power, Chemical, Nuclear and Defence industries, officially opened the doors to its new headquarters in Aberdeen this month. Having recently signed a 15-year lease for the facilities in Aberdeen Energy Park, work to customise the office and workshop was completed and staff have now settled into the fit for purpose facility providing a strong base to continue expanding and growing ICR’s global footprint.
The new facility includes 12,000 sq ft of workshop space, 5,000 sq ft office accommodation, along with secure yardage and car parking. The base is ideal for ICR’s international group of companies (Walker Technical Resources Limited, North East Corrosion Engineers Limited (NECE), Chemical Injection Utilities Ltd. (CIU), Quickflange UK Limited and Mechanical Onsite Services Limited (MOSS)) which in June this year commenced changes to its legal structure and are now operating as one legal entity offering a range of integrated asset integrity services.
Bill Bayliss, said: “I am confident the consolidation of our group of companies will bring significant benefits to our clients. We have industry-leading expertise and experience across all our business units and bringing this together will enhance our ability to provide bespoke solutions as well as support our growth strategy. Our integration to one large UK base also shows ICR’s continued commitment to the North-East Oil & Gas supply chain.”
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New video from ICR Group
Energy Park occupier, ICR Group has just launched a new video, highlighting the company’s global integrated maintenance and integrity capabilities.
Group CEO Bill Bayliss explains why this is an exciting time for ICR as they continue to integrate operations here at the Energy Park, invest in research and development and expand their global footprint.
ICR, global provider of integrated maintenance and integrity solutions to the Oil & Gas, Power, Chemical, Nuclear and Defence industries, has signed a 15-year lease for new headquarters at Unit H2, Claymore Avenue, Aberdeen Energy Park.
The new 16,000 sq ft (1,486 sq m) facility, owned by Moorfield Real Estate Fund III (MREFIII), includes 11,000 sq ft of warehouse space, 5,000 sq ft office accommodation, along with secure yardage and car parking.
ICR is an international group of companies (Walker Technical Resources Limited, North East Corrosion Engineers Limited (NECE), Chemical Injection Utilities Ltd. (CIU), Quickflange UK Limited and Mechanical Onsite Services Limited (MOSS)) which in June this year commenced changes to its legal structure and are now operating as one legal entity offering a range of integrated asset integrity services. Group headquarters have been based at The Hub, within the Aberdeen Energy Park since 2013 and as part of the group’s continued growth strategy, integration to one large UK base shows further commitment to the North East Oil & Gas supply chain and workforce.
Over the next couple of months, the company will relocate operations from six bases across Aberdeen, into the custom designed new facility on the Aberdeen Energy Park.
Bill Bayliss, Executive Chairman of ICR Integrity Ltd, said: “We were seeking to consolidate our operations into one location. The convenient location of the Energy Park, combined with the high-quality facilities and adjoining yard space attracted us to the new unit. The facility meets our business requirements in the Aberdeen area and will support us to fully integrate our service offering, leverage our market leading technical expertise as well as drive expansion.”
Speaking on behalf of the parks’ owner, Moorfield Real Estate Fund III, Mark Holmes from Moorfield Group said: “This deal is great news for the park and for the Aberdeen economy in general. Our confidence in the quality product offering at Aberdeen Energy Park has been rewarded with this letting. ICR is a high calibre occupier and we look forward to the business continuing to prosper and grow at the park.”
Paul Richardson of joint agent Ryden, who represented Moorfield Group, added: “The company was attracted by the new facility, which offers a quality base for this expanding business. The parks continue to meet occupier’s needs and we are pleased to note significant interest.”
The Aberdeen Energy Park is situated in the Bridge of Don area, approximately three miles north of Aberdeen City Centre, within walking distance of the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre. The parks are easily accessible from the City Centre and Aberdeen International Airport as well as from the A90 ring road to the trunk road network.
Existing occupiers include Global Ports Services, Ocean Installer, META Downhole, Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce, Elevator, Rubberatkins and Hydro Group, with GE Oil + Gas, Holiday Inn Express and the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre immediately adjacent to the Park.
