Petroplan establishes new regional hub
Situated on West George Street in the city centre, the Glasgow office enables Petroplan to draw on the City’s rich talent pool of professionals with experience throughout the energy sector supply chain, and work more closely with clients across the central belt of Scotland – including key locations such as Grangemouth, Edinburgh, and Helensburgh.
With a wealth of experience and in-depth knowledge of the local market, the team will be led by regional director for Petroplan, Kenny Dooley.
“A key factor in establishing a base in Glasgow was the opportunity to engage with the City’s experienced workforce,” says Dooley. “People don’t typically tend to associate Glasgow with oil and gas. However, with a significant number of service companies, fabrication companies and machine shops being situated along the central belt of Scotland, this move gives Petroplan a stronger local presence, whilst allowing us to offer our full range of services to a wider client base, and respond rapidly to our clients’ needs.”
The launch of Petroplan’s Glasgow office comes as the University of Strathclyde announces its plans for the Strathclyde Oil & Gas Institute. Due for completion later this year, the institute will address the “key challenges” faced by the oil and gas industry.
The Glasgow office is Petroplan’s second new site to launch in 2014, following the opening of a London office earlier this year. The company is experiencing an impressive growth curve which is driving investment in new locations and people as Petroplan expands its global network. With the Glasgow team expected to double in size during 2014, the new location is Petroplan’s fourth office in the UK, joining Aberdeen, London, and Guildford.