Emerson has broken ground on a new £20 million office and service centre at D2 in Dyce, Aberdeen to support the North Sea oil and gas industry. The Aberdeen facility is one of a series of new regional service centres Emerson Process Management is opening around the world as part of its ongoing commitment to provide local support, training, and services for its customers.
“Today’s ground breaking is the first milestone in the construction of this important new facility which will provide our customers operating in the North Sea with an enhanced range of services and support,” said Stuart Brown, General Manager, Emerson Process Management UK and Ireland. “This investment demonstrates our commitment to the growing number of large oil and gas installations in the area that will require lifecycle support to keep their operations running efficiently and profitably.”
The facility will support a range of services and solutions from both Emerson Process Management and Emerson Network Power. A 2600 square metre office accommodating sales and support will be linked to a 3065 square metre service centre and provide a customer collaboration suite and meeting facilities.
The facility will house Emerson Network Power’s global training centre for industrial systems, as well as offering its sales, design, project management, commissioning and maintenance services. A lifecycle service centre will support Emerson Process Management customers’ North Sea installations. In addition, an Integrated Operations (iOPs) centre that uses a working model of a production enterprise, will help address customers’ needs for streamlined decision-making, easily accessible expertise and the safe, collaborative collocation of essential personnel.
“The greatly expanded resources available within the new facility will build upon our well established operations in Aberdeen,” said Brown.” These include the oil and gas sales and support team, specialist oil and gas industry metering and measurement services, as well as Emerson Network Power’s industrial grade AC and DC UPS system solutions to support wide-ranging onshore and off-shore process and safety critical applications.”
The fully equipped training centre will further enhance Emerson Network Power’s industry-leading capability to manage and deploy accredited engineers for both planned and emergency offshore service support work.
Services available from the new centre will include enterprise asset management, engineering and operations support services, products and systems training and education, total metering management, metrology consulting, and calibration and production data validation. For customers with urgent service needs the centre will also provide repair services and emergency spares.
The new facility will replace the existing offices located in nearby Kirkhill, Aberdeen, and is one of over 400 services centres Emerson Process Management has worldwide. When fully operational in mid-2015, the facility will have a team of over 150 Emerson personnel.
The facility will be located within the D2 Business Park, a major new business hub currently being developed by Miller Developments, a division of The Miller Group, one of the UK’s leading property development companies.
David Milloy, Joint Managing Director, Miller Developments, said: “Since its launch last year, D2 is quickly establishing itself as a prime location for business in Aberdeen and we are delighted Emerson has recognised its potential. Not only does D2 have a fantastic location with superb transport connections, but occupiers like Emerson can also benefit from the ability to create a bespoke package of facilities which are tailor made to suit their needs.”
Miller Developments has confirmed a great deal of interest in its major new business hub, D2 Business Park, Dyce, which was officially launched in Aberdeen today (Thursday 6th June).
Miller has designed a masterplan which incorporates significant landscaping and wide internal roads to ensure occupiers enjoy a high quality setting.
Norwegian conglomerate Aker ASA acquired the first phase earlier this year and will be on site in the summer with its HQ office development.
David Milloy, Joint Managing Director, Miller Developments, said: “We are delighted to bring D2 to the market after finalising the masterplan.
“We are confident this will prove to be one of the best business locations in the North East due to its superb location, accessibility and the flexibility and choice we are offering potential occupiers, which really is second to none. As well as providing offices, industrial and warehouse units, occupiers will also have the opportunity to combine those into bespoke packages, tailor made to suit their needs.
“Our multi-million pound investment in infrastructure for D2, including access roads, utilities and landscaping, will also ensure that occupiers can take advantage of fully serviced sites.”
Planning consent was granted in November 2012 for 1.4m sq. ft. of office, industrial and distribution space, making Miller Development’s scheme one of the biggest mixed use developments in Scotland for many years.
Sandwiched between Aberdeen International Airport to the north and the A96(T) to the south, the site will benefit from superb transport connections. It will have direct access onto the new Airport Link Road connecting the Airport with the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route, and be adjacent to the new Dyce Park & Ride.
D2 will be developed in three phases. Infrastructure work has commenced and will be completed later this year.
Agents for the site are Knight Frank and CBRE.
Katherine Monro, a partner in the Aberdeen office of Knight Frank, said: “D2 will be significant in catering for demand in and around the city, which is forecast to remain very strong in line with continued investment in the oil and gas sector.
A new business hub with a projected end value of £400m and the capacity to create up to 8,000 jobs over the next decade is set to be created next to Aberdeen International Airport after Miller Developments exercised its option to acquire almost 93 acres of prime development land at Dyce Drive, Aberdeen.
Planning consent was granted in November 2012 for 1.4m sq. ft. of office, industrial and distribution space, making Miller’s scheme one of the biggest office and industrial developments in Scotland for many years.
Miller Developments is also making a multi-million investment in the infrastructure required for the site (known as D2 Business Park), to ensure that fully serviced sites are immediately available for potential occupiers. Contracts have been awarded with work on the infrastructure due to commence this month.
Sandwiched between Aberdeen International Airport to the north and the A96(T) to the south, the site will benefit from superb transport connections. It will have direct access onto the new Airport Link Road connecting the Airport with the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route, and be adjacent to the new 1,000 space Dyce Park & Ride.
David Milloy, Joint Managing Director, Miller Developments, said: “This acquisition demonstrates our confidence in the market and Aberdeen in particular. As the economy in Aberdeen continues to thrive and with the welcome news that the AWPR is proceeding, we believe the site is the perfect location to create a brand new area for business, servicing the city and beyond.
“With superb accessibility, planning consents in place and our investment in the necessary infrastructure, we are confident this will be an exciting proposition for businesses looking for a new or expanded base in Aberdeen.
“As a result, we have already had interest in the development from companies both within Aberdeen and abroad, and are confident of announcing our first deals with occupiers in the near future. We will continue to work closely with Aberdeen City Council and Transport Scotland as we move the development forward.”
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