Knight Frank and Ryden are joint agents at Aberdeen Energy & Innovation Parks. ICR Integrity was represented by FG Burnett.
ICR is committed to delivering smarter integrated solutions to support clients with maintenance and integrity related challenges from their new headquarters in Aberdeen. The company looks forward to providing a range of integrated solutions from under one roof including Weldless connections, Chemical Injection, Specialist Onsite Machining, Integrity Monitoring and Engineered Composite Repairs all of which support safe operations, production uptime and operational cost efficiency.
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Visit us on Stand 2C20 at Offshore Europe
Aberdeen Energy & Innovation Parks will be exhibiting at Offshore Europe 2017
We will be on Stand 2C20, part of the Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire Council pavilion.
We hope you can join us at this year’s event, which will be held from Tuesday 5 to Friday 8 September at the Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre.
Visit us on the City & Shire Pavilion on Stand 2C20.
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Hydro Group named as Company of the Year at Subsea UK awards
Aberdeen-headquartered Hydro Group plc has secured the Company of the Year title at the 2017 Subsea UK Awards.
The cable and connector specialist was recognised for its performance in the subsea sector and its significant development to date, as well as its plans for future success and growth, both in the UK and internationally.
The annual awards, held at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, highlight the achievements of individuals and companies throughout the subsea industry and are the most prestigious awards in the subsea sector.
Doug Whyte, managing director at Hydro Group, said: “Being presented with this award is testament to the growth and success the company has achieved over the past three decades. I am proud of our team for their dedicated support, adapting to the ever changing industry, while also securing a stronghold in additional markets including oceanographic and renewable energies, and defence.
“We have also invested significantly into international markets including Canada, Europe and the Far East, further supported by our Singapore-based division Hydro Group Asia, formed in 2013. This is an exciting time for the whole team, and we remain committed to the development of market-leading subsea cables and connectors.”
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.
Hydro Group is based at Aberdeen Energy Park employs more than 100 full time staff worldwide and operates on a global platform providing total solutions to a portfolio of prime contractors, major operators, OEMs, defence agencies, defence organisations and the UK MOD.
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Elevator awarded £7m Business Gateway contract to support North East businesses over the next five years
Elevator – Scotland’s leading social enterprise for work on entrepreneurship, enterprise and employability – will continue to deliver the Business Gateway service for Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City councils from April.
Elevator, based at Aberdeen Energy Park, has been delivering economic development activities to the local business community on behalf of the local councils for 30 years.
The award of the contract comes at a time of great investment across the region and is seen as playing an important part in the delivery of the Regional Economic Strategy.
The new contract shows the strength of both councils’ commitment to supporting local business, and the investment is expected to bring employment and improvement benefits for the local economy. The region already has a strong start-up culture and it is important to build on this so that new businesses are able to invest in the area and sell their goods and services across the globe.
For further information on Elevator, please visit: HERE
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Power up – High speed internet provider CityFibre installing ultra-fast broadband infrastructure at Energy Park
High speed internet provider CityFibre has installed new fibre broadband infrastructure at Aberdeen Energy Park, making the park one of the first locations in the City of Aberdeen to have this high speed capability.
CityFibre has feed the park with a cable containing 144 individual fibres, with capacity to install further cables in the future as required. This new infrastructure is capable of providing occupiers on the park with connectivity of up to 1 gigabit.
AIM-listed CityFibre, which designs, builds, owns and operates fibre optic infrastructure in UK towns and cities, teamed up with leading national internet service provider IBF, to deploy the gigabit-capable dark fibre broadband network, which will make Aberdeen Scotland’s first gigabit city.
Speaking on behalf of the parks’ owner, Moorfield Real Estate Fund III, Mark Holmes from Moorfield Group said: “We are very excited about this project, which gives Energy Park occupiers access to state-of-the-art network infrastructure, far exceeding previous capabilities.
“Gigabit high speed connectivity opens up a whole raft of leading-edge software and applications that could bring enormous benefits to our occupiers, allowing them to work more efficiently and cost effectively.”