Hydro Group Plc News

Marc Gordon, Hydro Group Head of Product Realization (Photo: Hydro Group)

Hydro Group Helps Connect Carbon-free Island

Aberdeen-headquartered subsea cable and connector specialist Hydro Group plc has been awarded a contract with Korea Research of Ships & Ocean Engineering (KRISO), worth in the region of £750,000 ($998,000).  Under the contract, Hydro Group delivered subsea cable and connectors to the first phase of KRISO’s floating wind and wave hybrid energy platform, in November 2017. Installation of the first phase will be undertaken this year.Located at Jeju Island in South Korea, the floating platform will be equipped with four offshore wind turbines, one in each corner, and wave energy

Hydro Group Managing Director Doug Whyte Photo courtesy Rory Raitt, Hydro Group

Hydro Group Scoops Queen’s Award

Hydro Group plc, has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade. The Awards acknowledge exceptional businesses across the U.K., celebrating the cream of the country’s entrepreneurs and innovative minds. Open to almost all UK-based businesses, the International Trade category recognizes those who have demonstrated substantial international growth in overseas earnings and commercial success within their sector. Widely recognized as the market leaders in creating innovative and bespoke engineered cable/connector assembly solutions for subsea applications

Graham Wilkie (Photo: Hydro Group)

Hydro Group Inks Sales Deal with IMCA Electronics

Aberdeen-headquartered subsea cable and connector specialist Hydro Group plc informs it has increased its global presences through a partnership with Turkish firm IMCA Electronics.    Complementing Hydro Group’s cable and connection solutions, IMCA offers a range of subsystems and components for highly demanding technical applications on land, sea and air.    Hydro Group said the partnership will aid its customer support in Turkey and help develop business opportunities within the region. Additionally, it will extend the services which IMCA currently offers to subsea high

Hydro Group Chris Westren, business development manager with Graham Wilkie, head of global development (photo: Hydro Group)

Hydro Group Grows Australian Network

Aberdeen-headquartered subsea cable and connector specialist Hydro Group plc has partnered with MacTaggart Scott Australia as the firm increases its positioning in the region.    The partnership is focused on consolidating Hydro Group’s current work on the Royal Australian Navy Collins Class Submarines and to extend its services to aid the Australian capability for Future Submarine and Future Frigate. Additionally, the company will offer its expertise in specific marine cabling systems.    Complementing the work Hydro Group undertakes, MacTaggart Scott provides solutions

Bill Mildon, president Photo  Hydro Group Systems

Mildon Appointed President, Hydro Group

as technical director at Nest Technical Services. He has led teams in submarine penetration designs, under water connectors and numerous fiber optic inter-connect products.   In his new role Mildon will be focused on shaping and delivering Hydro Group Systems to carry the same vision of Hydro Group Plc, based in Aberdeen, Scotland. Along with developing this vision in the U.S. naval, oil and gas and renewable sectors, he is also to set up a manufacturing facility to produce Hydro Group products to the U.S. market

Madhukar Kulkarni, India; Benoit d’Alancon, France; Tik Sun, China; Alex Phan, Vietnem; Mike Swann, USA; Marianne Eleanor A. Catanyag; Philippines; Marek Narewski, Poland; Graham Wilkie, Hydro Group; Eric Pham, Vietnam; Steve Ang, Hydro Group Asia Singapore, Doug Whyte Hydro Group (Photo: Hydro Group)

Retaining Company Consistency with Global Collaboration

in training and communicating with your agents, so the company delivers a consistent service and quality product globally. Failing to do this could be detrimental to the entire investment, and lead to your company to being portrayed in an inaccurate and potentially damaging way.    At Hydro Group plc we recognize the importance in investing in local agents who are in tune with the language and culture of the region, having formed our Singapore based division Hydro Group Asia in 2013 as part of international expansion plans, which now has a staff of five and an annual increase of sales in

(L-R) Doug Whyte, Hydro Group managing director, and Steve Ang, Hydro Group Asia technical sales manager (Photo: Hydro Group)

Hydro Group Plans for Asia Pacific Growth

 Aberdeen-headquarter subsea cable and connector specialist Hydro Group plc announced multiple Asia Pacific Business Partner agreements as the firm continues strategic growth in the region.   As part of international expansion plans in 2013 the firm formed its Singapore based division, Hydro Group Asia, which has shown an annual increase of sales in the region of over £1.5 million. The five new Business Partner agreements with Uni-One in Taiwan, ISL in China, Oceanpixel in the Philippines, PT Indonesia in Indonesia and DKHG in Vietnam will aid Hydro Group’s cabling interconnect

Doug Whyte, managing director Photo Hydro Group

Hydro Group Shortlisted for Made in Scotland Awards

Aberdeen-headquarted, Hydro Group plc is recognised as a finalist at the 2016 Made in Scotland Awards for the categories Manufacturer of the Year and Exporter of the Year.   The subsea cable and connector specialist is at the forefront in the development and innovation of subsea product technologies, with involvement from prototype concept through to design, manufacture and project management.   The company has been named as a finalist for the Manufacturer of the Year as a result of its continued, and outstanding manufacturing efforts. From its state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities

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Exploring the Subsea Cable Market

Sales Director, Graham Wilkie of Hydro Group plc, a global design and manufacturer of underwater cables and connectors for subsea, topside and harsh environment applications, details how it has stayed ahead in the rapidly changing subsea cable market.   Thanks to the low oil price, the subsea sector is enduring a challenging period. Operators are being forced to venture into more remote and harsher locations, requiring top tier equipment to meet demanding and dynamic environments.   Systems being deployed require reliable power and communications connections suited to meet these demands.

