Swire Oilfield Services Opens New Headquarters

Press Release
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Swire Oilfield Services' chief executive officer, Tor Helgeland; chairman, Barnaby Swire; director & general manager UK, Roy Burrell; and chief operating officer, Richard Sell.

Swire Oilfield Services, a global supplier of cargo carrying solutions, modular systems, offshore aviation services and fluid management, has officially opened its new £4 million global headquarters in Aberdeen.

 

The new headquarters are part of an overall investment in the business of £50 million this year to support the company’s international business development strategy.
 


Swire Oilfield Services currently employs 750 people globally and expects to further increase its workforce by approximately 30% over the next 12 months. In 2013, £35 million is being invested in North Sea operations and £95 million globally, including new rental fleet units and support infrastructure.



The new premises, Swire House, were officially opened by Swire Oilfield Services’ Chairman, Barnaby Swire. The headquarters can house 150 employees, more than double the previous capacity. To support its growth, Swire Oilfield Services has created new positions in finance, information technology, human resources, marketing, fleet design and global fleet procurement underpinning the company’s commitment to the north-east of Scotland.



Globally, the company has increased its fleet size by 65% in the last five years and has in excess of 150 standard unit designs, more than 57,000 cargo carrying units and supports the world’s largest fleet of DNV 2.7-1 and EN 12079 rated equipment.



Chief operating officer, Richard Sell said:  “The opening of the Aberdeen headquarters is a significant move for Swire Oilfield Services and helps to support our ambitious growth plans both in the UK and internationally. As we expand, new positions are being created across a range of functions. The new headquarters will contribute to the success of our global business development strategy, and will help to consolidate the position of Swire Oilfield Services as a leader in its field.



 “We have seen significant growth across all of our operations worldwide in recent years and our plans are for further expansion with an ambitious agenda to grow our core business whilst also diversifying into new product streams. Our Aberdeen head office will be vital in the development of our business worldwide and in helping us to deliver on the exciting targets that we have set for the business. We are focused on being dynamic in order to best serve the customers’ needs whilst also remaining committed to providing a reliable service underpinned by high quality equipment and expertise to keep the global energy industry moving. We look forward to the challenges ahead as we drive the company forward.”

 


People & Company News

MN100: Viega LLC

The Company: Viega was founded in Germany in 1899. By 1901, the company began to manufacture home plumbing products, growing and expanding internationally. In 1999,

Abu Dhabi Ship Building Commissions First Floating Dock

Abu Dhabi Ship Building PJSC (ADSB) has commissioned its first floating drydock located in Mina Zayed as the company looks to expand its commercial service offering.

MN100: Glosten

The Company: Glosten is an employee-owned full-service consulting firm of naval architects, marine engineers, electrical engineers, and ocean engineers. Founded in 1958,

Offshore

Esvagt Makes Vestdavit MissionEase First Choice for Mission Bay

Norway-based boat system and davit-handling specialist Vestdavit has secured a breakthrough order for its unique MissionEase multi-boat handling solution for mission bays,

DNV GL Backs John Laing on First Offshore Wind Investment

DNV GL successfully completed its due diligence work of the offshore wind farm “Nordergründe” in the North Sea, reviewing and quantifying the technical risks of the project.

GoM Operators Evacuating Ahead of Storm

Offshore oil and gas operators in the Gulf of Mexico are evacuating platforms and rigs in the path of Tropical Depression No. 9.   The Bureau of Safety and Environmental

Energy

Jt Study by MOL, Yokohama University for Improving Ocean Shipping Market Forecast

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. today announced that the company and its subsidiary MOL Information Systems, Ltd. have signed a contract with Yokohama National University

DNV GL Launches New Approach to Manage Uncertainty in Risk Assessment

There is increasing emphasis from regulators on addressing uncertainty in risk assessments to improve safety. DNV GL’s new paper, ‘Enabling confidence – addressing uncertainty in risk assessments’,

Gasum, Wärtsilä Join Forces to develop Gas Value Chain

New joint co-operation between Gasum and Wärtsilä aims to develop the utilization and distribution of natural energy gases in marine and land markets. Gasum,

News

Abu Dhabi Ship Building Commissions First Floating Dock

Abu Dhabi Ship Building PJSC (ADSB) has commissioned its first floating drydock located in Mina Zayed as the company looks to expand its commercial service offering.

NAT Names 2 New Tankers in South Korea

wo new tankers, Nordic Star and Nordic Space, were named August 24 for owner Nordic American Tankers Limited (NAT).   NAT founder and chairman Herbjørn Hansson was present at the naming ceremony,

Wounded Lobsterman Medevaced near Cape Cope

An injured lobsterman was medically evacuated by U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew Tuesday roughly 130 nautical miles east of Cape Cod.   At about 10:15 a.m.,

Logistics

Charleston Handles Its Largest Ever Containership

The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) welcomed the 10,700 TEU APL Yangshan, the largest containership ever to call the Port of Charleston.   “The deployment

Banks Halt Support for Hanjin

A bankruptcy would be biggest ever for a container shipper. Hanjin Shipping Co's banks are halting support for the South Korean company, its lead creditor said,

Krishnapatnam Port, Maersk Launches Mainline Service for China

Krishnapatnam, the country’s largest all-weather; deep water port on the east-coast of India has marked another milestone towards operational excellence as it launched

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1588 sec (6 req/sec)