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Energy services company Hydrasun has opened a new North East office at the Port of Blyth.
The move follows a previous investment which expanded the capabilities of its Teesside office, resulting in the company securing a wider range of contracts.
Hydrasun, which is headquartered in Aberdeen, is a recognised market leader in integrated fluid transfer, power and control solutions in the oil and gas, renewable energy, marine, defence and other industrial sectors.
The new Wimbourne Quay office is situated within a cluster of other successful offshore and renewable energy support businesses including Pharos Offshore Group, Global Marine Group, Clarksons and TSG Marine.
The decision to open the new office is based on the growth of the Teesside office and builds on a number of successful projects with renowned subsea contractors and construction yards. Hydrasun has also been selected as preferred hydraulic services contractor for Texo Group, which is also based at Port of Blyth.
Selected due to its strategic location, the facility is an attractive prospect due to its growing international reputation for its expertise in the offshore energy and oil and gas sectors.
The new office will support the work carried out by Hydrasun’s Teesside office, which is home to a team of engineers and technicians experienced in subsea, topside equipment and drilling rigs as well as renewable energy systems with particular emphasis on Hydrogen Fuel Cell Systems.
Chief Executive of Hydrasun, Bob Drummond, said: “Our investment in opening a new base at the Port of Blyth reflects the growing demand for our expertise which is built upon Hydrasun’s diversification across a range of sectors.
“The Port of Blyth is an attractive location with exciting prospects due to the investment that has taken place there in recent years and the fact that it is home to a cluster of leading energy companies.”
Martin Lawlor, Chief Executive of Port of Blyth, said: “We’re very pleased to welcome Hydrasun to their new facility at the Port of Blyth as we know their experience and expertise will enhance our own offering to the offshore energy sector.”
Hydrasun is a member of business development organisation, NOF, which supports the supply chain across the global energy sector to help identify new business opportunities.
Caroline Lofthouse, NOF’s Head of Stakeholder Engagement, said: “It is rewarding to see Hydrasun building on the success of its office on Teesside.
“Its expertise is contributing to the UK’s reputation as an innovative and competitive global leader in the offshore, subsea and renewable energy sectors.”