Hydro Group Chris Westren, business development manager with Graham Wilkie, head of global development (photo: Hydro Group)
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 from analysis of initial requirements through to commission and life support, operating in the naval defense and marine industries, globally.
Graham Wilkie, head of global development at Hydro Group, said, “Entering into this new agreement allows us to improve our network across Australia. We have seen demand increase for our high reliability interconnection products for submerged fiber and electrical systems, and the Future submarine program will require closer working relationships to be established. This partnership will enable us to further improve our existing customer service and provide local support and manufacturing capability.”
Wilkie added, “The opportunity to work with MacTaggart Scott will allow us to develop our hands-on design and engineering approach, to support our continued global growth.”
As part of the company’s international expansion strategy, Chris Westren has been appointed as Hydro Group business development manager. Based in Adelaide, Westren will provide on the ground support for Hydro Group’s customers, while being responsible for identifying and developing new business opportunities.