Aker Kvaerner Offshore Partner, headquartered in Aberdeen, is to open a satellite office
in Stockton-on-Tees, UK. The office will be responsible for a range of upstream oil and gas projects
, and modification work. The office is located within the existing Aker Kvaerner premises at Ashmore House
, Stockton-on-Tees and will be operational from January 2006.
"In addition to servicing work arising from current and future clients, Aker Kvaerner intends to develop the office as a center of engineering excellence to execute cross-border work for our Norwegian sister companies and clients," said Richard Strachan
, operations director with Aker Kvaerner Offshore Partner Ltd.
Based in Stockton for more than 100 years, Aker Kvaerner has a long-standing commitment to the Teesside area. With a workforce of approximately 1,000 based in Stockton, Aker Kvaerner's Engineering Services business provides life cycle services
to a wide range of industrial clients, including chemical, nuclear, water, energy
, pharmaceutical, refinery plants, and nonferrous metals and minerals processing
Initially, there will be around 15 employees within the office, servicing the upstream oil & gas sector, with plans to increase this to some 50 employees in the early stages of 2006. There will be a small number of people relocated from the Aberdeen office with most of the recruitment coming via new employees from the region.