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Bridon opens new technical and
commercial office in aberdeen

Bridon International, the maker of the world’s largest and most complex offshore ropes, is launching a new operation: Bridon Aberdeen. Bridon Aberdeen will offer technical advice and support for companies operating in deep waters, providing strong and reliable ropes to be used for lifting and lowering equipment in the North Sea.

Bridon’s new Technical and Commercial office will become operational from December 2013, and is located on Berry Street at the centre of Aberdeen’s oil and gas market. Major oil and gas operators are seeking lighter, longer and stronger ropes that perform highly in greater depths and more challenging conditions, and Bridon’s return to Aberdeen is geared towards meeting this need.

The expansion of Bridon’s technical and commercial support in Aberdeen represents the company’s commitment to the oil and gas sector, and is the latest in a string of investments amounting to £50m over the last three years. Bridon Aberdeen will increase the reach of Bridon’s Technical Centre where the most advanced offshore ropes are tested and developed, and Bridon Neptune Quay where the world’s largest and most complex offshore ropes are manufactured. It will also support recent investments in facilities, stock availability and offshore services from Bridon’s supply chain partners.
Situated in Aberdeen, in the heartland of the Oil & Gas industry, Bridon Aberdeen will allow customers quick and easy access to Bridon technical experts and ensure that Bridon is always on hand locally to support customer operations; be that through advice with rope selection, handling and installation, or offshore support with rope inspection, maintenance and troubleshooting.

As North Sea operations become more technically challenging and time critical, Bridon’s presence in Aberdeen will offer a significant advantage to clients involved in ongoing drilling and construction operations, as well as the technically demanding de-commissioning work which is becoming more and more a part of North Sea activities.

The continued expansion of the Bridon offshore services team, recruiting and training a further 10 large rope experts in the next 3 years, ensures that Bridon’s offshore capability combined with that of our supply chain partners will deliver the most comprehensive specialist rope service in the industry.

Jonathan Templeman, Chief Executive Officer of Bridon International said:

“Bridon’s presence in Aberdeen confirms our commitment to providing the highest quality support and technical advice to our customers. Aberdeen’s oil and gas market is a vital world hub which will continue to be a base for making the most of Bridon’s skills and expertise.

“Bridon Aberdeen will enable us to continue to support our customers at the highest level, be it through on the ground issue resolution, technical assistance such as specialist NDE or through the supply of leading installation services to bridge the gap between supplier and operator.”