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Offshore engineering consultancy A Squared Engineering has chosen the waterfront site to accommodate the increase in demand for its engineering expertise in the offshore renewables and oil and gas markets.
The company – which started as ‘virtual tenants’ at Workspace and now has a permanent base – provides specialist engineering and technical services to the offshore energy, commercial marine and naval sectors.
It was founded by three engineers – Andrew Robson, Neil Baillie and Sotirios Koutsoukos – who share the belief that good engineering is founded on professional integrity and good governance.
The engineering team at A Squared has a wealth of experience both analytical and practical, with teams of offshore engineering specialists operating in Aberdeen and Newcastle.
The move to the Blyth office development is part of the company’s growth plans and it is aiming to capitalise on the new base at an area already established cluster of offshore and subsea businesses.
Managing director Andrew Robson said: “The continued growth of our business in the oil and gas and offshore renewables markets, combined with our desire to attract and retain talented engineers, has created the need to expand our premises.
“The Port of Blyth has a bright future ahead of it, with offshore operators keen to use the excellent facilities here and we are delighted to be a part of this exciting new chapter in the life of the port.”
Richard Wearmouth, chair of Advance Northumberland said: “We are delighted A Squared has moved into our Blyth Workspace offices. It is also great news for the offshore sector and that companies now have the expertise of A Squared Engineering to draw on locally. This company’s expertise and specialism is a real asset to Northumberland’s economy.”