ROSEN, provider of cutting-edge integrity solutions, has reported a 25% increase in activity from its Aberdeen office during 2019, and continues to see a rise in demand for support services at the end of Q2 2020, despite challenging market conditions.
The company, which opened an Aberdeen office in late 2018, has grown its dedicated North East team from 5 to 9, in order to fulfil work won both on and offshore. Work scopes awarded by a number of major operators and tier-one supply chain companies cover a wide range of technical disciplines including materials and welding consultancy, corrosion control and management, flow assurance and integrity management consultancy as well as compliance support. The Aberdeen team is backed by ROSEN UK’s integrity teams in Edinburgh and Newcastle upon Tyne, giving direct access to advanced integrity assessment capabilities and extensive in-house testing and laboratory facilities.
With 2020 continuing to prove busy despite the current industry challenges, ROSEN intends to expand its local footprint, which will necessitate an expansion in office space, despite the new normal of working from home. The Aberdeen team has been able to maintain a full support capability throughout the first half of 2020, providing critical inspection and maintenance and operational integrity support against a backdrop of a challenging operating environment and the associated impact of the oil price slump.
Bryn Roberts, Technical Engineering Manager for ROSEN in Aberdeen, comments, “Opening an office in Aberdeen was both a strategic and a necessary move by ROSEN back in 2018 and it proves to have been incredibly worthwhile. Close proximity to our clients has allowed us to continue building strong relationships, increase our order book and ensure that our clients’ assets are in the best hands.”
“We had been in the process of supporting clients through the planned Forties Pipeline shutdown, scheduled to take place earlier this year. Now delayed until 2021, many operators will have to consider interim remedial work; ROSEN’s extensive track record and expertise perfectly positions us to fulfil those requirements,” Roberts continues.
Paul Birkinshaw, Business Development Manager for ROSEN, adds, “2019 proved to be a highly successful year for the Aberdeen team, and 2020 has continued to show strong performance as we support our clients with cost-effective access to genuine experts through this challenging time. Despite the inevitable, temporary slowing down of many industries, much of the work we undertake cannot be delayed as we continue supporting our clients by ensuring their personnel and assets remain safe.”