Oceaneering announced it will combine seven Aberdeen properties into one office location and a new, purpose-built workshop, in a move to streamline operations and drive cost efficiencies.
The 50,000-square-foot office in Aberdeen International Business Park will provide a work environment for more than 300 office-based employees. The site will benefit from excellent transport connections and is within close proximity to the city's new exhibition center, the company said.
The new, purpose-built facility located at the D2 Business Park will include an 88,000-square-foot workshop and 95,500-square-foot yard. This centralization of operations will support the delivery of integrated work packages and increase cost-efficiency, Oceaneering said.
Steven Cowie, Oceaneering Vice President & Country Manager, UK said, "Combining our offices and creating a centralized workshop space will improve cost efficiencies, reduce overall carbon footprint, and provide our customers with the most advanced and economical solutions. The new set-up will bring employees together and enable teams to collaborate more effectively, improve communication, and augment knowledge sharing and best practice within our business. The development directly reflects Oceaneering's commitment to the region and our customers. There is no doubt that this move will both energize and optimize our operations moving forward."
The transition to the new sites is anticipated to commence in early 2020 with the first office staff taking up residence in the new building. Workshop construction is tentatively scheduled to be completed in mid 2020 with all activities being conducted from the new site by the end of 2020.