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Motive plans for positive year ahead in Norway

Thursday, 11th March 2021

Motive Offshore Group, specialists in onshore and offshore cable handling equipment, cable lay packages, hydraulic winches and deck equipment, is projecting a positive year ahead with the continued growth of Motive AS, its Norwegian entity. 

The firm, which is headquartered in Aberdeenshire, launched its premises in Stavanger in 2013 and has since experienced substantial growth into new premises in 2019 and an extension of its services through the acquisition of local flexible flowlines and umbilical testing specialist, Pumptech. 

Motive AS has invested to the tune of 10 million NOK since opening operations in Norway, reaffirming the company’s commitment to the region and tripling its workforce through local talent hire. The firm also gained Norwegian certification for inspection from Kiwa, which has enabled Motive AS to expand its service lines to include inspections, wire rope and umbilical spooling and handling kits. 

Commercially, 2020 was a record year for turnover exceeding budgets by 15% in the region, and with work scheduled for this year the company is on track for a promising 2021. Reflecting the level of activity, the company has expanded its team with the addition of an Inspection Manager for the region. 

Arthur Price joins as Inspection Manager and brings with him 16 years’ inspection experience working in Norway for various inspection, lifting and drilling companies. Mr Price will focus upon the technical side of all inspection work for the company, advising clients on best practice and will have responsibility for training junior members of the inspection team as it grows in size. 

Ryan Thomson, Motive AS Country Manager for Norway, said: “Last year was challenging for all but at Motive we had a strong drive to work hard, continuing and modifying operations where required in order to keep the ball rolling. We have grown in size since opening operations in Norway and critical to our on-going strategy is an investment in the local talent that Norway has to offer. 

“2021 is looking promising and with recent contract wins we look forward to further expanding operations globally and growing our team locally.” 

Launched in 2010 by James Gregg and Dave Acton, Motive Offshore Group is headquartered in Boyndie, Banff, Scotland, with additional offices in Aberdeen, Houston, Norway and the Middle East. 

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