En­ergy ser­vice firm launches op­er­a­tion in Rotterdam

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - BUSINESS - BY KEITH FINDLAY

Mo­tive Off­shore Group, of Boyn­die, in Aberdeen­shire, has es­tab­lished a foothold in Europe’s largest port.

The en­ergy ser­vices firm said yes­ter­day it had joined forces with Nether­lands­based Euro Rope to launch a new busi­ness, EuroWinch BV, with a £1 mil­lion fleet in­vest­ment. Mo­tive can now ser­vice rental de­mand for its winches and other prod­ucts us­ing stocks in the busy port of Rotterdam.

It in­creases Mo­tive’s global foot­print to six fleet lo­ca­tions, with Rotterdam join­ing bases in the UK, Nor­way, Brazil, the US and the Mid­dle East.

E u r o W i n c h B V ’ s man­age­ment team, in­clud­ing Mo­tive di­rec­tors James Gregg and Dave Ac­ton, along with Euro Rope di­rec­tor Jac­ques Vroe­gop, has a com­bined 35 years’ ex­pe­ri­ence in oil and gas, ma­rine and engi­neer­ing fields.

There is a six-strong team in place to sup­port the joint-ven­ture, which has al­ready se­cured con­tracts with Rotterdam-based clients.

Mr Gregg, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor, Mo­tive, said: “Launch­ing the busi­ness jointly with Jac­ques will give us an ad­van­tage to win more work in the Nether­lands and en­sures we have a strong fleet of equip­ment ready to be de­ployed across Europe.

“We are ex­pe­ri­enced in off­shore wind and decom­mis­sion­ing, and both of these are key mar­kets in the Nether­lands. We are also set to tar­get Bel­gium, Ger­many and France.”

Mo­tive em­ploys 85 peo­ple and turned over £10m last year.

James Gregg, left, and Dave Ac­ton

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