June 3 - International marine and offshore engineering consultancy Aqualis Offshore has established an office in Aberdeen, Scotland.

"We know that job cuts currently is a common theme in the oil industry, but we are taking a long-term approach," said Aqualis ceo David Wells. "Entering Aberdeen was the obvious next step of our expansion strategy. The city is the oil and gas centre of the UK and packed with oil companies, rig operators and oil services players who constantly need support from senior engineers and mariners for challenging offshore projects and integrity problems."

The new office will be located in Granholm Village, and will be headed up by chartered naval architect Martin Brown, who has over 25 years of experience in offshore projects in the UK and worldwide. Aqualis says that additional experienced consultants will be added to the team in due course.


Martin Brown.