Energy firm doubles its workforce in the north-east
Add Energy, the international oil and gas upstream consultancy provider, has doubled its workforce in Aberdeen and Houston.
They are now up to 55 personnel as a result of recent UK and international contract wins.
The most recent contract award with BP, valued at £15m, will utilise Add Energy’s asset and integrity management team and is expected to secure jobs for at least 30 people over the next three years, despite the current low oil price environment.
The project covers global maintenance data centralisation for all of BP’s upstream operating regions. Add Energy will deliver maintenance excellence, bills of materials data and efficiency improvements and global data cleansing and enhancement. It will also provide a quick response team for maintenance and business process improvements on a regional level from BP’s central maintenance function.
Add Energy executive vice-president, Peter Adam, said: “BP was looking for a cost-effective and consistent approach to the cleansing and enhancing of its maintenance and materials data, and we have a reputation for delivering.
“With this contract we have been able to demonstrate that whilst we are small enough to care, we are big enough to get the job done, backed up with a wealth of experience in delivering corporate visions through regional implementation.
“This important contract win in the current market place is a positive sign that it is no longer ‘business as usual’. Operators are looking for contract performance and value for money, whilst assuring the safety of their assets remains the foremost concern.”
The company has recently seen an increase in business, acquiring a number of contracts for maintenance optimisation and cost-saving solutions to support companies operating in the challenging environment.
Peter said: “We are thrilled to have increased the headcount in our Aberdeen office, especially at a time when many companies are looking
to reduce personnel. We have endeavoured
to recruit locally during the process to ensure opportunities for both the development
and employment of graduate engineers in the city.
“Recruiting locally also allowed us to attain the local expertise and build a pool of highly experienced principle engineers to consult for our clients and also mentor and coach younger engineers for the future.”
Add Energy plans to invest further into the local economy and secure work for another 10 personnel before the end of 2016 in order to continue the business, and service other clients and contracts.