Aker Solutions Opens Upgraded Aberdeen Site



Aker Solutions has officially opened its upgraded Aberdeen services facility after spending $11 million (GBP 8 million) on the site.

The upgrade, which included the installation of new equipment, will enable Aker Solutions to extend its services offering beyond subsea controls to include subsea trees and tooling equipment.

"Our investment in the Aberdeen services base demonstrates our commitment to the North Sea, a mature basin where we see opportunities," Sian Lloyd Rees, Aker Solutions’ UK country manager, said in a company statement.

"It’s also part of our wider strategic move to capitalize on the broader potential we see in the services sector globally,” Rees added.

Aker Solutions said demand was increasing globally for services at oil and gas fields offshore, including the UK.

Chief executive of industry body Oil & Gas UK, Deirdre Michie, who opened the upgraded facility, said by investing in the new base and further broadening its capabilities, Aker Solutions was contributing to Aberdeen’s reputation as a center of excellence for subsea services.

Aker Solutions has been in the UK since 1982 and employs around 2,500 people in Aberdeen, Reading and London.



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