Aberdeen oil and gas engineering service business Plexus Holdings has nearly doubled the size of its operational headquarters in Dyce, Aberdeen, in a £2.4million investment.
The expansion has been achieved through the purchase of about 36,000 square feet of work shop and office accommodation next to an existing 36,500sq ft site.
The firm’s new facilities were previously occupied by US-based oilfield service company Baker Hughes.
Plexus, which supplies wellhead equipment and other kit for exploration and production applications globally, said the investment was in line with its strategy to increase operational capacity in Aberdeen amid growing demand for its innovative Pos-Grip technology.
The extra space also allows the firm to improve its “logistical efficiencies”, it added.
Chief executive Ben Van Bilderbeek said: “This is a significant milestone for the company which sees us effectively double our working facilities at our headquarters in Aberdeen.
“Importantly, we are able to achieve this with minimal disruption to daily activities around on-going operations.
“We believe this investment will play an important role in our future strategy as an innovative technology-led business which is committed to making significant inroads into the global oil and gas wellhead equipment market.”
He added: “This move illustrates our confidence in the continued growth plans of Plexus’ Pos-Grip wellhead equipment supply business in the exploration, production and ultimately subsea markets across our blue-chip oil and gas client base, and is a move which we hope will generate new job opportunities in the Aberdeen oil and gas sector and related businesses.”
Plexus’ Pos-Grip systems have been used in hundreds of oil and gas wells by a raft of multinationals.