Major contract boosts jobs with Aberdeen engineer

Major contract boosts jobs with Aberdeen engineer

Aberdeen engineering and design business Step Change Engineering has been awarded a major contract which will allow the firm to expand into other industry sectors, and will create 20 new jobs with the firm.

The new engineering and support services contract with Repsol Sinopec Resources UI cements Step Change Engineering’s ambition to become a major tier 2 contractor in the North Sea oil and gas market.

The Repsol Sinopec contract, along with an increasing order book of work from other clients, will boost Step Change Engineering’s workforce to over 50.

Established in October 2014, Step Change Engineering was created to provide an innovative and technology led approach to delivering design and engineering solutions to the oil and gas industry. 

The firm’s ability to deliver savings of up to 90% on project schedules and 70% on engineering costs, aligns with the oil and gas industry’s drive to reduce expenditure and improve efficiency.

Alongside its project work with North Sea operators, Step Change Engineering has also secured work for a Scottish distillery, and most recently an overseas refinery.

In its first project in the food and drink manufacturing industry, Step Change Engineering has worked with Forsyths Ltd to deliver survey, engineering and design work for a whisky distillery. 

Step Change Engineering managing director John Wilson said: "Securing the work with Repsol Sinopec Resources UK is an important milestone for us and one that will aid our growth. 

"In awarding multiple contracts, Repsol Sinopec is seeking to drive innovation and increase efficiencies as it transforms its operations for the long-term.  We are seeing these drivers reflected right across the industry.

"This approach mirrors the business model we have adopted and the investments we have made in building Step Change Engineering into a specialist provider for repairs, modifications and small projects.  We have demonstrated that our unique approach delivers considerable savings to our customers, including the potential to eliminate site surveys, which is of particular importance for offshore installations and remote onshore sites."

"Although the oil and gas sector is our core focus, the distillery project illustrates how our technology and approach can be applied to different industries to deliver similar levels of efficiency and cost savings.  The potential for this to be replicated across other sectors is extremely exciting and offers scalability for the business."