30-Sep-2014 Source: Bristow
Bristow Helicopters Ltd. has expanded its presence in the North East by opening a new office at Kintore Business Park in Aberdeenshire.
The building, which comprises three floors of office accommodation as well as a warehouse facility on a 1.09-acre site, is now home to 46 Bristow employees from the company’s Centralized Operations Business Unit (COBU) who were previously split between two bases in Dyce, Aberdeen.
COBU provides a center of excellence for all aircraft support activity with functions ranging from procurement and supply chain to heavy maintenance. The business unit supports all oil and gas aircraft in the UK and Norway as well as Australia, Canada and Africa. It also supports the Group’s search and rescue (SAR) aircraft in the UK, Norway and Africa.
Commenting on the move, Scott Fyvie, global supply chain manager at Bristow, said: “We deliver a 24/7 support service to our global fleet and our new facility in Kintore will now serve as the epicentre of our operations around the world.
“The expansion demonstrates the growing role for the COBU team as new contracts come on board and the business continues to grow. It is an exciting time to be with the company and we continue to recruit successfully both locally in Aberdeen and globally, across all operations, to reflect this.”
The company is set to occupy the facility until 2029 after signing a 15-year lease. With one floor of office space remaining to be occupied, the COBU team can continue to grow into their new premises.