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Hydro Group showcases new capabilities at Subsea Expo


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Aberdeen-based Hydro Group, a global designer and manufacturer of underwater cables and connectors for subsea, underwater, topside and onshore applications, unveiled new machinery and subsea cabling capabilities at the subsea Expo in Aberdeen earlier this month.

Hydro Group is the only company in Scotland with this bespoke subsea cabling offering that enables it to offer cable products to improve and support subsea operations. Showcasing these capabilities at Subsea Expo, the largest annual subsea event in Europe, provided the ideal platform to launch this new offering to the market.

Graham Wilkie, Sales Director at Hydro Group said: “Having recently invested a six-figure sum on new state-of-the-art multi-layered steel armoured cabling machinery, it was important to identify the right opportunity to showcase this significant addition to our current capabilities and how this can enhance the quality of work we produce. The Subsea Expo has grown significantly in recent years, and as an Aberdeen headquartered company that continues to develop products from prototype concept through to design and manufacture in Scotland, the show represented a good opportunity to bring these new capabilities to a large target audience.”

Expanding the product offering and capabilities has also meant the creation of new jobs for Hydro Group. Staff numbers at the firms Aberdeen base have risen to over 100 for the first time and projected turnover for 2015 is predicted to rise by 12%, thanks to increased development of new and existing markets.

Continuing Mr Wilkie said, “Having recently secured more than £2million worth of subsea contracts, thanks to existing and new capabilities, the Subsea Expo was an excellent opportunity to build on this success and demonstrate our extended product offering, that includes hose bundle assemblies, dynamic HV cable, Vectran braiding and steel wire armouring for high strain applications for all electrical and fibre optic subsea applications.”

Hydro Group is at the forefront in the development and innovation of subsea product technologies, with involvement from prototype concept through to design, manufacture and project management. Hydro Group manufactures the complete package including FAT at its state-of-the-art facilities in Aberdeen, Scotland; umbilical cables, electrical and optical connection systems/assemblies for data, power and signal transmission. The company’s customer base includes all blue-chip and major operators and contractors in both domestic and international subsea markets.