International Growth Leads to More Recruitment for Aberdeenshire Firm ThinJack

Significant overseas business growth has led to the creation of two more jobs at a two and a half year old Aberdeenshire company.

ThinJack – headed by Guy Bromby and Alastair MacDonald – is based at Arnhall Business Park, Westhill and is rounding off a successful year which has also seen turnover jump to £500,000.

ThinJack is a steel envelope which can be inflated with 2,000 bar of hydraulic pressure to exert hundreds of tonnes of force, making it an ideal and safe separating and jacking solution in hazardous, difficult or restricted areas.  The bespoke service is primarily used for the rigless separation of seized well flanges and it can also be used to remove concrete weight-coat from pipelines.

To address increasing international business, ThinJack has recruited two more staff – an additional field technician and a commercial officer. The appointments bring the Westhill-based team to a total of five with a further three field technicians at its overseas bases at Melbourne in Australia, Al Khobar in Saudi Arabia and Luling in Louisiana, USA.

Michael Smith has joined the team of field technicians who travel the world delivering the unique ThinJack service. With his experience in the offshore and nuclear industries, Michael has already worked successfully on ThinJack projects in the North Sea and Gulf of Mexico, as well as delivering training in ThinJack technology and service. He has been responsible for introducing the latest Autocad design systems which have accelerated the design and manufacture of ThinJacks.

With his quantity surveying and project management background, commercial officer Michael Parker has brought additional management and logistics skills which have further improved efficiency and service delivery, and raised quality to the benefit of ThinJack’s international customers.

Commenting on the appointments, ThinJack director Alastair MacDonald said: “The need to enhance production by renovating older offshore facilities is presenting severe maintenance challenges on some of the original wells installed in the early days of offshore production.

“This has created great international demand for ThinJack’s unique services and we expect to be recruiting further in 2010”.

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