Poyry Seeks to Boost Aberdeen Workforce to Meet Growing Demand

Global consulting and engineering firm Poyry is to significantly expand its Aberdeen workforce to more than 100 within the next 18 months.

The company, based in The Exchange, Market Street, currently has a team of 60 staff in the city and says demand for its services is fuelling the office's rapid growth. The north east team is part of a 1800 strong energy division with consultants in 26 countries.

The division is focused on management consulting, project management, design and operational support for oil and gas extraction and processing and in all facets of energy conversion and power supply.

Steve Fogg, managing director at Poyry, said, "These are very exciting times for the company in Aberdeen. Despite the current economic climate, we're finding there is a great deal of demand for our services and we are looking to increase our team through a combination of organic growth and targeted recruitment. We are also in the early stages of evaluating acquisition opportunities, which will lead to further increase in the size of the Aberdeen operations."

Poyry, which recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, acquired Aberdeen-based process engineering company IGL Oil and Gas Consultants in 2006. The team has increased so quickly during the last year that it has already outgrown its current space and will expand into additional office space in the New Year.

In Aberdeen the company provides operational support, project management and engineering services to oil and gas operators throughout asset lifecycle.

Poyry's oil and gas clients include major multi national operators, national oil companies and smaller independent operators.