V.Ships Offshore expands operations in Aberdeen

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Jamie Grant

Jamie Grant

V.Ships Offshore, part of the V.Group, the world’s leading provider of maritime services, has opened a new office in Aberdeen to serve the growing requirements of its global energy clients.

V.Group believes this expansion demonstrates the Group’s commitment to the oil and gas sector and provide greater commercial and operational focus.

Opened last month and located in Westhill, Aberdeenshire, known as the centre of excellence for oil and gas operations and technology in the area, the office is strategically placed to provide an extensive range of ship management and technical services to its offshore clients and the maritime industry worldwide, through coordination with the wider V.Group network.

The new office is managed by Jamie Grant who joined V.Group in 2014 with over 15 years of experience in the offshore sector gained in roles with industry leaders.

The team comprises technical, ship management and crewing experts who provide services to all vessel types including Offshore Support Vessels (OSVs), Platform Supply Vessels (PSVs) and Subsea Pipelay Vessels.

Matt Dunlop

Matt Dunlop

Matt Dunlop, Group Director Marine Operations comments, “We welcome the opening of the new Aberdeen office which signals V.Group’s long-term commitment to our offshore customers. In a challenging energy market, our vessel owners look to increase efficiencies and reduce overheads. V.Group is responding to this by providing solutions which produce significant cost and efficiency savings. Our extensive range of ship management, technical and supply chain services are enhanced by V.Group’s scale and global purchasing power which maximise the highest possible returns on our customer’s assets.”

V.Group is the world’s leading provider of outsourced maritime services to the commercial shipping and cruise industries and an increasingly important player in the energy sector.

The company delivers a wide range of marine services including technical management and support through its market-leading third party ship manager, V.Ships; seafarer recruitment, management and training; procurement, and ship supply chain management.

V.Group employs 2500 staff around its global office network in 60 locations and manages the recruitment and placement of some 38, 000 seafarers. It delivers ship and crew management services to a diverse fleet of over 800 vessels. These include crude, products, chemical and LPG/LNG tankers, bulk carriers ranging from a large fleet of self-dischargers to VLOCs, containerships from feeders to 14, 200 TEU units, as well as many specialized vessel types including offshore and seismic vessels, cable layers and diving support/subsea units servicing the growing offshore market.

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