Ecosse Subsea Systems Enters New Facility
Subsea technology specialist, Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS) has moved to larger premises as it prepares for significant business growth, the company said.
The move from Aberdeen to Brathens Eco-Business Park in Banchory gives the company the facilities to expand its team, which currently includes 13 office staff and 50 offshore personnel. The relocation represents an investment of £400,000 and includes a research and development manufacturing unit. A recruitment drive is underway to fill a number of senior management, business development, accounting and administration positions and the total workforce could double in the next three years.
Established in 1996, ESS has a number of patented technologies, including the SCAR plough and trenching system, which the company reports is in demand for specialist projects in the oil and gas and renewables sectors.
ESS has just completed its largest contract to date, a multi-million pound boulder removal and cable trenching project on behalf of Siem Offshore Contractors on a wind farm in the Baltic Sea.
Ecosse Subsea managing director, Mike Wilson, said, “Our new office gives up the ability to grow our capability and we have easy access to some of our major clients at Westhill, the city center and the airport. There has been a marked increase in the number of tenders we have been invited to bid for and we envisage doubling our workforce in the short to medium term.”
Brathens Eco-Business Park also fits with ESS’s environmental objectives and makes sustainability a core issue, providing office heating from a biomass wood fuel system and renewable solar electricity.
Mr. Wilson added, “The green ethos at Brathens fits well with our philosophy of trying to be carbon neutral and the majority of staff have reduced their individual carbon footprints by cutting down on mileage and travelling time.”