Energy News

David Lamont, Proserv CEO

Strong start to 2017 for Proserv with new contracts and global expansion

Energy services company Proserv has secured contracts valued at more than $12 million (around £10 million) so far this year and has revealed plans...
David Rennie

Scottish Enterprise action plan to help gain even bigger slice of £50B subsea market

Scottish Enterprise has revealed a new Subsea Engineering Action Plan with the aim of capturing an even bigger slice of the current £50 billion...
Balmoral Comtec to carry out research into new wave energy materials

Balmoral Comtec expertise to benefit wave energy research project

Balmoral Comtec, the Aberdeen based polymer engineering specialist, was recently named as one of the companies successful in achieving funding for an engineering design...
MDL tensioner ready to go

Maritime Developments sends 110-tonne pipelay tensioner to Asia Pacific

Maritime Developments (MDL) has dispatched its new 4-track pipelay tensioner to Asia Pacific, after securing the first job for the system with a global...
Gary Bruce and Neil Carr

Aberdeen Marine Surveyors expands into new harbourside premises

Aberdeen Marine Surveyors has moved into larger offices at Provender House to allow for continued growth. The marine bulk transfer cargo surveying and vessel audit...
Graham Hacon

More than 100 new jobs at 3sun Group in Great Yarmouth

More than 100 new technicians are being recruited by Great Yarmouth-based 3sun Group to service £6 million worth of new and extended offshore and...
Sub-Atlantic™ Comanche 2,000 metre Observation Class ROV

Forum ROV to support University of Limerick’s pioneering Renewables Projects

Forum Energy Technologies has won an order to supply the University of Limerick with a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) to support its subsea inspection...
ESS operations director Mo Petrie, ESS managing director Mike Wilson, Handelsbanken corporate account manager Steven Rae

Handelsbanken Banking Deals Supports Ecosse Subsea Services’ Expansion Plans

Ecosse Subsea Services (ESS) has agreed a multi-million-pound revolving credit facility with Handelsbanken. The new relationship will support the Banchory-based subsea engineering specialist as it...
Gary McKenzie

Seacroft appoints new marine projects manager

Seacroft Marine Consultants has appointed a new marine projects manager as it further develops specialised offshore marine projects. The Aberdeen-based firm has welcomed experienced specialist...
David Underwood

Key manager appointment at Aiken Group

Accommodation specialist Aiken Group has appointed a key member of staff to its Aberdeen-based team. David Underwood has joined the company in the role of...
Martin Kilmurry

Glacier Energy Services sign framework agreement with National Grid

Glacier Energy Services has been awarded a framework agreement with National Grid for the supply of heat exchangers and supporting services. The contract is a...
Winners of the 2016 Offshore Achievement Awards

Finalists revealed for 2017 Offshore Achievement Awards

Finalists for the 2017 Offshore Achievement Awards, sponsored by TAQA, have been announced today {Friday 13 January}. Hosted by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)...

£3m investment for ten wave energy projects

Ten wave energy development projects have been awarded a total of £3 million by Wave Energy Scotland. The projects, devised by individual companies and partnerships,...
Great Yarmouth harbour

First Rigs to Arrive for Decommissioning in Great Yarmouth

The Veolia-Peterson partnership has been awarded two platform decommissioning contracts for recycling at their facility in Great Yarmouth. With an aim of reaching 96%...
Dave Stewart

Wood Group secures multi-million dollar framework agreement with Saudi Aramco

Wood Group has secured a five year, multi-million dollar framework agreement to continue to provide engineering and project management services to Saudi Aramco’s onshore...
ACE Winches’ newly developed 500te reel drive system

ACE Winches secures spooling contract with Oceaneering

Deck machinery specialist, ACE Winches, has secured a spooling contract with Oceaneering for Shell’s Prelude Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) project. The contract will be...
Proserv and SK Technology are to provide clients with enhanced technology services across Asia Pacific

Proserv and SapuraKencana join forces in Asia Pacific

Aberdeenshire based Proserv and SapuraKencana Technology (SK Technology) are joining forces to provide enhanced technology services to clients in Asia Pacific. Both companies will be...
Clare Foster