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Hydro Group: Underwater Connectors for Any Application

Hydro Group plc designs and manufactures subsea Underwater Mateable Connectors to client specifications, stating it can design Underwater Mateable Connectors for any underwater application. Its lineup includes both metal keyed and rubber keyed underwater matable electrical connectors, EExd and EExde Explosion Proof Connectors, Environmental Electrical Connectors, as well as Fiber Optic Connectors and Penetrators. www.hydrogroupplc.com   (As published in the June 2015 edition of Marine Technology Reporter - http://www.marinetechnologynews.com/Magazine)

Graham Wilkie, Sales Director at Hydro Group at Subsea Expo

Hydro Group Showcases New Capabilities

Aberdeen based, Hydro Group Plc, a global designer and manufacturer of underwater cables and connectors for subsea, underwater, topside and onshore applications, will unveil new machinery and subsea cabling capabilities at the Subsea Expo in Aberdeen this month. As the only company in Scotland with this bespoke subsea cabling offering, which enables Hydro Group to offer cable products that will improve and support subsea operations, showcasing these capabilities at the largest annual subsea event in Europe, provides the ideal platform to launch this new offering to the market. Graham Wilkie

Successor submarine (Photo: Hydro Group)

Hydro Group Secures £2million Defense Contracts

Hydro Group Plc has secured £2 million worth of new defense contracts for 2015, the company announced, adding that the contracts came as a result of a £300,000 investment in its armored cabling line earlier this year.   The Aberdeen headquartered company, a global design and manufacturer of underwater cables and connectors for the subsea and defense sector, will showcase its new machinery and product offerings to the industry at the Underwater Defense & Security Conference in Portsmouth this month.   Graham Wilkie, Sales Director at Hydro Group said, “We are currently

The Successor Submarine replaces the current Astute submarine fleet.

Global Navy Power & Changing Paradigm of Submarine Programs

Technology and dynamic mission profiles have driven change in the defense industry, Hydro Group Plc Managing Director Doug Whyte, explores the changing paradigm of submarine programs, an evolving market he has experienced first-hand, with over 30 years at the helm of his own innovative subsea design and manufacturing group. My original business partner, Mike Redstone, previously worked for Vickers Slingsby which was involved quite extensively with the Ministry of Defense (M.O.D.). At that time, in the late seventies, close involvement with the M.O.D. was commonplace. In addition to central office

Hydro Group Secures UK Defence Contract

Hydro Group plc, a global design and manufacturer of underwater cables and connectors for subsea, underwater, topside and onshore applications, has secured a contract with BAE Systems, valued at approximately £2 million, for work to be delivered over the next two years. Hydro Group has been selected by BAE Systems to design, develop and qualify a range of connectorised through hull penetrators. These connectors are being developed for the Successor program as a replacement to the Vanguard class fleet of nuclear submarines, which will equip the U.K. Royal Navy with its long-term nuclear

L-R: Craig Fraser, Draughtsman; Jonathan Stalker, Design Engineer; Emma Gibson, Sales Coordinator; and Sherri Cocker, Accounts Coordinator

Hydro Group: Invest in the Future

Hydro Group shows a clear commitment to the next generation of employees Figures published earlier this year show that Scotland’s current levels of youth unemployment (16-24-year-olds) is at 853,000 – 18.8 percent – more than double that of the average age working population. According to Sir Ian Woods’s new report, Scotland's vocational education system must be improved if youth unemployment is to fall. He launched the report aimed at getting more young Scots into work recommending that employers play a far bigger role in schools and colleges. One company that prides

Oceanology International 2014 Exhibitors

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Doug Whyte, Hydro Group managing director at the Aberdeen headquarters, where products are manufactured from start to finish.

Hydro Group Starts 2014 with Big Contract Wins

Subsea design and manufacture group Hydro Group said it is set to invest heavily in new equipment and increase staff numbers thanks to impressive demand from domestic and global markets. Aberdeen-headquartered Hydro Group Plc, specialists in design, engineering and manufacturing of underwater cables and connectors for subsea, underwater, topside and onshore applications, has announced securing strategic contracts worth more than $3 million over the last quarter. The contracts mean the group is on course to meet its turnover target of $13.9 million for 2014. At the end of 2013 the group

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