V.Group, the world’s leading provider of maritime services is sharpening its commercial and operational focus on the oil and gas sector with the opening of a new V.Ships Offshore office in Aberdeen to serve the growing requirements of its global energy clients.
Opened in May 2015 and located in Westhill, Aberdeenshire, known as the centre of excellence for oil and gas operations and technology in the area, the office is strategically placed to provide an extensive range of ship management and technical services to its offshore clients, and through coordination with the wider V.Group network, the maritime industry worldwide.
The new office is managed by Jamie Grant who joined V.Group in 2014 with over 15 years of experience in the offshore sector gained in roles with industry leaders such as Technip. The team comprises technical, ship management and crewing experts who provide services to all vessel types including Offshore Support Vessels (OSVs), Platform Supply Vessels (PSVs) and Subsea Pipelay Vessels.
Commented Matt Dunlop, Group Director Marine Operations: “We welcome the opening of the new Aberdeen office which signals V.Group’s long-term commitment to our offshore customers. In a challenging energy market, our vessel owners look to tighten operations and reduce their overheads. V.Group is responding to this by providing solutions which produce significant cost and efficiency savings. Our extensive range of ship management, technical and supply chain services are enhanced by V.Group’s scale and global purchasing power and maximise the highest possible returns on our customer’s assets.”