Rotating machine and engineering support services specialist confirms Aberdeen expansion plans

QUARTZELEC, a provider of rotating machine and engineering support services, has announced it is expanding its operations in the Aberdeen area.

A new waterside facility will become the hub for its marine engineering team to continue to support local marine markets as well as providing a base for the LV contracting team. The site will also offer bespoke storage of electrical machines including regular testing and maintenance.

Quartzelec is also relocating its main workshop to a new facility in Dyce. The business said it will be integrating the manufacturing operation for Quartzteq’s LIFEVIEW suite of condition monitoring sensors and analysers.

Following ‘significant growth’ over recent years, the company revealed the existing dockside facility was becoming increasingly restrictive and unable to accommodate expansion plans.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for our Aberdeen businesses and the expanding portfolio of customers we serve,” said Paul Oliver, business unit manager for Quartzelec’s Aberdeen operations. “Efficiency is the name of the game, and these two new locations enable us to optimise and expand our overall working floor plan plus, deliver an enhanced service to local industry. It also helps safeguard and even grow local job opportunities plus be more adaptive and responsive, which is vital in today’s changing and more competitive market.

“We will continue to deliver the same quality service to all our customers, but with increased efficiency and space, we can look to add new machining and support capabilities that will allow the business to continue to grow. Similarly, developing a much larger product assembly area for our LIFEVIEW solutions means we can double throughput and reduce lead time in line with our current global demands.

“In addition to optimising floor space, we are also looking to integrate new cranage within the workshop facility in Dyce, to significantly improve current capabilities.”

The dual facility move is planned for completion by the end of July this year. Quartzelec said all existing staff will be retained, with recruitment being instigated for additional qualified electricians. The business is also looking to recruit a number of apprentices.