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A special service
05/06/2012 | Channel:
Support Services, Manufacturing
Specialist Services is to re-establish a hire fleet at recently acquired Labtech Services to meet growing North Sea and international demand.
Specialist Services acquired offshore modular enclosure firm Labtech, which employs 90 staff across two sites in Aberdeen, at the end of last year. Until three years ago, Labtech had operated a highly successful rental fleet in the UK Continental Shelf. Now the company’s new owners are committed to reviving and growing the rental activity once more.
Specialist Services’ chief executive officer Ian Rogers said: “When we acquired Labtech, we inherited an already well established name in the North Sea, with a strong reputation but a need for some stability. Our commitment to the company is long-term, and the revitalisation of the hire fleet is an indication of our intent.”
The rental operation will start with 15 units, predominantly 20ft drilling and engineering cabins and laboratories, but anticipated demand is expected to see the fleet increase to up to 50 units in the next 12 months with additional jobs at the Aberdeen facilities. The new fleet of cabins, all Zone 1 certified and NORSOK compliant, will serve the growing North Sea market and international requirements.