Aiken Group announces significant expansion of key division

Aberdeen-based Aiken Group has announced 9,000 square foot expansion of its headquarters to cope with an upturn in business in one of its key markets.

The additional workshop and warehouse space has been acquired for use by the Group’s growing modular division, Modu-Link to allow expansion of its turnkey services for the provision of A, H and Blast rated modular units for the UK and overseas markets.

In the past year alone, more than 100 units have been completed resulting in a 20% increase in the number of personnel working within the division.

The growth brings the division’s workshop space to almost 30,000 square feet of Aiken Group’s 40,000 square feet city premises which lie in close proximity to Aberdeen Harbour.

The news of expansion coincides with Modu-Link’s recent completion of its first ever A60, Zone II DNV 2.7-2 Control & Workshop Modules. Conforming to these latest industry standards, the 20 feet by eight feet modules are also DNV2.7-1, Gas Group IIB, T3 and IEC-Ex compliant and operational within temperatures of -20 to +40°C.

Commenting on the ongoing growth of Modu-Link, proposals director Eric Scott said: “These two modules represent a company first, and we are delighted that both projects have arisen thanks to repeat business from existing customers. We are also very pleased that both units have been completed to the satisfaction of our customers, resulting in excellent FPAL reports from both.”

He added: “Our customers continue to comment on the high quality of the workmanship our team is able to produce. This positive feedback is further strong evidence of the importance of Aiken Group’s ethos of having the right people in place to deliver a world-class service to a growing client base.”

Aiken Group is a leading and innovative supplier of integrated, out-sourced and solutions-based engineering and specialist services principally accommodation; engineering, construction and modification and technology and project management.

Aiken Group will exhibit at the 2015 SPE Offshore Europe Conference & Exhibition at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre from September 8th to 11th. The company will be present on stand 3D80.

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