We’re pleased to announce that we have opened our doors to our new manufacturing facility in Rosyth, Scotland.
The new 8,400ft² facility is situated in the historic Rosyth dockyard and will allow us to initially support UK commercial diving operations, through terminating, testing and selling stock umbilicals. The site is close to the Rosyth quayside, and will facilitate our ambitious growth plans to manufacture electrohydraulic umbilicals for the oil and gas industry.
This third facility builds on our two current ones in Texas: our quayside cabling and extrusion line in Channelview, and a 100,000ft² manufacturing plant in Stafford.
Bob Conners, CEO of Umbilicals International, and Charlie Backhouse, General Manager of Umbilicals International UK, agreed that the site was in a prime location for expanding the business:
“Rosyth is the perfect location for umbilical services, and we’re pleased to call it home for our UK operations. The area boasts a talented and deeply knowledgeable workforce which spans manufacturing, engineering, commercial and project management.
“The variation of ongoing projects at the Rosyth site will provide plenty of opportunities for us to deliver multiple services, and with support from the Scottish Government, meet our growth plans.”
Umbilicals International became part of the Seanamic Group in 2015, and its new facility is a stone’s throw away from sister-firm IMES International, which has been operating in Rosyth for 20 years.
Martin Barnes, CEO of the Seanamic Group, said: “The close proximity between Umbilicals International and IMES International will allow both companies to share aspects of their business, including personnel and equipment. This new facility builds on the 360° offering which Seanamic brings to the market: design, manufacture, testing and integrity management. The price of oil may be improving, but companies still need agile, integrated and flexible solutions – this new facility helps us to provide that.”
Councillor Altany Craik, Convenor for Economy, Tourism, Strategic Planning and Transportation for Fife Council, said: “We are delighted to welcome Umbilicals International to Fife. The company is an ideal fit for Rosyth, which is already a world-class location for marine and engineering businesses. Rosyth is one of Scotland’s best-connected locations and will offer the company unrivalled access to markets and customers.”