Hydro Group Asia (Singapore) design, manufacture, repair, test and certify a broad range of qualified subsea products for the subsea Oil & Gas, Renewable Energy and Defence Industry.
Steve Ang, Technical Sales Manager and Dennis Ong, Senior Sales Engineer met with key players in the shipping and maritime industry. Steve Ang commented, “Since the event's launch in 2007, Sea Asia has firmly established itself as the platform for industry to do business in Singapore. It's a great event for Hydro Group Asia (Singapore) to network and unveil new products and services in the Asia Pacific region.”
Dennis Ong, Senior Sales Engineer said, "the Sea Asia event gives us realistic opportunities to demonstrate our engineering and product manufacturing capabilities to notable companies in the region such as Shell, COSCO Singapore, Keppel, MMHE (Malaysia), CPTDC (China) and Pirou SEAS (Vietnam).
Hydro Group Asia (Singapore) were one of three companies selected by Singapore Maritime Federation to give a speech on the company and its products. The primary objectives of the speech was to educate new regional engineers from NUS, Ngee Ann Polytechnic and ITEs on cables and connector technologies, attracting young entrepreneurs to the shipping and maritime industries in the region.
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 manufacture 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 include all blue chip and major operators and contractors in both domestic and international subsea markets.