Shepherd and Wedderburn supports All-Energy as headline sponsor again

Law firm, Shepherd and Wedderburn is once again headline sponsor of All-Energy. Now in its 17th year, the conference and exhibition continues to build on...
Bilfinger

Bilfinger secures 150 jobs with significant contract extension with North Sea Operator

Bilfinger Salamis UK has secured a significant contract extension, securing employment for over 150 personnel. The contract extension is for a period of three years,...
From left - Kirsten Young, key account manager at Falck Safety Services UK with John Sibbald, director of Sibbald Training

Falck Safety Services UK partners with Sibbald Training

A safety training firm is enhancing its local expertise to provide a suite of construction training to the North-east market. Falck Safety Services UK (Falck),...
L-R - Leiv Laate, Vice President, Force Technology and Phil Middleton, Group Managing Director, Seatronics

Seatronics announce new partnership agreement with Force Technology

Seatronics, which rents and sells marine electronic equipment, has formed a new partnership agreement with Force Technology, an international technological consultancy company. The new agreement...
Mick Borwell

New guidelines for the use of drones offshore

A new publication to help guide the growing use offshore of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) – also known as drones - has been published...
The Proserv fundraisers

Proserv raises £11k for North-east children’s charity in 2016

A North East children’s charity has received more than £11,000 following a year-round fundraising effort by staff at energy services company Proserv. Charlie House, which...
David Neill of TAM International (left) receives a plaque from George Hendry, business development manager for Forum AMC, recognising the purchase of the 350th RT torque machine

Forum Energy Technologies Delivers 350th RT Torque Machine

Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. has designed, manufactured, tested and delivered its 350th rotational torque (RT) torque machine to TAM International. The torque machine, or bucking...
Mike Wilson, managing director, Ecosse Subsea Systems

Ecosse Subsea Systems profits to double after switch to renewables

Subsea and engineering technology company, Ecosse Subsea Systems Ltd (ESS), said it had benefited as an ‘early adopter’ as it moved from its traditional...

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Nicholson Solutions Appointed as Education Partner by Digital Marketing Institute

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Interviews

SureVoIP's Managing Director Gavin Henry

Interview: Gavin Henry – A man destined to succeed

SureVoIP's Managing Director Gavin Henry is over the moon about last year's ITSPA award win for Best Business ITSP (medium enterprise), an accolade that...
Ruairidh Wynne-McHardy

Interview: The Scottish Lawyer who became a Digital Entrepreneur

Ruairidh Wynne-McHardy admits that being a qualified lawyer who is also a self-taught programmer is a strange mix but the two skills combined perfectly...
Ray Riddoch

Gillian Thomson: An Interview with Ray Riddoch – Leadership in a Downturn

It feels that in the last two years we have been bombarded with doom and gloom stories here in Aberdeen, where much of the...
Jack Cairney

Interview: Jack Cairney, Founder of BeFound – How to launch a software company

SBNN caught up with BeFound founder and search marketing expert Jack Cairney. We talked about launching a small business, motivation, technology and of course...
Craig Buchan

Craig Buchan: The continuing journey of Qpal

I sat with great expectations of becoming a frequent blogger back in April after I put the finishing touches to my first chronicle, Coming...

Columnists

Mike McGrail

Mike McGrail: My Return to Marketing Consultancy – Week three

It’s fair to say I’m struggling to know how best to name these posts. I think I’ll stick with this iteration. Sorry, I digress....
Julie Mitchell-Mehta

Julie Mitchell-Mehta: Recommended Tools To Help Your Website Work Better

Is your website working? I’m sure you know that it’s live and all the buttons do what they are supposed to do. But is...
Mike McGrail

Mike McGrail: My Return to Marketing Consultancy – Days 2-4

When I published the recap of day 1 last week, I promised myself that I would do the same each day of this week. Clearly,...
Mike McGrail

Mike McGrail: My Return to Marketing Consultancy – Day 1

Well that’s not the catchiest of headlines I’ve ever written, but it does what it says on the tin, right? That phrase is so overused....
Clare Scott

Clare Scott: How does your company cope with Christmas?

It’s December. That means we’re officially allowed to mention the ‘C’ word. But which approach does your company adopt when it comes to the...