Senergy to Double Edinburgh Workforce with New Office

Senergy is looking to more than double its Edinburgh workforce with the opening of a new city center office.

The company, which provides fully-integrated project and asset development services across the energy industry, has relocated its existing team of 16 staff based in Scotland's capital to 102 West Port, close to the Grassmarket.

Up to 40 employees can be housed in the building and Senergy anticipates creating at least 10 employment opportunities in Edinburgh over the next 24 months, creating a multi-disciplinary team of technical and support staff. Senergy has appointed 50 members of staff into new roles across the business over the past 12 months and expects to recruit around 100 new employees in the coming year.

The move marks the latest phase of Senergy's rapid global expansion. The company, which was recently ranked in the Sunday Times 2012 HSBC International Track 200 league table as well as that of its 2011 Virgin Fast Track 100 of Britain's fastest-growing privately owned companies, also unveiled new offices in Aberdeen, Dubai and Bath earlier this year.

The relocation will position Senergy closer to its growing client base in the capital and also provides access to a diverse and increasing number of technically skilled professionals.

In total, the largely open plan office covers 4,500 square feet. A dedicated training room is included in the new office's facilities as the company looks to increase the number of courses provided in the Central Belt.

Senergy already offers specialist training services with an extensive training program covering courses in petrophysics, core analysis, geomechanics (sand production and wellbore stability), reservoir seismic characterization and geology. The training courses are delivered by Senergy specialists, many of whom are also SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers) Distinguished Lecturers.

Alasdair Buchanan, Senergy's chief operating officer, said: "Due to the success and increased demand of services provided from our Edinburgh office we have been looking to expand operations in the city for some time.

"Senergy has successfully managed an ambitious growth program in several key areas throughout this year and this is the latest part of our evolution. The company has already extended facilities and collaborations across the world – from joint-venture research projects with universities in Malaysia and the US, to opening a new Middle East facility in Dubai, while at the same time, bolstering our base with a new office in Aberdeen."

The sixth floor office also boasts a meeting room with views of Edinburgh Castle and a video conferencing room.